Equal opportunities consultancy services Northern Ireland

Equal opportunities consultancy services Northern Ireland

The Southern Partnership PEACE III Phase 2 Programme would like to invite mediator/ facilitator/ trainer/ community worker applicants for inclusion on a restrictive list, through this PQQ process.

UK-Newry: equal opportunities consultancy services

2012/S 102-171000

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Newry and Mourne District Council
Greenbank Industrial Estate
Contact point(s): Through Portal at: www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement
For the attention of: David Barter
BT34 2QU Newry
Telephone: +44 2830313233
E-mail: David.Barter@newryandmourne.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2830313288

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement

Electronic access to information: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/Procurement

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Armagh City and District Council
Council Offices, The Palace Demesne
BT60 4EL Armagh

Banbridge District Council
Banbridge District Council, Old Technical School Building, Downshire Road
BT32 3JY Banbridge

Craigavon Borough Council
Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre, PO Box 66, Lakeview Road
BT64 1AL Craigavon

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

08 Peace and reconciliation service providers – Mediator/ trainer/facilitator/community worker
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKN05,UKN03

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Southern Partnership PEACE III Phase 2 Programme would like to invite mediator/ facilitator/ trainer/ community worker applicants for inclusion on a restrictive list, through this PQQ process.
Newry and Mourne District Council, as lead Council for the Southern Partnership of Peace III, Phase 2 wishes to enter into a Framework Agreement for use by itself and its partner authorities, namely Armagh City & District Council, Banbridge District Council and Craigavon Borough Council.
The signed and completed PQQ will serve as the request to participate in the tender for a Framework Agreement for the Southern Partnership of Peace III, Phase 2(www.southernpartnership.com). Prospective candidates will be selected from the Pre-Qualification submission and will be invited to take part in mini competitions as the requirement arises. These mini competitions may be processed by any of the four partner authorities for one of more of the partner authorities disclosed.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See tender documentation under relevant tender on portal: www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/procurement.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

08 – 2012 Peace III Phase 2 – Peace and reconciliation service providers
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 6.7.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.7.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

Any EU official language
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This programme is part-financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund through the EU programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III) managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows all tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Council before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notice of the award decision to ask for additional debriefing and information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from email address: purchasing.department@newryandmourne.gov.uk

If a dispute about contract award has not been successfully resolved the Public Contract Regulations 2006 allow aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of being harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.5.2012