Mobile App Development for Invest Northern Ireland
Invest NI wish to appoint a suitably experienced service provider to provide specialist services for the development of up to 22 (maximum) downloadable mobile Applications that can be used by Local Councils to promote their respective Council areas to potential investors.
United Kingdom-Belfast: Programming services of application software
Section I: Contracting authority
Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Square, Bedford Street
Contact point(s): Central Procurement Directorate
For the attention of: Angela Calderwood
BT2 7ES Belfast
General address of the contracting authority: www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UK
This project is being co -funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
72212000, 72212510, 72212500, 72212517, 72212520
Under the scope of this contract the appointed service provider will be expected to:
— Develop information / content as stipulated by Councils using an existing mobile App framework supplied by Invest NI;
— Develop the mobile App capability for Blackberry and to ensure it has the ability to run on the web via laptop PC and tablets;
— Upload information / content for Councils into downloadable mobile Applications (mobile web service) within the 6 months following award of the contract;
— Complete a successful transfer/handover of mobile App to Councils after installation within 6 months following ward of the contract; at this time all responsibility for content management will transfer to Council;
— Support, update and maintain the technical functionality of mobile App until 30.6.2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 580 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per Tender documentation.
Company & Personnel Experience (Pass/Fail) as specified within the Instructions to Tenders within the Tender Documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) use an electronic tendering system hosted by Bravo Solutions. Tenders cannot be accessed until after the closing date and time for tender responses.
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
The Conditions of Contract contains a Social Clause which requires the successful Contractor to put processes in place to provide opportunities for all employees associated with the contract, without Level 2 qualifications, to develop and achieve essential skills qualifications in literacy, numeracy and ICT. The Contractor shall provide reasonable evidence of the offer and take up where appropriate. Essential Skills qualifications are available in a range of levels from entry level to level 2and further information can be found at http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/knowhow.
Please refer to the answer in Section VI.4.2
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Central Procurement Directorate
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
Telephone: +49 2890816200
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.11.2013