Private Water Supplies – Sample Collection and Analysis
The DWI requires a Contractor to undertake the collection, transportation and analysis of samples of drinking water taken by District Council officers from private water supplies across Northern Ireland under The Private Water Supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (as amended).
United Kingdom-Belfast: Technical analysis or consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Department of the Environment
Klondyke Building, Cromac Avenue, Gaswork Business Park
For the attention of: Neil Richardson
BT7 2JA 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 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKN
Range: between 400 000 and 600 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Tenderers shall demonstrate that they have the ability to service this contract by providing details of their relevant experience of water collection and analysis of at least one contract within the last three years. This shall include:
– Name of the contract awarded;
– Customer name and address;
– Date awarded;
– Expiry Date;
– Period of the contract and annual contract value;
– Brief description of the scope and size of the contract and services delivered;
– Setting up, daily operation and management
Tenderers shall demonstrate that any laboratory they intend to utilise is accredited to the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and that the sample analysis has the necessary Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS) accreditation for all the parameters required to be analysed under the contract and detailed in Annex C of the Specification Schedule.
Section IV: Procedure
CPD uses an electronic tendering system which is hosted by an external contractor Bravo solutions. Tenders cannot be accessed until after the closing date and time. The electronic tendering system will not permit the transmission of late tenders.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the
public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach
satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to
improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels
of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for
further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to
satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of
grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of
Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being
excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement
Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for
a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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 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).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.12.2013