Procurement Consultancy Services for DFPNI

Procurement Consultancy Services for DFPNI

Procurement specialist for Consortia/Joint Venture facilitation and development.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Procurement consultancy services

2013/S 131-226804

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
For the attention of: Tony Harvey
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816412
E-mail: tony.harvey@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Procurement specialist for Consortia/Joint Venture facilitation and development.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland.
NUTS code UKN

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 160 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

InterTradeIreland wishes to appoint a suitably experienced service provider to undertake the role of public procurement specialist for consortia/joint-venture facilitation and the development of the InterTradeIreland public procurement portfolio of programmes and activities. The appointed service provider will be expected to work directly with the InterTradeIreland Director of Programmes and Business Services and on a daily basis with its Project Manager in Newry. Input and guidance may be available from the Committee members.
Where the service provider is a company the lead consultant must act as a Strategic Advisor and the main contact for all contract issues.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000, 79000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The main outputs include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Strategy: Lead the Development of a Comprehensive Public Procurement Programme for the island.
2. Develop and Implement major innovative initiatives which will contribute towards creating an environment which promotes and supports the creation of joint ventures and consortia to enter the all island public procurement market.
3. Provide a Dedicated Proactive Advisory and Signposting Service to Assist and Advise Companies Preparing to Form Consortia/Joint Ventures.
4. Assist in the evaluation of InterTradeIreland Public Procurement Activities.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 160 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

Section IV: Procedure

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

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

12317
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 15.8.2013 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.8.2013 – 15:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.8.2013 – 15:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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: no
VI.3)Additional 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 and 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.

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: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/ Utilities Contracts
Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.7.2013