Provision of equipment inspection services
The Client (Northern Ireland Electricity hereafter NIE) requires an organisation to act as its Appointed Inspectors (hereafter referred to as AI) to ensure that all equipment is inspected.
UK-Ballymena: technical inspection and testing services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Northern Ireland Electricity Ltd.
Pennybridge Industrial Estate
For the attention of: Gillian Wasson
BT42 3HB Ballymena
Telephone: +44 2825661860
General address of the contracting entity: www.nie.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0
1. Lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations (NI) 1999 (LOLER);
2. Provision and use of work equipment regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (PUWER) and
3. NIE internal policies and procedures.
The service shall include compliance to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (CSHHR), for exhaust ventilation systems and include compliance with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (PSSR) for some NIE substation air receivers including the provision of a Written Scheme of Examination as required by the legislation.
Further information related to the quantity or scope is detailed in S1113 Tender Document available from the Contracting Entity on request.
This is a framework contract for a period of 3 years, with an option, entirely at the discretion of NIE, to extend the contract by up to a further 2 years. The quantity of work shall be as instructed by NIE and NIE cannot guarantee the quantity of work to be instructed under this framework nor can it guarantee the continuity of work.
Where estimated values are stated, they shall be regarded only as an estimate to tenderers and shall not be binding on NIE nor deemed to be a condition of contract or a guarantee of minimum demand or uptake. No compensation will be payable to a Contractor should the actual demand be less than that stated.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 750 000,00 and 900 000,00 GBP
Description of these options: This is a framework contract for a period of 3 years, with an option, entirely at the discretion of NIE, to extend the contract by up to a further 2 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
Number of possible renewals:
Range: between 1 and 2
In the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent calls for competition:
in months: 52 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Applicants must provide the information requested within S1113 tender document. Failure to submit the tender as instructed within S1113 tender document or failure to provide all of the requested information may result in exclusion from the process.
Section IV: Procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 52 months
Interested companies will be required to participate in a selection and award procedure that will entail the completion of a Tender Document (obtained by applying, by e-mail, to person named in Section I.1 of this notice).
The selection and award procedure may also include the issue by the Contracting Entity of a request for additional information.
Only those companies who submit a completed tender response by the deadline for receipt of participation requests (Ref. Section iv.3.4 of this notice) and respond promptly to any request for additional information may be considered eligible to participate further in the procedure.
The Contracting Entity shall not be held responsible for the payment of any costs or expenses, whatsoever or howsoever incurred, by a company in registering their interest or otherwise participating in this procedure or in the preparation and submission of a tender or otherwise participating in the tender procedure.
The Contracting Entity reserves the right to alter or terminate this procurement at any time.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.4.2012