Specialist Marine Consultancy Services Northern Ireland

Specialist Marine Consultancy Services Northern Ireland

The Department wishes to appoint a service provider to advise and provide project management support for two new ferries: one across Strangford Lough and one to Rathlin Island.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Business and management consultancy and related services

2013/S 186-321066

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Regional Development Northern Ireland
Clarence Court, Adelaide Street
For the attention of: Michelle Carlisle
BT2 8GB Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816211
E-mail: michelle.carlisle@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.drdni.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: 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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

DRD – Provision of Specialist Marine Consultancy Services.
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.
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

Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: N/A
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Background
The Department for Regional Development is responsible for the maintenance and development of the transport infrastructure and services that are vital for everyone in Northern Ireland: including our roads and footpaths, water and sewerage networks, and public transport services. This includes responsibility for two ferry services: one between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island and the other across Strangford Lough.
Purpose of the Project
The Department wishes to appoint a service provider to advise and provide project management support for two new ferries: one across Strangford Lough and one to Rathlin Island. This will include developing, the design specifications for the two vessels as well as overseeing the procurement, construction, testing and delivery of the two vessels.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 450 000 and 600 000 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: 54 (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:

The Department’s particular requirements will be set out in the contract documentation and may include, inter alia, performance bonds, and/or parent company guarantees and/or other forms of security
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

N/A
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 stated in the Department’s invitation to tender
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Department’s invitation to tender
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the Department’s invitation to tender
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the Department’s invitation to tender
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the Department’s invitation to tender
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:

P13094
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 130-224560 of 6.7.2013

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 135-234329 of 13.7.2013

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: 1.11.2013 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.11.2013 – 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: 1.11.2013 – 15:00
Place:

Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9ED.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Central Procurement Directorate Officials.

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

The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. 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.
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) ***(DELETE AS APPROPRIATE)*** 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:20.9.2013