Supply and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment to Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Supply and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment to Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Framework for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Occupational clothing, special workwear and accessories

2020/S 096-230676

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Postal address: 2 Adelaide Street
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: BT2 8BP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tricia Durnin
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


T1550 Framework for the Supply and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment PPE

Reference number: T1550

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Housing Executive wishes to establish a framework for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment PPE as described in the framework documents.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Housing Executive wishes to establish a framework for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment PPE as described in the framework documents.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to the framework documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has a requirement to establish a Framework agreement (‘the Framework’) for the supply and delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE). The supplies are required to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and to ensure staff are able to provide essential public services. Due to the urgency, disruption and current shortages of PPE, adherence to the normal open procedure time limits could result in failure to obtain the required supplies.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 29/05/2020
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 26/09/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/05/2020
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Estimated quantities of the required PPE are included in section I) of the specification. However due to the uncertainty caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 the estimated annual quantities could significantly increase or decrease. Government guidelines and the potential development of a vaccine for Covid-19 could significantly affect the quantities required. In the event that larger quantities are required the Housing Executive reserves the right to use this framework to purchase any additional types or volumes of PPE required that will help to minimise the transmission of Covid-19. The Housing Executive may use the Framework to purchase PPE for distribution to other organisations it funds (see for further information). The estimated quantities provided in the specification (Schedule 1 of the Commercial Conditions of Contract) allow for this possibility. Those organisations will not have access to the Framework directly. The Housing Executive will manage any mini-competitions that may be required, raise any orders and make any subsequent payments.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Northern Ireland
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT1 3JF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2890235111Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: