Supply Fitting and Cleaning of Curtains and Blinds to Northern Ireland Civil Service

Supply Fitting and Cleaning of Curtains and Blinds to Northern Ireland Civil Service

The Framework is for the supply and fitting of window blinds and curtains for office accommodation and the cleaning of existing blinds.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Curtains, drapes, valances and textile blinds

2020/S 235-581458

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department of Finance
Postal address: 303 Airport Road West
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BT3 9ED
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: SSDAdmin.CPDfinance-ni.gov.uk
E-mail: SSDAdmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DoF — Supply Fitting and Cleaning of Curtains and Blinds to the NICS

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

39515000 Curtains, drapes, valances and textile blinds

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The framework is for the supply and fitting of window blinds and curtains for office accommodation and the cleaning of existing blinds for use across the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the wider public sector. It is anticipated that the framework agreement will commence 1 May 2021 for 4 years until 30 April 2025. Following award of the framework agreement, a direct award will be made to the most economically advantageous tender in relation to PSD.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 985 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

39515400 Blinds
39515410 Interior blinds
39515430 Venetian blinds
39515440 Vertical blinds
45421143 Installation work of blinds
45421145 Installation work of roller blinds

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The framework is for the supply and fitting of window blinds and curtains for office accommodation and the cleaning of existing blinds for use across the Northern Ireland Civil Service and the wider public sector. It is anticipated that the framework agreement will commence 1 May 2021 for 4 years until 30 April 2025. Following award of the framework agreement, a direct award will be made to the most economically advantageous tender in relation to PSD.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Price

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 985 000.00 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.2.13)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

The values are estimates and no level of business is guaranteed.

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 15/01/2021
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:

English

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

Tender must be valid until: 15/04/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/01/2021
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

4 years.

 

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 construction procurement delivery supplies and services division 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 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: This is not applicable in the UK
Town: This is not applicable in the UK
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision Before the framework is entered into.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/11/2020