Transport and Highway Engineering Consultancy Services 2014
The Department wishes to develop a mutually beneficial Professional Service Contract with an external Consultant to assist in the delivery of Departmental/ Roads Service programmes by providing as required, Transport and Highway Engineering Consultancy Services.
UK-Downpatrick: Highways consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Department for Regional Development
Roads Service Procurement Branch, Rathkeltair House, Market Street
For the attention of: Lawrence Craig
BT30 6AJ Downpatrick
General address of the contracting authority: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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)
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
NUTS code UKN0
While the services required will primarily be for Roads Service, the Consultant may also be required to assist other Divisions within the Department or other Departments, with Transport and Highway Engineering services.
The contract will replace the current contract – Consultancy Services (Partner) for Assistance in the Delivery of the Roads Service Programme 2009, which expires on the 25 April 2014.
The Department is committed to partnering and will seek to encourage such an approach and relationship with the successful Consultant. It is anticipated that the successful Consultant will maintain an extra contractual relationship which delivers continual improvement; achieves a non adversarial approach and provides an innovative approach to problem solving.
Range: between 3 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: The contract term shall initially be 3 years and may be extended in annual increments up to a maximum contract period of 5 years at the sole discretion of the Employer.
In the event the Employer is unable for any reason to award a new replacement contract the term may be extended for a further period or periods up to a maximum of 12 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to III.2.3.
Full details of the conditions for participation are included in the Memorandum of Information and Questionnaire. Refer to VI.3 Additional Information for details.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details are included in the Memorandum of Information – Any Applicant scored within 2% of the 8th place will be considered to be a tie and will be considered for inclusion on the Restricted List.
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Quality. Weighting 70
2. Price. Weighting 30
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.All documents will only be available online through the eSourcing NI portal. 1. If you are not already registered on eSourcing NI you must register your company on the eSourcing NI portal which can be found at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk – Follow the link to the eSourcing Portal – Click on the “Register” link and follow the instructions on the screen. 2. Express an interest in the tender.
Responding to Tenders – Login to the portal with the username/password. You will now have access to the documents, you need to express an interest, complete a PQQ and/or submit a tender for the opportunities listed. – If you require assistance or help to navigate the site please consult the online help, or contact the eSourcing help desk. The contact details can be found on the eSourcing NI opening web page at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk. The documents may be downloaded up to the date and time for the submission. The PQQ/tender must be completed by all applicants and returned using the online eSourcing NI portal to arrive not later than the time and date as stated in IV.3.4.
The successful consultant’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. 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 the Department for Regional Development 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.
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GO Reference: GO-2013620-PRO-4892237.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.6.2013