Website Maintenance Tender

Website Maintenance Tender

The Department of the Environment (DOE) Air and Environmental Quality Unit (AEQU) invites proposals for the maintenance of the Northern Ireland Air Quality Archive and Website. The contract will run for 3 years with provision to extend for a further 2 years if necessary.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Computer-related services

2014/S 082-143163

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of the Environment Northern Ireland
6th Floor, Goodwood House, 44-58 May Street, Town Parks
For the attention of: Claire Speers
BT1 4NN Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: claire.speers@dfpni.gov.uk

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

Body governed by public law
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:

DOE AEQU Archive and Website maintenance.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Belfast.
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
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Department of the Environment (DOE) Air and Environmental Quality Unit (AEQU) invites proposals for the maintenance of the Northern Ireland Air Quality Archive and Website. The contract will run for 3 years with provision to extend for a further 2 years if necessary.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72500000, 90710000, 90720000, 90740000, 90730000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:

As detailed in the Tender Documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the Tender Documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed in the Tender Documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the Tender Documents.
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 detailed in the Tender Documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the Tender Documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the Tender Documents
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Selection Criteria 1 [SC01] – Key Delivery Personnel
The Tenderer must clearly identify each of the personnel responsible for delivering this project and details of their relevant third level educational qualifications. The subject areas deemed as relevant are:
1. Physical and Natural Sciences,
2. Engineering,
3. Applied or Environmental Sciences,
4. Environmental Management,
5. Information Technology, and;
6. Computing or a related IT discipline.
The successful tenderer may be requested to provide certificates throughout the course of the contract.
In addition: the contractor must clearly identify each member of their team responsible for delivering on the following project roles:
1. An Information Technology Practitioner – the member of the team nominated to deliver on this role must provide details of 2 projects within the last 3 years of having successfully completed a project which involved website design and maintenance as well as data management.
2. A Scientific Practitioner – the member of the team nominated to deliver on this role must provide details of 2 projects in the last 3 years of having successfully completed a project that involved working with European or UK Air Quality information datasets.
3. A Scientific Practitioner – the member of the team nominated to deliver on this role must provide details of 2 projects in the last 3 years of having successfully completed a project that involved assessing compliance with or providing technical advice on or assisting with the reporting of monitoring data in relation to European or UK Air Quality policy and legislation.
Selection Criteria 2 [SC02] – Programme Director Experience
(A) The nominated Programme Director must provide details of 2 projects that were successfully completed in the last 3 years that demonstrate clear evidence of:-
Project management of large scale air quality databases and websites including:-
— Website design and maintenance,
— Database management, including;
– Establishing and maintaining a database linked to live data feeds from multiple data providers,
– Interface of website with database, including real time presentation of data feeds, and;
– Data quality control.
(B) 2 projects completed within the last 3 years which required a solid understanding of European and UK Air Quality policy and legislation.
Important Note to Tenderers:
The examples used must have been completed within the last 3 years. Tenderers should note that ‘within the last 3 years’ refers to within 3 years from the closing date of this tender competition.
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
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:

Project 15259
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.5.2014 – 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

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

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

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) 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:23.4.2014