UK-Belfast: business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security


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UK-Belfast: business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

For the attention of: E-mail: Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland Clare House, 303 Airport Road West Paul Browne BT3 9EDBelfast UNITED KINGDOM Internet address(es):General address of the contracting authority: 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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1) Description

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

Intertrade Ireland – delivery agent for the fusion programme phase 4.

II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services NUTS code UKN0 Northern Ireland

II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

II.1.4) Information on framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 140 000 GBP

II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Intertrade Ireland wish to appoint a managing agent for phase 4 of the fusion programme. The contract for the delivery of managing agent services for the fusion phase IV programme will commence on 1.6.2012 or at the earliest agreed opportunity, for a three year period. This initial 3 year period will be to recruit projects onto the programme. The contractor will be required to complete the contract over the following 24 months (until 31.5.2017) This additional 2 year period will be to allow projects to complete and will not include the recruitment of new projects. A mid term evaluation will be carried out around 18-24 months following the programme’s commencement.

II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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

II.3) Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required:


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

As detailed in tender documents.

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

Joint & several liability.

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

III.2.2) Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers who request documents may be asked to provide evidence of their economic and financial standing, ability and technical capacity. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum standards – professional ability.Within the qualification envelope on eSourcing NI tenderers are required to answer questions to confirm that the tenderer has the required minimum standards. Tenderers are also required to upload documents as directed within this qualification envelope. The minimum standards are: Demonstration of professional ability. Tenderers must nominate a programme director and an office manager (see 4.1 of the specification schedule) within their submission and clearly outline the role of all key personnel within the team. Tenderers must demonstrate the professional abilities of: 1) The programme director and 2) Of the organisation/consortium as follows: a) Provide an example within the last 3 years of the ability to manage and deliver a knowledge transfer programme of a similar scale and scope. Tenderers must demonstrate the professional ability of the Programme Director as follows: b) Provide an example within the last 3 years of the ability to lead and manage a team to deliver a knowledge transfer programme of a similar scale and scope; Tenderers must demonstrate the professional ability of 1) the Programme Director and 2) each of the key delivery personnel assigned to the programme as follows. c) Provide 3 specific case study examples, each within the last 3 years, demonstrating the ability to support a company or group of companies in the development of business through technology transfer* between industry and academia and resulting in the development of new products, enhancement of existing products or improvement of processes; *Defined as the process of converting academic, scientific & technological knowledge into marketable goods or services. Tenderers must demonstrate the professional ability of 1) the Programme Director and 2) of the office manager as follows: d) Provide an example within the last 3 years of the ability to act as a managing agent in a project of a similar scale and scope. Tenderers must provide one or more examples within the last 3 years to demonstrate the professional ability of the organisation/consortium in the following areas. e) HR to include recruitment experience on a programme or campaign of a similar volume and on a continuous basis. Tenderers must include an example / examples illustrating experience on a cross border basis. f) Accountancy competence on a cross border basis.

III.2.3) Technical capacity

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


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:


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


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: 6.3.2012 – 14:59

IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.3.2012 – 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

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 tenders

Date: 6.3.2012 – 15:01 Place: Clare House. Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised supplies and services personnel.

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): 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 e-mail 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)/ Utilities Contracts. Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) 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:


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