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Pasturebase Ireland Web Information System Development and Support Service.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Teagasc
N/A
Headquarters, Oak Park
For the attention of: Ronan Coady
Carlow
IRELAND
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/1215

Electronic access to information: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=92391&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=92391&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

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
Other: agricultural advice research and training 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:
Pasturebase Ireland Web Information System Development and Support Service.
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: Carlow.

NUTS code IE

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)
Teagasc is leading an initiative to improve the profitability of Irish pasture based farming through a combination of research, information systems and service provision and has developed a pasture information system which enables improvements in pasture production and utilisation and contributes to increased Irish farm profitability. The information system known as Pasturebase Ireland enables farmers to capture relevant pasture production data and to obtain information to guide their pasture related management decisions. The objective of PastureBase Ireland is to create and maintain a single pasture production database to:
a. be a long term repository of pasture production and utilization data,
b. support web-based information service(s) to grassland farmers, and
c. facilitate research, development and innovation in pasture production and pasture utilization.
It is proposed to tender for a business partner for PastureBase Ireland software development and support for a period of 5 years.
The partner would supply the following services:

1. Redesign of Pasturebase Ireland within the 1st year of the contract to improve the user interface to allow the majority of users to complete their main tasks quickly and efficiently while retaining all functionality for power users (including research farms),

2. Support Pasturebase Ireland at a software level resolving any bugs or issues with the software and ensuring its smooth day-to-day operation and availability,
3. Support Pasturebase Ireland at the farm level by providing:
a. an IT technical telephone and email support service to farmers and advisors from 9:00 to 21:00, 5 days per week,
b. IT technical training sessions on the use of the software,
4. Supply development services for an ongoing programme of development for the software.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The contract relates to support and development. The quantity of development is unknown. The estimated cost is unknown at this point the value given is purely given to ensure an EU level tender is done. At this point the level of future expenditure is unknown and funding for future developments has not been established.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 250 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
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
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
13.10.2015 - 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
1.9.2015