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Multi-Party Framework Agreement for eLearning Courseware.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Health and Safety Authority
N/A
Beulah Building Finisklin Road
For the attention of: Joanne Harmon
Sligo
IRELAND
Telephone: +353 16147030
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Supplier/CompanyInformation/Index/1225

Electronic access to information: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=97446&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=97446&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
Public order and safety
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:
Multi-Party Framework Agreement for eLearning Courseware.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Sligo Ireland.

NUTS code IE013

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 144 000 and 176 000 EUR
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: The value of each contract under the framework is estimated at 9 000 EUR To 11 000 EUR (excl. VAT).
It is anticipated that the number of contracts awarded will be 4 per annum approximately.
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Health and Safety Authority invites tenders from competent firms for the establishment of a multi-party framework agreement for the development of elearning courseware on health and safety for specific groups of learners and work sectors including those in formal education.
The framework agreement will be for a maximum of 4 years, subject to satisfactory performance.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80420000, 39162200, 48931000, 72212931, 80000000, 80521000

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 estimated total value of any purchases pursuant to the framework agreement is in the region of 144 000 EUR - 176 000 EUR (ex. VAT) over the lifetime of the agreement (i.e. 4 years maximum). The value of each contract under the framework is estimated at 9 000 EUR to 11 000 EUR (excl. VAT).
It is anticipated that the number of contracts awarded will be 4 per annum approximately.
It is emphasised, however, that these figures are provided strictly for indicative purposes only as there is no guaranteed expenditure under the framework agreement. This framework agreement is not subject to Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as its value falls below the relevant threshold.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 144 000 and 176 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement will be for 2 years, with the option to extend for 2 years, subject to a maximum of 4 years subject to satisfactory performance, business needs and budgetary constraints.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority confirms that the period of any contracts awarded under the framework agreement may extend beyond the date of expiry of the agreement.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
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:
Not applicable.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be agreed with the successful tenderers.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
A grouping if successful must be prepared to contract as a single entity having joint and 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents available on www.etenders.gov.ie using System ID 103838.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents available on www.etenders.gov.ie using System ID 103838.

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Please see tender documents available on www.etenders.gov.ie using System ID 103838.

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: yes

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
4.4.2016 - 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
English. Irish.
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

1) Interested parties must register their interest on the eTenders web site (www.etenders.gov.ie) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications. All information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal (www.etenders.gov.ie) only. Registration is free of charge. The contracting authority will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties.

2) This is the sole call for competition for this service.
3) The contracting authority will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers.
4) Contract award will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
5) It will be a condition of award that tenderers are tax compliant and are in a position to produce a valid tax clearance certificate from the Irish Revenue Commissioners when requested.
6) If for any reason it is not possible to admit to the framework agreement 1 or more of the tenderers invited following the conclusion of this competitive process, the contracting authority reserves the right to invite the next highest scoring tenderer to join the framework agreement as appropriate. Likewise if any framework member has their membership terminated the contracting authority reserves the right to invite the next scoring tenderer to join the framework. Both options will only be used during the tender validity period at the discretion of the contracting authority.
7) At its absolute discretion, the contracting authority may elect to terminate this procurement process, the framework agreement or any contract awarded under the framework agreement at any time.
8) Please note in relation to all documents, that where reference is made to a particular standard, make, source, process, trademark, type or patent, that this is not to be regarded as a de facto requirement. In all such cases it should be understood that such indications are to be treated strictly and solely for reference purposes only, to which the words ‘or equivalent’ will always be appended.
9) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the contracting authority is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of tenders with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, tenderers are advised to ensure that they return fully responsive tenders in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition.
10) This notice is being published on a strictly voluntary basis in the OJEU as the framework agreement, due to its value is not subject to Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
11) No contract may be implied due to the voluntary publication of the notice.
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: Not applicable as the framework is not covered by the 2004/18/EC Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council given its value.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14.3.2016