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Notice Summary

Title:
Ireland-Galway: Supply of Assistive Technologies
Document Ref:
359064-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)
Date Published:
31 July 2019
Deadline Date:
26 August 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Invitation to tender for the supply of assistive technologies in 2 lots. Lot 1 is for the supply of literacy software and Lot 2 is for the supply of assistive technology devices. Literacy software is required to increase the access, participation, and progress of student’s with disabilities at NUI Galway. The purpose of assistive technology is to provide specific hardware and/or software to students registered with disability support service to enable them to fulfil their academic potential.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

N/A

University Road

Galway

IE

Contact person: Ann Melia

Telephone: +353 91495747

E-mail: ann.melia@nuigalway.ie

NUTS: IE

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nuigalway.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/414

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=151362&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=151362&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Supply of Assistive Technologies

Reference number: NUIG/CON1059

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

Invitation to tender for the supply of assistive technologies in 2 lots. Lot 1 is for the supply of literacy software and Lot 2 is for the supply of assistive technology devices. Literacy software is required to increase the access, participation, and progress of student’s with disabilities at NUI Galway. The purpose of assistive technology is to provide specific hardware and/or software to students registered with disability support service to enable them to fulfil their academic potential.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Supply of Literacy Software

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

30200000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE

Main site or place of performance:

NUIG Galway, IRELAND.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Supply of literacy software and assistive technologies to NUI Galway. Literacy software is required to increase the access, participation and progress of student’s with disabilities.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 64 000.00 EUR

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The framework agreements will be for two (2) years, with the option to extend for two [2] additional years, subject to a maximum of four [4] years conditional on satisfactory performance, business needs and budgetary constraints.

For the avoidance of doubt, the period of any contracts awarded under the framework agreements may extend beyond the date of expiry of the agreement.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Software with speech synthesis that converts text into spoken voice output to support students with reading, writing and researching.

Must be capable of reading web pages and documents such as MS Word and locked.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Supply of Assistive Technologies

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

30200000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE

Main site or place of performance:

NUI Galway.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

A wide range of assistive technology equipment and software programs is required to enable students with disabilities to actively participate in their education, engage fully in their learning and enhance their educational experience. Students are supported to choose the assistive technology solution that effectively meets their individual needs.

Examples of specialised equipment include, but are not limited to:

— recording devices,

— ergonomic devices,

— hardware and scanning devices for students with visual impairment.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 EUR

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The framework agreements will be for two (2) years, with the option to extend for two [2] additional years, subject to a maximum of four [4] years conditional on satisfactory performance, business needs and budgetary constraints.

For the avoidance of doubt, the period of any contracts awarded under the framework agreements may extend beyond the date of expiry of the agreement.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

See tender document available from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 154923

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

See tender documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 26/08/2019

Local time: 16:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/08/2019

Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The contracting authority is using the tender postbox facility and tenders must be submitted electronically via the etenders postbox facility on http://www.etenders.gov.ie only

Tenderers must ensure that they give sufficient time to upload their tender response. All tenders submitted in soft copy must be compiled such that they can be read immediately using PDF readers.

The contracting authority is not responsible for corruption in electronic documents. Tenderers must ensure electronic documents are not corrupt.

In responding to this tender all tenders must follow the format of the tender document and respond to each element of the tender document in the order as set out in this RFT. Tenders should produce their response as a single uploaded document, if possible, which is clearly labelled, page numbered and indexed.

Tenderers must ensure that they give themselves sufficient time to upload and submit all required tender documentation before the tender closing date/time. Tenderers should take into account the fact that upload speeds vary. There is a maximum of 2.14 GB for individual files sent to the electronic post box and a one-hour limit for upload. In order to submit a document to the electronic post box, please note that you must click ‘Submit Response’. After submitting you can still modify and re-send your response up until response deadline. Tenderers should be aware that the ‘Submit Response’ button will be disabled automatically upon the expiration of the response deadline.

Tenderers not familiar with uploading on eTenders should ensure they familiarise themselves with the process.

It is the responsibility of the tenderer to ensure that their tender is complete and is uploaded by the designated deadline. Tenders that are received late or via other means will not be considered in this public procurement competition

(b) Queries

All queries regarding this tender should be through the questions and answers facility on http://www.etenders.gov.ie

Responses to queries will be issued via eTenders to all parties who have expressed an interest in the contract on that site, in order to ensure that no party has an unfair advantage over any other.

For the purposes of circulating responses queries will be edited to avoid disclosing the identity of the querist, and any sensitive information included in the query should be clearly indicated. Please note that the contracting authority cannot accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties.

(c) Sufficiency and accuracy of tender

Tenderers will be deemed to have examined all the documents enclosed and by their own independent observations and enquiries will be held to have fully informed themselves as to the nature and extent of the requirements of the tender.

Tenderers are cautioned to check the accuracy of their tender prior to submission. A tender found containing any clerical errors or omissions may, at the sole discretion of the contracting authority, be referred back to the tenderer for correction. Any subsequent adjustment(s) must be confirmed in writing.

The contracting authority reserves the right to disqualify incomplete tenders.

(d) Tender documents — ambiguity, discrepancy, error, omission

If you consider that you are missing any documents which would prevent you from submitting a comprehensive tender please contact us as soon as possible.

Tenderers shall immediately notify the contracting authority should they become aware of any ambiguity, discrepancy, error or omission in the tender documents. The contracting authority will, upon receipt of such notification, issue a clarification via eTenders in respect of any such ambiguity, discrepancy, error or omission. Such clarification shall then form part of the tender documents.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The High Court

Four Courts

Dublin

Dublin 7 IE

IE

Telephone: +353 18886000

E-mail: highcourtcentraloffice@courts.ie

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.courts.ie

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Consult a legal advisor.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

26/07/2019

Current Notes