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Notice Summary

Ireland-Dublin: In-depth Audits of Ireland’s Outdoor Activity Products and Identify Potential for Development
390849-2019
Fáilte Ireland-National Tourism Development Authority
19 August 2019
16 September 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

Fáilte Ireland is seeking proposals from suitably qualified tenderers to conduct a series of audits of the outdoor activity product in Ireland as required. In addition to the audit there may be a requirement for feasibility studies to be conducted.The first project under this framework will be for an in-depth audit of the cycling product.

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

Fáilte Ireland-National Tourism Development Authority

N/A

88-95 Amiens Street

Dublin 1

Dublin 1

IE

Contact person: Procurement Unit

Telephone: +353 18847888

E-mail: procurement@failteireland.ie

NUTS: IE

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.failteireiand.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/1169

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=152328&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=152328&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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

In-depth Audits of Ireland’s Outdoor Activity Products and Identify Potential for Development

Reference number: AC/2019/02

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72221000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Fáilte Ireland is seeking proposals from suitably qualified tenderers to conduct a series of audits of the outdoor activity product in Ireland as required. In addition to the audit there may be a requirement for feasibility studies to be conducted.

The first project under this framework will be for an in-depth audit of the cycling product.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 EUR

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79400000

79410000

79990000

90714400

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Fáilte Ireland is seeking proposals from suitably qualified tenderers to conduct a series of audits of the outdoor activity product in Ireland as required. In addition to the audit there may be a requirement for feasibility studies to be conducted.

The first project under this framework will be for an in-depth audit of the cycling product.

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: 500 000.00 EUR

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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:

As stated in the tender documents available from www.etenders.gov.ie

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

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 a single operator.

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: 16/09/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 16/09/2020

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/09/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

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, participants or tenderers;

4) Establishment of the framework will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities;

5) If for any reason it is not possible to conclude the framework agreement with the designated successful tenderer emerging from this competitive process; or if having concluded the framework agreement the contracting authority considers that the successful tenderer has not met, or cannot meet its obligations; the contracting authority reserves the right to admit the next highest scoring tenderer to the framework on the basis of the same terms at any time during the tender validity period. This shall be without prejudice to the right of the contracting authority to cancel this competitive process and/or initiate a new contract award procedure at its sole discretion;

6) 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;

7) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the contracting authority is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of tender responses with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, tenderers are advised to ensure that they return fully completed tenders in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition at the evaluation stage.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Chief Registrar, The Four Courts

Dublin 7

IE

Telephone: +353 18886000

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.courts.ie

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will not conclude this framework agreement to which a standstill period applies in accordance with Irish Statutory Instrument S.I. No 284 of 2016, until after the expiry of the standstill period which commences on the day following the date of notification of concerned candidates and tenderers. The duration of the standstill period will be 14 calendar days where notifications are sent electronically or by fax and 16 calendar days where these are sent by any other means. The statutory instrument mentioned above provides that review procedures are available in the High Court to a person who has or has had an interest in obtaining the framework agreement and alleges that he or she has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed by an infringement of the law in relation to that framework agreement.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

14/08/2019