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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Belfast: Northern Ireland Appropriate Adult Scheme (NIAAS)
Document Ref:
429385-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Department of Justice NI
Date Published:
12 September 2019
Deadline Date:
16 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

The Northern Ireland Appropriate Adult Scheme (NIAAS) is a Department of Justice sponsored Scheme. It does not replace parent/guardian/carer responsibility, or the statutory responsibility for people within the care and control of Health and Social Care. Rather the NIAAS provides the service of a trained and independent Appropriate Adult to support and advise a young person or mentally vulnerable person during detention in police custody when their relative, guardian or carer cannot or will not attend the police station to perform the role of an Appropriate Adult.

Notice Details

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Department of Justice NI

c/o Construction and Procurement Delivery, 303 Airport Road West

Belfast

BT3 9ED

UK

E-mail: justice.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.justice-ni.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/topics/procurement

I.3) Communication

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

https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps


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

DoJ - Northern Ireland Appropriate Adult Scheme (NIAAS)

Reference number: ID 2304845

II.1.2) Main CPV code

75231200

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Northern Ireland Appropriate Adult Scheme (NIAAS) is a Department of Justice sponsored Scheme. It does not replace parent/guardian/carer responsibility, or the statutory responsibility for people within the care and control of Health and Social Care. Rather the NIAAS provides the service of a trained and independent Appropriate Adult to support and advise a young person or mentally vulnerable person during detention in police custody when their relative, guardian or carer cannot or will not attend the police station to perform the role of an Appropriate Adult.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

75231200

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKN

Main site or place of performance:

Potentially any of the designated custody suites listed in Annex B of the Specification of Requirements.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Northern Ireland Appropriate Adult Scheme (NIAAS) is a Department of Justice sponsored Scheme. It does not replace parent/guardian/carer responsibility, or the statutory responsibility for people within the care and control of Health and Social Care. Rather the NIAAS provides the service of a trained and independent Appropriate Adult to support and advise a young person or mentally vulnerable person during detention in police custody when their relative, guardian or carer cannot or will not attend the police station to perform the role of an Appropriate Adult.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.11) Main features of the award procedure:

As stated in the tender documentation.

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 16/10/2019

Local time: 15:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Since this is a demand-led requirement, neither CPD nor DOJ can provide any guarantee as to the level of business under this contract. Contract monitoring: the successful Contractor's performance on the contract will be regularly monitored.Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a Contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance and this contract may be terminated. The issue of a notice of written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance will result in the Contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of up to 3 years from the date of issue of the notice. The authority expressly reserves the rights:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;

(iii) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the services covered by this notice and

(iv) to award contract(s) in stages.

And under no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by Candidates.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Instead; any challenges are dealt with by the High Court, Commercial Division, to which proceedings may be issued.

Not applicable

UK

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Instead; any challenges are dealt with by the High Court, Commercial Division, to which proceedings may be issued.

Not applicable

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract. is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Instead; any challenges are dealt with by the High Court, Commercial Division, to which proceedings may be issued.

Not applicable

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

10/09/2019

Current Notes