Framework For Provision Of Grant Making Services

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
EirGrid plc
N/A
Block 2 — The Oval, 160 Shelbourne Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
Ireland
Contact person: Noreen Macgowan
Telephone: +44 4890707406
E-mail: Noreen.Magowan@soni.ltd.uk
NUTS code: IE

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.eirgrid.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/219

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=130874&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=130874&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.6)Main activity
Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Framework for Provision of Grant Making Services

Reference number: ENQEIR628
II.1.2)Main CPV code
75100000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

EirGrid is seeking a Grant Making Services provider for the administration of community funds associated with the construction of new energy infrastructure. EirGrid is seeking a provider who has demonstrated experience in community fund development, grant administration and a proven track record of working with local communities and County/City Councils and other representative bodies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79994000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE
Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

EirGrid is seeking a Grant Making Services provider for the administration of community funds associated with the construction of new energy infrastructure. EirGrid is seeking a provider who has demonstrated experience in community fund development, grant administration and a proven track record of working with local communities and County/City Councils and other representative bodies.

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: 800 000.00 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
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

The initial contract period envisaged is 4 years with the possibility to extend annually up to a further 4 years, subject always to the satisfactory performance of the supplier.

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:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please see Information Memorandum and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire attached to this notice.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 19/07/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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 candidates are tax compliant and are in a position to produce a valid tax clearance certificate or eTax Clearance from the Revenue Commissioners when requested.

6) If for any reason it is not possible to award the contract one or more of the tenderers invited following the conclusion of this competitive process, the contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract to the next ranked tenderer as appropriate.

7) At its absolute discretion, the contracting authority may elect to terminate this procurement process or any contract awarded.

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 questionnaires with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, candidates are advised to ensure that they return fully completed questionnaires in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The High Court
Four Courts
Dublin 7 Ireland
Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000

Internet address: http://www.courts.ie

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will not conclude this contract to which a standstill period applies in accordance with Council Directive 2014/25/EU, until after the expiry of the standstill period which commences on the day following the date of notification on 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 reviewable public contract and alleges that he or she has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed by an infringement of the law in relation in this contract.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Central office of the High Courts (Appeal Section)
Ground Floor, East Wing, Inns Quay
Dublin 7 Ireland
Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000

Internet address: http://www.courts.ie

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/06/2018