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DFI Procurement Enhancement Programme – Surfacing Supplier Information Event Following completion of the market consultation exercise held in Autumn 2022, the Department developed a new procurement strategy for roads construction, road maintenance activities and other related transport/civils works valued up to £5 million which was published in March 2023. This new strategy, known as the Procurement Enhancement Programme (PEP), will be delivered through a series of Road Asset Management (RAM) Frameworks. The RAM Frameworks have been developed to provide an efficient and value for money procurement route for the Department for the management of road assets across Northern Ireland. The RAM programme will include eleven frameworks, covering all the road asset management and improvement works the Department undertakes regularly. These frameworks will be procured over a 4-year programme in ten separate procurement exercises. Frameworks will be limited to the following activities: surfacing; surface dressing; structures; road restraint systems; street lighting; small works; improvement projects; and road markings and surface treatments. Each NEC4 Framework will consist of a varying number of Lots representing a unique geographical works area. The scope of each Lot will be delivered using a 4-year ICC Measured Term Contract. Some frameworks will include further opportunities to bid through mini competition for one-off NEC4 ECC projects up to £5m, required in all areas covered by that framework. The programme is now being rolled out by the Department, with the first procurement opportunities available from autumn 2024, commencing with Surfacing Framework A. The Department will be hosting an online information session on 20 June 2024 for suppliers interested in tendering for Surfacing Framework A. If you are interested attending this event, please register your details at PB2@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk and a link to the event will be emailed to you. For more information on PEP please see the attached link. 03/06/2024 Link 03.06.24.doc
Department for Business and Trade UK Export Academy - Procurement Webinar for Businesses - 29 May - Digital Solutions Help Business Access US Markets (Digital Solutions) - UK Export Academy Webinar 29 May Sub-federal government procurement in the United States is worth an estimated $4.5 trillion per year (source: NASPO). If you as a business want help accessing this significant market, join the latest in a series of webinars on state-level government procurement run by DBT’s UK Export Academy on 29 May. With presenters including Chief Procurement Officers from the states of Washington and South Carolina, this webinar will focus on states’ needs for digital solutions. So if your business is in tech or adjacent sectors, this session is for you! Join over 18,000 businesses already benefiting from DBT’s free training programme. Sign up today for the UK Export Academy and the webinar here: https://www.great.gov.uk/export-academy/events/silicon-state-how-tech-is-transforming-us-state-level-government-procurement-29-may-2024/ 17/05/2024
TEN2400096 ¬ Request for Tender for Consultancy Services for the Management of Financial Accounts for the PEACEPLUS programme on behalf of Cavan County Council Please find attached link to information on the above competition. 29/04/2024 eTenders NI advert.docx
Pre-Market Engagement Exercise — Provision of a School Financial Management and Payroll/HR Management solution(s). The Education Authority (EA) has issued a Pre-Market Engagement (PME) exercise for the Provision of a School Financial Management and Payroll/HR Management solution(s). The purpose of this PME Exercise is for the EA to gain an understanding of the latest developments and innovations in the provision of a ‘best of breed’ school Financial Management and Payroll/HR Management solution(s). The PME questionnaire is available via https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=5293751 until 3pm on Wednesday 27 March 2024. All future tender documentation will be made available via https://etendersni.gov.uk website and potential tenderers should register on this website to ensure they have access to tender documentation when the tender is published. This pre-market engagement exercise is for information purposes only. Any interest shown does not constitute a commitment to participate in a procurement exercise. Failure to show interest does not restrict providers from participating in any future procurement exercise. 15/03/2024 PIN -008352-2024 - PME - Provision of a School Financial and Payroll HR Management Solution.pdf
Housing Executive Construction Industry Engagement Event Wednesday 27 March 2024 1:30pm to 4pm Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim This event provides an opportunity for you to engage face to face with the Housing Executive, hear about our future investment plans and associated opportunities and help us to shape our new procurement strategy. Closing date for registration is 21st March, 2024. We are also offering you the opportunity to take part in one-to-one meetings with our procurement team following the event. We want to listen to you and identify ways to maximise future opportunities for working together. If you would like to book a meeting please email us at supplierengagement@nihe.gov.uk 07/03/2024
Net Zero and Sustainable Procurement Team webinar programme for Suppliers and NHS staff NHS England are running a series of free sustainable procurement webinars and drop in sessions for Suppliers and NHS staff. Particular areas of focus include: • Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment • Carbon Reduction Plans (CRP) • Net Zero Commitment (NZC) The link attached takes you to the NHS England events page of the Net Zero and Sustainable Procurement Team where you can register your interest against the dates listed. 24/01/2024 Link 24.01.24.doc
Procurement Act 2023 - A Short Guide for Suppliers Please see attached flyer which provides an update on the Procurement Bill 2023. The Procurement Bill (which applies to England, NI and Wales) received Royal Assent on 26 October, officially making the Bill into an Act of Parliament. The aims of the Act are to simplify public procurement processes and it make it easier to bid, negotiate and work in partnership with the public sector. It will remove bureaucratic barriers and level the playing field for smaller businesses so they can compete for more contracts. There will be a new central digital platform (still in development) for suppliers to register and store their details so that they can be used for multiple bids; and the publication of a broader range of notices across the procurement cycle will enhance the transparency of public procurement. A transforming public procurement webpage provides further information on the Act and videos to raise awareness with public sector suppliers on future changes and ambitions of the new procurement regime. This webpage can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/transforming-public-procurement. The Act requires further legislation to implement the central platform and provide extra detail on the content required for the necessary notices. It is expected that this legislation will be laid in Parliament in Spring 2024 with the new regime implemented in October 2024 Further information on this legislation and guidance will be provided as it becomes available. 04/12/2023 The_Procurement_Act_2023_-_a_short_guide_for_suppliers.pdf
New Procurement Act 2023 - Video Messages The rules governing public procurement are changing - the new Procurement Act will improve the way procurement is done, so that every pound goes further for our public services. This transformation of public procurement represents a big change for all UK public bodies, which between them spend £300bn per year. It will create simpler, more flexible and effective procurement. The Procurement Act brings a range of benefits, including: • creating a simpler and more flexible commercial system that better meets our country’s needs while remaining compliant with our international obligations • opening up public procurement to new entrants such as small businesses and social enterprises so that they can compete for and win more public contracts. • taking tougher action on underperforming suppliers and excluding suppliers who pose unacceptable risks • embedding transparency throughout the commercial lifecycle so that the spending of taxpayers’ money can be properly scrutinised We expect the new regime will go live in October 2024, following a notice period of at least 6 months. The link attached takes you to the video messages for suppliers summarises the new Procurement Act, next steps and timelines, outlines the support which will be made available, and makes suggestions for initial steps to help prepare. 16/11/2023 Link 16.11.23 Procurement Act 2023.doc
The Education Authority Pre-Market Engagement Exercise — Provision of an Education Case Management System The Education Authority (EA) has issued a Pre-Market Engagement (PME) exercise for the Provision of an Education Case Management System. The purpose of this PME Exercise is for the EA to gain an understanding of the latest developments and innovations in the provision of a ‘best of breed’ Education Case Management system. The PME questionnaire is available via https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/cft/prepareViewCfTWS.do?resourceId=5089073 until 12noon on Monday 20 November 2023. All future tender documentation will be made available via https://etendersni.gov.uk website and potential tenderers should register on this website to ensure they have access to tender documentation when the tender is published. This pre-market engagement exercise is for information purposes only. Any interest shown does not constitute a commitment to participate in a procurement exercise. Failure to show interest does not restrict providers from participating in any future procurement exercise. 03/11/2023 PIN - 032526-2023.pdf