1.1 The Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) on behalf of the Department of Finance and Personnel, Properties Division (PD), intends establishing a two year contract with options to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months each for the removal and storage of office furniture and equipment. It is anticipated that this contract will commence on 1st January 2012. The successful Contractor will be required to provide porters, and vehicles (with drivers) as requested by Properties Division, to carry out specified delivery and removal work. This will include the delivery and removal of furniture, files and office equipment, between and within Government Buildings throughout Northern Ireland.
1.2 Supplies and Stores Unit is a section within Properties Division which falls under the remit of the Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP). Properties Division provides Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) staff with accommodation and the necessary office furnishings to enable the NICS staff to carry out their duties and also provides porterage services to the wider government estate. Properties Division already has its own directly employed porters and a storage facility suitable for the storage of new and used furniture. However, historically, a separate porterage and storage contract has been required to supplement these resources. The Unit also has a quantity of carrying crates. These crates may be made available to the Contractor in preference to renting crates from the Contractor.