Acceleration Services for Internet of Things Early Stage Companies

Acceleration Services for Internet of Things Early Stage Companies

The objective is to advance UK competitiveness and help ensure that IoT technology opens up the most possibilities for the economy and citizens. 

United Kingdom-Swindon: Design and execution of research and development

2017/S 131-268201

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Innovate UK
Polaris House
Swindon
SN2 IUA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Melanie Hollingsworth
E-mail: melanie.hollingsworth@uksbs.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.uksbs.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
UK shared Business Services Ltd
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: science and technology innovations

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Provision of Acceleration Services for Internet of Things Early Stage Companies.

Reference number: UKSBS PR17080

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Provision of Acceleration Services for Internet of Things Early Stage Companies

The objective is to advance UK competitiveness and help ensure that IoT technology opens up the most possibilities for the economy and citizens. The aim is twofold: to secure a base of IoT accelerators in the UK, and to accelerate the growth of IoT early stage companies in the UK.

Under this procurement requirement, up to four acceleration schemes will be selected and paid up a minimum of 492 500 GBP (inclusive of VAT) each during the 2017/18 financial year for delivering services to 10 early stage companies each.

The 4 successful bidders will be selected as being the highest scoring submissions. There is no division into lots and 1 bidder may not win any more than 1 of the available opportunities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 641 667.00 GBP

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)

79900000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Provision of Acceleration Services For Internet of Things Early Stage Companies

The objective is to advance UK competitiveness and help ensure that IoT technology opens up the most possibilities for the economy and citizens. The aim is twofold: to secure a base of IoT accelerators in the UK, and to accelerate the growth of IoT early stage companies in the UK.

Under this procurement requirement, up to four acceleration schemes will be selected and paid up a minimum of 492 500 GBP (inclusive of VAT) each during the 2017/18 financial year for delivering services to 10 early stage companies each.

The four successful bidders will be selected as being the highest scoring submissions. There is no division into lots and 1 bidder may not win any more than 1 of the available opportunities.

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: 1 641 667.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

This opportunity is not divided into lots as the service requires all component activities to be provided by the same accelerator and fragmenting activity would be detrimental to the outcome. The intention is to award to the top 4 compliant bidders.

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

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

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 16/08/2017
Local time: 11:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/08/2017
Local time: 11:00

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

VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement;and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any Supplier.

Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/07/2017

 

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