Arts Council England Security Consultants Framework

Arts Council England Security Consultants Framework

To provide Security Consultants to carry out ad-hoc security and risk assessments.

United Kingdom-London: Investigation and security services

2017/S 199-409796

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Arts Council England
21 Bloomsbury St, Bloomsbury
London
WC1B 3HF
United Kingdom
Contact person: David Battersby
E-mail: david.battersby@artscouncil.org.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: grant awarding body

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Security Consultants Framework Agreement.

Reference number: ACE 065 ITT

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79700000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this Procurement is to establish a Framework Agreement of up to 6 Contractors to provide Security Consultants to carry out ad-hoc security and risk assessments in support of the work of Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Security Adviser for the Government Indemnity Scheme. The Security Consultants will support the National Security Adviser to ensure that institutions intending to use Government Indemnity for loans are able to comply with the Scheme conditions, as set out in Annex D and E of the Scheme Guidelines (see non-national institution guidelines at http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/protecting-cultural-objects/government-indemnity-scheme). Full details of the requirements are set out in the ITT available at https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 220 833.33 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)

79700000
79720000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK wide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of this Procurement is to establish a Framework Agreement of up to 6 Contractors to provide Security Consultants to carry out ad-hoc security and risk assessments in support of the work of Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Security Adviser for the Government Indemnity Scheme. The Security Consultants will support the National Security Adviser to ensure that institutions intending to use Government Indemnity for loans are able to comply with the Scheme conditions, as set out in Annex D and E of the Scheme Guidelines (see non-national institution guidelines at http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/protecting-cultural-objects/government-indemnity-scheme).

ACE is seeking named individuals as Security Consultants to provide the Services. Each Bidder must propose 1 Security Consultant to deliver the Services. The Security Consultant will report directly to the National Security Advisor. The Security Consultant must have previous experience of working in security, police, military or other sector with responsibility for asset protection. An understanding of a range of risk factors including criminality, accident, fire and flood is essential. Very good communication skills are important, both as a representative of ACE and in producing clear and accurate reports.

The Framework Agreement will commence on 5.12.2017 and continue until 31.3.2019, unless it is terminated in accordance with its terms. Arts Council England may extend the Term by 2 successive period(s)of 12 months each, provided it has given the Contractor notice of the same at least 3 month(s) prior to the expiry of the Term.

The estimate value of all the Services to be provided under the framework is 265 000 GBP (including VAT and expenses) for the initial Term and extension period.

Full details of the requirements are set out in the ITT available at https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html

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: 220 833.33 GBP

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

Start: 05/12/2017
End: 31/03/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will commence on 5.12.2017 and continue until 31.3.2019, unless it is terminated in accordance with its terms. Arts Council England may extend the Term by 2 successive period(s) of 12 months each, provided it has given the Contractor notice of the same at least 3 month(s) prior to the expiry of the Term.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will commence on 5.12.22017 and continue until 31.3.2019, unless it is terminated in accordance with its terms. Arts Council England may extend the Term by 2 successive period(s)of 12 months each, provided it has given the Contractor notice of the same at least 3 month(s) prior to the expiry of the Term.

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

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:

See procurement documents.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
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: 13/11/2017
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

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/11/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court
The Royal Courts of Justice
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

ACE will incorporate a standstill period of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/10/2017

 

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