Bid Support Consultancy Services – Sheffield

Bid Support Consultancy Services – Sheffield

Sheffield Hallam University is offering an Invitation to Tender for a service agreement to provide a comprehensive range of funding and strategic bid development support and consultancy services to academic staff across the University. 

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Research consultancy services

2018/S 107-244012

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street, Sheffield
Sheffield
S1 1WB
United Kingdom
Contact person: All communication via https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffieldhallamuniversity reference 1718-63-RIO-LW
E-mail: strategicprocurement@shu.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKE32
Internet address(es):Main address: www.shu.ac.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffieldhallamuniversity
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

1718-63-RIO-LW Bid Support Consultancy Services

Reference number: 1718-63-RIO-LW

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73210000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Sheffield Hallam University is offering an Invitation to Tender for a service agreement to provide a comprehensive range of funding and strategic bid development support and consultancy services to academic staff across the University. The University has a 2 year fixed term requirement but subject to a successful review could be extended, for the provision of specialist funding bid and strategic development consultancy services to support the further growth of research and development of partner collaborations alongside the submission of grant and funding applications to bodies such as UKRI, NIHR, IUK, EU, and other reputable funding bodies. The requirement is for the successful party to support these funding bid development and submission activities, along with helping to build collaborations, to develop a sustainable and high quality programme of research and knowledge exchange.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE32
Main site or place of performance:

Sheffield, UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Sheffield Hallam University is aiming to be the world’s leading applied University, achieving outstanding outcomes for our students and our city, and showing the world what a University focused on transforming lives can achieve. This tender specification is offered as an invitation to tender for a service agreement with Sheffield Hallam University to provide a comprehensive range of funding and strategic bid development support and consultancy services to academic staff across the University, in line with the Creating Knowledge Implementation Plan (CKIP), to build research capacity, grow research and knowledge exchange income alongside supporting related external collaborative opportunities. The external policy drivers are the UK’s Industrial Strategy evolving at the national and local levels, the creation of the UKRI, its strategic prospectus and programmes. In addition applicants should be aware of developments and opportunities that could be presented by the successor to Horizon 2020 and ESIF as the UK leaves the EU.

The University has a 2 year fixed term requirement but subject to a successful review could be extended, for the provision of specialist funding bid and strategic development consultancy services to support the further growth of research and development of partner collaborations alongside the submission of grant and funding applications to bodies such as UKRI, NIHR, IUK, EU, and other reputable funding bodies. The requirement is for the successful party to support these funding bid development and submission activities, along with helping to build collaborations, to develop a sustainable and high quality programme of research and knowledge exchange.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Experience / Weighting: 18
Quality criterion – Name: Personnel / Weighting: 18
Quality criterion – Name: Plan and process / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Approach / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion – Name: Control / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion – Name: Expertise / Weighting: 3
Price – Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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.2.10)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

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:

As stated in procurement documents.

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:

As stated in the 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
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: 09/07/2018
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/07/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Sheffield, UK.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Between 18 and 6 months prior to contract expiry, including any extensions which might apply.

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

Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street, Sheffield
Sheffield
S1 1WB
United KingdomInternet address: www.shu.ac.uk
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

Sheffield Hallam University
Howard St, Sheffield
Sheffield
S1 1WB
United KingdomInternet address: www.shu.ac.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/06/2018

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