Big Lottery Fund Awards for All Northern Ireland
The Big Lottery Fund (“BIG”) is seeking an organisation to provide networking and development support services to grant holders on its Awards for All grants programme in Northern Ireland.
UK-London: Social research services
Section I: Contracting authority
1 Plough Place
For the attention of: Punim Anda
EC4A 1DE London
Telephone: +44 2072113736
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/
Electronic access to information: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://email@example.com
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland wide.
NUTS code UKN0
Under the Awards for All programme in Northern Ireland, BIG awards grants between GBP 500 to GBP 10,000 to a variety of organisations including voluntary and community organisations and statutory organisations for charitable, community, educational, environmental and health-related projects.
For each year of the contract, the successful provider will be required to:
— carry out a needs analysis to identify the needs of the Awards for All grant holders;
— based on the needs analysis, create a network to facilitate sharing of good practice amongst grant-holders and
partnership working in a supportive environment; and
— based on the needs analysis, provide ongoing support and guidance to grant-holders through a variety of delivery methods (for example one-to-one sessions, workshops and facilitation of events).
Please see the ITT at http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm for a full list of our requirements.
79315000, 73110000, 73000000, 80511000
Estimated value excluding VAT: 250 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the tender documents which can be downloaded at: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/aboutuk/procurement_portal.htm
In order for us to carry out this assessment please provide copies of last two year’s audited accounts and annual reports to include:
— Balance Sheet
— Profit and Loss Account and Cost of Sales
— Full notes to the accounts
— Director’s report/auditor’s report
If you are unable to submit the information requested above because your organisation is below the threshold for which audited accounts are required, please submit the following documents instead:
— Balance Sheet
— Profit and Loss Statement
Failure to achieve this minimum requirement and pass the financial assessment shall result in the bidder being excluded from further participation in the tender competition.
(2) Bids that exceed GBP 90,000 (including VAT and expenses) for their costs in Table A of the Schedule of Charges in the ITT (downloadable at http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/ procurement_portal.htm) will be excluded from further consideration in the the tender process.
(1) As a minimum, the bidder must have 3 years relevant experience successfully delivering similar contracts of this type, value and complexity, including experience of:
a) working with a wide range of voluntary and community groups and statutory groups such as schools; and
b) delivering development and support training in the areas mentioned at paragraph 3.5 of Section 3 above and set out below:
— support and guidance to groups of projects with similar training/development needs
— support, training and guidance on financial management
— specialised support training and advice on governance arrangements and operational management including human resources, equalities, sustainability.
— support training and guidance in the area of volunteer recruitment, retention and management
— support training and guidance on social media and website assistance
— signposting to services already provided by other organisations
— support training and guidance on engaging with the hard to reach
— support training and guidance on evaluation methods and provision of project monitoring systems and techniques.
Bidder’s will be required to submit evidence demonstrating this as part of their tender submissions.
(2) As a minimum the bidder must provide evidence that it has a quality management system in place.
(3) As a minimum the bidder must submit a complete tender in accordance with every instruction and requirement set out in the ITT.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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Telephone: +44 207946000
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.1.2013