Big Lottery Fund – Building Better Opportunities Evaluation
The Big Lottery Fund is seeking to appoint a service provider to undertake an independent evaluation of parts of its Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme in England.
United Kingdom-London: Other community, social and personal services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place
Contact point(s): Procurement team
EC4A 1DE London
Telephone: +44 2072113779
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities
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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
— identify what is working well and why (both in terms of engaging and supporting certain target groups of participants and in delivering in line with ESF rules). Part of this may involve considering what is not working well and why, in order to set out a robust and clear set of recommendations for future work; and
— share these findings with all BBO grant holders, so they can use this learning to improve their own project delivery.
The Fund expects the evaluation service provider to deliver services across four key elements of the Contract which are interlinked:
1) Scoping/Design Exercise.
4) Programme of learning activities.
The Contract will be for a term of four years (Initial term) subject to early termination provisions as set out in the Contract terms and conditions, and the contract is capped at 600 000 GBP including VAT and all expenses over 4 years to provide services to a maximum number of 140 BBO grant holders. The Fund shall have the option to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years (Extension period) and/ or request additional related to the Contract services. The estimated value of such 2 year extension and/ or additional related to the Contract services will be based on the charges and rates submitted by the successful bidder in its Tender response and shall not exceed 300 000 GBP including VAT and expenses.
Further details of the Fund’s requirements are set out in the ITT available on the Fund’s procurement page — https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities and the Contracts Finder.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
98000000, 73200000, 79315000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 750 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the ITT available on our procurement page — https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities and Contracts Finder.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Regulations 2015 do not apply. Bidders that do not confirm this will be excluded from the competition.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Bidders must submit a copy of the last 2 years annual accounts. We will review these to ensure you have adequate financial standing to perform the services without putting the Fund at risk. Where we have concerns we may request further information/comfort from you. Where our concerns are not addressed you will be excluded from further participation in the competition.
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 & 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.
2) Affordability cap:
The Bidder’s Total Costs over four years to provide services to a maximum number of 140 BBO grant holders shall not exceed 600 000 GBP (including VAT and expenses). Bidders whose costs exceed this amount will be excluded from further consideration in the tender process.
1) Bidders must provide evidence of a minimum of 3 years relevant experience successfully delivering similar evaluation and sharing learning projects (similar in scale, value and complexity).
2) Bidders must have a quality management system appropriate to the scale of their organisation in place.
3) Bidder must submit a complete tender that accords with every instruction and requirement set out in this ITT.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
ITT with all details is available on the Fund’s procurement page — https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities and on Contracts Finder. Please follow the instructions set out in the ITT and submit your tender response as described in the ITT before the tender deadline.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
The High Court, The Royal Courts of Justice
WC4A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 207946000
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: