Black Country Broadband Business Support
The Black Country Broadband Business Support Project aims to provide tailored business support to companies across the Black Country promoting the take up and utilisation of superfast broadband for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), enabling business growth and the creation of new employment opportunities.
United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Business and management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Wolverhampton City Council
Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, St Peters Square
Contact point(s): www.wolverhamptontenders.com
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
General address of the contracting authority: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk
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 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout the Black Country region.
NUTS code UKG
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)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The project will assist eligible SMEs in connecting to a superfast broadband network, to fully understand and exploit the commercial benefits offered and to provide the technical and practical support that may be required for businesses to realise these benefits. The services will be available to all 12,300 eligible SMEs in the Black Country. Business planning for the project is based on a total of 550 SMEs receiving services, representing a penetration rate of 4.5 %.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 450 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Bidders will be required to complete a questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC.
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
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Regional Development Fund.
Interest in this contract process should be expressed via the Council’s tendering portal www.wolverhamptontenders.com
The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contract.
The Council also reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for parts or part of the services only.
The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their tender submissions.
Under this project the contractor is required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the project. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: