Blue Orchid Independent Consultants Tender

Blue Orchid Independent Consultants Tender

We are currently looking to increase our pool of highly capable and experienced associates and partners for 2019-2023 to support the delivery of a number of ERDF projects.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Business and management consultancy and related services

2019/S 093-224846

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Blue Orchid Enterprise Solutions Ltd
Blue Orchid Enterprise Solutions Ltd, 401 Cotton Exchange
Liverpool
L3 9LQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Frazer Kearney
Telephone: +44 1512847728
E-mail: HR@blueorchid.co.uk
NUTS code: UKD72
Internet address(es):Main address: www.blueorchid.co.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: www.blueorchid.co.uk/news
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

Other type: LLC

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Blue Orchid Associate Consultant 2019-2023

Reference number: HR19/23

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Blue Orchid is 1 of the most knowledgeable and well-respected providers of business advice and support programmes in the UK. Established in 2001, we have a proven track record of delivering start-up advice and business growth consultancy.

We are currently looking to increase our pool of highly capable and experienced associates and partners for 2019-2023 to support the delivery of a number of ERDF projects.

We are seeking independent consultants with expertise in delivering business support, mentoring and training within the following business areas:

— high growth/scale-up coaching and mentoring,

— leadership and management coaching,

— innovation, product and system development,

— process and improvement, efficiency and productivity support,

— international trade, import and export and brexit advice,

— high growth potential start-up business advice,

— finance and funding support,

— staff development, training and skills gap analysis,

— economic analysis, programme and project evaluation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Applications are sought to join a pool which will operate on a call-off basis to provided the following business consultancy services.

— high growth/scale-up coaching and mentoring,

— leadership and management coaching,

— innovation, product and system development,

— process and improvement, efficiency and productivity support,

— international trade, import and export and brexit advice,

— high growth potential start-up business advice,

— finance and funding support, investment readiness and crowdfunding,

— staff development, training and skills gap analysis,

— economic analysis, programme and project evaluation,

— PR, marketing, creative and digital media,

— non-executive directorships/trustees.

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

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

Start: 31/05/2019
End: 30/04/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Duration in months: 48.

This contract is subject to renewal: yes.

Description of renewals:

A notice will be issued approximately 6 months prior to renewal to commence a new tender procedure.

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

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:
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: 100
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: 31/05/2019
Local time: 17:00
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: 24 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/05/2019
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Blue Orchid Enterprise Solutions Ltd
Blue Orchid Enterprise Solutions Ltd, 401 Cotton Exchange
Liverpool
L3 9LQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1512847728
E-mail: f.kearney@blueorchid.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

N/a
N/a
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/05/2019