Business Advisory Service for InterTradeIreland
The Board of InterTradeIreland now wishes to appoint a suitably experienced contractor to undertake the role of Finance for Growth Information and Advisory Service.
United Kingdom-Newry: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Old Gasworks, Business Park, Kilmory Street
For the attention of: Louise Jamison
BT34 2DE Newry
Telephone: +44 2890816346
General address of the contracting authority: www.intertradeireland.com
Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland and Ireland.
NUTS code UKN,IE0
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.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 1
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.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the tender documents.
As per the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
[SC1] Team Experience – Each team member must demonstrate experience within the last 3 years of providing advice to companies which enables them to access and source finance for growth. Examples must be provided of completed projects and the examples must cover different types of finance for growth and businesses of differing sizes, stages of development and sectors. The examples must also outline the result for the business of providing this advice.
[SC2] Team Experience – Each team member must demonstrate experience within the last 3 years of working with and maintaining a network of contacts (in Ireland and Northern Ireland) with organisations providing finance for growth to SMEs. Examples must be provided of completed projects and the examples must demonstrate the breadth of the tenderer’s contacts and demonstrate their experience in making referrals and introductions. Specific contacts and relevance to service provision under this contract must be clearly outlined (given InterTradeIreland’s remit as an all island body, i.e. covering both jurisdictions).
[SC3] Team Experience – Each team member must demonstrate experience of assessing the funding requirements and capacity of SMEs within the last 3 years. Examples must be provided of completed projects.
Tenderers should note that ‘within the last 3 years’ refers to within 3 years from the closing date of this tender competition.
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.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Only CPD procurement staff with access to the project on eSourcing.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/ Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) ***(delete as appropriate)*** provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: