Business and Financial Advisors for Arts and Culture Organisations

Business and Financial Advisors for Arts and Culture Organisations

Procurement of a Framework Agreement for Business and Financial Advisors for Arts and Culture Organisations.

United Kingdom-London: Financial consultancy services

2019/S 013-026564

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Arts Council England
21 Bloomsbury St, Bloomsbury
London
WC1B 3HF
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1619344317
E-mail: procurement.services@artscouncil.org.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Procurement of a Framework Agreement for Business and Financial Advisors for Arts and Culture Organisations.

Reference number: ACE 104 ITT

II.1.2)Main CPV code

66171000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Arts Council England is seeking to appoint suitably qualified service providers to a new Framework Agreement (a maximum of 20 service providers) with expertise in a minimum of 2 of the following areas to support Arts Council’s assessment, monitoring and decision-making across its grant programmes:

— financial analysis and business plan appraisal of arts/cultural organisations,

— organisational change and development of arts/cultural organisations,

— knowledge and experience of the various governance models and structures used in the arts/cultural sector in both large and small organisations,

— knowledge and experience of a range of business models used in the arts/cultural sector in both large and small organisations,

— knowledge and experience of specialist areas of work to support organisations to become more resilient, for example (but not limited to) retail and merchandising, HR, asset exploitation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

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)

66171000
72221000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Arts Council England is now seeking to appoint suitably qualified service providers to a new Framework Agreement to provide services to Arts Council on a call off basis during the period of 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2022, with an option to extend for a further 12-month period to 31.3.2023.

Arts Council England is seeking to appoint suitably qualified service providers to a new Framework Agreement (a maximum of 20 service providers) with expertise in a minimum of 2 of the following areas to support Arts Council’s assessment, monitoring and decision-making across its grant programmes:

— financial analysis and business plan appraisal of arts/cultural organisations,

— organisational change and development of arts/cultural organisations,

— knowledge and experience of the various governance models and structures used in the arts/cultural sector in both large and small organisations,

— knowledge and experience of a range of business models used in the arts/cultural sector in both large and small organisations,

— knowledge and experience of specialist areas of work to support organisations to become more resilient, for example (but not limited to) retail and merchandising, HR, asset exploitation.

Service providers on the framework would be expected to provide a written report on their findings.

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

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1.4.2019 to 31.3.2022, with an option to extend for a further 12-month period to 31.3.2023.

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:

See procurement documents.

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: 20
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: yes
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: 18/02/2019
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: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/02/2019
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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court
The Royal Courts of Justice
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

ACE will incorporate a standstill period of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/01/2019

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