Business Assurance Framework – Norfolk

Business Assurance Framework – Norfolk

Norfolk County Council is establishing a framework with one supplier to provide the Council with delivery of reviews, options appraisals, assurance and due diligence activity.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2019/S 065-152061

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Norfolk County Council
Floor 3, County Hall, Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sarah Hardy
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home

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://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/Home
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

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Business Assurance Framework

Reference number: NCCT41790

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Norfolk County Council is establishing a framework with one supplier to provide the Council with delivery of reviews, options appraisals, assurance and due diligence activity as required regarding the commercial viability and business strategy of current and proposed local authority companies, traded services, non-financial investments and asset acquisitions and disposals and provision of advice if requested on business positioning, marketing and pricing.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 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)

79400000
79410000
79411000
79411100
79412000
66171000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH15
NUTS code: UKH16
NUTS code: UKH17
Main site or place of performance:

Norfolk

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Norfolk County Council is establishing a framework with one supplier to provide the Council with delivery of reviews, options appraisals, assurance and due diligence activity as required regarding the commercial viability and business strategy of current and proposed local authority companies, traded services, non-financial investments and asset acquisitions and disposals and provision of advice if requested on business positioning, marketing and pricing. Please note that in addition to the framework Norfolk County Council will be contracting for 2 pieces of work (let as call off contracts to the framework) under this procurement exercise. Other than these 2 pieces of work (which are exemplars of the type of services Norfolk will be contracting for), there is no guarantee under the framework of the financial amount or volume of work that will be transacted through this framework.

The value in this Contract Notice is an estimate only. It is anticipated that most contracts let under the framework will be under 100 000.

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: 1 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Norfolk County Council reserves the right to extend the framework agreement by up to a further 24 months.

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:

As per the tender documentation.

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 a single operator
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: 30/04/2019
Local time: 14:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 30/04/2019
Local time: 14:05
Place:

Norfolk

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:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council’s e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https;//in-tendhost/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Norfolk County Council
Norwich
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/03/2019

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