Business Development Services for Invest Northern Ireland

Business Development Services for Invest Northern Ireland

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.

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

2014/S 129-231233

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Square, Bedford Street
For the attention of: Claire Speers
BT2 7ES Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816341
E-mail: claire.speers@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.investni.com

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Invest NI – Business Launch Pad Programme.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UKN

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 6

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
The programme will be delivered via one or more contracts, comprising of 8 separate projects listed below:
Projects under the pilot BLP Programme.
Project 1 – Belfast Metropolitan College.
Project 2 – North West Regional College.
Project 3 – Northern Regional College.
Project 4 – South West College.
Project 5 – Southern Regional College.
Project 6 – South Eastern Regional College.
Project 7 – University of Ulster.
Project 8 – Queens University.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Project 1 – Belfast Metropolitan College

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
The programme will be delivered via one or more contracts, comprising of 8 separate projects listed below:
A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Project 2 – North West Regional College

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Project 3 – Northern Regional College

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Project 4 – South West College

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Project 5 – Southern Regional College

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Project 6 – South Eastern Regional College

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Project 7 – University of Ulster

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Project 8 Queens University

1)Short description

Invest NI requires a Contractor/s to manage and deliver in a specific location the Business Launch Pad Programme (BLP) in the period September 2014 – March 2015. The programme will provide training and mentoring support to students with export focussed growth potential business ideas.
Tenderers may bid for 1, 2 or all of the projects specified above. A Contract will be awarded to the successful Tenderer for each separate project with the result that there will be up to a maximum of 8 Contracts awarded.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Not applicable.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the tender documents which can be downloaded from the following location under Current Opportunities:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed in the tender documents which can be downloaded from the following location under Current Opportunities:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the tender documents which can be downloaded from the following location under Current Opportunities:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the tender documents which can be downloaded from the following location under Current Opportunities:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Contract Manager.
Tenderers must nominate a contract manager and provide an example or examples to demonstrate this person has experience, within the last 3 years of the following:
1. Management and delivery of support programmes to export focused growth potential start-ups;
2. Management and co-ordination of delivery of support programmes including:
— Provision of training and mentoring services;
— Operation of a financial management system;
— Operation of a performance management system;
— Managing customer care (including customer queries and complaints);
— Operation of a quality assurance system;
— Building active linkages with businesses, partners and stakeholders in the enterprise sector.
The example(s) must include the following:
— Project title and description of project objectives;
— The nominated contract manager’s role and responsibility within the project;
— Start and finish dates of the project.
The example(s) must not exceed 2 single sided A4 pages. Responses must be completed in Arial font, size 12. Any additional information outside of the page limit per example will not be evaluated and as such must not be included.)
Key Personnel – Training.
Tenderers must nominate a minimum of 3 key personnel who will be responsible for providing training services under this contract. Tenderers must provide an example or examples to demonstrate each of the nominated personnel have experience, within the last 3 years of the following:
1. Delivering training to start-up entrepreneurs
The example(s) must include the following:
— Project title and description of project objectives;
— The nominated individual’s role and responsibility within the project;
— Start and finish dates of the project.
The example(s) must not exceed 2 single sided A4 pages. Responses must be completed in Arial font, size 12. Any additional information outside of the page limit per example will not be evaluated and as such must not be included.)
Key Personnel – Mentoring
Tenderers must nominate a minimum of 3 key personnel who will be responsible for providing mentoring services under this contract. Tenderers must provide an example or examples to demonstrate each of the nominated personnel have experience, within the last 3 years of the following:
1. Delivering mentoring services to high growth potential start-up entrepreneurs
The example(s) provided must demonstrate experience within the last 3 years.
The example(s) must include the following:
— Project title and description of project objectives;
— The nominated contract manager’s role and responsibility within the project;
— Start and finish dates of the project;
The example(s) must not exceed 2 single sided A4 pages. Responses must be completed in Arial font, size 12. Any additional information outside of the page limit per example will not be evaluated and as such must not be included.)
Each Proposed Project Mentor must also demonstrate experience of (through a 100 word summary) at least 2 of the following areas within the last 3 years:
a) Have started and grown an export business;
b) Business start experience as part of a business development team;
c) Experience in concept/product/service design and development; and
d) Experience working in digital media, ebusiness or cloud based technologies.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the tender documents which can be downloaded from the following location under Current Opportunities:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the tender documents which can be downloaded from the following location under Current Opportunities:

https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

project_17426

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 13.8.2014 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.8.2014 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13.8.2014 – 15:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: March 2015 if applicable.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

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)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See section VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.7.2014

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