Business Growth Hub Public Relations Services Contract

Business Growth Hub Public Relations Services Contract

The Business Growth Hub wishes to appoint a single service provider to enter into a Contract for the delivery of public relations services.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Public relations services

2016/S 208-377351

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GM Business Support Ltd
Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater St
For the attention of: Nick Batty
M1 5JW Manchester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612374044
E-mail: nick.batty@businessgrowthhub.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/

Electronic access to information: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/tenders

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

Other: private company running publicly funded projects

I.3)Main activity

Other: support to local businesses via public funded projects

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:

Public Relations Services.

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

NUTS code UKD3

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 25

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 300 000 GBP

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

The Business Growth Hub (BGH) wishes to appoint a single service provider to enter into a Contract for the delivery of public relations (PR) services.
The successful company will be expected to provide PR services to the Business Growth Hub (and there may be a requirement for additional services to be brought in as required for other areas of the Manchester Growth Company) which will encompass general media relations and editorial support.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000

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: no

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

Starting 20.12.2016. Completion 31.12.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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:

Details of the financing conditions and payment arrangements will be set out in the framework documentation and the Invitation to Tender.

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

In the event of a group of organisations submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary for them to provide an undertaking that each company shall be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of any frameworks and call-off contracts entered into with Business Growth Hub.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Formation and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4) of this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4) of this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4) of this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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
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
IV.3)Administrative information

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

T16012

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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

30.11.2016 – 12:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

The Business Growth Hub service helps ambitious business people to realise their growth potential by offering access to a range of practical services, from assessing growth options to unlocking finance or accessing experienced business mentors.
The Business Growth Hub service is offered by GM Business Support Limited, which is part of the Manchester Growth Company. The group employs over 1 000 staff and delivers more than 60 000 000 GBP of business support services annually and is accountable to the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

For more information about Business Growth Hub, which is a trading name of GM Business Support Limited, please visit us at:http://www.businessgrowthhub.com

Tenders can be accessed and downloaded via the Business Growth Hub Website: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/tenders

The contract may be extended up to June 2019 if agreed by both parties and subject to GM Business Support Limited providing at least one month’s notice of any extensions.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Business Growth Hub will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point of information on the decision to award the contract is communicated to bidders in accordance with Regulation 32A of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Any bidder wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract, appeal the award, shall have the rights as set out in Part 9 of the Public Contract Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.10.2016

 

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