Business Growth Programme Lincolnshire

Business Growth Programme Lincolnshire

Business Lincolnshire Sustainable Business Growth Programme.

United Kingdom-Lincoln: Business development consultancy services

2016/S 097-173398

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Procurement Lincolnshire
c/o Lincolnshire County Council, Orchard House, Orchard Street
Lincoln
LN1 1BA
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact person: Commercial Team
Telephone: +44 1522553956
E-mail: Fiona.fielding@lincolnshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF30

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Business-development-consultancy-services./7D5423B4ZV
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Business-development-consultancy-services./7D5423B4ZV
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 Lincolnshire Sustainable Business Growth Programme.

Reference number: BLGH16/ITT01

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79411100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Delivery of a strategic and comprehensive business growth support programme, tailored to the specific needs of eligible SMEs within Lincolnshire via the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub.

The Hub will provide information, covering all sectors and growth stages through a collaborative partnership approach to business support, growth and advice. It will also provide a single access point to a targeted package of information, diagnostic, advisory, coaching, mentoring and business development programmes.

This includes specialist support around:

Growth Advice Service (diagnostic, action planning and brokerage),

Supply Chain Development (previously Supply Lincolnshire)

Resource Efficiency (previously Sustain Lincolnshire),

Investment Readiness / Investor Matching Service (previously Lincolnshire Investment Network),

Digital Business Support (previously Onlincolnshire).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 557 280.00 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
79400000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79412000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF30
Main site or place of performance:

Lincolnshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Growth Hubs are locally-led partnerships that coordinate business, innovation and trade support within a Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area and make it simple for businesses to access the support they need. They aim to bring together all of the local bodies involved in supporting businesses, working with national bodies such as UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Innovate UK to ensure that national and local business support works together in the most streamlined and effective way possible, putting the business customer at the centre of the system.

Specifically, they raise awareness of national and local business support, provide a single access point for businesses and provide a diagnostic and signposting service to make sure that all businesses, no matter what their size or sector, knows what is available and can access the right support for them.

Through the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) wish to develop and deliver a strategic and comprehensive business growth support programme, tailored to the specific needs of eligible SMEs within Lincolnshire.

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub will provide information, covering all sectors and growth stages through a collaborative partnership approach to business support, growth and advice. It will also provide a single access point to a targeted package of information, diagnostic, advisory, coaching, mentoring and business development programmes.

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub will incorporate all of the business support activity that has previously been delivered under discrete brand names. These include:

— Growth Advice Service (diagnostic, action planning and brokerage),

— Supply Chain Development (previously Supply Lincolnshire),

— Resource Efficiency (previously Sustain Lincolnshire),

— Investment Readiness / Investor Matching Service (previously Lincolnshire Investment Network),

— Digital Business Support (previously Onlincolnshire).

The Contract will be let for an initial period of 3 years intended to commence on Monday 11.7.2016 with the option to extend for 2 further periods of up to 3 years each, up to a maximum contract period of 9 years, dependent on performance and further funding.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Overarching Requirements / Programme Management / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Growth Advice Service / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Development / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Resource Efficiency Support / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Access to Finance Support / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Digital Development Support / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Budget / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Implementation / Weighting: 8
Quality criterion – Name: Innovation / Weighting: 7
Quality criterion – Name: Risks / Business Continuity / Exit Strategy / Weighting: 5
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 0

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 557 280.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 108
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Included is the option to extend for 2 further periods of up to 3 years up to a maximum contract period of 9 years, dependent on performance and further funding being received.

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: yes
Identification of the project: ERDF Priority Axis 3: Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises. ERDF Priority Axis 2: 2b Enhancing Access to, and use and quality of Information and Communications Technology.
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

List and brief description of conditions:

As described within the procurement documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As described within the procurement documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As described within the procurement documentation.

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 described within the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
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: 17/06/2016
Local time: 09:00
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: 17/06/2016
Local time: 09:01
Place:

Lincolnshire.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Commercial Team, Lincolnshire County Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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GO Reference: GO-2016518-PRO-8225979.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Lincolnshire County Council
Lincoln
UNITED KINGDOM
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/05/2016

 

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