Business Mentoring Support for Student/Graduate Start-Ups

Business Mentoring Support for Student/Graduate Start-Ups

The University are looking to procure specialised business mentoring support for Student – Graduate start-ups.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Education and training services

2016/S 061-104741

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northumbria University
Sutherland Building
For the attention of: Jill Black
NE1 8ST Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912274303
E-mail: jill.black@northumbria.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Education

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:

T15/3373 Framework Contract for Northumbria Enterprise and Business Support (NEBS).

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

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UKC22.
NUTS code

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 37

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 156 666,67 GBP

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

The University are looking to procure specialised business mentoring support for Student – Graduate start-ups. This contract is a Framework Contract composed of 5 lots, the University will appoint a maximum of 3 suppliers to each lot. This framework is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

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 all 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:

Framework contract, multiple suppliers, 37 months. Initial contract period of 25 months with an option to extend for a further 12 month period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 156 666,67 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 37 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Sales and Marketing

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Finance

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: IP/Legal Issues

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Business Growth

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: PR

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The contracting authority reserves the right to require any deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance or similar protections which in its absolute discretion requires.

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

Delivery Payment.

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

Groupings of tenderers may be required to form separate limited company, take a particular form, that 1 takes responsibility and liability and/or each accepts joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the tender documentation.
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.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the Business Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the tender documents.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 below

1. Quality. Weighting 80

2. Price. Weighting 20

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:

T15/3373

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

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 242-439717 of 15.12.2015

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: 3.5.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

3.5.2016 – 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

until: 30.6.2019

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 3.5.2016 – 12:00

Place:

Sutherland Building.

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: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): ERDF Full Application.
Project Title — Northumbria Enterprise and Business Support.
Project Reference — 009NE1420.

VI.3)Additional information

Please follow these instructions to electronically register your interest in this contract:

1. Go to the website located at www.northumbriaunitenders.org

2. If you have a log in select ‘log in’, if not select ‘register’;
3. To register against a contract, select the binoculars beside the Latest Opportunities Section;
4. Select any relevant search criteria or alternatively click ‘search’ to search all;
5. Click on the highlighted link for the contract that you are interested in;
6. Click on ‘Register Interest’;
7. Download the tender documents and once completed upload before the closing time and date.
As this is a framework agreement the value is estimated and there is no guarantee of spend throughout the agreement.
Please note that this is a Voluntary Contract Notice as this category of spend is classified as Light Touch Services and the Procurement process will be carried out as set out in the tender documents.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Sutherland Building
NE1 8ST Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jill.black@northumbria.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1912274303
Internet address: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Ellison Building
NE1 8ST Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912274334
Internet address: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: comct.registry@hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2079476112

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.3.2016

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