Business Start-up Support Services in Warwickshire

Business Start-up Support Services in Warwickshire

The service should provide support to individuals interested in starting a business, new businesses, start-ups and early stage businesses.

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

2015/S 246-446271

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Warwickshire County Council
PO Box 3, Shire Hall, Market Place
Warwick
CV34 4RH
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1926736144
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG13Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/csw-jets
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 Start-up support services.

Reference number: 00003448

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Warwickshire County Council (the Authority) is seeking to appoint a specialist organisation to deliver a start-up service across Warwickshire. The service should provide support to individuals interested in starting a business, new businesses, start-ups and early stage businesses. The service will be funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), the Authority and the District/Boroughs Councils

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG13
Main site or place of performance:

The County Council Boundaries of Warwickshire County Council

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Warwickshire County Council (the Authority) is seeking to appoint a specialist organisation to deliver a start-up service across Warwickshire. The service should provide support to individuals interested in starting a business, new businesses, start-ups and early stage businesses.

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: 3 000 000.00 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:

The initial contract term will be 2 years however the Authority reserves the right to extend the contract by further periods not exceeding 12 months (12 months being the maximum available extension period] at the discretion of the Authority based on the contract performance of the successful applicant)

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract term will be 2 years however the Authority reserves the right to extend the contract by further periods not exceeding 12 months (12 months being the maximum available extension period] at the discretion of the Authority based on the contract performance of the successful applicant)

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: ESIF

II.2.14)Additional information

The service will be funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), the Authority and the District/Boroughs Councils.

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 detailed in the Invitation to Tender

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As detailed in the Invitation to Tender

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As detailed in the Invitation to Tender

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As detailed in the Invitation to Tender

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As detailed in the Invitation to Tender

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 stated in the ITT

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
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: yes
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: 29/01/2016
Local time: 12:00
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: 29/01/2016
Local time: 12:30
Place:

Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4RH.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Officers of Warwickshire County Council and/or their appointed agents

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Warwickshire County Council
Shire Hall, Market Place
Warwick
CV34 4RH
UNITED KINGDOMInternet address:http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement
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:

17/12/2015

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