Business support and buyer engagement services

Business support and buyer engagement services

SRX2 will work towards widening access to procurement and supply chain opportunities for small and medium sized businesses (SME) in the 10 London boroughs listed above.

UK-London: Procurement consultancy services

2012/S 248-411007

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City of Westminster
14th Floor, 64 Victoria Street
For the attention of: Linda Pinder
SW1E 6QP London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2076414494
E-mail: lpinder@westminster.gov.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
Regional or local authority
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:
Supply Cross River 2 – Business support and buyer engagement 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 UKI11
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
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Procurement consultancy services. Seminar organisation services. Business-development consultancy services. Event services. Westminster City Council acting for the Cross River Partnership (CRP)’s London boroughs of Camden, City of London, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark and the London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Lewisham, and Wandsworth.
CRP has been successful in gaining funding from the London European Regional Development Fund 5 (ERDF5) for the delivery of a local procurement support initially, ‘Supply Cross River 2 – Developing Supply Chains in Central London’ (SXR2).
SRX2 will work towards widening access to procurement and supply chain opportunities for small and medium sized businesses (SME) in the 10 London boroughs listed above.
The specific services:-
Business Support Services
Sector Specific – Creative Industries
Buyer Engagement services
Will be awarded in lots:-
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000, 79951000, 79411100, 79952000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 507 500 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.4.2013. Completion 1.4.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Sub-regional business support activities for SMEs

1)Short description
Lot One is for Business Support Services to support SMEs in the Central London sub region – namely London Boroughs of Camden, City of London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster.
The overall aim is to help SMEs in these boroughs to become more ‘fit to supply’ and win new contracts.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 202 500 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
SXR2 will work towards widening access to procurement and supply chain opportunities for small and medium enterprises, (SMEs) in 10 central London boroughs as listed above.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Local business support activities for SMEs in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea
1)Short description
This lot two is for business support services for SMEs in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.
The overall aim is to help SMEs in the borough to become more ‘fit to supply’ and win new contracts.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 60 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
SXR2 will work towards widening access to procurement and supply chain opportunities for small and medium enterprises, (SMEs) in 10 central London boroughs as listed above.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Business support activities for SMEs, Environmental qualification
1)Short description
Lot three is for business support services leading to environmental policy development and environmental accreditation / qualification for SMEs in the Central London sub region – namely London Boroughs of Camden, City of London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster.
The overall aim is to help SMEs (including environmental SMEs) in these boroughs to become more ‘fit to supply’ and to develop the environmental policies and credentials they need to win certain new contracts.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000, 79951000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 72 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
SXR2 will work towards widening access to procurement and supply chain opportunities for small and medium enterprises, (SMEs) in 10 central London boroughs as listed above.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Sector specific espertise: Creative Industries
1)Short description
Lot four is for an organisation to provide sector specific consultancy and business support to SMEs in the creative industries in Central London – namely London Boroughs of Camden, City of London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster.
The overall aim is to help SMEs (including those in the cultural and creative industries (CCI’s)) in these boroughs to become more ‘fit to supply’ and win new contracts.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 63 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
SXR2 will work towards widening access to procurement and supply chain opportunities for small and medium enterprises, (SMEs) in 10 central London boroughs as listed above
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Buyer Engagement Activities
1)Short description
This lot five is for project-level buyer engagement activities in Central London – namely London Boroughs of Camden, City of London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster, and beyond.
The overall aim is to develop relationships with buyers, promote supplier diversity and sustainable procurement to buyers, and facilitate the opening up of contract opportunities to SMEs in the Central London sub region.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated value excluding VAT: 110 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
SXR2 will work towards widening access to procurement and supply chain opportunities for small and medium enterprises, (SMEs) in 10 central London boroughs as listed above

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A Parent Company Guarantee may be required if the economic operator is part of a group.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment shall be made in accordance with the payment provisions in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Any groups of economic operators must take a form which can contract in English Law or must accept 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: These will be set out in the Invitation to Tender.
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: Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (“PQQ”). Economic operators should read the following instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
If you are interested in this opportunity please send an email to procurement@westminster.gov.uk with the subject: “ARIBA: Private Healthcare.” In the email include:

— Organisation name,
— Individual name,
— Business email,
— Business phone number,
— Business Address.
You will then receive an invite to the opportunity via the Ariba eSourcing system along with a user name. Please ensure you follow all instructions provided in the email. Details of responding are available in the PQQ, the timescales are as per IV.3.3 and IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These are set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: These are set out in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
These are set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
These are set out in the PQQ.
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: These are set out in the PQQ obtainable from the contact.
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
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 24.1.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.1.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
14.2.2013
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
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
GO Reference: GO-20121220-PRO-4468211
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
The Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Appeals must be lodged in accordance with Regulations 47D to 47P of the Public Contract Regulations 2006, as amended by The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.12.2012

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