Business Support for Internet of Things Hardware Companies
Innovate UK has a requirement for services to help accelerate the growth of early stage Internet of Things hardware companies based in the UK.
United Kingdom-Swindon: Design and execution of research and development
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
Contact point(s): Major Projects Procurement
For the attention of: Allan Evett
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 7917839163
General address of the contracting authority: www.uksbs.co.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: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Internet address: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1UE Swindon
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
IoT UK includes a Research Hub (University College London and partners), Smart City Demonstrator (Manchester), health demonstrators (West of England and Surrey) and other research, innovation and enterprise activity. For information please see IoTUK.org.uk
The procurement aims to help secure specialist provision of services in the UK to help early stage companies specialising in designing, developing and manufacturing hardware for the Internet of Things (IoT) to bring their products and services to market and grow their business. In particular, to help them overcome challenges that frequently arise between the development of a hardware prototype and minimum viable product (MVP) and manufacturing at scale.
The requirement is for 2 providers to undertake design to manufacture services for 10 start-up IoT companies over a period of 12 months (Jun-16 to May-17). Total funds of 754 582 GBP plus VAT are to be split evenly between the 2 successful providers.
Contract progress will be monitored via regular Contractor reports and through use of the Innovate UK’s existing network of monitoring officers and monitoring liaison officers who will monitor the progress/success of the start-up companies.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The two successful bidders will be selected as being the 2 highest scoring submissions against the award criteria for each opportunity valued at 377 291 GBP. There is no division into lots and one bidder shall not win both of the 2 available opportunities.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 754 592 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: The government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money.
Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new government contract, the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing regulatory needs and law, plus the protection of national security.
Suppliers (including SPV’s, Consortia and Partnerships) may be required to clearly demonstrate recent successful experience in similar projects and environments.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.
Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailingExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk.
Your email must clearly state:
the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
Your organisations full name as a registered supplier;
the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd ): Freephone: 0345 010 3503
Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at
Responses must be received by the date in IV.3.4.
Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See RFP documentation.
— Clear and credible source of funds.
All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See RFP documentation.
— Evidence of previously working successfully as an IoT hardware accelerator
— Evidence of previous follow-on funding for early stage companies.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: