Business Support for Internet of Things Hardware Companies

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

2016/S 063-108599

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7917839163
E-mail: allan.evett@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es):

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
E-mail: ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: public procurement

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Innovate UK
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1UE Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The Provision of Acceleration Services for Internet of Things Hardware Businesses.

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

Services
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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Innovate UK has a requirement for services to help accelerate the growth of early stage IoT hardware companies based in the UK.
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)

73300000, 79900000

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: no

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:

The requirement is for two 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 two providers, i.e. 377 291 GBP each.
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

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: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required if considered appropriate.

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

Bids to be priced in £ GBP.

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

Any consortium, SPV, Partnership should ideally have a designated lead service provider, all members will have joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities to any contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
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)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: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).
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

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

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

email: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at

http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

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.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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 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.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: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

UK SBS PR16032

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

no

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: 4.5.2016 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

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

4.5.2016 – 11:00
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

in days: 60 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 4.5.2016 – 11:00
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: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any Supplier.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.3.2016

 

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