Business Support Programme Manchester

Business Support Programme Manchester

The Business Growth Hub wishes to appoint a provider to continue the co-delivery of the sector specific growth programme, Greater Connected, as well as design, launch and deliver a follow-up advanced scale-up programme for suitable Digital, Creative and Technology SMEs.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Training programme services

2018/S 021-045118

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GM Business Support Ltd
Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater St
For the attention of: Nick Batty
M1 5JW Manchester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612374044
E-mail: nick.batty@businessgrowthhub.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/

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

Other: Private company running publicly funded projects

I.3)Main activity

Other: Support to local businesses via public funded projects

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:

Digital, Creative and Technology Sector Business Support Programme

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 UKD3

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000,00 and 1 500 000,00 GBP

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

The Business Growth Hub (BGH) wishes to appoint a provider to continue the co-delivery of the sector specific growth programme, Greater Connected, as well as design, launch and deliver a follow-up advanced scale-up programme for suitable Digital, Creative and Technology SMEs.
Over the past one and half years, the BGH has been running a cohort programme called Greater Connected. The programme took up to 20 business owners at a time through an intensive growth curriculum specifically designed for the Digital, Creative and Technology SMEs in the Greater Manchester area. The programme involved 2 full day workshops from industry experts and practitioners as well as 1 half day coaching session in smaller groups. Topics covered during the programme covered:
— strategies for scaling up,
— sales and marketing,
— building strong work teams,
— communicating with influence,
— navigating conflict,
— leading others to succeed,
— overcoming financial obstacles.
Additionally, the programme also focused on creating and community for the alumni which benefited them by gaining access to bespoke events, pitch competitions, skill shares and collaboration opportunities.
Currently anticipated areas of support, based on findings of the Scale-up Institute and our knowledge to date, include but are not limited to:
— talent and skills,
— leadership capacity,
— access to markets,
— finance,
— infrastructure.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

8052100080522000805110007941110079990000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000,00 and 1 500 000,00 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: 33 (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:
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
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: The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions and deadline listed in this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions and deadline listed in this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions and deadline listed in this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

T18016
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: 1.3.2018 – 16:00

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

6.3.2018 – 13:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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): European Regional DevelopmentFund (ERDF)

VI.3)Additional information

The Business Growth Hub (BGH) is the trading name of GM Business Support Limited (GMBS), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Growth Company Limited. The Business Growth Hub helps ambitious business people to realise their growth potential by offering access to a range of practical services, from assessing growth options to unlocking finance or accessing experienced business mentors.

For more information about Business Growth Hub and GM Business Support Limited, please visit us at: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com

You are required to make your ITT submission via The Growth Company In-tend e-tendering platform. You are required to complete a basic registration as a supplier on the In-tend Supplier Platform at the following web address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/manchestergrowthcompany/aspx/Home

Please note that all mandatory fields (highlighted in yellow on the In-Tend Portal) must be completed in order to register your organisation.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Body responsible for mediation procedures

GM Business Support Limited
Manchester
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Business Growth Hub will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period at the point of information on the decision to award the contract is communicated to bidders in accordance with Regulation 32A of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Any bidder wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract, appeal the award, shall have the rights as set out in Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.1.2018

 

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