Business Support Services for Canterbury City Council

Business Support Services for Canterbury City Council

Canterbury City Council would like to appoint organisations/consultants (Bidders) who can provide 1-2-1 business support alongside a specialist area of knowledge or deliver workshops and seminars.

United Kingdom-Canterbury: Business and management consultancy services

2016/S 011-015488

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Canterbury City Council
Military Road
For the attention of: Mr Benjamin Wyatt
CT1 1YW Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1227862529
E-mail: benjamin.wyatt@canterbury.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.canterbury.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Canterbury City Council
Military Road
CT1 1YW Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1227862360
Fax: +44 1227862020

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Canterbury City Council
Military Road
CT1 1YW Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1227862360
Fax: +44 1227862020

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Canterbury City Council
Military Road
CT1 1YW Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1227862360
Fax: +44 1227862020

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:

Business Support 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 UKJ42

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)

Contract-A65H-U9WID4
Canterbury City Council would like to appoint organisations/consultants (Bidders) who can provide 1-2-1 business support alongside a specialist area of knowledge or deliver workshops and seminars in specialist sector areas. These organisations and/or individuals will support us in delivering outputs and results against several externally and internally funded projects.
We current have funding of 65 000 GBP with a further 100 000 GBP yet to be secured and the possibility of additional funding being secured up to the total value of 250 000 GBP over the life of the project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79410000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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:

Contract-A65H-U9WID4
Canterbury City Council would like to appoint organisations/consultants (Bidders) who can provide 1-2-1 business support alongside a specialist area of knowledge as described in Lot 1, or deliver workshops and seminars in specialist sector areas, as described in Lot 2. These organisations and/or individuals will support us in delivering outputs and results against several externally and internally funded projects.
Our projects will focus on helping local residents and entrepreneurs start up new businesses and support sustainability and growth within existing businesses. All projects will be closely integrated with our existing www.StartMyBiz-Canterbury and www.GrowMyBiz-Canterbury projects.Bidders may apply to undertake the works within both lots and there is no restriction on the number of Lots or sub lots you can apply to.
LOT 1 — 1 to 1 sessions.
You must have experience in general business support as a minimum which will provided alongside the specialism shown in the sub lot:-
General business support,
Business planning,
Market research,
Financial records and financial forecasting,
Strategic business reviews,
Supply chain and shared costs,
Access to finance,
Growth coaching.
The sub lot is split between specialist advice and Bidders are asked to indicate which sub lot is being applied for. Bidders would then give the general business support alongside the specialist advice.
Speciaility Sub-lot 1 — Independent Retail and Franchising.
Speciality Sub-lot 2 — Food production/scaling/logistics.
LOT 2
This lot is broken into the following specialities for delivering Workshops/Seminars.
— Town Centre Retail — delivery of seasonal and event based campaigns across town centres galvanising retailers to work together.
— Food production/scaling/logistics/trading standards.
— Supply chain optimisation /shared costs.
— Integrating digital business solutions e.g. payments out/in, online marketing, social media and sales conversions — ROI.
— Delivering online and offline marketing campaigns.
— Access to finance.
— HR.
— Franchising-How to move from a single location independent business to develop a chain or franchise your business.
We current have funding of 65 000 GBP with a further 100 000 GBP yet to be secured and the possibility of additional funding being secured up to the total value of 250 000 GBP over the life of the project. It is unknown, at this stage, how the funding will be split across the lots and sub-lots.

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: 24 (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:

As described in the tender document (accessed at www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk)

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

As described in the tender document (accessed at www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk)

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

As described in the tender document (accessed at www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk)

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the
subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a
petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are
not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their
directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been
convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in
the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been
convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an
act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration
on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be
declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State
where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by
a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled
obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or
of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled
obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in
which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As described in the tender document (accessed atwww.kentbusinessportal.org.uk)

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As described in the tender document (accessed at www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk)

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

As described in the tender document (accessed at www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk)

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As described in the tender document (accessed at www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk)

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

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:

0038
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: 16.2.2016 – 23:59
Payable documents: no

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

17.2.2016 – 23:59
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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.2.2016 – 9:00
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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Concept Note Ref No: 2S02-019 — Acronym: GEMS.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Court of Justice
The Strand
WCA 2KK London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.1.2016

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