Business Support Services Leeds

Business Support Services Leeds

The purpose of the REF is to establish a business support product that will assist Leeds City Region SMEs to identify, fund and implement capital resource efficiency improvements.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Business and management consultancy services

2015/S 228-415295

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Wellington House, 40-50, Wellington Street
For the attention of: Christopher Brooks
LS1 2DE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1132517237
E-mail: chris.brooks@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.westyorks-ca.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

Economic and financial affairs

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:

LEP — Resource Efficiency Fund.

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 UKE4,UKE2

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 several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 39

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 275 000 and 400 000 GBP

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

The purpose of the REF is to establish a business support product that will assist Leeds City Region SMEs to identify, fund and implement capital resource efficiency improvements by providing technical assessment, wrap around support and capital grants to eligible businesses.
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) intends to procure a framework of consultants for the Leeds Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to deliver technical resource efficiency assessments of SME businesses, identifying the possible improvement opportunities across waste, water and energy, together with a review of the financing options available to the business to deliver these improvements.
It is anticipated that the REF will be part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 and the Local Growth Fund.

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): 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:

Full details will be given in the invitation to tender documents.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 25.4.2016. Completion 25.7.2019

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: Full details are given in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

This can be downloaded from WYCA’s e-tendering website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westyorkshireca/aspx/Home

Hover on and select ‘Tenders’ followed by, ‘Current’ and ‘View Details’. There will be a registration process after which interested parties can log in and gain access to the project.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details are given in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

This can be downloaded from WYCA’s e-tendering website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westyorkshireca/aspx/Home

Hover on and select ‘Tenders’ followed by, ‘Current’ and ‘View Details’. There will be a registration process after which interested parties can log in and gain access to the project.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Full details are given in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

This can be downloaded from WYCA’s e-tendering website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westyorkshireca/aspx/Home

Hover on and select ‘Tenders’ followed by, ‘Current’ and ‘View Details’. There will be a registration process after which interested parties can log in and gain access to the project.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details are given in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

This can be downloaded from WYCA’s e-tendering website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westyorkshireca/aspx/Home

Hover on and select ‘Tenders’ followed by, ‘Current’ and ‘View Details’. There will be a registration process after which interested parties can log in and gain access to the project.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Full details are given in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

This can be downloaded from WYCA’s e-tendering website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westyorkshireca/aspx/Home

Hover on and select ‘Tenders’ followed by, ‘Current’ and ‘View Details’. There will be a registration process after which interested parties can log in and gain access to the project.

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

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details are given in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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:

PROJECT NO. CA0120

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

no

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

4.1.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

18.1.2016

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: no

VI.3)Additional information

A pre-qualification questionnaire can be downloaded from WYCA’s e-tendering website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/westyorkshireca/aspx/Home

Hover on and select ‘Tenders’ followed by, ‘Current’ and ‘View Details’. There will be a registration process after which interested parties can log in and gain access to the project.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

WYCA

Body responsible for mediation procedures

WYCA

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

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

WYCA

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.11.2015

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