Consultancy for London Ventures Support Services

Consultancy for London Ventures Support Services

London Councils’ Capital Ambition invites bids for the provision of Consultancy for London Ventures Support Services in order to support the ongoing delivery of the London Ventures Programme.

United Kingdom-London: Business development consultancy services

2015/S 248-450637

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Councils
59 1/2 Southwark Street
London
SE1 0AL
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact person: Thomas Man
Telephone: +44 2079349551
E-mail: tenders@londoncouncils.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/aboutus/invitationtotender
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Consultancy for London Ventures Support Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79411100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

London Councils’ Capital Ambition invites bids for the provision of Consultancy for London Ventures Support Services in order to support the ongoing delivery of the London Ventures Programme, with the consultants acting in a central facilitator/catalyst/broker role. The total value excluding VAT will be between 500 000 GBP and 10 000 000 GBP in total. NB see II.2.4).

Working in close partnership with London Councils, the consultants will:

— Support the existing London Ventures Programme;

— Develop future rounds of London Ventures with both targeted and general tranches;

— Ensure that the Capital Ambition Board has full oversight of the programme and take direction from the Board as appropriate;

— Evolve the London Ventures Programme to ensure it meets the needs of customers and key stakeholders;

— Ensure that the London Ventures Programme generates significant financial benefits for the London local authorities and there is a sufficient return to the programme to sustain it going forward.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411000
79340000
79413000
79400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

London Councils Capital Ambition invites bids for the provision of Consultancy for London Ventures Support Services in order to support the ongoing delivery of the London Ventures Programme, with the consultants acting in a central facilitator/catalyst/broker role.

Working in close partnership with London Councils, the consultants will:

— Support the existing London Ventures Programme;

— Develop future rounds of London Ventures with both targeted and general tranches;

— Ensure that the Capital Ambition Board has full oversight of the programme and take direction from the Board as appropriate;

— Evolve the London Ventures Programme to ensure it meets the needs of customers and key stakeholders;

— Ensure that the London Ventures Programme generates significant financial benefits for the London local authorities and there is a sufficient return to the programme to sustain it going forward.

Important note regarding section II.1.5) (above) and II.2.6) (below) — value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP up to 10 000 000 GBP in total, London Ventures Programme to be self-sustaining by the end of year-3, London Councils’ net expenditure on programme costs not to exceed 1 000 000 GBP.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 18/07/2016
End: 17/07/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Number of possible renewals: 2.

Each renewal up to 2 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

London Councils will choose the limited number of candidates as per regulation 30(4) and 65(4) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and in line with the published guidance to be issued in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As set out in Directive 2004/18/EC – Articles 45 to 51.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As in III.1.1). This will be supplemented by information provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire. Tenderers must have sufficient economic and financial capacity to enable them to perform the contract in compliance with the contractual provisions. If, due to information supplied, London Councils has serious doubts about a tenderer’s financial capacity, or if this is clearly insufficient for performance of the contract, the tender may be rejected without the tenderer being able to claim any financial compensation.

For further information, please refer to the London Ventures Support Service Specification document available to download from http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

For further information, please refer to the London Ventures Support Service Specification document available to download from http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Tenderers must have sufficient technical and professional capacity to enable them to perform the contract in compliance with the contractual provisions. If, in view of information supplied, London Councils has serious doubts about a tenderer’s technical and professional capacity, or if this is clearly insufficient for the performance of the contract, the tender may be rejected without the tenderer being able to claim any financial compensation. The Pre Qualification Questionnaire will provide details of the information and minimum standards required for technical capacity and capability, and for quality assurance.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The ITT will set out some of the required contract performance conditions, others will be defined during the competitive dialogue.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/01/2016
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 10/02/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

London Councils
London
UNITED KINGDOM
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/12/2015

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