Contract for Durham SME Digital Engagement Project

Contract for Durham SME Digital Engagement Project

A suitable delivery organisation is required to design and deliver a programme to engage SME’s in County Durham in using digital technology to enable them to improve their business performance and improve their competitiveness.

United Kingdom-Durham: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2017/S 109-219582

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
Durham
DH1 5UL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Carroll
E-mail: richard.carroll@durham.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKC14Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.durham.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepo.org

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nepo.org
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:

Contract for Durham SME Digital Engagement Project.

Reference number: DN281148

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

A suitable delivery organisation is required to design and deliver a programme to engage SME’s in County Durham in using digital technology to enable them to improve their business performance and improve their competitiveness.

The project is a three year programme of support to SMEs to improve their competitiveness through take-up of digital technology. The aims of the project will be to:

— engage and energise businesses to consider how they can improve their business by adopting digital technologies,

— remove the practical and financial barriers to businesses in doing so,

— embed a culture where the desire and ability to exploit digital technologies becomes a core business skill.

It is to be noted: The Council is currently in the process of submitting an ERDF (European Regional Development Funds) application for the funding to enable delivery of this Project.

Further information of the Project and Project deliverables is provided in the Tender Pack via www.nepo.org

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC14

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A suitable delivery organisation is required to design and deliver a programme to engage SME’s in County Durham in using digital technology to enable them to improve their business performance and improve their competitiveness.

The project is a three year programme of support to SMEs to improve their competitiveness through take-up of digital technology. The aims of the project will be to:

— engage and energise businesses to consider how they can improve their business by adopting digital technologies,

— remove the practical and financial barriers to businesses in doing so,

— embed a culture where the desire and ability to exploit digital technologies becomes a core business skill.

It is to be noted: The Council is currently in the process of submitting an ERDF (European Regional Development Funds) application for the funding to enable delivery of this Project.

Further information of the Project and Project deliverables is provided in the Tender Pack via www.nepo.org

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The Council intends to invite the 5 highest scoring bidding organisations to tender, subject to having also passed Part 1, Part 2, and the other sections of Part 3, and achieved a minimum weighted score of 60.00 % for the Technical Questions in this section.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).

II.2.14)Additional information

Please go to www.nepo.org and the reference number is DN281148.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
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
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: no
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: 10/07/2017
Local time: 16:00

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

Date: 24/07/2017

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: 3 (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:

Organisations can register electronically for the documents via www.nepoportal.org. The reference number is DN281148. Please note the documents must be downloaded from the NEPO Portal system before the dates and times specified, they cannot be issued via email. Any questions must be raised via the Nepo portal system for a response.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Durham County Council
Durham
DH1 5UL
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information of the award of the Contract is communicated to bidders. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill

period which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for the unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Regulations 2015 provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/06/2017

 

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