Department for International Trade Investment Support Services

Department for International Trade Investment Support Services

The Department for International Trade is seeking a strategic partner to deliver the Government’s ambitious Foreign Direct Investment agenda.

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

2017/S 209-433556

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for International Trade
3 Whitehall Place
London
SW1A 2AW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Sophie Pleterski
E-mail: sophie.pleterski@trade.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=c6abfa16-7726-e711-80df-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=c6abfa16-7726-e711-80df-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Investment Support Services.

Reference number: DN261347

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for International Trade is seeking a strategic partner to deliver the Government’s ambitious Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) agenda.

The successful bidder will be central to DIT’s investment services and a partner in shaping the future. This contract represents a significant opportunity to transform our FDI operations into being the most sophisticated investment promotion agency in the world in terms of targeting support where it adds greatest economic value to the UK. This will require innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and operational excellence.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 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)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department for International Trade is seeking a strategic partner to deliver the Government’s ambitious Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) agenda.

The successful bidder will be central to DIT’s investment services and a partner in shaping their future. This contract represents a once-in-a-decade opportunity to transform our Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) operations, enhancing DIT’s position from one of the world’s most respected investment promotion agencies to being the most sophisticated investment promotion agency in the world in terms of targeting support where it adds greatest economic value to the UK. This will require expertise, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and operational excellence.

To achieve this, we will ask the successful bidder to conduct an operational review within the first 3 months of the contract and institute strategic forums to develop opportunities to drive innovation through DIT’s investment services. Our partnership we will forge a mutually beneficial relationship that builds on each other’s capabilities; this will be underpinned by the successful bidder’s core operational capability for delivering the service, and fully draw upon their global network and expertise in international investment.

The successful bidder’s responsibilities will range from gathering business intelligence and conducting market research to inform DIT priorities, to coordinating project teams delivering end-to-end support to individual investors, to managing key relationships with investors in a way that encourages growth of their activities within the UK. In this way we aim to work alongside the provider to deliver comprehensive, holistic support that Government is uniquely placed to provide.

Against the backdrop of a global landscape is ever more competitive it will be increasingly important for Governments’ support for foreign investment to be efficient, relevant and value-adding for both investors and HMG. Given the critical role within our operations, business continuity will of course be important. Nevertheless, to fulfil Government’s stretching ambitions for foreign investment we will need the supplier to be ambitious in their approach and able to act quickly as a result of findings from the operational review.

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: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract is for an initial duration of 3 years with two extension periods of up to 1 year each.

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: 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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

Open 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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 087-169749

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

Date: 20/11/2017
Local time: 09:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Date: 20/11/2017
Local time: 10:00

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

Department for International Trade
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:

27/10/2017

 

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