Digital Business Start-Up Programme in the Liverpool City Region

Digital Business Start-Up Programme in the Liverpool City Region

A suitably qualified organisation is sought to operate a high growth digital business start-up programme in the Liverpool City Region.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Financial and insurance services

2019/S 145-357415

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) and LCR Growth Company
1 Mann Island
Liverpool
L3 1BP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement
E-mail: tender@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD7
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Public Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DCT Scale up Business Support — Service Provider to deliver Intensive Business Support Programme for High Growth SMEs in the DCT Sector

Reference number: DN419003

II.1.2)Main CPV code

66000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

A suitably qualified organisation is sought to operate a high growth digital business start-up programme in the Liverpool City Region. It is intended that such a programme will:

— identify and operate an application process for suitable start-up proposals with screening undertaken for the candidates with the most potential,

— provide a programme of support for those companies identified in the first stage which allows them to finalise and implement their business plan,

— undertake a second screening process that offers a programme of highly intensive support to those businesses demonstrating the most potential at the end of phase 1,

— create a networking mechanism/programme and digital system that allows an increasing number of high growth businesses to interact and continue to support one another.

Value ranging from 2 500 000 GBP — 3 500 000 GBP.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 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: UKD7

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A suitably qualified organisation is sought to operate a high growth digital business start-up programme in the Liverpool City Region. It is intended that such a programme will:

— identify and operate an application process for suitable start-up proposals with screening undertaken for the candidates with the most potential,

— provide a programme of support for those companies identified in the first stage which allows them to finalise and implement their business plan,

— undertake a second screening process that offers a programme of highly intensive support to those businesses demonstrating the most potential at the end of phase 1,

— create a networking mechanism/programme and digital system that allows an increasing number of high growth businesses to interact and continue to support one another.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

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

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: 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: 26/08/2019
Local time: 11:00
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: 26/08/2019
Local time: 11:00
Place:

The Chest.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement team.

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

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA)
Liverpool
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:

26/07/2019