EANF Evaluation and Learning Contract for Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund is seeking a suitably qualified service provider to provide evaluation and learning services for the pilot phase of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund.
United Kingdom-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place
EC4A 1DE London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm
Electronic access to information: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm
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: Big Lottery Fund
For the attention of: Marilyn Dent
EC4A 1DE 1 Plough Place
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Grant Making Body
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Big Lottery Fund is seeking a suitably qualified service provider to provide evaluation and learning services for the pilot phase of the Early Action Neighbourhood Fund. The service provider will be required to provide evaluation and learning support services to grant holders as well as analysis on the effectiveness of the structure and delivery of the programme.
Detailed information on our service requirements are set out in the ITT which is available to download from the following link:http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
However, the Fund reserves the right to extend the contract for up to a further 12 months and award further similar and additional services in which case the initial value would increase proportionality.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 187 500 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract is for a term of 5 years but may be extended for a period of up to a further 12 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the tender documents which can be downloaded at http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Bidders will fail if any of the conditions apply and will be excluded from the procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Bidders are required to have adequate financial standing to perform the services without putting the Authority at risk. The financial ability of bidders will be assessed before their tender is evaluated as follows:
In order for us to carry out this assessment please provide copies of last 2 year’s audited accounts and annual reports to include:
— Balance Sheet,
— Profit and Loss Account,
— Full notes to the accounts,
— Director’s report/auditor’s report.
If you are unable to submit the information requested above because your organisation is below the threshold for which audited accounts are required, please submit the following documents instead:
— Balance Sheet,
— Profit and Loss Statement.
Failure to achieve this minimum requirement and pass the financial assessment shall result in the bidder being excluded from further participation in the tender competition.
2) Bidders total costs for performing the contract do not exceed GBP 225 000 including VAT and expenses.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
1) As a minimum, bidders must provide evidence of 3 years’ experience of successfully carrying out services of a similar scale, value and complexity to those that may be provided under this Contract.
2) Bidders must comply with all instructions in the ITT.
3) Bidders must have a formal quality management system in place.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
The High Court, the Royal Courts of Justice
WC4A 2LL London
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: