Economic Research and Bid Support Framework Devon and Somerset

Economic Research and Bid Support Framework Devon and Somerset

Devon County Council and Somerset County Council are looking to establish an Economic research and bid support Framework of suppliers.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2018/S 077-171958

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Devon County Council
County Hall, Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Kirby
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: paul.kirby@devon.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.devon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Somerset County Council
County Hall
Taunton
TA1 4DY
United Kingdom
Contact person: James Gilgrist
E-mail: JGilgrist@somerset.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.somerset.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

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:

CPF1441-17 Economic Research and Bid Support Framework

Reference number: DN331678

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73000000 – AA01

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Devon County Council (DCC) and Somerset County Council (SCC) are looking to establish an Economic research and bid support framework of suppliers to facilitate the easy commissioning of economic research and evaluation as well as bid support and business case development to enhance the economies of Devon, Somerset and the Heart of the South West area.

Whilst the Framework is managed by DCC, SCC have entered into a collaboration agreement permitting them to jointly use the framework and award their own contracts through each of the Lots. The contracting body will become the accountable body for that contract and responsible for all administration, management, payments, disputes and guidance associated with it.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Economic Research and Analysis

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73000000
79311410

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 will be focussed on undertaking bespoke analysis and research of economic events, topics and geographies, which will enhance and add value to our existing economy evidence base. The gathering of evidence from primary and secondary research and analysing the impacts of certain events on the economy will help to provide a deeper understanding of specific issues relating to the economies of Devon, Somerset and potentially the wider Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW LEP) area. This will also assist with providing evidence of proposed interventions (e.g. to assist funding applications) as well as provide support to quantify the outputs from existing initiatives to assess whether they are exercising good practice, providing value for money and have achieved their aims.

Further information on Heart of the South West can be found at the following website: https://heartofswlep.co.uk/

It is estimated that the value of contracts awarded under this framework are likely to be in the range of 350 000 GBP – 450 000 GBP. The budget for this Lot is influenced by internal and external funding streams that will be leveraged from other sources for specific pieces of research. These figures must be considered as a guide only and there is no guarantee of any work to be awarded under Lot 1 of this framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 450 000.00 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

Although it is envisaged 10 suppliers will be promoted to each lot. between a minimum of 8 suppliers and a maximum of 12 suppliers may be promoted onto the framework for each lot depending on where a natural break in the scoring occurs.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Bid Writing and Business Case Development

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79310000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot is for the provision of specialist technical support on an individual basis to DCC or SCC in relation to bid writing and business case development. The Lot will be used to commission bid writing services to draw down funding from various sources such as European regional development fund, European structural investment fund, Enhanced social enterprise programmes and other regional and central government funds. Other works put through Lot 2 will be for researching and writing business cases for projects such as innovation centres and infrastructure projects. These may include primary research to identify local need as well as outlining project financials and other aspects of support to project management through to design and execution.

It is estimated that the value of contracts awarded under this framework are likely be in the range of 75 000 GBP – 150 000 GBP. The budget for this Lot is influenced by internal and external funding streams that will be leveraged from other sources for specific pieces of research. These figures must be considered as a guide only and there is no guarantee of any work to be awarded under Lot 2 of this framework.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 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

Although it is envisaged 10 suppliers will be promoted to each lot. between a minimum of 8 suppliers and a maximum of 12 suppliers may be promoted onto the framework for each lot depending on where a natural break in the scoring occurs.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 20
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

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

Date: 24/05/2018
Local time: 12:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/05/2018
Local time: 12:05

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:

DCC is using the supplying the South West portal (http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/) for this tender opportunity. Tender documentation can only be accessed here once a supplier has logged in to the portal.. In addition, any expressions of interest, questions surrounding the tender or submissions must be made through this portal.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Devon County Council Legal Department
County Hall, Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD
United KingdomInternet address:https://new.devon.gov.uk/
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:

19/04/2018

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