Enterprising Worcestershire Business start up and post start Programme

Enterprising Worcestershire Business start up and post start Programme

The County Council is seeking to appoint service providers for the provision of new business start up support and post start support as part of the Enterprising Worcestershire Programme.

UK-Worcester: business development consultancy services

2012/S 158-264451

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Worcestershire County Council
County Hall, Spetchley Road
For the attention of: Mr Steve Brain
WR5 2NP Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1905766952
E-mail: SBrain@worcestershire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk

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

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Enterprising Worcestershire Business start up and post start Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKG12
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The County Council is seeking to appoint service providers for the provision of new business start up support and post start support as part of the Enterprising Worcestershire Programme. The Council is seeking to appoint service providers with funding available from the European Regional Development Funding.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79410000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The County Council may employ more than one provider and therefore encourages organisations to apply for the individual elements of the programme, i.e. the start up and post start support. The maximum value of the contract is 590 800 GBP.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.11.2012. Completion 30.6.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Start up support

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79410000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Post start support
1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79410000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.9.2012 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.9.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Enterprising Worcestershire is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
VI.3)Additional information

Applicants do not need to contact the Council to request to participate – simply register on our eTendering portal and the invitation to tender documents are available for download, at: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/etendering/ the document is in the category “Consultancy, Agency Staff, Education and Training”.

The invitation to tender documents will be available through our eTendering portal within a few days of the date of despatch of this contract notice and will remain available until the date and time specified in Section IV.3.3.
The Council reserves the right to cancel this procurement at any stage and not to award.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) the contracting authorities will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the contract award decision is communicated to tenderers. Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provides for economic operators who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the Regulations to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow an economic operator to apply to the Court to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.8.2012

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