Event Services Going Global 2014

Event Services Going Global 2014

It is a two day event, comprising of: an opening and closing plenary presentation for approx 1200 delegates; a series of 30+ mini-plenary – parallel sessions for up to 300 delegates; poster presentations;  an exhibition of approx 40 stands which takes place throughout the event.
UK-London: Public relations services

2013/S 098-167634

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
For the attention of: Brian D’Mello
SW1A 2BN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073894646
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org
Fax: +44 2073894115

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Registered Charity
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:
Going Global 2014.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Miami, USA.
NUTS code
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 British Council whose principal offices are in 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1 2BN and Bridgewater House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6BB, invites offers provide events services for Going Global 2014 in the USA.
The event takes place annually. This year the event takes place at Miami Beach Convention Centre. It is the first time the event has taken place in the USA.
It is a two day event, comprising of:
– an opening and closing plenary presentation for approx 1200 delegates;
– a series of 30+ mini-plenary – parallel sessions for up to 300 delegates;
– poster presentations;
– an exhibition of approx 40 stands which takes place throughout the event;
– multi-purpose space for networking/ buffet lunch/down time etc;
– press room, speaker preview rooms and private meeting spaces.
The event takes place from 29 April to 1 May 2014, with 28 April being the set up day. There will be a small number of meetings held in the parallel session rooms on the afternoon of 29 April. There is a welcome reception at a separate venue on the evening of 29 April which could be added to this brief. Due to the calibre of delegate (policy makers and practitioners) the exhibition area also requires creative thought, as it is not wanted to have a trade fair atmosphere. Please note the exhibition build and management will be outsourced separately however layout in the scheme of the overall event will need to be considered. The exhibition typically consists of 40 shell schemes.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000, 32320000, 79950000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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:
No special legal form is required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severably responsible for the contract before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by ay means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Contractors will be required to register with https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil to take part in the tender process. Once registered, contractors must re-enter the site, go to their tenders and download the relevant documents, complete it and upload it. Instructions can be downloaded from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the documents. All completed documents should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the minimum standard questionnaires. All completed minimum standard questionnaires questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Contractors will be required to register with https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil to take part in the tender process.

Once registered, contractors must re-enter the site, go to their tenders and download the relevant documents, complete it and upload it. Instructions can be downloaded from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil .

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the documents. All completed documents should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the minimum standard questionnaires. All completed minimum standard questionnaires questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: no

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:
Going Global 2014/USA/03
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
12.7.2013 – 12:00
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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) (delete as appropriate) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.5.2013

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