Export Support Services in Wales

Export Support Services in Wales

Lot 1 of the Framework agreement will cover ITD which requires the successful tenderers to provide assistance to companies on a 1-1 basis to help develop their capabilities for exporting.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Research and development consultancy services

2015/S 189-343252

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
For the attention of: Jenna Dillon
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000628670

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000628670
Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000628670
Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000628670
Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Public order and safety
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

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:

Framework Agreement for Export Support Services.

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: Worldwide.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 40

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The International Trade Team within Welsh Government have a suite of Trade Support Programmes which aim to support the delivery of Economic Renewal by promoting and supporting the internationalisation of Welsh businesses. 2 of these programmes are International Trade Development (ITD) and International Trade Opportunities (ITO).
This tender exercise aims to ensure that the Welsh Ministers (herein after referred to as the Client) has access to a network of motivated experts to provide high quality international trade advice, business support and other related services to new and existing exporters across all regions of Wales.
Lot 1 of the Framework agreement will cover ITD which requires the successful tenderers to provide assistance to companies on a 1-1 basis to help develop their capabilities for exporting.
Lot 2 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO and will be split into 7 sub regions (as described in the Annex of this notice). The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=32871

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 73220000, 79400000, 72221000, 79410000, 79411100

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 all lots

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:

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
The value stated is the estimated value for the entire framework and for the maximum framework duration available of 4 years and is excluding VAT.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 000 000 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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: International Trade Development (ITD)

1)Short description

The primary requirement of this lot is to:
— Provide development support and guidance for new exporters within Wales who are trading overseas for the first time, ensuring ease of entry into global markets; and
— Provide support for existing exporters to increase their market share in current markets and in entering new markets through tailored specialist 1 to 1 support.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000, 72221000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: 2B — Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia

1)Short description

The primary requirement of ITO will assist companies to identify export opportunities in a range of overseas markets. This lot will cover the following regions:
Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Greece.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 73220000, 79400000, 72221000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: 2C — Middle East and Africa

1)Short description

The primary requirement of ITO will assist companies to identify export opportunities in a range of overseas markets. This lot will cover the following regions:
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Oman, UAE, South Africa.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 73220000, 79400000, 72221000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: 2D — Americas

1)Short description

The primary requirement of ITO will assist companies to identify export opportunities in a range of overseas markets. This lot will cover the following regions:
USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 73220000, 72221000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: 2E — India

1)Short description

The primary requirement of ITO will assist companies to identify export opportunities in a range of overseas markets. This lot will cover the following region:
India.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 73220000, 72221000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: 2F — Asia Pacific 1

1)Short description

The primary requirement of ITO will assist companies to identify export opportunities in a range of overseas markets. This lot will cover the following regions:
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 73220000, 72221000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: 2G — Asia Pacific 2

1)Short description

The primary requirement of ITO will assist companies to identify export opportunities in a range of overseas markets. This lot will cover the following regions:
Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 73220000, 72221000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: 2A — International Trade Opportunities — Western Europe

1)Short description

The primary requirement of ITO will assist companies to identify export opportunities in a range of overseas markets. This lot will cover the following regions:
Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000, 73200000, 79400000, 72221000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

This framework agreement will operate for a period of 3 years from the contract start date (with an option to extend for a further period of 1 year subject to the outcome of a framework performance review).
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:

The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and / or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in Sterling. Payment to be made in Sterling only.

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 required but joint and several liability to be assumed by all group bidders before acceptance.

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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the ‘Qualification Response’ itt_49652 of the online tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Specification within the ‘Attachments’ section of the online tenders.
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: 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:

C305/2014/2015
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.11.2015 – 14:00
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.
Other: Welsh.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: This requirement may be re-tendered approximately 6 months prior to the contract end date.

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): Please note that this procurement will be part funded from the European Regional Development Fund.

VI.3)Additional information

You may find it helpful to contact your regional Business Wales centre to seek general advice and guidance if you are considering tendering for this and future public sector contracts. Potential bidders in Wales can access services at:

http://business.wales.gov.uk/growing-business/welsh-government-support-1/supplier-development-service-0

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portalhttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance, the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:

Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: +44 800 3684850 / Fax: +44 2070600480

E-tender Information:

— Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the
User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
— PQQs must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 14:00 on the deadline date given in this notice.
How To Find The ITT:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITTs Open to all Suppliers’
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_31196 and ITT_49652 (Qualification Response) / 49653 (Lot 1) / 49654 (Lot 2A) / 49655 (Lot 2B) / 49656 (Lot 2C) / 49657 (Lot 2D) / 49658 (Lot 2E) / 49659 (Lot 2F) / 49661 (Lot 2G).
— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
(WA Ref: 32871)
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
— Training and Employment Opportunities.
— Educational Engagement.
— Environmental considerations.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.9.2015

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