Framework Agreement for SMART Innovation Diagnostics for Manufacturing and Design Projects
This service shall form part of the SMART Innovation projects which will deliver advice and specialist support to help businesses with research and development, manufacturing, design, intellectual property, new product development, licensing and commercialisation.
United Kingdom-Cardiff: Business and management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Corporate Procurement (Procurement), CP2 Cathays Park
For the attention of: Jenna Dillon
CF10 3NQ Cardiff
Telephone: +44 3000628803
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: 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
Economic and financial affairs
Housing and community amenities
Recreation, culture and religion
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: Wales.
NUTS code UKL
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 10
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: 1 400 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This service shall form part of the SMART Innovation projects which will deliver advice and specialist support to help businesses with research and development, manufacturing, design, intellectual property, new product development, licensing and commercialisation — resulting in the creation of new products, processes, services, technologies and new technologically innovative businesses.
The Client is seeking to engage with quality providers to deliver a service that will provide design and manufacturing diagnostics for businesses across Wales. The successful provider(s) will be awarded onto the Framework agreement which will consist of two lots. The selection of providers for individual call off contracts will be subject to rotation and is explained fully within the tender documents.
The Framework Agreement will commence on the 1.5.2015 for a period of three years and will end on the 30.4.2018. An option to extend the agreement for up to a further year will be available to the Client; however this will be subject to a performance review. The client is not bound by any values or commitment with regards to the use of this agreement. A contract will not exist between the Client and the Framework Provider until such a time when a ‘call off’ occurs.
Please note that the Client will seek EU funding in respect of this service.
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=19633
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79410000, 79415000, 79400000, 79415200, 79990000, 71323000, 73300000, 72220000, 72221000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Information about lots
Lot No: 1Lot title: Manufacturing diagnostics for Businesses in Wales
The primary requirement of this service is to provide Manufacturing diagnostics to Welsh SMEs. The successful providers, shall, therefore be able advise on a wide range of manufacturing disciplines in writing.
The successful providers must have the ability to provide such a service across a wide range of manufacturing disciplines, which as a minimum shall include expertise in areas of sustainable and lean manufacturing; value stream and process mapping; 5 S and 6 Sigma; improving layout and space utilisation; reducing work in progress; improving quality and delivery; team building; new and innovative manufacturing techniques; and materials and production innovation (this list is not exhaustive).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71323000, 72220000, 72221000, 79400000, 79410000, 79415000
3)Quantity or scope
Lot No: 2Lot title: Design diagnostics for Businesses in Wales
The primary requirement of this service is to provide Design diagnostics to Welsh SMEs. The successful providers shall, therefore be able advise on a wide range of design disciplines in writing.
The successful providers must have the ability to provide such a service across a wide range of design disciplines, which as a minimum shall include expertise in areas of materials and manufacture; product design; industrial design, design for manufacture; packaging design; eco-design; service design; design management; and branding.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79415200, 72221000, 71323000, 73300000, 79400000, 79410000, 79990000
3)Quantity or scope
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
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
Please refer and complete all relevant questions within the ‘Technical Response’.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In order to be considered for the invitation to tender, candidates will be required to obtain a ‘pass’ mark for all of the relevant questions within the ‘Qualification’ response. Further to this candidates must achieve a minimum of 40 marks for the ‘Technical’ response. A maximum of ten highest scoring candidates will be invited to tender for each lot. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will all be invited to tender, in which case more than ten suppliers may be invited to tender.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: There is the potential for a further procurement to run after the contract end date stipulated in this notice.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The Business Innovation Programme.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +44 8003684850 / Fax: +44 2070600480
— 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 2pm on the deadline date given in this notice.
How to find the PQQ:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘PQQs Open to all Suppliers’
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_29213 and PQQ_31710.
— 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 PQQ from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My PQQ’s’ on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the PQQ in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
— Should you have any questions on the PQQ, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: