Framework Agreement for SMART Innovation Diagnostics for Manufacturing and Design Projects

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

2014/S 241-424415

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 3000628803

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: 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

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

General public services
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 SMART Innovation Diagnostics for Manufacturing and Design Projects.

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: Wales.

NUTS code UKL

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: 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 tender has been prepared on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, herein after referred to as ‘the Client’, in order to establish a Framework Agreement that will provide SMART Innovation Diagnostics for Manufacturing and Design projects across Wales.
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)

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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The value indicated includes for contracts awarded under both Lots included within the Framework, which will operate for a period of 3 years (with the option for 1 year extension subject to performance reviews). The anticipated Framework start date will be 1.5.2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 400 000 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

Starting 1.5.2015. Completion 30.4.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Manufacturing diagnostics for Businesses in Wales

1)Short description

The successful providers must have substantial industry experience applicable to the Manufacturing sector in order to provide an expert diagnostic consultancy service to businesses across 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

The anticipated duration for this Lot is from 1.5.2015 to 30.4.2018 (with the option to extend for a further period of up to 1 year subject to performance reviews).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Design diagnostics for Businesses in Wales

1)Short description

The successful providers must have substantial industry experience applicable to the Design sector in order to provide an expert diagnostic consultancy service to businesses across 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

The anticipated duration for this Lot is from 1.5.2015 to 30.4.2018 (with the option to extend for a further period of up to 1 year subject to performance reviews).
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer and complete all relevant questions within the ‘Qualification Response’.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer and complete all relevant questions within the ‘Qualification Response’.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer and complete all relevant questions within the ‘Technical Response’.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
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.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:

C113/2014/2015
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

8.1.2015 – 17:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6.2.2015

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: 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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The Business Innovation Programme.

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 8003684850 / 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 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.
(WA Ref:19633).

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:

9.12.2014

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