Future Cities Mission Programme
This contract will be for a Two year programme to act as the Delivery Partner for Innovate UK activities helping young businesses in the future cities sector access overseas markets and investment.
United Kingdom-Swindon: Training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Becky Eldridge
SN2 1FF Swindon
General address of the contracting authority: www.uksbs.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: Crown Commercial Services
Internet address: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Crown Commercial Services
Internet address: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
North Star House
SN2 1UE Swindon
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
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This contract will be for a Two year programme to act as the Delivery Partner for Innovate UK activities helping young businesses in the future cities sector access overseas markets and investment. There is a possibility of a further two year contract extension providing the initial contract runs smoothly. The activities will be known as the Future Cities Missions and comprise of running four Missions (one every 12 months), managing the network of Mission alumni companies including work to track their growth and the impact of the Missions on them.
Future Cities Missions are entrepreneur missions taking up to 20 young, innovative UK companies to overseas markets to rapidly build their networks, know-how and ambition as they forge new business. Places on the Missions are competitive and applicants must demonstrate a scalable future cities solution, a strong team and a fit with the market in the Mission location.
The programme should build and maintain a network comprising Mission alumni companies, promising UK SMEs with the potential to be future Mission companies and Mission stakeholders such as sponsors, advisors, investors and journalists.
Future Cities Missions take up to 20 of the UK’s best young, innovative, high-growth potential companies to overseas markets to help them grow faster. Missions achieve this by supporting the SMEs to:
— Network with potential customer, partners and investors.
— Improve their Profile through PR coverage.
— Refine their Pitch to potential investors and to suit the target market.
— Gain Insight into what it takes to do business in the target market.
— Raise their Ambition and accelerate their plans.
This support and experience is hard for young companies to gain. The Missions also open doors that would be closed to a SME alone. The attraction of a competitive group backed by government and private sponsors helps Missions to engage critical partners in the overseas market.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
80500000, 79952100, 79952000, 79411100, 79000000, 79400000, 79410000, 79990000, 79996000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our customers improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.
It is our vision to become the leading provider for our customers of shared business services in the UK public sector, continuously reducing cost and improving quality of business services for Government and the public sector.
Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.
Core services include Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, ISS, and Property Asset Management all underpinned by our Service Delivery and Contact Centre teams.
UK SBS is a people rather than task focused business. It’s what makes us different to the traditional transactional shared services centre. What is more, being a not-for-profit organisation owned by its customers, UK SBS’ goals are aligned with the public sector and delivering best value for the UK taxpayer.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The initial contract duration is for 24 months with a maximum possible budget of 200 000 GBP excluding VAT.
There will be the option to extend the contract for a further two years. The 2 year contract extension will have a maximum budget of 200 000 GBP excluding VAT. The total contract value shall not exceed 400 000 GBP excluding VAT.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
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
Description of particular conditions: The government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money.
Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new government contract, the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing regulatory needs and law, plus the protection of national security.
Suppliers (including SPV’s, Consortia and Partnerships) may be required to clearly demonstrate recent successful experience in similar projects and environments.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.
Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Your email must clearly state:
the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
Your organisations full name as a registered supplier;
the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd ): Freephone: 0345 010 3503
Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at
Responses must be received by the date in IV.3.4.
Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)
The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.
All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)
The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20.1.2017 – 11:00
Electronically, via web-based portal
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: