Grant Co-ordinating Bodies for Skills Funding Agency

Grant Co-ordinating Bodies for Skills Funding Agency

The SFA is seeking to procure the services of Grant Coordinating Bodies for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of Local Enterprise Partnerships requiring this activity.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Business and management consultancy and related services

2016/S 038-062078

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Skills Funding Agency
Cheylesmore House, Quinton Road
CV1 2WT Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Procurementhelp@skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/…/department-for-business-innovation-skills

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

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:

To procure the services of organisations to act as grant coordinating bodies on behalf of the The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills acting through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
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 SFA is seeking to procure the services of Grant Coordinating Bodies for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of Local Enterprise Partnerships requiring this activity.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79420000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: As indicated within the Contract for Services included within this Invitation to Tender, the Contract may be extended for up to a maximum of 12 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Completion 31.3.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: The Black Country LEP Area

1)Short description

The SFA is seeking to procure the services of a Grant Coordinating Body for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of the above mentioned Local Enterprise Partnership requiring this activity.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79420000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Completion 31.3.2018

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: North Eastern LEP Area

1)Short description

The SFA is seeking to procure the services of a Grant Coordinating Body for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of the above mentioned Local Enterprise Partnership requiring this activity.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79420000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Completion 31.3.2018

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Northamptonshire LEP Area

1)Short description

The SFA is seeking to procure the services of a Grant Coordinating Body for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of the above mentioned Local Enterprise Partnership requiring this activity.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79420000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Completion 31.3.2018

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Oxfordshire LEP Area

1)Short description

The SFA is seeking to procure the services of a Grant Coordinating Body for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of the above mentioned Local Enterprise Partnership requiring this activity.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79420000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Completion 31.3.2018

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

Lot No: 6 Lot title: South East Midlands LEP Area

1)Short description

The SFA is seeking to procure the services of a Grant Coordinating Body for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of the above mentioned Local Enterprise Partnership requiring this activity.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79420000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Completion 31.3.2018

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

Lot No: 6 Lot title: York, North Yorkshire, East Riding, Humber LEP Area

1)Short description

The SFA is seeking to procure the services of a Grant Coordinating Body for the operational management and issue of ESF Community Grants that meet the needs/priorities of the above mentioned Local Enterprise Partnership requiring this activity.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79420000

3)Quantity or scope

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Completion 31.3.2018

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

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:

All successful bidders will have to have had their Financial Health checked by the SFA following its procedures shown on its website.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

At the time of contract award all organisations seeking to be considered for a contract must be a legal entity.
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: Suppliers Instructions:

How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://skillsfundingagency.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure); 2. Express an Interest in the Tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box; 3. Responding to the Tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:
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

23.3.2016 – 17:00
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
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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): ESIF 2014 to 2020 Programme.

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
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: You should note that there is no separate right of appeal against the award decisions made. However if you consider that the SFA has not followed the published process or the decision made is unreasonable, you are able to make a complaint under the SFA’s complaints procedure which can be accessed at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/skills-funding-agency/about/complaints-procedure

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.2.2016

Enjoyed this post? Share it!