InterTradeIreland Fusion V Programme
Fusion seeks to embed innovation capability within businesses through collaboration with knowledge centres and the development of graduates.
United Kingdom-Belfast: Business development consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Old Gasworks Business Park, Kilmorey Street, Newry, Co Down, BT34 2DE
Contact point(s): https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
For the attention of: Tony Harvey
BT3 9ED Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890816412
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
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
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 11: Management consulting services  and related services
NUTS code UKN
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)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79411100, 73220000, 79410000, 79400000, 79411000, 72221000, 79990000, 79000000, 79900000, 79600000, 79610000, 79621000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
— To conduct 180 ‘Fusion Readiness Assessments’ per annum (900 in total) — 10 % of these will be conducted by ITI staff;
— To support at least 7 companies in year 1 and 15 companies per annum thereafter (67 in total) to complete successful applications for small scale consultancy;
— To develop and support sufficient partnerships (allowing for drop off — see section 7.3) to ultimately complete:
— 15 x 12 month project partnerships per annum (75 in total); and
— 30 x 18-month project partnerships per annum (150 in total).
These projects must be supported through to completion.
This contract will not be subdivided into lots. The reason for this is that a single coherent approach is required. The main contractor will be expected to put together a consortium to include all necessary expertise and to manage these effectively and efficiently.
The cost evaluation will be based upon the Total Programme Cost figure (for evaluation purposes) generated in cell F30 of the Pricing Schedule Spreadsheet. InterTradeIreland anticipate that Total Programme Costs figures will fall within the range of 2 300 000 GBP and 2 600 000 GBP. The maximum permissible figure is 2 600 000 GBP. Total Programme Cost figures received in excess of this will result in the Tender failing to meet the cost evaluation requirements and the Tender will be eliminated from the competition.
The anticipated minimum Total Programme Cost figure is 2 300 000 GBP. Any figure proposed below this amount will be treated as abnormally low and the tenderer will be required to provide further written details in line with the paragraph in the Instruction to Tenderers (Abnormally Low Tenders).
Tenderers should note that the above range refers to the figure that will be used for evaluation purposes. It differs from the range outlined below in section II.2.1) of this notice which relates to the potential actual spend on the Contract,
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As outlined in the tender documents.
As outlined in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As outlined in the tender documents.
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.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
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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: