InterTradeIreland Fusion V Programme

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

2015/S 209-379882

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

InterTradeIreland
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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816412
E-mail: tony.harvey@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

InterTradeIreland Fusion V Programme.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UKN

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 Fusion programme is the flagship project within InterTradeIreland’s Innovation portfolio. Fusion seeks to embed innovation capability within businesses through collaboration with knowledge centres and the development of graduates. The expected Contractor targets are; 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) 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. Following award of the contract, delivery and costing schedules will be agreed with ITI. Please note that budget availability, constraints will determine the actual number of projects which can be delivered. The targets quoted above are realistic but are subject to change and may be altered resulting in either more or less activity. In addition to meeting the SMART targets above, InterTradeIreland and therefore the contractor must ensure that the programme is well balanced and achieves a good overall outcome. The projects supported should represent the best prospects across the island, while ensuring that the following targets are met. Ensure that approximately two-thirds of projects are from ROI-based businesses and one-third from NI-based businesses; Ensure that approximately two-thirds of projects fall within the New Product, Service, Process Development category; Ensure that a minimum of 40 % of participating SMEs have not participated on other Public Sector funded R and D Programmes with academia on a cross-border basis; Achieve sustainable employment for a minimum of 60 % of graduates within the participant businesses; and Achieve a Return on Expenditure on InterTradeIreland’s investment of 9:1.

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)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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 contractor will deliver and be measured against the following SMART targets. These targets are over the full 7 year period ie 5 years recruitment and 2 years completion.
— 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

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

Duration in months: 84 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As outlined in the tender documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As outlined in the tender documents.

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

As outlined in the tender documents.

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: As outlined in the tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As outlined in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As outlined in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As outlined in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As outlined in the tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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: no

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:

113598

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 26.11.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.11.2015 – 15:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.11.2015
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
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:

23.10.2015

Enjoyed this post? Share it!