Inward Investment and Relocation Support Service
The County Council, in partnership with the local Borough Councils of Eastbourne and Hastings and the District Councils of Lewes, Wealden and Rother wish to jointly commission an inward investment and business relocation support service for the county.
UK-Lewes: research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
East Sussex County Council
County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, East Sussex
For the attention of: Phil McCorry
BN7 1UE Lewes
Telephone: +44 1273335993
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eastsussex.gov.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
Regional or local authority
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Rother District Council
Town Hall, East Sussex
TN39 3JX Bexhill On-Sea
Hastings Borough Council
Queens Road, East Sussex
TN34 1QR Hastings
Eastbourne Borough Council
1 Grove Road, East Sussex
BN21 4TW Eastbourne
Lewes District Council
Southover House, Southover Road
BN7 1AB Lewes
Wealden District Council
Vicarage Lane, East Sussex
BN27 2AX Hailsham
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Inward Investment and Relocation Support Service.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Sussex, UK.
NUTS code UKJ22
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)
East Sussex County Council (ESCC) is situated in the south east of England. The County Council, in partnership with the local Borough Councils of Eastbourne and Hastings and the District Councils of Lewes, Wealden and Rother wish to jointly commission an inward investment and business relocation support service for the county.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
This notice relates to one contract to provide and Inward and Investment Relocation Support Service.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000,00 and 1 500 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract is for three years with an option to extend for a further period or periods of up to 3 years (i.e. possibly six years in total if all extensions are included).
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: 36 (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:
Performance Bond and / or Parent Company Gurantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment will be in accordance with the terms of the contract.
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 is required but in the event that a consortium bid is received the Council may require the consortium to form a legal entity, or for one member of the consortium to act as the prime contractor.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The contractor and it supply chain may be required to actively participate in the achievement of socail and / or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly certain number of the contract performance conditions may relate to social and environmental considerations.
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: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Invitation to tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulation 2006 and as set in the Invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the invitation to tender documents.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the invitation to 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: yes
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
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.3.1)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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.9.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
17.9.2012 – 12:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
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
i) This notice relates to a single contract for an inward and investment and relocation support service for East Sussex
ii) The Council reserves the right during the contract period to require changes to the services provided by the Contractor, including omissions and additions to the services.
iii) Section II.3 – The contract is for three years with an option to extend for a further period or periods of up to 3 years (i.e. possibly six years in total if all extensions are included). The contract also has a 18 month break clause.
iv) East Sussex County Council is a Public Authority within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and all correspondence received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act.
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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: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about the contract award procedures and the application of a standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.8.2012