Inward Investment In Kent

Inward Investment In Kent

Kent County Council is seeking a supplier that can be the inward investment agency for Kent and Medway. The successful supplier must have an excellent understanding of the key issues companies face.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2016/S 103-184699

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Phil Lamacraft
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000410248
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Phil Lamacraft
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000410248
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Phil Lamacraft
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000410248
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Mr Phil Lamacraft
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000410248
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

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:

SS15 60 — Inward Investment In Kent.

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 UKJ42

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 Kent and Medway Growth Strategy places a strong emphasis on the importance of attracting inward investment, and for locally based agencies to work closely with government agencies to bring new investment into the area. In the Kent and Medway Growth Strategy we said that we would increase our promotion of Kent and Medway as a UK inward investment gateway, with a commitment required from Government and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to match local support for inward investment where it is focused around sectors in which Kent and Medway have particular strengths.
Kent County Council is seeking a supplier that can be the inward investment agency for Kent and Medway. The successful supplier must have an excellent understanding of the key issues companies face when looking to relocate, an understanding of the industrial and commercial property market in Kent and Medway, how to identify and develop leads, how to support companies during the relocation process, and how to support relocated companies following relocation. The successful supplier should have a strong track record of delivering similar services.
The successful supplier will be expected to deliver, alongside Kent County Council and Medway Council,specific outcomes that contribute to economic development in Kent and Medway, and will work closely with stakeholders in the county and internationally, including UKTI. Prospective bidders are required to specify how they will perform this role, and to show a proven track record in such delivery.
The successful supplier will develop innovative and creative solutions to secure inward investment in Kent and Medway. The key features of the service are set out below:
— Securing external investment into Kent and Medway that creates new jobs;
— Promoting Kent and Medway to overseas markets;
— Maintaining close contact with investing businesses through an after-care programme.
Prospective bidders are required to specify how they will deliver these.
The successful supplier will also demonstrate how it will deliver and contribute to the following economic outcomes for Kent and Medway:
— More investment opportunities from overseas markets;
— Increased supply chain benefits for local businesses;
— More inward investment in Kent and Medway;
— Raised profile as a destination for inward and foreign direct investment.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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 total value of the contract is 3 325 329 GBP over 3 years. The contract will be funded through contributions from Kent County Council, Medway Council and the European Regional Development Fund. The latter is dependent on the outcome of a pending funding application by Kent County Council to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). If funding is not approved the value will reduce from 1 108 443 GBP to 582 000 GBP per annum.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 746 000 and 3 325 329 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

Starting 8.8.2016. Completion 7.8.2019

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:
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

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
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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: N/A.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SS15 60
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

27.6.2016 – 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

English.
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

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

VI.3)Additional information

The contract will be funded through contributions from Kent County Council, Medway Council and the European Regional Development Fund. The latter is dependent on the outcome of a pending funding application by Kent County Council to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). If funding is not approved the value will reduce from 3 325 329 to 1 746 000 GBP. Further information about Kent County Council can be found athttp://www.kent.gov.uk Expressions of Interest must be via the Council’s etendering system Pro-Contract, by the date and time specified in IV.3.4). Tenderers are required to register their company details on the Pro-Contract, e-tendering system. No charge is made for registration or access to this system. Full details and user guides on how to register and operate the system are available via the link http://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Kent County Council
County Hall
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

26.5.2016

 

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