LaunchPad Business Development Project

LaunchPad Business Development Project

LaunchPad is a Sheffield City Region wide Start-up and New Business Development project funded by European Structural Investment Funds, the Local Authorities, Princes Trust and the SCR Growth Fund.

United Kingdom-Doncaster: Business development consultancy services

2016/S 087-154029

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Doncaster Borough Council
Civic Office, Waterdale
For the attention of: Trish Wood
Doncaster
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +49 1303736916
E-mail: trish.wood@doncaster.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://doncaster.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://yortender.co.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

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:

New Business Development project — Launchpad.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout the Borough of Doncaster.

NUTS code UKE31

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)

LaunchPad is a Sheffield City Region (SCR) wide Start-up and New Business Development project funded by European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF), the Local Authorities, Princes Trust and the SCR Growth Fund.
It aims to increase economic growth through fostering the development of new and sustainable growth businesses across the whole of the SCR, through specialist 1:1 advice, business workshops and business mentioning. The project works closely with the SCR Growth Hub and business community to identify pre-start and early stage businesses with growth potential. This procured service will be available only across the Doncaster borough and will involve attracting pre-starts and new start businesses into LaunchPad.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

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:

LaunchPad is a Sheffield City Region (SCR) wide Start-up and New Business Development project funded by European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF), the Local Authorities, Princes Trust and the SCR Growth Fund.
It aims to increase economic growth through fostering the development of new and sustainable growth businesses across the whole of the SCR, through specialist 1:1 advice, business workshops and business mentoring. The project works closely with the SCR Growth Hub and business community to identify pre-start and early stage businesses with growth potential.
The LaunchPad project is led by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) and Doncaster Council are responsible for the roll-out and development of an established business mentoring programme (currently named Doncaster 100) into a SCR wide service. This Volunteer mentor programme will underpin the support and advice to businesses provided through the LaunchPad. Please note that the Mentoring service is not included in this tender.
For local delivery of LaunchPad new business development, Doncaster Council wishes to procure a provider to deliver start-up activities including developing; individuals to create a new business or to become self-employed, those businesses that have registered but are not yet trading, and businesses trading within 1 year of registering the business. The service aims to increase the number of new start businesses in Doncaster, supporting those of high value or with growth prospects more intensively, and offering some level of support to all potential entrepreneurs, e.g. through tools and information, business mentoring, online business planning development and 1 to many workshops.
This procured service will be available only across the Doncaster borough and will involve attracting pre-starts and new start businesses into LaunchPad, ideas exploration and business modelling, 1-to-1 and group start-up development, with a focus on cohort based delivery to build sustainable business networks and clusters.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 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: 33 (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:

Details within the tender documentation.

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

Details within the tender documentation.

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

Details within the tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
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: Details within the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details within the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details within the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details within the tender documentation.
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:

A9D9-V9330M

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: 6.6.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

6.6.2016 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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): European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Doncaster Borough Council Corporate Procurement Team
Civic Office, Waterdale
DN1 3BU Doncaster
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: corporateprocurementteam@doncaster.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Doncaster Borough Council Head of Procurement
Civic Office, Waterdale
DN1 3BU Doncaster
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: corporateprocurementteam@doncaster.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Doncaster Council will incorporate a minimum of a 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the date when the award decision notification is despatched to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further de-briefing from Doncaster Council before the Contract is entered into. Applicants have until midnight of the 2nd working day of the standstill period for their additional debriefing requests to reach Doncaster Council. A response to such a request must be provided to the bidder by EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 12 / 16 a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for the aggrieved parties who have been harmed, or at risk of harm as a consequence of the breach of the procurement rules to bring an action to the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly and in any event within 3 months EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 11 / 15 of the date when the grounds of the complaint 1st arose. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order Doncaster Council to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Court to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

Doncaster Borough Council Head of Corporate Procurement
Civic Office, Waterdale
DN1 3BU Doncaster
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: corporateprocurementteam@doncaster.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.4.2016

 

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