Marketing Services Contract

Marketing Services Contract

The successful tenderer will add value to the Marketing Activities of the existing Growth Hub Delivery Partners.

United Kingdom-Preston: Marketing services

2016/S 035-055502

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Lancashire County Council
County Hall Preston
Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1772538207
E-mail: sarah.goodwill@lancashire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD43Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CORP — Supply of Marketing Services (Business Growth Hub) RFQ 11613285.

Reference number: SG/CORP/15/320a

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79342000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Lancashire County Council is inviting tenders on the terms set out within the tender documentation, to build and develop the Growth Hub in Lancashire (Boost Business Lancashire). The successful tenderer will add value to the Marketing Activities of the existing Growth Hub Delivery Partners, (to be separately procured, and will include Boost gateway service, growth mentoring and a growth support programme) and has a specific aim of reaching a new audience of eligible SMEs that have not previously engaged with public sector business support (as well as making sure that those that we currently engage with understand potential opportunities for further growth support to further accelerate their growing ambitions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79342100
79340000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD43
Main site or place of performance:

UKD43.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lancashire County Council is inviting tenders on the terms set out within the tender documentation, to build and develop the Growth Hub in Lancashire (Boost Business Lancashire). The successful tenderer will add value to the Marketing Activities of the existing Growth Hub Delivery Partners, (to be separately procured, and will include Boost gateway service, growth mentoring and a growth support programme) and has a specific aim of reaching a new audience of eligible SMEs that have not previously engaged with public sector business support (as well as making sure that those that we currently engage with understand potential opportunities for further growth support to further accelerate their growing ambitions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/07/2016
End: 30/06/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

It is envisaged that the Contract for the provision of Marketing Services will commence on or around the 1.7.2016. The Contract will expire on the 31.12.2018. However the Council in its absolute discretion may extend the Contract by any number of defined periods provided always that the total maximum duration of the contract does not exceed 5 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: ERDF — European Regional Development Funding
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 22/03/2016
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/03/2016
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The tender documents are available on Lancashire County Council’s electronic tendering site: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e Use of this system does not require high specification IT equipment or connections, nor high level personal IT skills/capabilities. Access to the system/software and advice is free of charge. Please note — if you do not already have a supplier account on the new e-tendering system (Oracle), you will be required to obtain a DUNS number. This can take a number of days to be issued and is required as part of the system registration, therefore, tenderers are advised to allow plenty of time for registration and to do this as early as possible during the tender period. Registration is necessary in order to view the tender details and obtain tender documentation. It is the Authority’s intention to apply for ERDF funding and in the event of such funding not being secured the Authority will not be in a position to award the contract. It is a condition precedent to the award of the contract that ERDF funding is secured.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Lancashire County Council
Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Lancashire County Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI No 102/ 2015 ) may bring proceedings in the High Court.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/02/2016

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