Marketing Services for Growth Hub in Lancashire
The successful tenderer will add value to the Marketing Activities of the existing Growth Hub Delivery Partners.
United Kingdom-Preston: Marketing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Lancashire County Council
County Hall Preston
Contact point(s): http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e
Telephone: +44 1772538207
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=6864&pageid=41137&e=e
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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 start up service) 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.
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.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79342000, 79342100, 79340000
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Section VI: Complementary 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.4.2)Lodging of appeals
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: