Marketing Services for Growth Hub in Lancashire

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

2015/S 175-318318

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lancashire County Council
County Hall Preston
Contact point(s):
Telephone: +44 1772538207

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Electronic access to information:

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
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

CORP — Provision of Marketing Services (Growth Development Hub) RFQ 6245290.

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

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Lancashire County Council through its economic development company LCDL are seeking a marketing partner to work with them building and developing the Growth Hub in Lancashire (Boost Business Lancashire) Through our unique partnership across the county, (bringing together key influential providers of growth enabling support) we seek a new, challenging and dynamic interpretation that will foster a paradigm shift in how business support is valued and taken up within Lancashire (12 LCC districts plus 2 unitary authorities). We will build on the work already undertaken energising and refreshing the successful activity to date, and seeking to further engage with the talented, committed and growing business community in 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 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.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

It is envisaged that the Contract for the provision of Marketing Services will commence on or around the 1.2.2016. 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.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 400 000 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

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
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
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
IV.3)Administrative information

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: 9.10.2015 – 10:00

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

9.10.2015 – 10:00
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The tender documents are available on Lancashire County Council’s electronic tendering site http:// 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 appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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