National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme Support Services

National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme Support Services

The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme is intended to provide an entry point to SMEs who have not previously engaged in the R&T landscape.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Administration services

2018/S 248-573541

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House
Swindon
SN2 1FL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Major Projects
E-mail: majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk
NUTS code: UKK14
Internet address(es):Main address: www.uksbs.co.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Research & Innovation

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

UKSBS PR18136 National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme Support Services

Reference number: UKSBS PR18136

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme is intended to provide an entry point to SMEs who have not previously engaged in the R&T landscape to gain;

— Engagement with an end user to provide expertise and exploitation benefit to the SME through undertaking the R&T activity

— exposure to, and experience in undertaking grant funded industrial development work so that they can progress through the available support mechanisms.

The scope outlined within this RFP is intended to deliver the aspects of the SME engagement, development and support that are unique to the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 833 330.00 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)

71300000
71700000
73000000
79400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK-wide.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme is intended to provide an entry point to SMEs who have not previously engaged in the R&T landscape to gain;

— Engagement with an end user to provide expertise and exploitation benefit to the SME through undertaking the R&T activity

— exposure to, and experience in undertaking grant funded industrial development work so that they can progress through the available support mechanisms.

The scope outlined within this RFP is intended to deliver the aspects of the SME engagement, development and support that are unique to the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme.

The contract shall be 48 months in duration and cover the necessary engagement and development of consortia and projects to support 4 calls for proposals staggered at approximately 6-month intervals. Each call will result in circa 18 funded projects. Support shall be provided to the successfully funded projects throughout the project duration, and shall also include providing the necessary evidence to BEIS, Innovate UK and the ATI to support the decision and shaping of the remaining calls and future programme / interventions.

This shall include:

Working collaboratively with the BEIS, Innovate UK and the ATI to promote and disseminate knowledge of the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme scheme to increase awareness within and outside the aerospace supply chain.

Engage with the SME community across the English regions and Devolved Administrations to identify potential applicants and their technologies that may be suitable for collaborative grant funded projects under funding under the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme.

Engage with the aerospace supply chain to identify end user organisations to work with the potential applicants to develop high quality proposals suitable for submission to: National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme; need sufficient numbers to support the 4 calls and the successful outcome in terms of the number of projects funded.

Chair panels with industry and regional representation to review proposals prior to submission to Innovate UK, providing detailed feedback directly to the applicants to enable them to refine and strengthen their applications prior to submission.

Convene a National Strategy Board to support the continual development of calls for applications under the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme, that can inform the UKART partners on funding decisions.

Provide support and development opportunities for the beneficiary organisations to support their successful delivery of their funded projects, collecting and collating KPI data on behalf of the UKART partners, alongside any additional evidence of industrial support that can be used to demonstrate additionally to the programme.

Provide the forum to support, disseminate and promote the successful outcomes of projects and provide exposure of the beneficiary organisations to the aerospace and cross sectoral communities.

The budget expected to deliver the service detailed herein over 48 months is expected range of 2 900 000 GBP to 3 300 000 GBP, but must not exceed 3 700 000 GBP; including VAT. The contract will be for a 48 month duration, with 2 options to extend for a period of 12 months each, therefore the total potential opportunity is 48+12+12 months. The value of the total potential opportunity over 72 months is estimated at around 5 800 000 GBP; including VAT.

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: 4 833 330.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 options to extend for a period of 12 months each, therefore the total potential opportunity is 48+12+12 months (72 months).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2 options to extend for a period of 12 months each, therefore the total potential opportunity is 48+12+12 months (72 months).

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: no
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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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: 31/01/2019
Local time: 14:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/01/2019
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

1. This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

2. If Bidders have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptorisby following the link “Supplier e-Sourcing Registration”. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

3. Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; your organisation’s full name as a registered supplier; the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.

4. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

5. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

6. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd): freephone: 0345 410 2222 and email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

7. Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House
Swindon
SN2 1FL
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.ukInternet address: www.uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House
Swindon
SN2 1FL
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.ukInternet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/12/2018

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