New Childcare Grants Administration Scheme (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

New Childcare Grants Administration Scheme (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is inviting tenders for a contract for Grant Administration Services. The Government recognises that the availability of good quality, affordable childcare is key to enabling women to work – both to support their families and to realise their career ambitions.

UK-London: Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services

2013/S 016-023236

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
For the attention of: Noel Miller
SW1Y 5DH London
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.culture.gov.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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Recreation, culture and religion
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 Childcare Grants Administration Scheme
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
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)
Financial transaction processing and clearing-house services. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is inviting tenders for a contract for Grant Administration Services.
The Government recognises that the availability of good quality, affordable childcare is key to enabling women to work – both to support their families and to realise their career ambitions. The Government is therefore keen to boost the provision of childcare in England.
The Government announced in November that it will be making GBP 2 million available to fund new childcare businesses in England, beginning in April 2013. The scheme will run for one year (or until funding is exhausted). The grant scheme will form one part of a start-up support package, specially tailored to help people get new childcare businesses off the ground. (The wider scheme will include specialist mentors, and a ‘how to’ guide to setting up a childcare business. More information here: http://www.culture.gov.uk/news/media_releases/9518.aspx).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66172000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 12 (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:
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
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:
100437/GEO/SVS/OJEU.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
6.3.2013 – 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
Date: 6.3.2013 – 12:00

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: no
VI.3)Additional information
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Financial-transaction-processing-and-clearing-house-services./UEWH8256Y4

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/UEWH8256Y4

GO Reference: GO-2013118-PRO-4525163.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.1.2013

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