Northamptonshire County Council Joint Venture

Northamptonshire County Council Joint Venture for Project Citrus

Northamptonshire County Council wishes to invite Potential Providers to express an interest in entering into a Joint Venture with Northamptonshire County Council for the provision of a portal.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Software package and information systems

2016/S 096-172650

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366704
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366704
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366704
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): LGSS Procurement
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604366704
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Northamptonshire County Council Joint Venture for Project Citrus.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code

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)

Northamptonshire County Council (the ‘Authority’) wishes to invite Potential Providers to express an interest in entering into a Joint Venture (JV) with Northamptonshire County Council for the provision of a portal. The Authority wishes to appoint the Provider as a Joint Venture Partner, in order that it may provide the portal.
This portal will have 3 key functions:
Information — factual, up to date information provided to meet a person’s adult social care and well-being needs, regardless of where they live in the country.
Advice — suggestion, in the form of self-assessment tools or articles, which support an individual person, family or carer to make informed decisions about the help and support an individual may require now and in the future.
E-marketplace — a fully transactional market place for services and products that any one can use to meet their needs, whether they are funding themselves, funding someone they care about, funded by the LA via a Direct Payment, a virtual budget, a Pre Paid Card or a managed service sourced via Adult Social Care staff.
This Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) is expected to be open ended with a minimum commitment of five (5) years.
It shall be a condition of the JVA that the Partners shall deliver the portal through a joint venture vehicle owned by both Partners.
The portal shall be delivered through a special purpose vehicle joint venture company (JVCO). JVCO will be a private company limited by shares for profit. JVCO will own the portal. The relationship between the Partners within the JVCO shall be governed by a Joint Venture Shareholders Agreement (JVSA) following the incorporation of JVCO.
Within the JVCO the Partners are expected to develop their business relationship that uses and builds on each party’s core strengths and expertise for mutual benefit, ensures the delivery of a solution that is ‘best in class’ and has the potential to be market leading.
Once the portal is developed, the Authority will be a customer in its own right and purchase the portal at the rate agreed with the JV Vehicle. The contract for this service will be five (5) years with an option to extend for another five (5) years.
It is also intended that the other agencies and authorities within the County of Northamptonshire shall have access to the portal for which the JVCO will charge as it sees fit in the circumstances.
In terms of investment requirements, it is envisaged that the JV will be able to monetise the portal through a variety of income streams. To unlock these, it is envisaged that the operating costs of the joint venture will be in the order of 12 000 000 GBP across its first five years of operation, including investment in new systems. The expectation of the joint venture partner is for a level of 60/40, (60 Provider — 40 the Authority). The Provider will be required to evidence their commercial model to fund the financial requirement.
The business model for the Joint Venture shall forecast the income and expenditure for the first five years of operation. It is anticipated that an estimated amount of £1 million (one million pounds) per Partner would need to be drawn down in year one of the Joint Venture.
It is likely that the Joint Venture Vehicle would be up and running from autumn 2016. Further financial considerations and financial governance will be determined by the Joint Venture Vehicle’s constitution and any agreements between the Shareholders going forward.
Full details of how to complete and submit an ITT are available on the Northamptonshire County Council’s LGSS eSourcing portal (Due North).

URL: https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk/

Project ID: DN127917
If assistance is required regarding the use of the LGSS eSourcing portal, please contact the Due North help-desk on:
Tel: +44 1670 597137

Email: support@due-north.com.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000, 85000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Northamptonshire County Council (the ‘Authority’) wishes to invite Potential Providers to express an interest in entering into a Joint Venture (JV) with Northamptonshire County Council for the provision of a portal. The Authority wishes to appoint the Provider as a Joint Venture Partner, in order that it may provide the portal.
This portal will have 3 key functions:
Information — factual, up to date information provided to meet a person’s adult social care and well-being needs, regardless of where they live in the country.
Advice — suggestion, in the form of self-assessment tools or articles, which support an individual person, family or carer to make informed decisions about the help and support an individual may require now and in the future.
E-marketplace — a fully transactional market place for services and products that any one can use to meet their needs, whether they are funding themselves, funding someone they care about, funded by the LA via a Direct Payment, a virtual budget, a Pre Paid Card or a managed service sourced via Adult Social Care staff.
This Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) is expected to be open ended with a minimum commitment of five (5) years.
It shall be a condition of the JVA that the Partners shall deliver the portal through a joint venture vehicle owned by both Partners.
The portal shall be delivered through a special purpose vehicle joint venture company (JVCO). JVCO will be a private company limited by shares for profit. JVCO will own the portal. The relationship between the Partners within the JVCO shall be governed by a Joint Venture Shareholders Agreement (JVSA) following the incorporation of JVCO.
Within the JVCO the Partners are expected to develop their business relationship that uses and builds on each party’s core strengths and expertise for mutual benefit, ensures the delivery of a solution that is ‘best in class’ and has the potential to be market leading.
Once the portal is developed, the Authority will be a customer in its own right and purchase the portal at the rate agreed with the JV Vehicle. The contract for this service will be five (5) years with an option to extend for another five (5) years.
It is also intended that the other agencies and authorities within the County of Northamptonshire shall have access to the portal for which the JVCO will charge as it sees fit in the circumstances.
In terms of investment requirements, it is envisaged that the JV will be able to monetise the portal through a variety of income streams. To unlock these, it is envisaged that the operating costs of the joint venture will be in the order of 12 000 000 GBP across its first five years of operation, including investment in new systems. The expectation of the joint venture partner is for a level of 60/40, (60 Provider — 40 the Authority). The Provider will be required to evidence their commercial model to fund the financial requirement.
The business model for the Joint Venture shall forecast the income and expenditure for the first five years of operation. It is anticipated that an estimated amount of £1 million (one million pounds) per Partner would need to be drawn down in year one of the Joint Venture.
It is likely that the Joint Venture Vehicle would be up and running from autumn 2016. Further financial considerations and financial governance will be determined by the Joint Venture Vehicle’s constitution and any agreements between the Shareholders going forward.

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:

In terms of investment requirements, it is envisaged that the JV will be able to monetise the portal through a variety of income streams. To unlock these, it is envisaged that the operating costs of the joint venture will be in the order of 12 000 000 GBP across its first five years of operation, including investment in new systems. The expectation of the joint venture partner is for a level of 60/40, (60 Provider — 40 the Authority). The Provider will be required to evidence their commercial model to fund the financial requirement. The business model for the Joint Venture shall forecast the income and expenditure for the first five years of operation. It is anticipated that an estimated amount of 1 000 000 GBP (one million pounds) per Partner would need to be drawn down in year one of the Joint Venture.
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

DN127917
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

21.6.2016 – 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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.6.2016 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
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:

17.5.2016

 

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