Operate Coast to Capital Business Navigator Growth Hub

Operate Coast to Capital Business Navigator Growth Hub

Coast to Capital, with West Sussex County Council as accountable body, is seeking to appoint a partner to operate the Business Navigator Growth Hub service for the Coast to Capital region following evaluation of the compliant tenders and approval of the outcome.

United Kingdom-Horsham: Miscellaneous business-related services

2015/S 011-015006

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Coast to Capital
Arun House (Horsham Training Centre), Hurst Road
For the attention of: Malcolm Brabon
RH12 2DN Horsham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1403333840
E-mail: malcolm.brabon@coast2capital.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.coast2capital.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA32289

Electronic access to information: http://www.coast2capital.org.uk/jobs-tenders

Further information can be obtained from: Coast to Capital
Arun House (Horsham Training Centre), Hurst Road
For the attention of: Malcolm Brabon
RH12 2DN Horsham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1403333840
E-mail: malcolm.brabon@coast2capital.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.coast2capital.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Coast to Capital
Arun House (Horsham Training Centre), Hurst Road
For the attention of: Malcolm Brabon
RH12 2DN Horsham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1403333840
E-mail: malcolm.brabon@coast2capital.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.coast2capital.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Coast to Capital
Arun House (Horsham Training Centre), Hurst Road
For the attention of: Malcolm Brabon
RH12 2DN Horsham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1403333840
E-mail: malcolm.brabon@coast2capital.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.coast2capital.org.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:

Coast to Capital Business Navigator Growth Hub.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Coast to Capital LEP region.

NUTS code UKJ2

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)

Coast to Capital, with West Sussex County Council as accountable body, is seeking to appoint a partner to operate the Business Navigator Growth Hub service for the Coast to Capital region following evaluation of the compliant tenders and approval of the outcome. The Business Navigator Growth Hub services is one of the network of Growth Hubs funded by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Growth Hubs in 2015/2016.
It is intended to appoint a single supplier under a contract to provide the services detailed in the specification. The Business Navigator Growth Hub comprises a web portal for business support and a team of Business Support Navigators, identifying business needs and signposting businesses to public and private business support provision and funding to help them start develop and growth.
The contract comprises a number of elements:
1) the development and ongoing maintenance of the Business Navigator website;
2) the delivery of the Business Support Navigator service;
3) ongoing mapping of business support and funding within the Coast to Capital region.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site athttp://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=146729

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79990000, 79410000, 79996000, 79400000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 375 000 and 450 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There is a possible extension to this agreement for 2016/2017.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2016

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Included in the tender documents.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
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:
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: 13.2.2015

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

27.2.2015 – 14:00
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: 2.3.2015 – 10:00

Place:

Arun House, Hurst Road, Horsham. West Sussex RH12 2DN.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref: 146729).
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:

13.1.2015

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