Pro5 Consultancy Framework

Pro5 Consultancy Framework

Recognising that the Government Procurement Service (GPS) is currently in the process of establishing their consultancyONE framework, which will cover a wide range of generic business consultancy areas for use by central government and the wider public sector, it is the intention that Pro5 will direct local government customers to the consultancyONE framework where the framework meets their consultancy needs, rather than Pro5 creating a duplicate framework for local government.

UK-Leicester: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 159-266015

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (see www.espo.org) on behalf of the Pro5 Group of Professional Buying Organisations (see http://www.espo.org/about-us/collaborative-procurement.aspx)
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Contact point(s): tenders@espo.org
LE19 1ES Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1162657926
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
Fax: +44 1162944399

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.espo.org

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
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Other: Local Authority Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Organisations stated in Contract Notice – section II.1.5
further information contact ESPO, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park
LE19 1ES Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Consultancy Services – 664/12.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 200 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Business and management consultancy and related services. General management consultancy services. Research and development consultancy services. Energy-efficiency consultancy services. Environmental issues consultancy services. Health and safety consultancy services. Safety consultancy services. Transport systems consultancy services. Highways consultancy services. Marketing management consultancy services. Public relations consultancy services. Advertising consultancy services. Development consultancy services. Business-development consultancy services. Financial consultancy services. Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy. Auditing services. ESPO, on behalf of the Pro5 group of professional buying organisations, is seeking to establish a framework agreement with a number of suppliers for the provision of consultancy services, principally for local government. The key aim of the framework will be to promote cost savings and create efficiencies by providing these organisations access to pre-approved suppliers whom they may appoint using a simple and streamlined procurement process.
Recognising that the Government Procurement Service (GPS) is currently in the process of establishing their consultancyONE framework, which will cover a wide range of generic business consultancy areas for use by central government and the wider public sector, it is the intention that Pro5 will direct local government customers to the consultancyONE framework where the framework meets their consultancy needs, rather than Pro5 creating a duplicate framework for local government. The new Pro5 consultancy framework will therefore take a different approach by focusing specifically on local government needs.
The new framework will cover a wide range of consultancy services divided into 21 lots and suppliers are invited to bid for one, some or all of these lots. Further details regarding the framework’s lots can be found below. The number of suppliers offered a place on the framework will depend in part upon the number and nature of bids received, but the objective will to ensure that the framework offers a choice of at least six suppliers within each lot. Although an e-Auction will not be used in establishing this framework, an e-Auction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the framework agreement.
Whilst principally for use by local authorities across the UK, (Pro5 being Central Purchasing Bodies as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC) the Framework Agreement will also be open for use by the following classifications of users throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Educational Establishments; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Central Government Departments and their Agencies; Registered Charities and Registered Social Landlords. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available at: http://www.espo.org/about-us/ojeu-permissible-users.aspx.

It should be noted that ESPO are also exploring the feasibility of establishing a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for low value/transactional consultancy requirements under a separate procurement exercise. This is however, currently at an exploratory stage and should ESPO decide to proceed with this option, a supplementary contract notice will be placed inviting suppliers to apply for inclusion on the DPS.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000, 73200000, 71314300, 90713000, 71317210, 79417000, 71311200, 71311210, 79413000, 79416200, 79341100, 73220000, 79411100, 66171000, 71800000, 79212000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated values stated in Section II.1.4 include the option period.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 17.12.2012. Completion 16.12.2014

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Asset Management and Delivery

1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: asset evaluations, asset led transformation projects, asset liability advice, asset management and maintenance, asset mapping, delivery and management of capital programmes, development of asset management strategies, maximisation of asset use and value, new asset business cases, rationalisation of assets, remodelling of asset portfolios, strategic reviews of assets for new services and the effective acquisition, sale and disposal of assets.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Business Continuity and Resilience
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: business continuity strategies and plans, disaster recover systems and testing, monitoring and auditing of business continuity processes, risk management and mitigation strategies, risk registers for projects, services and departments, risk reviews and risk workshops.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Community Research and Engagement
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: academic research, communication and stakeholder engagement, community based research to understand customer needs, community cohesion research, demand management, development of sustainable community strategies, development of customer insight information, feedback facilitation and access to information, public engagement and consultation days, public dialogue projects which inform policy making and soft market testing of new services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Education and Learning
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: academy conversions, adult education, behavioural improvement programmes, curriculum development, early years development, healthy school programmes, learning, school admission processes and systems, school excellence policies and initiatives, school improvement plans and school remodelling programmes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000, 79400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Environmental and Sustainability
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: alternative energy strategies, archaeology studies, biodiversity and landscape management, building fabric, carbon foot-printing and reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, eco-town proposals, efficient use of energy, water and other natural resources, emerging green technologies, environmental audits, reports, assessments and appraisals, environmental initiatives, environmental legislation changes and impacts, meeting of energy targets, pollution of surface water liability, sustainable development and waste reduction and recycling.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000, 71314300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Facilities Management
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: facilities management service delivery models, fire risk, outsourcing and integrating property and facilities management, premises and caretaking, property security and reorganisation of facilities management services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Food and Catering
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: commercial feasibility and technical studies of catering services, cost/benefit analysis of proposed catering services, equipment and facilities, food and drinks menus, food hygiene, healthy eating programmes and nutrition.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Health and Safety
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: assurance reports and model documentation, accident statistics, COSHH and REACH guidance, event’s health and safety management, health and safety inspections and audits, health and safety legislation changes and impacts, health and safety policies and management structures, notices, forms and signs, risk assessments, risk control measures, safe working procedures and corrective action plans and welfare information.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71317210, 79417000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Highways, Transport and Logistics
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: cost and commercial reviews of transport links, highway asset management strategies, demand management, impact assessments, street and traffic management, sustainable travel, transport and traffic assessments, transport policies and strategies, travel initiatives and schemes, travel plans and planning, and travel roadshows and employee engagement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311200, 71311210

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Housing and Housing Support
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: housing investment programmes, housing management and support strategies, housing needs and assessments, revenue optimisation and future funding for supported housing, tenant participation schemes and transfer and de-commissioning programmes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Leisure, Culture and Heritage Services
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: cost, commercial and efficiency reviews of libraries, leisure, heritage and art services, establishment of trusts and joint ventures, funding and funding applications of leisure, culture, heritage and sport services, increase public use of services, management improvement programmes, outsourcing of services, service strategy design, service user reviews and consultations, and technical aspects of leisure and sport facilities.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Marketing, Communications and PR
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: branding, communication audits, communication and marketing materials, crisis management, events management, market research, marketing campaigns, marketing plans and strategies, media relations, presentation of findings, social media, targeting strategies and website design.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79413000, 79416200, 79341100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Planning, Valuation and Infrastructure
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: agricultural and retail planning, community infrastructure levies, employment land reviews and studies, local economic assessment, planning applications and appeals, planning legislation changes and impacts, planning strategies for infrastructure developments, planning taxes and levies, spatial planning and specialist planning.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71410000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Regeneration and Regional Development
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: business case development, increasing capacity and expertise in local businesses, maximising the number and diversity of businesses, sustainable community strategies, raising awareness of government policy and certifications, regeneration vision and embedment, regeneration and economic development projects, and supply chain developments.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Revenues and Benefits
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: efficiency reviews of services and working methodologies, government returns, model adoptions and health check programmes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 16 Lot title: Social Care (Adults)
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: clinical evaluations, commissioning models, collaborative working arrangements, departmental and services reviews, demand management, new service business cases, personalisation of care services, outreach programmes, service efficiency plans and improvements, safeguarding, service and user pathway redesign, service user, carer and stakeholder consultations, toolkits for improving care and technology developments.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 17 Lot title: Social Care (Children)
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: clinical evaluations, commissioning models, collaborative working arrangements, demand management, departmental and services reviews, new service business cases, personalisation of care services, safeguarding, service efficiency plans and improvements, service and user pathway redesign, service user, carer and stakeholder consultations, toolkits for improving care and technology developments.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 18 Lot title: Treasury Management
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: credit ratings, debt management, external loan portfolios, market conditions, setting of prudential indicators, treasury management and investment reviews, treasury management and investment strategies and objectives, treasury management legislation, codes of practice and accounting treatment changes, and treasury management risks.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66600000, 66171000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 19 Lot title: Waste and Recycling
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: alternative waste strategies, commercial & domestic waste, waste campaigns, waste legislation changes and impacts, waste management investment programmes, waste permits and accreditations, waste policies and strategies, and new waste sites.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71800000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 20 Lot title: Finance
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: actuary and investments, cost reviews and evaluation, external funding, financial analysis and reporting, financial modelling and model reviews, financial options, financial performance reviews and visibility studies, financial policies, financial processes and procedures, financial strategies and financing of public projects and programmes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 21 Lot title: Auditing
1)Short description
Suppliers included within this lot will be required (but not limited to) to provide advice and support in the following areas: audit strategies and methodologies, benchmarking and quality assurance of audit performances, external audits, financial audits, internal audits including compliance, quality and systems audits, and governance, risk management and internal control.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79212000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:
Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Supplier agrees that there shall be no discrimination by it against any person with respect to opportunity for employment or conditions of employment, because of.
Age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation. The Supplier shall in all matters arising in the performance of the Agreement comply with the provisions of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. The Supplier must comply with the provisions of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, the Equality Act 2006 and the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 and shall ensure that they perform their responsibilities under this Agreement with due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination, and to promote equality of opportunity and good relationships between different racial groups.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
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:
664
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 11-017319 of 18.1.2012

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: 24.9.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
1.10.2012 – 17:00
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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. GO Reference: GO-2012816-PRO-4161753.
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: ESPO, on behalf of Pro5, will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the decision to award the contract is communicated to tenderers. This decision notice will incorporate the award criteria, the reasons for the decision, the reasons (if any) why a tenderer did not meet any technical specification, the identity of the successful tenderer(s) and a precise statement of when the standstill period is expected to end. Any appeal or challenge against the award decision must be communicated to the address stated in section I.1 within the standstill period. If an appeal or challenge regarding the decision to award the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have suffered harm or are at risk of harm by a breach of the procurement rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months) (NB this time limit may be reduced to 30 days in circumstances where the contract award has been publicised to all participants in accordance with the Regulations). Where a legal challenge is launched against the award decision ESPO is obliged to suspend the making of the contract. Where a challenge is made after the contract has been entered into then that contract could be declared ineffective and/or shortened and/or a fine imposed by the court, but only where the court are satisfied that there has been a serious breach of the procurement rules.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.8.2012

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