Proposal Development Advice Services and High Level Financial Review Services

Proposal Development Advice Services and High Level Financial Review Services

Plymouth University wishes to invite tenders from individual organisations or consortia to provide Proposal Development Advice (PDA) and High Level Financial Review (HLFR) services to businesses invited to submit full applications for PWGF2 grant funding.

UK-Plymouth: accounting services

2012/S 234-385219

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Plymouth
Drake Circus
Contact point(s): Procurement and Sustainability
For the attention of: Stephen Gill
PL4 8AA Plymouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1752582057
E-mail: procurement@plymouth.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1752588171

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/plymouthuni

Address of the buyer profile: www.plymouth.ac.uk/procurement

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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Education
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:
Proposal Development Advice Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 9: Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK – South West England.
NUTS code UKK
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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 14
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 258 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Plymouth University wishes to invite tenders from individual organisations or consortia to provide Proposal Development Advice (PDA) and High Level Financial Review (HLFR) services to businesses invited to submit full applications for PWGF2 grant funding.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79211000, 79212500

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
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: Appointment will be under the University’s Terms and Conditions for Consultancy to be found at www.plymouth.ac.uk/procurement.
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: All expressions of interest must be submitted on the University`s Pre Qualification Questionnaires published on the In-Tend electronic tendering site web address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/plymouthuni

Legal position – means of proof required: signed statement of good standing in accordance with regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bank reference, VAT number, company accounts for the last 3 years, last 3 years:turnover, evidence of Insurances held, statement of contingent liability or loss, statement of any pending litigation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Economic operators must be able to demonstrate that they (or the lead member, if a consortium bid) have been trading for at least 3 years and that the turnover (aggregate if a consortium bid) of the office(s) providing the service is not less than 3 times the potential contract value per annum.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Statement of facilities and technical resources, average manpower and managerial staff, details of quality assurance procedures, details of technicians/technical bodies who can assist, list of similar contracts and references, performance against relevant sustainabilty criteria, which may include environmental and social considerations.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Economic operators must be able to demonstrate their experience of providing similar services. Operators must demonstrate sufficient numbers (at least 2) of appropriately qualified staff (current members of one of the 5 CCAB bodies).
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Technical aspects. Weighting 75

2. Price. Weighting 25

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:
SG/UoP/PDA/027/012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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: 13.1.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
14.1.2013 – 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: 30 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14.1.2013 – 12:10

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.11.2012

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