Provide Business Support Across Northamptonshire

Provide Business Support Across Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking to procure specialist support to deliver a programme of start-up business support as part of the ‘Ready2Grow’ (R2G) project.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Business development consultancy services

2016/S 157-284753

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Northampton
NN4 7YD
United Kingdom
Contact person: LGSS Procurement
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF23

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Northamptonshire County Council Start-up Business Support Advisors for the Ready2Grow (R2G) Project.

Reference number: DN176450

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79411100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking to procure specialist support to deliver a programme of start-up business support as part of the ‘Ready2Grow’ (R2G) project, an initiative part-funded by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) and delivered in partnership with the Northamptonshire Growth Hub, University of Northampton and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

There are 2 Start-up Business Advisor roles to be procured, 1 with a focus on supporting young people and the other with a focus on supporting women and the BME community — all key target groups identified as needing more local support.

Tender responses are invited for proposals covering 1 or both of the Start-up Business Advisor roles.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 225 200.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supporting Young People

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking to procure specialist support to deliver a programme of start-up business support as part of the ‘Ready2Grow’ (R2G) project, an initiative part-funded by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) and delivered in partnership with the Northamptonshire Growth Hub, University of Northampton and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

There are 2 Start-up Business Advisor roles to be procured, 1 with a focus on supporting young people, and the other with a focus on supporting women and the BME community — all key target groups identified as needing more local support.

Tender responses are invited for proposals covering 1 or both of the Start-up Business Advisor roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion – Name: Presentation / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 112 600.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 29
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Supporting Women and the BME Community

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF23

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Northamptonshire County Council is seeking to procure specialist support to deliver a programme of start-up business support as part of the ‘Ready2Grow’ (R2G) project, an initiative part-funded by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) and delivered in partnership with the Northamptonshire Growth Hub, University of Northampton and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

There are 2 Start-up Business Advisor roles to be procured, 1 with a focus on supporting young people, and the other with a focus on supporting women and the BME community — all key target groups identified as needing more local support.

Tender responses are invited for proposals covering 1 or both of the Start-up Business Advisor roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion – Name: Presentation / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 112 600.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 29
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 16/09/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/09/2016
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Northamptonshire County Council
Northampton
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Northamptonshire County Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights as set out in Part 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/08/2016

 

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