Provide Resource Consultant Business Support Services

GM Business Support Ltd wishes to create a pool of Consultant Advisers to work alongside the both the Textiles Growth Programme (TGP) and Greater Manchester Export Fund.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Business and management consultancy and related services

2016/S 052-087380

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GM Business Support Ltd
Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater St
For the attention of: Nick Batty
M1 5JW Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612374044
E-mail: nick.batty@businessgrowthhub.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/

Electronic access to information: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/tenders

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: GM Business Support Ltd
Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street
M1 6EU Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: private company running publicly funded projects

I.3)Main activity

Other: support to local businesses via public funded projects

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:

Provision of Resource Consultant Business Support Services.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UKD3.
NUTS code

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 23

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 800 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

GM Business Support Ltd wishes to create a pool of Consultant Advisers to work alongside the both the Textiles Growth Programme (TGP) and Greater Manchester Export Fund (GMEF) to provide consultant advice to businesses identified by the programme. The GMEF Programme operates across Greater Manchester whilst the TGP is a national programme within England
The Framework period will be from the commencement date until 31.3.2017 with an option to extend for a further 1 year period subject to funding.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79412000, 79413000, 79416200, 79415000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 800 000 GBP

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

Starting 8.5.2016. Completion 31.3.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Business Support — Textiles Growth Programme

1)Short description

Work with the client to develop a well-documented and researched Growth Plan that will be of value to the business regardless of whether the client wishes to pursue an application to the Textiles Growth Programme.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79412000, 79413000, 79416200, 79415000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 550 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Business Support — Greater Manchester Export Fund

1)Short description

Consultant Business Support Advisers will be required to work with companies within Greater Manchester from a range of sectors, providing practical support to help them develop eligible grant applications for export growth projects that will create investment and jobs from the Greater Manchester Export Fund.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79412000, 79413000, 79416200, 79415000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 and 250 000 GBP
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:

Details of the financing conditions and payment arrangements will be set out in the framework/contract documentation and the Invitation to Tender.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event of a group of organisations submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary for them to provide an undertaking that each company shall be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of any frameworks and call-off contracts entered into with Business Growth Hub.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: In compliance with Regional Growth Fund (RGF) conditions.
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: The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4) of this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4) of this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tender must be completed and returned in accordance with the instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4) of this contract notice and as defined in the Tender Documentation.
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:

T16001

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: 18.4.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

18.4.2016 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

The Business Growth Hub service helps ambitious business people to realise their growth potential by offering access to a range of practical services, from assessing growth options to unlocking finance or accessing experienced business mentors.
The Business Growth Hub service is offered by GM Business Support Limited, which is part of the Manchester Growth Company. The group employs over 1 000 staff and delivers more than 60 000 000 GBP of business support services annually.
Accountable to the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the Business Growth Hub’s challenge is to ensure that companies across Greater Manchester, and beyond in some instances, reach their full potential and are able to access the right support and services to meet their needs.
These include:
— Personal support to identify and address business growth opportunities and challenges;
— Business to business networking through growth lunches and specialist events;
— Expert growth advice and planning under Growth, Growth Start-up, Mentoring, Digital Growth, and Access to Finance and Green Growth;
— Delivery of Business Growth Service for manufacturers across the North West of England;
— Access to a wealth of public and private sector business and professional partners with a range of specialist knowledge and skills including a network of committed private providers who share our vision for supporting growth.
Complementary support is also provided by UKTI Trade and Investment services and MIDAS, to attract inward investment and support re-investment by companies.

For more information about Business Growth Hub, which is a trading name of GM Business Support Limited, please visit us at:http://www.businessgrowthhub.com

Details of the Regional Growth Fund can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-the-regional-growth-fund

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: Business Growth Hub will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successful resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.3.2016

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