Provide Trade Advisory Services in Europe

Provide Trade Advisory Services in Europe

Invest NI wishes to establish a list of up to a maximum of 2 Contractors per region to deliver TAS in each of the 7 geographical regions.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Aircraft or spacecraft equipment, trainers, simulators and associated parts

2015/S 203-368966

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

InvestNI
Bedford Square, Bedford Street
BT2 7ES Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic access to information: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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

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:

Invest NI — Provision Trade Advisory Services (TAS) in Europe.

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: Detailed in the Tender Documents.

NUTS code UKN0

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)

Invest NI wishes to establish a list of up to a maximum of 2 Contractors per region to deliver TAS in each of the 7 geographical regions which have been identified as offering export business potential to NI companies. Under the scope of each Lot, Contractor(s) shall provide the following services: Focused market research; Market screening; Assessing market readiness; Market entry strategies; Identification of partners; i.e. agent/distributor agreements; licensing; value added resellers; technology transfer and joint ventures; Lead generation; 1 to 1 clinics providing market advice and guidance; Delivery of market specific capability development programmes Support for high quality visit programmes for companies and ministers either individually or as part of a group ie. trade missions; Managing networking events; Market and sector briefings/webinars — both 1:1 and to groups; Organising inward visits (into the geographical region); Assistance with exhibitions; Event organising; Promotional assistance; and Setting up business in the geographical region.
The Contractor(s) will assist Invest NI with the delivery of trade services to NI companies wishing to develop business throughout the respective geographical regions.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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:

The Contractor(s) will assist with the delivery of trade services to NI companies wishing to develop business in the respective geographical regions. They will have a proven track record in delivering measurable sales results, detailed market intelligence reports, market entry strategies and structured market events, including Trade Missions; Meet the Buyer events and Exhibition Stand-Manning support.
The typical duration of a TAS project is between 5-10 advisory days, depending on company needs. Special projects may have a slightly longer duration and there may be multiple company projects required in preparation for participation in Trade Missions, Exhibitions and Meet the Buyer events. In some cases the Contractor(s) may be appointed to work on special projects with selected high growth potential companies. In such cases, total number of days, time frame and specific sales growth objectives will be agreed prior to commissioning of the assignment.
The lots have been identified as below:
Lot Number Geographic Region.
1 Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg);
2 Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland);
3 France;
4 Spain and Portugal;
5 Germany;
6 Central and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic / Slovakia / Poland / Hungary);
7 Turkey.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Trade Advisory Services to Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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: Trade Advisory Services to Nordics (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland)

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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: Trade Advisory Services to France

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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: Trade Advisory Services to Spain and Portugal

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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: Trade Advisory Services to Germany

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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: Trade Advisory Services to Central and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic / Slovakia / Poland / Hungary)

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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: Trade Advisory Services to Turkey

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34740000, 80000000, 71318000, 15000000, 42410000, 43320000, 44110000, 45210000, 71314000, 71314200, 79000000, 72212900, 72222300

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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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 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:

91703

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: 19.11.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

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

19.11.2015 – 15:00
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

Date: 19.11.2015
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised CPD Officials.

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
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: CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.10.2015

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