Queens Award for Enterprise Assessment Framework

Queens Award for Enterprise Assessment Framework

Tenderers are invited to bid for 1 or more lots. We aim to appoint 1 successful supplier per Lot: Lot 1: Innovation Application Appraisal.

United Kingdom-London: Evaluation consultancy services

2018/S 123-279886

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
United Kingdom
Contact person: kerry Hammond
E-mail: professionalservices@uksbs.co.uk
NUTS code: UK

I.2)Information about 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: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
UK Shared Business Services Limited
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: BEIS brings together responsibility for business, industrial strategy, and science and innovation with energy and climate change policy, merging the functions of the former BIS and DECC

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

UK SBS PS18161 Queens Award for Enterprise Assessment Framework

Reference number: UK SBS PS18161

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79419000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious awards for businesses. The Awards recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. They are managed by the Queen’s Awards Office in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise

Awards are presented in four separate categories. The aim of the tender exercise is to establish a 3 year (this is on a 1 + 1 + 1 basis) framework contract to support the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to procure contractor(s) to provide technical assessment services for the four Queen’s Awards categories. Tenderers are invited to bid for 1 or more lots. We aim to appoint 1 successful supplier per Lot:

Lot 1: Innovation Application Appraisal;

Lot 2: International Trade Application Appraisal;

Lot 3: Promoting Opportunity Application Appraisal;

Lot 4: Sustainable Development Application Appraisal.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 630 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Innovation Application Appraisal

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79419000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Innovation Application Appraisal:

Innovation — recognising companies that have demonstrated commercial success through:

— invention, design, production (in respect of goods),

— performance (in respect of services, including advice),

— marketing, distribution, after sale support of goods or services.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris by following the link “Supplier eSourcing Registration”. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Note: Registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for, your organisations full name as a registered supplier, the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd): Freephone: 0345 010 3503 — Email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/pages/supplier.aspx

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 216 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Application Appraisal

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79419000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2: International Trade Application Appraisal:

International Trade — recognising companies that have demonstrated substantial growth in overseas earnings and in commercial success relative to the business size and sector.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris by following the link “Supplier eSourcing Registration”. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Note: Registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for, your organisations full name as a registered supplier, the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd): Freephone: 0345 010 3503 — Email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/pages/supplier.aspx

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 216 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Promoting Opportunity Application Appraisal

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79419000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3: Promoting Opportunity Application Appraisal:

Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility) — for social mobility programmes that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds into successful working lives.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris by following the link “Supplier eSourcing Registration”. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Note: Registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for, your organisations full name as a registered supplier, the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd): Freephone: 0345 010 3503 — Email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/pages/supplier.aspx

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 78 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Sustainable Development Application Appraisal

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79419000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 4: Sustainable Development Application Appraisal:

Sustainable Development — recognising companies that have developed commercially successful products, services, and approaches to management which have major benefits for the environment, society and the economy.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris by following the link “Supplier eSourcing Registration”. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Note: Registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcin g-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for, your organisations full name as a registered supplier, the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd): Freephone: 0345 010 3503 — Email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/pages/supplier.aspx

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in days: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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: no
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

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
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: 30/07/2018
Local time: 14:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders. UK Shared Business Services Ltd wishes to establish an agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations). UK Shared Business Services Ltd are able to accept unstructured electronic invoicing.

Information and Formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in I.3.

Closing date and time for Bidder to request RFP documents: 30.7.2018 at 14:00 GMT.

Closing date and time for Bidder to submit their response (“the deadline”): 31.7.2018 at 14:00 GMT.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

UK Shared Business Services Limited
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

UK Shared Business Services Limited
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/06/2018

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