Schools Enterprise Advisor Service Devon

Schools Enterprise Advisor Service Devon

Devon County Council on behalf of HotSW LEP is now seeking a provider to appoint Enterprise co-ordinators and to deliver a service to a selected number of schools, working with the business community to identify volunteer advisors.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Education and training services

2015/S 216-394265

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Devon County Council
County Hall Room 120, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Iain Perkins
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: iain.perkins@devon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.devon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Devon County Council
County Hall Room 120, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Iain Perkins
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: iain.perkins@devon.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Devon County Council
County Hall Room 120, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Iain Perkins
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: iain.perkins@devon.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Devon County Council
County Hall Room 120, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Iain Perkins
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: iain.perkins@devon.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

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: yes

Somerset County Council
County Hall
TA1 4DY Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM

Plymouth City Council
Civic Centre
PL1 2AA Plymouth
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

CP1230-15 Enterprise Advisor Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKK

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)

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been successful in securing funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) to deliver a pilot Enterprise Co-ordinator and Advisor service for schools across the area (Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Somerset). The basis for these projects nationally was one of the recommendations in the Enterprise for All report (July 2014) for an Enterprise Advisor programme that can be found here https://www.gov.uk/EnterpriseforAll.pdf

Devon County Council on behalf of HotSW LEP is now seeking a provider to appoint Enterprise co-ordinators and to deliver a service to a selected number of schools, working with the business community to identify volunteer advisors and develop closer working links between schools and businesses.
This service is jointly funded by the CEC, Devon County Council, Somerset County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Development Agency. Initial contract term is for 19 months — 1.2.2016 to 31.8.2017 with an option for the Authority to extend for further periods of 12 months on expiry of the Contract Period for a maximum total extension of 36 months subject to available funding.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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 Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been successful in securing funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) to deliver a pilot Enterprise Co-ordinator and Advisor service for schools across the area (Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Somerset). The basis for these projects nationally was one of the recommendations in the Enterprise for All report (July 2014) for an Enterprise Advisor programme that can be found here https://www.gov.uk/EnterpriseforAll.pdf

Devon County Council on behalf of HotSW LEP is now seeking a provider to appoint Enterprise co-ordinators and to deliver a service to a selected number of schools, working with the business community to identify volunteer advisors and develop closer working links between schools and businesses.
This service is jointly funded by the CEC, Devon County Council, Somerset County Council, Plymouth City Council and Torbay Development Agency. Initial contract term is for 19 months — 1.2.2016 to 31.8.2017 with an option for the Authority to extend for further periods of 12 months on expiry of the Contract Period for a maximum total extension of 36 months subject to available funding.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 450 000 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
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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

Starting 1.2.2016. Completion 31.8.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

‘as set out in the Tender document’.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

An initial budget of 157 125 GBP is available to deliver the activities outlined within the specification, although this may increase to 196 500 GBP in the initial contract term, subject to funding availability. There may also be other funding available and if the organisation applying for this contract is able to provide match funding for the project then the LEP may be able to secure further funding from the CEC or other sources, but this cannot be guaranteed. Over the full contract term, the full value will not exceed 450 000 GBP, any extension of the budget will be reviewed annually, and the first of these reviews will be during July 2016 and thereafter on an annual basis.

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

The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors (e.g. a joint venture or consortium) to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 57 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the tender document available from the address in section I.1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 57 to58 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulation 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the ITT document which is available from the address in section I.1.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:In accordance with Article 57 to 58 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulation 57 and 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the ITT document which is available from the address in section I.1.
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: yes

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

CP1230-15 Enterprise Advisor Service
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 14.12.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: yes
Price: 0 GBP

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

14.12.2015 – 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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.12.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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: In accordance with Regulation 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract or conclude a framework agreement), 87 (Standstill period) and Regulation 91 Enforcement of duties through the Court of the Public Contracts regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.11.2015

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