Small Business Programme for the NI Food and Drink Sector

Small Business Programme for the NI Food and Drink Sector

Invest NI wishes to establish a contract by appointing a contractor to facilitate the delivery of the elements of the Small Business Programme.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2018/S 184-416506

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Invest Northern Ireland
Bedford Square, Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7ES
United Kingdom
E-mail: SSDAdmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

ID 1660937 DfE Invest NI — Small Business Programme for the NI Food and Drink Sector

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Invest NI wishes to establish a Contract by appointing a Contractor to facilitate the delivery of the elements of the Small Business Programme to ensure smaller Food and Drink businesses from within Invest NI’s portfolio are given exposure to external markets through participating in a range of capability and market development activities which will facilitate growth.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79952000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invest NI wishes to establish a Contract by appointing a Contractor to facilitate the delivery of the elements of the Small Business Programme to ensure smaller Food and Drink businesses from within Invest NI’s portfolio are given exposure to external markets through participating in a range of capability and market development activities which will facilitate growth.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Qualitative Criteria / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion – Name: Quantitative Criteria / Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Client may at any time before the completion of the Contract Period invite the Contractor to agree to extend for any period up to and including three twelve month periods commencing from the termination date of the original Contract Period.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Client may at any time before the completion of the Contract Period invite the Contractor to agree to extend for any period up to and including three twelve month periods commencing from the termination date of the original Contract Period.

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

The estimated total value of this contract will be between 800 000 GBP to 1 400 000 GBP over the full 5 years. This range represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value and reflects the potential scales of the contract taking into account such changes to the scope and/or scale, which may result from future operational requirements.

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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: 23/10/2018
Local time: 15:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 21/01/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/10/2018
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeals/mediation procedures
UK
United Kingdom
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/09/2018

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