Social Enterprise Partnership for Manchester’s Digital Asset Base

Social Enterprise Partnership for Manchester’s Digital Asset Base

Seeks a Social Enterprise Company that has a track record in creating, stimulating, and developing events within the creative and digital sector.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Project-management services other than for construction work

2015/S 184-334345

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Manchester City Council
Room 407, Town Hall
For the attention of: Mr Graham Crook
M60 2JR Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612344287
E-mail: g.crook@manchester.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Manchester City Council
www.the-chest.org.uk
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Manchester City Council
www.the-chest.org.uk
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Manchester City Council
www.the-chest.org.uk
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

TC830/GC — Social Enterprise Partnership for Manchester’s Digital Asset Base.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKD3

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)

Manchester City Council (MCC) seeks a Social Enterprise Company (SEC) that has a track record in creating, stimulating, and developing events within the creative and digital sector, and is an employer that can demonstrate they have recruited, trained and up-skilled their employees. The SEC will provide staff for a variety of functions which will be detailed within the specification on behalf of NewCo/MCC at the following sites:
— The Sharp Project,
— The Space Project, and
— 1 Central Park.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79421000, 79993100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

Manchester City Council (MCC) seeks a Social Enterprise Company (SEC) that has a track record in creating, stimulating, and developing events within the creative and digital sector, and is an employer that can demonstrate they have recruited, trained and up-skilled their employees. The SEC will provide staff for a variety of functions which will be detailed within the specification on behalf of NewCo/MCC at the following sites:
— The Sharp Project,
— The Space Project, and
— One Central Park.
The contract will be for 3 years, with an option to extend for up to 2 further years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 500 000 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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As stated in Tender documents.

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

As stated in Tender documents.

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

As stated in Tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated in Tender documents.
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: As stated in Tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in Tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in Tender documents.
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

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:

TC830
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: 21.10.2015 – 19:00
Payable documents: no

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

21.10.2015 – 19:00
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

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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 years.

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 Council is using the e-business portal known as the Chest www.the-chest.org.uk to conduct the procurement exercise. To gain access to the invitation to tender documents, tenderers will need to register their company details at the above website. Once registered, tenderers will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the invitation to tender documents. Tenderers will need to electronically submit their completed tender documents and accompanying documentation via the Chest on-line portal by 19:00 hours on the 21.10.2015, as referred to in IV.3.4). Any supplier questions queries will also need to be submitted via the Chest website. The Council welcomes applications from small or medium enterprises. Under the agreement the provider will be required to support the Council’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Therefore selection and award criteria, specification requirements and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. Contract Period The contract will be for 3 year/s commencing 1.3.2016, with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years. The Council reserves the right not to award a contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and will not be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Manchester City Council
Town Hall
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: g.crook@manchester.gov.uk
Internet address: www.manchester.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council 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 two 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 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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

Corporate Procurement
Town Hall
M60 2LA Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: g.crook@manchester.gov.uk
Internet address: www.manchester.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.9.2015

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