Sponsorship Opportunity Liverpool City Bike

Sponsorship Opportunity Liverpool City Bike

Liverpool City Council offer a unique sponsorship opportunity to have your brand on the largest bike hire scheme in the UK, outside of London.

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

2016/S 069-120657

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Liverpool City Council
4th Floor, Cunard Building
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Curry
L3 1DS Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1512330590
E-mail: nigel.curry@liverpool.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://liverpool.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: https://procontract.due-north.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://procontract.due-north.com

Further information can be obtained from: Liverpool City Council
4th Floor, Cunard Building
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Curry
L3 1DS Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1512330590
E-mail: nigel.curry@liverpool.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Liverpool City Council
4th Floor, Cunard Building
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Curry
L3 1DS Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1512330590
E-mail: nigel.curry@liverpool.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Liverpool City Council
4th Floor, Cunard Building
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Curry
L3 1DS Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1512330590
E-mail: nigel.curry@liverpool.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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Sponsorship Opportunity Liverpool City Bike (Cycle Hire Scheme).

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 UKD52

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)

Liverpool City Council offer a unique sponsorship opportunity to have your brand on the largest bike hire scheme in the UK, outside of London, offering organisations the opportunity for a naming rights partnership with Liverpool City Council
— the Citybike scheme has had no previous branding or genteelism associated with it.
Our Vision is that Liverpool will be the fastest growing city for cycling where cycling is popular mainstream method of travel and physical activity and its cycle routes will be safe, convenient, accessible, comfortable and attractive for all users. Liverpool as a City wishes to partner with a brand that will support our step change to become the most active core city in England by 2021. We are looking for a brand that can support us with this.
Proposed Sponsorship
In order to defray the operational and developmental costs of the scheme, Liverpool City Council is seeking proposals from commercial interests for the provision of sponsorship for the City’s bike hire scheme.
Objectives of Sponsorship
‘To embed the bikes and the partner into the hearts and minds of the people and visitors of Liverpool, creating a cleaner, greener, healthier city’
The main objectives for sponsorship of the Citybike scheme are:

To contribute to the finances of Citybike to enable the cycle hire scheme to be self-financing.

To ensure that the cycle hire scheme is viable to run in the longer term.

To contribute to the promotion of the cycle hire scheme by way of more reference to the scheme through sponsorship.

To enable expansion of the cycle hire schemes into other parts of the City Region in the longer term.
Partnership Opportunity.

Be the first partners to drive forward the step change of cycling activity in Liverpool.

To align your brand adjacent to every globally recognised Liverpool landmark (UNESCO waterfront/ listed buildings) as well as our famous streets.

To be a key part of the ‘Liverpool Active City’ initiative.

To be the first brand to take the Citybike scheme to the next level: experience, usage, recognition and innovation.
The Offer
What it could look like for you:-

Naming Rights — __________ CityBike.

Colour palette — street furniture/ station signage.

Bicycle branding.

Branding on the corporate card.

Branding and advertising collateral, PR and digital assets.

Corporate membership for the entire workforce.

Station branding including large scale branding at certain agreed bike station locations.

Enhanced core rights available for release as per negotiation.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Liverpool City Council offer a unique sponsorship opportunity to have your brand on the largest bike hire scheme in the UK, outside of London, offering organisations the opportunity for a naming rights partnership with Liverpool City Council — the Citybike scheme has had no previous branding or genteelism associated with it.
Contract Term:
Up to 7 years plus option for 3 further years (after 5 years and 6 months after launch).
Our Vision is that Liverpool will be the fastest growing city for cycling where cycling is popular mainstream method of travel and physical activity and its cycle routes will be safe, convenient, accessible, comfortable and attractive for all users. Liverpool as a City wishes to partner with a brand that will support our step change to become the most active core city in England by 2021. We are looking for a brand that can support us with this.
Proposed Sponsorship.
In order to defray the operational and developmental costs of the scheme, Liverpool City Council is seeking proposals from commercial interests for the provision of sponsorship for the City’s bike hire scheme for a minimum 3 year and maximum 7 year contract.
Objectives of Sponsorship
‘To embed the bikes and the partner into the hearts and minds of the people and visitors of Liverpool, creating a cleaner, greener, healthier city’
The main objectives for sponsorship of the Citybike scheme are:

To contribute to the finances of Citybike to enable the cycle hire scheme to be self-financing.

To ensure that the cycle hire scheme is viable to run in the longer term.

To contribute to the promotion of the cycle hire scheme by way of more reference to the scheme through sponsorship.

To enable expansion of the cycle hire schemes into other parts of the City Region in the longer term.
Partnership Opportunity.

Be the first partners to drive forward the step change of cycling activity in Liverpool.

To align your brand adjacent to every globally recognised Liverpool landmark (UNESCO waterfront/ listed buildings) as well as our famous streets.

To be a key part of the ‘Liverpool Active City’ initiative.

To be the first brand to take the Citybike scheme to the next level: experience, usage, recognition and innovation.
The Offer
What it could look like for you:-

Naming Rights — __________ CityBike.

Colour palette — street furniture/ station signage.

Bicycle branding.

Branding on the corporate card.

Branding and advertising collateral, PR and digital assets.

Corporate membership for the entire workforce.

Station branding including large scale branding at certain agreed bike station locations.

Enhanced core rights available for release as per negotiation.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 0 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details of deposits and guarantees will be set out in the Tender documents and Contract documents and fully compliant to UK Law.

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

Details of financing and payment arrangements will be detailed in the Tender and Contract documents and fully compliant to UK Law.

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

Information will be detailed in the Tender documents. To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: Information will be detailed in the Tender documents. To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

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 will be detailed in the Tender documents.
To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North).

To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information will be detailed in the Tender documents. To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Information will be detailed in the Tender documents. To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Information will be detailed in the Tender documents. To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Information will be detailed in the Tender documents. To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

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

Envisaged minimum number 1

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Information will be detailed in the Tender documents. To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following linkhttps://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

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:

DN124727
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: 6.6.2016 – 09:30
Payable documents: no

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

6.6.2016 – 09:30

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.4.2016

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

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

To express your interest in this opportunity and to be part of this exciting opportunity, your company will need to register on Pro Contract (formerly ‘The Chest’) procurement portal which is operated by Sourcing Solutions (Due North). To register your organisation on Pro-Contract (The Chest), click on the following link https://procontract.due-north.com/register, go to suppliers’ area and click on “register free”.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Liverpool City Council
4th Foor Cunard Building, Water Street
L3 1DS Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: trevor.ingham@liverpool.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7833021094

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The appeals process will follow the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the EU remedies directives. Intention to lodge an appeal should be raised in the first instance to the Liverpool City Council FAO Head of Procurement.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.4.2016

 

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