Tender for Business and Management Consultancy Services

Tender for Business and Management Consultancy Services

Lot 1 – Big Enterprise in the Communities (2014/June 2015). Involves the following services: (i) Stage 1 – (pre pre start) group workshops. (ii) Stage 2 – (pre start up) group workshops. (iii) Stage 3 – (Start-Up) 12 hours support.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Business and management consultancy and related services

2014/S 098-171500

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Social Enterprise North West
4th Floor 151 Dale Street
For the attention of: Val Jones
L2 2AH Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1512373986
E-mail: admin@senw.org.uk
Fax: +44 1512111881

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.senw.org.uk

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

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

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:

UK-North West: Big Enterprise in Communities and future Social Enterprise North West projects.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North West (England).

NUTS code UKD

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 40

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 20 000 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: The contracting authority intends to: (a) make an immediate award to Lot 1; (b) make awards on Lot 2 following the successful notification of grant funding and mini competitions.

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Business and management consultancy and related services.
Project management consultancy services.
Lot 1 – Big Enterprise in the Communities (2014/June 2015).
Involves the following services:
(i) Stage 1 – (pre pre start) group workshops.
(ii) Stage 2 – (pre start up) group workshops.
(iii) Stage 3 – (Start-Up) 12 hours support.
(iv) Stage 4 – Intermediate support to social enterprises.
(v) Stage 5 – Intensive support to social enterprises.
To be conducted in Merseyside (excluding Halton).
Lot 2 – Social Enterprise (2014/18).
Involves the following services:
(i) Stage 1 – (pre pre start) group workshops.
(ii) Stage 2 – (pre start up) group workshops.
(iii) Stage 3 – (Start-Up) 12 hours support.
(iv) Stage 4 – Intermediate support to social enterprises.
(v) Stage 5 – Intensive support to social enterprises.
(vi) Stage 6 – Investment Readiness.
To be conducted in Cumbria LEP, Lancashire LEP, Greater Manchester LEP, Cheshire/Warrington LEP and Liverpool City Region LEP areas.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

794000007941000079411100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

Approximately GBP 20 million of services delivered through the framework agreement as follows:
Lot 1 – GBP 4 million.
Lot 2 – GBP 16 million.

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

Starting 16.7.2014. Completion 16.7.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Big Enterprise in Communities Project

1)Short description

Business and management consultancy and related services.
Project management consultancy services.
Lot 1 – Big Enterprise in the Communities (2014/June 2015)
Involves the following services:
(i) Stage 1 – (pre pre start) group workshops.
(ii) Stage 2 – (pre start up) group workshops.
(iii) Stage 3 – (Start-Up) 12 hours support.
(iv) Stage 4 – Intermediate Support to social enterprises.
(v) Stage 5 – Intensive support to social enterprises.
To be conducted in Merseyside (excluding Halton). Further detailed information on the extent of the services required, the conditions of contract and pricing information is contained in the ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

794000007941000079411100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Future Social Enterprise North West Projects

1)Short description

Business and management consultancy and related services.
Project management consultancy services.
Lot 2 – Social Enterprise (2014/18).
Involves the following services:
(i) Stage 1 – (pre pre start) group workshops.
(ii) Stage 2 – (pre start up) group workshops.
(iii) Stage 3 – (Start-Up) 12 hours support.
(iv) Stage 4 – Intermediate Support to Social Enterprises.
(v) Stage 5 – Intensive support to social enterprises.
(vi) Stage 6 – Investment Readiness.
To be conducted in Cumbria LEP, Lancashire LEP, Greater Manchester LEP, Cheshire/Warrington LEP and Liverpool City Region LEP areas. Further detailed information on the extent of the services required, the conditions of contract and pricing information is contained in the ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

794000007941000079411100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 16 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Tenderers are required to provide guaranteed match funding. Requirements are set out in full in the ITT and Contract documents.

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

Payment will be as per the tender and contract.
However, please note that SENW’s standard payment terms are a maximum of 90 days from receipt of claim and the payment method is by BACS. SENW will not deviate from this method.

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

SENW reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form, a single contractor to take primary liability or each party to undertake joint and several liability.
Further information will be contained in the tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the ITT and SENW’s Terms and Conditions of Contract for Services (including the requirement for match funding) that can be downloaded from SENW’s website.
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: Please refer to the ITT and SENW’s Terms and Conditions, and Contract for Services that can be downloaded from SENW’s website.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the ITT and SENW’s Terms and Conditions, and Contract for Services that can be downloaded from SENW’s website.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the ITT and SENW’s Terms and Conditions of Contract for Services that can be downloaded from SENW’s website.
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
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:
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: 30.6.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

30.6.2014 – 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

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): UK ERDF Programme 2007-2013 (Lot 1); and UK ERDF/ ESF Programme 2014-2020 (Lot 2)

VI.3)Additional information

1) SENW requires Interested Parties to complete and return an ITT response document. Submissions must be in accordance with these instructions and any further instructions contained in the ITT.

2) The ITT documents can be downloaded from SENW’s website at www.senw.org.uk/category/tenders.

3) If SENW considers any question or request for clarification to be of material significance, both the query and the response will be posted on SENW’s website in an anonymous form. It is the responsibility of Interested Parties to check this website periodically before the submission date to check for any updates and to incorporate these updates into its submission. All questions must be addressed to admin@senw.org.uk and be received at least 5 working days before the submission date, otherwise a response cannot be guaranteed.

4) Documentation must be returned to: SENW, Social Enterprise North West, 4th Floor 151 Dale Street, Liverpool L2 2AH.
5) The date and time for return of the documents is shown in the ITT. Documents must be returned no later than the date and time stated. Completed documents will be received up to the time and date stated. It is the Interested Party’s responsibility to ensure that their documents are received on time. SENW does not undertake to consider documents received after that time unless there is sufficient evidence to presuppose their due delivery.
6) Documents must be returned either by post, or by hand to the reception desk ensuring that a member of staff notes the time and date of receipt.
7) Facsimile, e-mail, and telephone: Documents will not be considered if sent by these methods. Hand delivery of envelopes will be accepted.
8) SENW accepts no responsibility for loss or non-receipt of applications.
9) Submissions may not be considered if any of the requested information is not completed and/or supplied. If any of the requested information is missing or is incorrect, the proposal may be rejected on that sole basis and the proposal will not be evaluated further.
10) SENW does not bind itself to accept any submission.
11) The issue of this document in no way commits SENW to award any contract pursuant to the bid process nor does it constitute an offer to enter into a contractual relationship.
12) Interested Parties must not try to obtain any information about any other party’s submission or proposed submissions before the contract is awarded.
13) Interested Parties must not arrange with any other party the submission of any documentation, except in the cases where sub-contracting and/or joint ventures are applicable.
14) Trading names/invoicing: Where invoices will be rendered by, or payments made to, an entity whose title differs in any respect from the title in which the documentation is submitted, full details must be provided in a letter accompanying the documents. Failure to provide these details may result in rejection of the Interested Party’s application.
15) SENW’s Payment Terms are a maximum 90 days from receipt of claim and see further detail set out in the ITT. BACS Payment is SENW’s standard method of payment.
16) Interested Parties will be required to confirm acceptance of SENW’s Standard Terms and Conditions of Contract. Failure to accept SENW’s Terms and Conditions of Contract may result in Interested Parties being disqualified from taking any further part in this process.
17) All responses must be in English.
18) Any information provided on separate pages or on supporting and supplementary documentation should be presented in the same order as, and must be cross-referenced to, the relevant question. Any separate sheets must be appended in the response document.
19) The provision of false or misrepresented information will result in an application being rejected.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.5.2014

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