Tender for Cost Benchmarking Exercise

Tender for Cost Benchmarking Exercise

The University, in conjunction with a number of other similar universities, (current total 7) intends to undertake a joint costing benchmarking exercise.

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

2015/S 250-457931

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lancaster University
Bailrigg Campus
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Larissa Morrish
LA1 4YW Lancaster
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1524592204
E-mail: l.morrish@lancaster.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/aspx/Home

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/depts/purchase/buyerprofiles.html

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

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Use of the contract is for all members of UK Purchasing Consortia: APUC, NWUPC, NEUPC, SUPC, LUPC and HEPCW

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Cost Benchmarking Exercise.

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 UKD

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)

Tender for a supplier to undertake a cost benchmarking exercise: The University, in conjunction with a number of other similar universities, (current total 7) intends to undertake a joint costing benchmarking exercise and seeks a supplier with a proven track record in this field.
The aim of the benchmarking exercise is to provide comparative costs of academic departments and administrative services to each institution. This information can then be used to support strategic decision making and to identify opportunities for improved value for money and efficiency.
The initial exercise is to be carried out at a snap shot in time although the capability for extension into a longer programme if required would be welcomed. It should be explained how additional institutions could join the exercise at a later point and at what additional cost.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000

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: no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 170 000 and 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Possible two 12 month extensions.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
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

Duration in months: 24 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Potential bidders may be excluded from the tender process for reasons such as being bankrupt, having been convicted of an offence concerning professional misconduct, not having paid taxes or not having contributed to social security systems.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Sound economic and financial standing demonstrated by evidence of relevant risk indemnity insurance documentation, audited accounts and annual report or relevant extracts in the event that you are not normally required to publish accounts.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
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:

SP/15/776

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

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: 20.1.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

22.1.2016 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of 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: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University Secretary, Lancaster University
University House
LA1 4YW Lancaster
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

22.12.2015

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