Tender to Provide Business Advice and Support to Students and Graduates
Provision of pre-start, start-up, early-stage and later-stage business advice.
United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Newcastle University, 1 Park Tce
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact person: Mrs Leigh Anderson
Telephone: +44 1912228618
Fax: +44 1912228845
NUTS code: UKC22
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
NU/1449 The Provision of Business Advice and Support to Students and Graduates
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The scope of this contract is for the provision of pre-start, start-up, early-stage and later-stage business advice including supporting potential and actual growth orientated businesses founded by Newcastle University students and graduates.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Newcastle upon Tyne.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Newcastle University support current students and Newcastle University graduates (up to 3 years) across all subject groups. We have a large and heterogeneous client base that includes international graduates who have successfully secured leave to remain in the UK, via the Tier 1 (Graduate) Entrepreneur route, to start a business, and recent graduates awarded Founderships, a 6 month Start Up scholarship aimed at those with the potential to scale. NB Founderships is contingent on the University successfully raising funds to run the programme year-on-year.
Our approach is person-centred. Our goal is to upskill our students and graduates, empowering and enabling them to progress their ideas and business. We incorporate elements of coaching into our one-to-one conversations to support the client to identify solutions and actions.
Advice and support will be delivered face-to-face on Newcastle University premises, off-campus at the client’s business premises or at an alternative location potentially including our branch campus in London; via telephone, email or Skype. The successful supplier will provide up to 2 business advice professionals to join the Start-up Team on campus between 1 day and 5 days a week depending on the time of year and levels of demand. The agreement will be for between 90-110 days per year to deliver the open access business advice and around 30 days to support Founderships recipients. NB both are subject to change and the University securing the required funds.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
This contract may be extended for an additional 2 single year periods beyond the initial 2 years.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Newcastle upon Tyne
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Newcastle upon Tyne
This Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days 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 s entered into. Applicants have 2 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. Such information should be requested from the address in Section I.1).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: