Trading Standards Wales – Regional Coordinator Consultancy Specification

Trading Standards Wales – Regional Coordinator Consultancy Specification

External consultancy services to: Co-ordinate, on an All Wales basis, the activities of the Welsh Heads of Trading Standards group.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


WLGA

Corporate, Local Government House, Drake Walk,

Cardiff

CF10 4LG

UK

Simon Wilkinson

+44 2920468657

simon.wilkinson@wlga.gov.uk
www.wlga.gov.uk
http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


WLGA

Corporate, Local Government House, Drake Walk,

Cardiff

CF10 4LG

UK

Simon Wilkinson

+44 2920468600

simon.wilkinson@wlga.gov.uk

+44 2920468601
www.wlga.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


WLGA

Corporate, Local Government House, Drake Walk,

Cardiff

CF10 4LG

UK

Lorraine D’Agnilli

+44 07739497727

lorraine.dagnilli@wlga.gov.uk
www.wlga.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Trading Standards Wales – Regional Coordinator Consultancy Specification

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

This document sets out the Welsh Local Government Association’s (WLGA) Tender Documentation, Terms & Conditions and general information relating to the invitation to tender for the provision of external consultancy services to: Co-ordinate, on an All Wales basis, the activities of the Welsh Heads of Trading Standards group in order to influence policy and practice in the protection and improvement of consumer protection, fair trading, and community health and well-being.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=21468.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services

1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Proposals from prospective consultants should be made in the following format, there is no set tender document to complete:

I. Full contact details of the applicant. [pass/fail]

II. Details of the credentials of the consultancy including copies of insurances and professional indemnities etc. [pass/fail]

III. Details of relevant experience, suitability, knowledge and qualities to fulfil the roles set out in section 2. [40%]

IV. Details of any relevant experience working with:

o Trading standards services [35%]

o Local government (including WLGA) and national government in Wales and/or in the United Kingdom. [15%]

o Proposal for delivering services and products outlined above and

relevant innovative approaches/proposals. [5%]

V. Detailed breakdown of costs inclusive of all expenses etc. [5%]

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

The tender process will be conducted as an open procedure.

Proposals should include the details shown above in section 4 and be submitted by email to lorraine.dagnilli@wlga.gov.uk no later than 4:00 pm on Friday 6th February 2015.

Proposals may also be submitted by post no later than the above date and time and marked as Tender Proposal Confidential to Simon Wilkinson, Welsh Local Government Association, Local Government House, Drake Walk, Cardiff CF10 4LG.

Evaluation of applications will be undertaken in two phases (phase 2 interviews will be an optional phase to be implemented at the discretion of the WLGA and would involve a maximum of the top three ranked bids):

Phase 1: Initial shortlist – all submissions will be assessed against criteria set out at 4. I & II, above. A maximum of the top three ranked bids will be allowed through to the next phase.

Phase 2: detailed evaluation will be undertaken against the criteria set out at 4. III –V, above, to arrive at the rankings for the submitted proposals.

Interview – this phase will be applied at the discretion of the WLGA, if required, in order to clarify matters of detail and in order to clearly distinguish the rankings across the top three ranked bids

Bidders will be expected, if required, to be available for interview in Local Government House, Cardiff.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 05-02-2015

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
06-02-2015  Time  16:00

c) Estimated award date 27-03-2015

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:21468)

5.2

Additional Documentation

150116 TS RC Tender April 15
WLGA Terms and Conditions – Consultancy – February 2009

5.3

Publication date of this notice

19-01-2015

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