Transformational Consultancy Services for Staffordshire County Council

Transformational Consultancy Services for Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council wishes to establish a framework agreement consisting of external consultancy expertise which can assist in the building of internal capability of the transformation support unit to deliver the transformation programme and internal and external projects.

United Kingdom-Stafford: General management consultancy services

2014/S 092-161851

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Staffordshire County Council
Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street
For the attention of: Darren Langley
ST16 2DH Stafford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: darren.langley@staffordshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement

Electronic access to information: www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.staffordshire.alito.co.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

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: yes

See procurement documentation

 

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

PC519 – Transformational Consultancy Services.

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

NUTS code UKG3

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 600 000 GBP

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

Staffordshire County Council wishes to establish a framework agreement consisting of external consultancy expertise which can assist in the building of internal capability of the transformation support unit to deliver the transformation programme and internal and external projects.
The framework is intended to provide access to agile and flexible resources in support of core and additional services identified in the specification.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7941100079411100661710007941400072224000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

See procurement documentation.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement may be extended for a further period of 12 months at the sole discretion of Staffordshire County Council.

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 15.7.2014. Completion 30.6.2017

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The requirements for minimum economic, financial and technical capacity will be included in the tender documents.
Tenders may be rejected from an economic operator which interalia:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1997 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money
laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

Please refer to Regulation no 23 of the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 (SI No 5) for additional rejection criteria (see link)http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/20060005.htm

III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See procurement documentation.
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

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:

PC519

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: 19.6.2014 – 11:50
Payable documents: no

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

19.6.2014 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19.6.2014 – 12:10

Place:

Stafford, England, UK.

 

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Attendance is limited to officers and members of Staffordshire County Council.

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

Important information about accessing the tender documentation.
This is an electronic tender. All requests for information to be sent through the electronic tendering portal and messaging facility on the “Proactis” electronic tendering system.
How to register:

1. Instructions at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/etendering/

2.Follow the link to Proactis E-Tendering.

(http://www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk). On the main page click Suppliers then (new user) Register links.

3.Complete the self-registration questions and click the Register button.
4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with an authentication link (this email may find its way to your trash/junkemail account, so please check).
5.Confirm the authentication and then login into Proactis Suppliers-side.
6.Search the bulletin board for the tender(s) using key words, search criteria etc.
7. Once found, click on the (blue) contract title to register interest against an active tender.
8. Click the Register button and then Continue.
9. The tender will now be in the My Tenders profile area on the main menu.
10. Find the Read me first document and continue with managing the tender.

If you require urgent assistance regarding the usage of the eTendering package please contact sp@staffordshire.gov.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

9.5.2014

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