Wirral Business Support Services Tender
Wirral Council is seeking a supplier to deliver a Business Support Service for enterprises and individuals.
United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Old Market House, 4th Floor, West Wing, Hamilton Street
Contact person: Head of Procurement
Telephone: +44 1516062000
Fax: +44 1516663705
NUTS code: UKD54
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Wirral Business Support Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Wirral Council is seeking a supplier to deliver a Business Support Service for enterprises and individuals in, or intending to locate in, the borough of Wirral. This service will provide front-line business information, advice and guidance activity and interventions to strengthen the provision of flexible, responsive, business growth.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This contract is primarily for the delivery of a Business Support Service in Wirral, Merseyside. This is currently a Council service operated in-house. Wirral Council is looking to fundamentally change the way it provides this service and is seeking a supplier with the appropriate skills, expertise and infrastructure to operate this service on behalf of Wirral Council. The service will provide: Business Growth Support and Sector Networking; Prosperous Workforce and Entrepreneurship; Business Sector Intelligence; Inward Investor Support; Place Shaping Support. The contract is funded by Wirral Council; max. value 2 029 200 GBP, based upon any possible future extensions/variations to contract. Note: funding allocated for the initial contract period totals 1 300 000 GBP from June 2017 to May 2020. Suppliers are advised that an ‘organised grouping of employees’ has been identified in relation to this service in accordance with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract is for 36 Months with an anticipated start date of 1.6.2017.
Bidders should note that the Council may, in its absolute discretion, require the successful Bidder to extend the contract for a further 12 Months, subject to satisfactory service performance and confirmation that the service remains in line with Council priorities.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Wirral Council- Legal Verifiers.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: