Bid Writing Manual for use by Voluntary and Community Organisations

Bid Writing Manual for use by Voluntary and Community Organisations

Halton Borough Council is looking for a provider to produce a Bid Writing manual for use by voluntary and community organisations which will support them in drafting high quality funding applications.

Buyer:
Halton Borough Council
Bid Writing Manual for use by Voluntary and Community Organisations
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Halton Borough Council is looking for a provider to produce a Bid Writing manual for use by voluntary and community organisations which will support them in drafting high quality funding applications. The manual will be based around a series of top tips and will include a combination of theory and practical exercises, as well as case studies.
The manual needs to have longevity, so the information included cannot be of a time-restricted nature.
PLEASE NOTE: This Request for Quotation will be assessed on 30% on Price and 70% on Quality.
WORK TO BE COMPLETED BY 31st MARCH 2014
Deadline for Questions: Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at 2:00pm
Deadline for submission is: Monday 27th January 2014 at 11:00am
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY BIDS SUBMITTED VIA THE CHEST WILL BE ACCEPTED
Halton Borough Council may abandon the Request for Quotation (RFQ) at any time, is not bound to accept any quotation and will not be liable under any circumstances whatsoever for the costs suppliers incur in preparing the quotation.
All questions relating to this quotation must be submitted via The Chest’s Question and Answer facility. Please refer to previously asked questions before asking a question as duplicate questions will not be answered.Both questions and answers will either be made public on The Chest or responded to directly to the originator depending on the content.

Halton Borough Council will provide all bidders with their final ranked position only after the evaluation process is complete upon request via The Chests Question and Answer facility.
Decisions are usually made 2 weeks following the closing date of the RFQ.
Acceptance of offers
You should note that: –
a.     The Council reserves the right not to accept the lowest, or any, quotation
b.    The Council reserves the right to accept the whole or defined lots of the quotation without accepting the remainder.
c.     Acceptance of a quotation/award of contract will be by written communication from the Council.
The Council reserves the right the purchase goods/services outside of this contract from other providers/suppliers.
This Contract is not an exclusive provider/supplier contract
Access to information
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council may be required to
disclose either information about your bid or the quotation itself, including your price or range of prices once a contract is awarded and information that you may regard as commercially sensitive.  Requests for non-disclosure must accompany your tender and include clear and substantive justification together with a time limit when any confidential information could be disclosed.
Transparency of spend
If you are awarded this contract, any individual payments made to you over £500 will be published in our transparency data on the Councils web page
The Councils standard terms and conditions relating to orders and payment are available on the chest and acceptance of them is a requirement for trading with the Council. Additionally there may be further terms and conditions relating to the purchase of individual goods and services contained in the draft Contract enclosed as part of the RFQ. Suppliers are advised to fully consider these before submitting a quotation.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the completed submission is uploaded successfully on The Chest by the deadline.

Bidders must ensure that all documentation is received on time. Please bear in mind fluctuations in connectivity or the uploading of larger documents can mean that the process takes longer than anticipated.  Any questionnaires submitted or submitted incomplete by the stated deadline time and date will be discarded.  It is the responsibility of the bidder to meet the deadline.

 

Contact:
Miss Kelly Black
Email Address:
Kelly.Black@halton.gov.uk
Telephone:
Address:
Kingsway House
Kingsway
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 7EA
United Kingdom
Key Dates
27/01/2014
31/03/2014
16/01/2014 15:00
27/01/2014 11:00
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