Business Consultancy Framework

Business Consultancy Framework

Consultancy Framework Agreement for Coventry and Warwickshire Business Incubation Programme.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Project management consultancy services

2013/S 126-216358

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Coventry University
Priory Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
CV1 5FB Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 24276795116
Fax: +44 24276795120

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/finance/Pages/Finance.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/finance/purchasing/Pages/Purchasing.aspx

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/coventryuniversity/aspx/Tenders/Current

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/coventryuniversity/aspx/Tenders/Current

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Consultancy Framework Agreement for Coventry and Warwickshire Business Incubation Programme
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 UKG33

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 590 000 and 640 000 GBP

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

The Contracting Entity seeks to put in place a framework agreement for a pool of suppliers to deliver specialist start-up business support services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000, 73220000

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:

CUE Ltd (the Contracting Entity) has successfully secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the delivery of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Incubation Programme (the Project). This Project is part funded by ERDF and will support businesses within the West Midlands region. It is an integrated project that will support and promote the creation and development of 80 technological and innovative companies (small to medium size enterprises ‘SMEs’) in Coventry and Warwickshire: through the provision of strategic support and infrastructure suitable for the early stages of a business’s development in the incubation process (‘idea and launch’). The Contracting Entity seeks to put in place a framework agreement for a pool of suppliers to deliver specialist start-up business support services for this Project and potentially, for other similar opportunities.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 590 000 and 640 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

No desposits are required but parent guarantees may be required at a later stage of the tender process
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per pre-qualification questionnaire
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If the contract is awarded to a consortium, joint venture or alliance, applicants will be required to contract with joint and several liability under English law either nominate a lead service provider with whom the contracting authority can contract and to whom all communication will be addressed or to form themselves into a single entity before the contract is awarded.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per pre-qualification questionnaire
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per pre-qualification questionnaire
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per pre-qualification questionnaire
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per pre-qualification questionnaire
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:

ERDF-PD109-E10295-ERDF-Business Support Consultancy for BIP
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: 6.8.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.8.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

12.8.2013
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
Other: English
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23.9.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Project Name: Coventry and Warwickshire Pre Incubation Programme.
Relevant Priority: Priority 2, Stimulating Enterprise Development
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

PLEASE SEE VI.4.2
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

PLEASE SEE VI.4.2
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Coventry University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Coventry University
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.6.2013