Business Development Consultancy Services

Business Development Consultancy Services

Strand A Innovation Awareness Raising and Pre-Incubation Support; Strand B Innovation Awareness Raising and Support to Existing SME’s.

UK-Newry: Business development consultancy services

2013/S 079-133326

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Border Region Ltd
2 Monaghan Court
For the attention of: Patricia Mallon
BT35 6BH Newry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2830252684
E-mail: iota@eastborderregion.com
Fax: +44 2830252685

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eastborderregion.com

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

Other: East Border Region Ltd is one of five local authority led cross border networks on the Ireland/Northern Ireland border.
I.3)Main activity

Other: Local Authority Led Organisation
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:

Innovation, Opportunity, Training and Advice (iOTA) 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Border Region Northern Ireland/Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0,IE0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The East Border Region iOTA Programme is an initiative to be delivered, with appropriate academic support, on behalf of a cross border partnership of 9 Local Authorities in the Region. Members of the Partnership are:
— Ards Borough Council;
— Armagh City and District Council;
— Banbridge District Council;
— Craigavon Borough Council;
— Down District Council;
— Louth County Council;
— Monaghan County Council;
— Newry and Mourne District Council;
— North Down Borough Council.
The aim of the Partnership is to implement a Regional Cross Border Innovation Strategy to meet the different needs and capacities of individuals and SMEs in the region to encourage and support their progression along an innovation spectrum.
This strategy comprises a series of structured and inter-connected initiatives and activities to deliver 2 distinct innovation Strands namely:
— Strand A Innovation Awareness Raising and Pre-Incubation Support;
— Strand B Innovation Awareness Raising and Support to Existing SME’s.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 439 955 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who 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 courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(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 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 those of the country of the Contracting Authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As required in the specification.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As required in the specification.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As required in the specification.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As required in the specification.
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 20

2. Quality. Weighting 80

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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.6.2013 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): A Project supported by the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
VI.3)Additional information

To obtain the tender documents email: iota@eastborderregion.com

All communications will me completed via this email, tender submissions are required in hard copy – please see tender documentation for full information.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: East Border Region Ltd will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period [A Regulation 32 (1) Notice (UK Public Contract Regulations 2006)] when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows all tenderers to seek further debriefing from East Border Region Ltd before the contract is entered into. Applications have 2 working days from notice of the award decision to ask for additional debriefing and information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from email address: iota@eastborderregion.com

If a dispute about contract award has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regilations 2006 allow aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of being harmed by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The purpose of the standstill period is referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.4.2013

UK-Newry: Business development consultancy services

2013/S 079-133326

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Border Region Ltd
2 Monaghan Court
For the attention of: Patricia Mallon
BT35 6BH Newry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2830252684
E-mail: iota@eastborderregion.com
Fax: +44 2830252685

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eastborderregion.com

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

Other: East Border Region Ltd is one of five local authority led cross border networks on the Ireland/Northern Ireland border.
I.3)Main activity

Other: Local Authority Led Organisation
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:

Innovation, Opportunity, Training and Advice (iOTA) 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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: East Border Region Northern Ireland/Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0,IE0

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The East Border Region iOTA Programme is an initiative to be delivered, with appropriate academic support, on behalf of a cross border partnership of 9 Local Authorities in the Region. Members of the Partnership are:
— Ards Borough Council;
— Armagh City and District Council;
— Banbridge District Council;
— Craigavon Borough Council;
— Down District Council;
— Louth County Council;
— Monaghan County Council;
— Newry and Mourne District Council;
— North Down Borough Council.
The aim of the Partnership is to implement a Regional Cross Border Innovation Strategy to meet the different needs and capacities of individuals and SMEs in the region to encourage and support their progression along an innovation spectrum.
This strategy comprises a series of structured and inter-connected initiatives and activities to deliver 2 distinct innovation Strands namely:
— Strand A Innovation Awareness Raising and Pre-Incubation Support;
— Strand B Innovation Awareness Raising and Support to Existing SME’s.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 439 955 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who 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 courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(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 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 those of the country of the Contracting Authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As required in the specification.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As required in the specification.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As required in the specification.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As required in the specification.
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 20

2. Quality. Weighting 80

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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.6.2013 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): A Project supported by the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
VI.3)Additional information

To obtain the tender documents email: iota@eastborderregion.com

All communications will me completed via this email, tender submissions are required in hard copy – please see tender documentation for full information.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: East Border Region Ltd will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period [A Regulation 32 (1) Notice (UK Public Contract Regulations 2006)] when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows all tenderers to seek further debriefing from East Border Region Ltd before the contract is entered into. Applications have 2 working days from notice of the award decision to ask for additional debriefing and information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from email address: iota@eastborderregion.com

If a dispute about contract award has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regilations 2006 allow aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of being harmed by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The purpose of the standstill period is referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.4.2013