Business Development Services for Construction Industry

Business Development Services for Construction Industry

Construction Futures Wales Programme. The Construction Futures Wales Programme will improve the competitiveness of the construction industry and reduce its underperformance compared with that of other sectors.UK-Swansea: Business development consultancy services

2013/S 087-148173

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Welsh Ministers
WG BET&S – South West Wales, Llys-y-Ddraig, Penllergaer Business Park
For the attention of: Cei Davies
SA4 9NX Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3007902438
E-mail: cei.davies@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wales.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: See section V1.3
Internet address: http://https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: See section V1.3
Internet address: http://https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: See section V1.3
Internet address: http://https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Public order and safety
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
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:

Construction Futures Wales 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: Pan Wales.
NUTS code UKL

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 Welsh Ministers are inviting tenders, in line with this specification, to deliver the new Construction Futures Wales Programme from 1.8.2013 to the 31.7.2016, with the option to extend the contract by a further one year, subject to annual review.
The Construction Futures Wales Programme will improve the competitiveness of the construction industry and reduce its underperformance compared with that of other sectors. The improvement will be achieved though a proven methodology of awareness raising seminars; construction development networks (improving quality cost and or delivery of that network through technical intervention); direct technical interventions with construction companies; benchmarking diagnostics; skills development; and accreditation
Full details of the service specification are available in the tender document.
The Welsh Assembly Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk.

Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution helpdesk is available on:
Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: +44 800 368 4850/ Fax: +44 20 7060 0480

Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Community Benefits apply to this contract, Further details: The Authority is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, while the requirement to do so will not be mandatory, the successful contractor will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train long term economically inactive persons as part of the workforce delivering this project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 71530000

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:

The aim of the Construction Futures Wales Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the construction industry and reduce its underperformance compared with that of other sectors. Support will be provided to Welsh construction companies to fully meet the needs of businesses to make it sustainable and enable growth.
The Construction Futures Wales Programme will provide a clear, accessible route for all Welsh construction companies to access the support they require to make them sustainable and enable growth
Business Construction Diagnostic:
A bespoke technical diagnostic and benchmarking tool will be developed and used to understand the business and skills requirements of the construction company. The diagnostic will advise as to what are the technical requirements of the company to improve their processes, systems or skills base and advise as to whether further interventions are required to meet the company’s developmental needs.
Tailored one to one Business Support:
Individual direct one to one company support will be provided to improve the technical operating processes and systems within a construction company. Through the introduction of various business improvement tools and techniques, the construction company will improve its performance and competitiveness. Support provided will include technical construction PQQ and tendering support.
Seminars/Workshops:
Seminars and workshops will be identified by the priorities and actions of the sector panel, the Welsh Government sector team and CITB Construction Skills Wales. These will typically take the form of early morning breakfast briefings around topics that are directly affecting the construction industry in Wales.
Sourcing:
Through “Meet the Buyer” events construction clients and main contractors will have the opportunity to meet with construction companies who may be suitable sub-contractors and suppliers for their construction projects.
Supply Chain Networks:
Supply Chain Network support will be provided. Members of the supply chain will benefit from improved project performance, gained through the practical implementation of new ideas, tools and techniques to facilitate the driving down of costs, improvement of quality, and by ensuring on-time / improved project completion, which can be measured.
Skills Development and Management and Leadership:
The project will look to fund individual skills support in order to develop in-house capability in participating companies.
Company /Supply Chain Champions:
One of the major concerns for the programme is the long term sustainability of the gains made. A contributing factor is the lack of personnel with the right skills and ability to work with the supply chain. This programme will pilot a project to introduce measures and develop champions to address this.
Marketing and Publications:
The programme will benefit from the expertise and resources’ of, the Welsh Government’s marketing team. An additional allowance has been made in the Programme budget for bespoke marketing activities. As a direct result of the Programme, good practice guides may be developed and published for use by industry. They may also be made available online.
Additional Services:
Additional services as determined by the Welsh Government and the Construction Futures Wales Programme Manager and Strategic Board.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 with an option to extend for a further 12 months (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 5.8.2013. Completion 4.8.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in GBP. Payment to be made in GBP only.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form required but joint and several liability to be assumed by all group bidders before acceptance.
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: Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details to be provided will be listed in the invitation to tender documents and supplier 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

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 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:

C140 / 2012 / 2013.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.6.2013 – 14:00
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.
Other: English and Welsh
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

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

The Contract will be for a period of 36 months (subject to budget availability) + the option to extend for a further 12 months subject to review.
The Authority is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, while the requirement to do so will not be mandatory, the successful contractor will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train long term economically inactive persons as part of the workforce delivering this project.
If you require documentation in an alternative format, please contact the named contact point in this document who will be able to provide a more suitable format. For example, Braille, large print, Word document or audio format.
E-tender information: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

– The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
– Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
– The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
– On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.
– The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
– In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.
– Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”
– Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
– If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
– Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
– Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
– Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.
– Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 14:00 pm.
How to find the ITT:
– Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’
– The etender references for this contract are: Project_***** and PQQ_*****
– Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.
– You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.
– Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 34883.
Etender references within www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk are as follows:

Project_25564
ITT_38980
Please note the ITT reference to view this tender within www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk is itt_39048

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:29.4.2013