Business Growth and Productivity Grants – East Sussex

Business Growth and Productivity Grants – East Sussex

The SEBB 2020 programme will provide both financial and non-financial support to SMEs.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Miscellaneous business and business-related services

2020/S 145-358170

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, St Annes Crescent
Town: Lewes
NUTS code: UKJ22 East Sussex CC
Postal code: BN7 1UE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michelle Anderson
E-mail: Michelle.Anderson@eastsussex.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1273482623
Internet address(es):Main address: www.sesharedservices.org.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.sesharedservices.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.sesharedservices.org.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.sesharedservices.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

ESCC MA South East Business Boost — Business Growth and Productivity Grants

Reference number: ESCC – 031240

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The County Council is committed to using the learning gained through the SEBB 2017 programme to develop a new South East Business Boost programme commencing in 2020. The SEBB 2020 programme will provide both financial and non-financial support to SMEs as follows:

• business growth and productivity grants of between one thousand and ten thousand pounds at 30 % of total project cost.

The role of the Service Provider in East Sussex will be to:

(a) market the available grant offers to SMEs throughout the East Sussex area;

(b) support eligible businesses through the grant process ensuring a minimum of 1 576 grants are delivered in East Sussex c).

Provide all necessary reporting to the programme management team at the lead authority (Southend-on-Sea Borough Council) and the County Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ22 East Sussex CC
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is not divided into lots.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 27
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Europen Regional Development fund.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 03/09/2020
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 03/12/2020

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 03/09/2020
Local time: 11:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Town: Lewes
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/07/2020