Business Support to the Early Years Sector in Gloucestershire

Business Support to the Early Years Sector in Gloucestershire

This Invitation to Tender is issued with the aim of Gloucestershire County Council commissioning Independent Business Support and advice to childcare providers (excluding childminders) delivering childcare in Gloucestershire.

United Kingdom-Gloucester: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2014/S 044-073726

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Gloucestershire County Council
Commissioning, Shire Hall
For the attention of: Mrs Janet Munro
GL1 2TG Gloucester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1452328519
E-mail: janet.munro@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Supplying the South West
www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Supplying the South West
www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Supplying the South West
www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Business Support to the Early Years Sector ( excluding Childminders) in Gloucestershire.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKK

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)

This Invitation to Tender is issued with the aim of Gloucestershire County Council commissioning Independent Business Support and advice to childcare providers (excluding childminders) delivering childcare in Gloucestershire.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

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: 130 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (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:

See tender pack.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender pack.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See tender pack.
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: See tender pack.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
See tender pack.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender pack.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender pack.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender pack.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:

3133
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: 20.3.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.4.2014 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10.4.2014 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised represntatives of Gloucestershire County Council. Tender submisssions are to be made electronically using www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

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

N/A.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Shire Hall Gloucestershire County Council
GL1 2TG Gloucester
UNITED KINGDOM

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:28.2.2014