Business Support Service Wales

Business Support Service Wales

One stop shop and mentoring service. Welsh Government. UK-Llandudno Junction: business development consultancy services

2012/S 106-176797

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Welsh Ministers
Welsh Government BET&S – Entrepreneurship & Business Info, Sarn Mynach, Conwy
Contact point(s): Rhys Morris or Arwel Williams
LL31 9RZ Llandudno Junction
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: rhys.morris@wales.gsi.gov.ukarwel.williams2@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.wales.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
Education
Environment
General public services
Health
Housing and community amenities
Public order and safety
Recreation, culture and religion
Social protection
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

One stop shop & mentoring service.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Wales.
NUTS code UKL

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

The aims of the one stop service are to simplify public funded business support to micro businesses and SME’s in Wales and to increase the level of contracts won by Welsh suppliers through tendering opportunities.
— The Micro-Business Task and Finish Group established by the Minister for business, enterprise, technology and science, recommended that the Welsh Government develop a network of ‘One Stop Shops’ for businesses to receive direct/indirect support across Wales and to develop a pan-Wales mentoring and coaching scheme to support micro-businesses. The Micro-Business Task and Finish Report is available on request.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

18.6.2012
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The indicative timing for the publishing of the contract notice is June 18th 2012 but this maybe subject to change.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: One stop shop service

1)Short description:

The provision of a one stop shop service for existing SME’s and micro businesses in Wales. The service will include but not be limited to the following:
— Business brokerage service,
— One-to-one advice,
— Business events and workshops,
— International trade support,
— Business mentoring matching service,
— Information and guidance on procurement and winning contracts,
— Business information provision and signposting to relevant public, private or voluntary sector support.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope:

The aims of the one stop service are to simplify public funded business support to micro businesses in Wales and to increase the level of contracts won by Welsh suppliers through tendering opportunities.
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 18.6.2012
Duration in months: 36 months with the option to extend for a further 24 months( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Wales mentoring service

1)Short description:

Management of a Pan Wales coaching and mentoring service to micro businesses in Wales to include but not limited to:
— Recruiting mentors/mentees,
— Management of mentoring database and web site,
— Training of mentors and mentoring agents,
— Marketing of mentoring service,
— Management of mentors,
— Administration of mentor expenses.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope:

A pan Wales service to coordinate the delivery of a coaching and mentoring service to support micro businesses in Wales.
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 18.6.2012
Duration in months: 36 months with the option to extend for a further 24 months( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Devel business workshop materials

1)Short description:

Develop content for business workshops in a Workbook format and develop Powerpoint presentations for their delivery – key topic areas detailed below:
— Module 1 how to tender – basic,
— Module 2 how to tender – advanced,
— Module 3 Using Sell2Wales,
— Module 4 E-procurement – an introduction,
— Module 5 access to finance,
— Module 6 raising venture capital,
— Module 7 accreditations – an introduction.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 18.6.2012
Duration in months: 36 months with the option to extend for a further 24 months( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

The aims of the one stop service are to simplify public funded business support to micro businesses in Wales and to increase the level of contracts won by Welsh suppliers through tendering opportunities.
— The Micro-Business Task and Finish Group established by the Minister for business, enterprise, technology and science, recommended that the Welsh Government develop a network of ‘One Stop Shops’ for micro-businesses to receive direct/indirect support across Wales and to develop a pan-Wales mentoring and coaching scheme to support micro-businesses. The Micro-Business Task and Finish Report is available on request.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30479.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.6.2012