Business Support Tender Portsmouth

Business Support Tender Portsmouth

Solent Business Support Hub One Stop Shop: 2016/17 — 2017/18.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Business and management consultancy and related services

2016/S 063-107794

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service, Floor 4 Core 3/4, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Contact person: Procurement Service
Telephone: +44 2392688235
NUTS code: UKJ31Internet address(es):Main address: of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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


Solent Business Support Hub One Stop Shop: 2016/17 — 2017/18.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Solent LEP, through its accountable body Portsmouth City Council, is inviting tenders from suitably qualified companies to provide a ‘one stop shop’ component of a Business Support Hub.

The Solent LEP is seeking to deploy funding being made available through the Solent Growth Deal for the provision of the one stop shop component of a Solent Business Support Hub in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 period, to ensure momentum is maintained. This invitation to tender is seeking a provider of a Solent Business Support Hub one stop shop for this period. Contract awards will be made on a circa 2 year basis, however, applicants should note that year 2 of the contract will be subject to satisfactory provision of all year 1 deliverables and final contract documentation will include a break clause to reflect this.

The Invitation to Tender and supporting information can be obtained from the Council’s InTend e-sourcing solution:

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 290 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ31

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Solent Business Support Hub one stop shop service for 2016/17 — 2017/18 will need to provide the following range of services to Solent Businesses and Entrepreneurs:

— Act as a single point of contact through which all enterprises, including social enterprises, will be able to access advice and information on local and national support programmes.

— Help enterprises to become ‘finance ready’, with strong business plans capable of attracting finance from banks, business angels, equity finance, Solent LEP funding programmes and our Access to Finance initiative (set out in the EUSIF Strategy).

— Make appropriate referrals, where beneficial.

— Assist new business start-ups.

— Help businesses to expand into new markets, making referrals to UKTI and local Inward Investment Services for the Solent LEP area

— Assist SMEs to help develop and implement strategies focused on:

o e-commerce and the extension of markets, nationally and internationally; and

o improving the efficiency of business processes, through the activities such as web-based invoicing, cloud computing, borderless collaboration and flexible/remote working.

— Appropriate and clear signposting to content and tools on GOV.UK and will be available on the website and at business support events

— Signpost specific advice to innovative companies, drawing on the area Higher Education Institutions and InnovateUK.

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

Value excluding VAT: 290 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The Invitation to Tender and additional documentation can be found at:

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As defined within the Invitation to Tender document which can be obtained via

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As defined within the Invitation to Tender document which can be obtained via

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:

As defined within the Invitation to Tender document which can be obtained via

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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: 29/04/2016
Local time: 14:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/04/2016
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of Justice
The Strand
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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