City Hub Plus – Suppliers Framework

City Hub Plus – Suppliers Framework

City Hub venue in Bradford is part-funded through ERDF to stimulate enterprise growth with particular emphasis on the Financial and Business Services sector. It has a substantial business support package for high growth potential SME’s. UK-Bradford: Legal services

2013/S 105-180372

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Bradford Enterprise Agency
Devere House, Vicar Lane
Contact point(s): City Hub
For the attention of: David Guild
BD1 5AH Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7827318688
E-mail: david.guild@befund.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.befund.org

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA23848

Further information can be obtained from: Bradford Enterprise Agency
Devere House, Vicar Lane
Contact point(s): City Hub
For the attention of: David Guild
BD1 5AH Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1274772777
E-mail: david.guild@befund.org
Internet address: www.befund.org

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
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:

City Hub Plus – Suppliers Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: City Hub, Bradford District.
NUTS code UKE41

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 80
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 17
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

City Hub venue in Bradford is part-funded through ERDF to stimulate enterprise growth with particular emphasis on the Financial and Business Services sector. It has a substantial business support package for high growth potential SME’s. This includes a grant for delivery of external professional services to assist SME’s into growth. Suppliers wishing to participate in this programme need to confirm minimum standards of service and be available to meet with client SME’s (See Supplier Profile Statement online at
www.befund.org/city-hub/suppliers/ ).

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=105136

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79100000, 98110000, 79000000, 79342000, 79413000, 79211200, 79811000, 79610000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

This overall total is made up from a multitude of individual SME assists which typically are between GBP1000 and GBP3000 each over the two years availability of the grant.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 5.8.2013. Completion 31.12.2014

Information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Digital design services

1)Short description

To design and build websites with accompanying SEO and to further the social media strategy for client SME’s.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72420000

3)Quantity or scope

This may be of interest to a marketing company as a separately quoted part of the overall service or may be delivered by a separate digital practitioner.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 and 5 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: General accounting and bookkeeping services

1)Short description

Provision of general accountancy set up services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79211200

3)Quantity or scope

To establish an initial support service for accounting for new start or early stage high growth SME’s.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 and 3 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.12.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Business financial structure and planning guidance

1)Short description

Guidance in report form for SME business positioning.Includes market research and competitor analysis.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72221000

3)Quantity or scope

Delivered at professional high level from a suitably qualified and experienced supplier at Chartered Accountant, MBA or equivalent level.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 10 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.12.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Marketing services

1)Short description

Supplier services for creative and delivery of marketing services to assist the development of a new or early stage SME service or for an existing SME to bring a new service to market.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342000

3)Quantity or scope

This lot may be of most interest to an existing marketing company or agency with strength in the professional services sector.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 and 10 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.12.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: PR services

1)Short description

Provision of public relations services related to SME development.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416000

3)Quantity or scope

This may be of most interest to an existing PR company or practitioner that has experience in contracts with SME’s in the professional services sector.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 and 5 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.12.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Personnel placement services

1)Short description

Services related to the search, selection and placement of candidate personnel to join a client SME active in the professional services sector
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79610000

3)Quantity or scope

This may be of most interest to an existing personnel search or selection company or practitioner with experience in the professional and financial services sector.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 and 5 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.12.2014
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Print media delivery

1)Short description

Services for the fulfillment of the print requirements of potentially high growth SME’s to further new service product and company credibility.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

22000000

3)Quantity or scope

May include company and new service product literature. Short run printers are likely to be most interested in this lot.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 and 5 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.12.2014
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Not applicable.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Sole trader, partnership, limited partnership, limited company, public limited company.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (1) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(2) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
Each supplier to complete a Supplier Profile Statement to be accessed at www.befund.org/city-hub/suppliers/

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
All candidate suppliers to complete a Supplier Profile Statement to be accessed at www.befund.org/city-hub/suppliers/

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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 below

1. Base Quote Price. Weighting 70

2. Design Quality. Weighting 20

3. Service Quality. Weighting 10

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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 12.7.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.7.2013 – 08:30
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.7.2013 – 09:00
Place:

City Hub, Office 1, 9=11 Peckover Street, Bradford BD1 5BD.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Regional development Fund (ERDF) – Yorkshire & Humber Operational Programme – project: The City Hub, 904576.
VI.3)Additional information

(MT Ref:105136).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Stephen Ward, Bef Fund Director
Devere House, Vicar Lane
BD1 5AH Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: stephen.ward@befund.org
Telephone: +44 8452003919
Internet address: www.befund.org

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:30.5.2013