Contractors to Deliver Enterprise Hubs in Wales

Contractors to Deliver Enterprise Hubs in Wales

Welsh Government is looking to engage with contractors to deliver 4 regional Enterprise Hubs: Lot 1: North West Wales.

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

2018/S 097-221539

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Entrepreneurial Support Services for Enterprise Hubs

Reference number: C120/2017/2018

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Welsh Government is looking to engage with contractors to deliver 4 regional Enterprise Hubs:

Lot 1: North West Wales.

Lot 2: Mid Wales.

Lot 3: South West Wales inc South West Valleys.

Lot 4: South East Valleys.

The 3 year contract with the option to extend for 12 months will support space, community and networks for cohorts of Entrepreneurs with wrap round services, such as (this list is not exhaustive or prescriptive): mentoring, business angels, after-work classes, hackathons, pitching events, workshops / master classes,inspirational guest speakers and innovative solutions.

The facility and infrastructure of the Enterprise Hub will be provided by the bidder for the duration of the contract and will need to be fully operational within 3 calendar months of contract award.

Please note that this contract is part funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is therefore subject to the availability of those funds.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 166 666.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North West Wales (Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000
79100000
79200000
79400000
79410000
79411000
79411100
79990000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Lot 1: North West Wales (Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot (lot 1) is for North West Wales (Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire).

The contract will support space, community and networks for cohorts of Entrepreneurs with wrap round services, such as (this list is not exhaustive or prescriptive): mentoring, business angels, after-work classes, hackathons, pitching events, workshops / master classes,inspirational guest speakers and innovative solutions.

The facility and infrastructure of the Enterprise Hub will be provided by the bidder for the duration of the contract and will need to be fully operational within 3 calendar months of contract award.

The Delivery Model should ensure collaboration with partners in the ecosystem, designed to meet regional needs.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the agreement for 12 months will be available to the client and will be subject to annual performance reviews. Please note that this contract is part funded by European Funds and is therefore subject to the continued availability of those funds.

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: Entrepreneurship and SME Support
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Mid Wales (Powys and Ceredigion)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000
79100000
79200000
79400000
79410000
79411000
79411100
79990000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Lot 2: Mid Wales (Powys and Ceredigion).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot (lot 2) is for Mid Wales (Powys and Ceredigion).

The contract will support space, community and networks for cohorts of Entrepreneurs with wrap round services, such as (this list is not exhaustive or prescriptive): mentoring, business angels, after-work classes, hackathons, pitching events, workshops / master classes,inspirational guest speakers and innovative solutions.

The facility and infrastructure of the Enterprise Hub will be provided by the bidder for the duration of the contract and will need to be fully operational within 3 calendar months of contract award.

The Delivery Model should ensure collaboration with partners in the ecosystem, designed to meet regional needs.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the agreement for 12 months will be available to the Client and will be subject to annual performance reviews. Please note that this contract is part funded by European Funds and is therefore subject to the continued availability of those funds.

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: Entrepreneurship and SME Support
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South West Wales including South West Valleys (Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000
79100000
79200000
79400000
79410000
79411000
79411100
79990000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

South West Wales including South West Valleys (Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot (lot 3) is for South West Wales including South West Valleys (Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire).

The contract will support space, community and networks for cohorts of Entrepreneurs with wrap round services, such as (this list is not exhaustive or prescriptive): mentoring, business angels, after-work classes, hackathons, pitching events, workshops / master classes,inspirational guest speakers and innovative solutions.

The facility and infrastructure of the Enterprise Hub will be provided by the bidder for the duration of the contract and will need to be fully operational within 3 calendar months of contract award.

The Delivery Model should ensure collaboration with partners in the ecosystem, designed to meet regional needs.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the agreement for 12 months will be available to the Client subject to annual performance reviews. Please note that this contract is part funded by European Funds and is therefore subject to the continued availability of those funds.

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: Entrepreneurship and SME Support
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South East Valleys (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen)

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79000000
79100000
79200000
79400000
79410000
79411000
79411100
79990000
80000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

South East Valleys (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot (lot 4) is for South East Valleys (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen).

The contract will support space, community and networks for cohorts of Entrepreneurs with wrap round services, such as (this list is not exhaustive or prescriptive): mentoring, business angels, after-work classes, hackathons, pitching events, workshops / master classes,inspirational guest speakers and innovative solutions.

The facility and infrastructure of the Enterprise Hub will be provided by the bidder for the duration of the contract and will need to be fully operational within 3 calendar months of contract award.

The Delivery Model should ensure collaboration with partners in the ecosystem, designed to meet regional needs.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An option to extend the agreement for 12 months will be available to the Client and will be subject to annual performance reviews. Please note that this contract is part funded by European Funds and is therefore subject to the continued availability of those funds.

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: Entrepreneurship and SME Support
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

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:

As included in the procurement documents.

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 046-100928

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

Date: 09/07/2018
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/07/2018
Local time: 15:00

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:

The estimated value of this contract over the 4 lots is between 3 333 333,00 GDP and 4 166 666,00 GDP (excluding VAT). During the period of the contract the Welsh Ministers may pilot and develop new services to be delivered by or through the contractor at the Enterprise Hubs, if the need so requires. 833 333 GDP (excluding VAT) of the 4 166 666,00 GDP (excluding VAT) is incorporated into the contract value to cover the cost of these potential new services which could be allocated across 1 or more of the lots subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Welsh Ministers.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=80676.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As per tender documents.

(WA Ref:80676).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
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:

22/05/2018