Delivery of the Social Entrepreneurship Programme 2012

Invest NI – Delivery of the Social Entrepreneurship Programme 2012 – March 2015

Invest NI seeks to appoint a contractor/s to deliver a new Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP).

UK-Belfast: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 217-358049

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
For the attention of: Tony Harvey
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816412
E-mail: Tony.harvey@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd

Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Invest NI – delivery of the Social Entrepreneurship Programme 2012 – March 2015.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN

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)

Central Procurement Directorate on behalf of its client Invest NI wishes to invite tenders for the above named contract.
Invest NI seeks to appoint a contractor/s to deliver a new Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP).
A social enterprise is a business whose primary purpose is based on social objectives. Any surpluses generated are principally reinvested in the business to further advance that purpose, or in the wider community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. A social enterprise does however have a business focus and operates as a commercial enterprise.
The Programme will run for a period of 30 months.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79000000, 79999000

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:

Invest NI seeks to appoint a provider/s to deliver a new Social Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP) for Northern Ireland. The overarching aim of the SEP is to:
— Provide early stage support to groups/ social entrepreneurs who are starting a social enterprise,
— Ensure high survival rates for new SEE starts,
— Encourage SEE growth in export markets,
— Feed the Invest NI client bank with pull through SEE businesses,
— Deliver sustainable employment and wealth creation in areas of deprivation.
The provision for delivery of the Social Entrepreneurship Programme will be through three contracts. The geographical scope of these contracts is defined by Invest NI’s current Regional Office boundaries, as detailed below;
1. Eastern Contract Area:
Ards Borough Council, Belfast City Council, Castlereagh Borough Council, Lisburn City Council and North Down Borough Council.
2. North Western/North Eastern Contract Area:
Coleraine Borough Council, Derry City Council, Limavady Borough Council; and
Magherafelt District Council.
Antrim Borough Council, Ballymena Borough Council, Ballymoney Borough Council
Carrickfergus Borough Council, Larne Borough Council, Moyle District Council and
Newtownabbey Borough Council.
3. Southern/Western Contract Area:
Armagh District Council, Banbridge District Council, Craigavon Borough Council;
Down District Council and Newry & Mourne District Council.
Cookstown District Council, Dungannon District Council, Fermanagh District Council, Omagh District Council and Strabane District Council.
The contracts will run for a duration of 30 months from the date of award.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 400 000 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: 30 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Eastern Contract Area

1)Short description

The geographical scope of this contract is defined by Invest NI’s current Regional Office boundaries, as detailed below;
Ards Borough Council, Belfast City Council, Castlereagh Borough Council, Lisburn City Council and North Down Borough Council.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79998000, 79000000

3)Quantity or scope

The maximum available budget for the Eastern Contract Area is 630 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 630 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’ – enter your correct business and user details – note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an interest in the tender – login to the portal with the username/password – click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier) – click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender – click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: North Western/North Eastern Contract Area

1)Short description

The geographical scope of this contract is defined by Invest NI’s current Regional Office boundaries, as detailed below;
Coleraine Borough Council, Derry City Council, Limavady Borough Council; and
Magherafelt District Council.
Antrim Borough Council, Ballymena Borough Council, Ballymoney Borough Council
Carrickfergus Borough Council, Larne Borough Council, Moyle District Council and
Newtownabbey Borough Council.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79998000, 79000000

3)Quantity or scope

The maximum budget available for this contract is 350 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 350 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’ – enter your correct business and user details – note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an interest in the tender – login to the portal with the username/password – click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier) – click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender – click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Southern/Western Contract Area

1)Short description

The geographical scope of this contract is defined by Invest NI’s current Regional Office boundaries, as detailed below;
Armagh District Council, Banbridge District Council, Craigavon Borough Council;
Down District Council and Newry & Mourne District Council.
Cookstown District Council, Dungannon District Council, Fermanagh District Council, Omagh District Council and Strabane District Council.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79998000, 79000000

3)Quantity or scope

The maximum available budget for this contract is 420 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 420 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’ – enter your correct business and user details – note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an interest in the tender – login to the portal with the username/password – click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier) – click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender – click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) you must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As detailed in tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

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

As detailed in tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

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

As detailed in tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

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: As detailed in tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in Tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in tender documents which can be accessed at the following URL location:
www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

9961
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: 10.12.2012 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.12.2012 – 15:00
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 tenders

Date: 10.12.2012 – 15:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’ – enter your correct business and user details – note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an interest in the tender – login to the portal with the username/password – click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier) – click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box;
3. Responding to the tender – click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/ Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.11.2012