Dynamic Purchasing System for Consultancy Services

Dynamic Purchasing System for Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services – Specialist/Niche. ESPO, on behalf of Procurement Lincolnshire, is seeking to establish a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of consultancy services. Details for expressing an interest below.UK-Leicester: Business and management consultancy and related services

2013/S 060-100451

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (see www.espo.org) on behalf of Procurement Lincolnshire (see www.lincolnshire.gov.uk)
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
LE19 1ES Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162657926
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
Fax: +44 1162944399

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.espo.org

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Other: Local Authority Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Organisations stated in Section II.3)
further information contact ESPO, Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
LE19 1ES Leicester

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

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

Consultancy Services – Specialist/Niche – 664Lincs/13
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKF3

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

ESPO, on behalf of Procurement Lincolnshire, is seeking to establish a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of consultancy services.
Procurement Lincolnshire is a Shared Service partnership between all eight local authorities in Lincolnshire. The members are Boston Borough Council, City of Lincoln Council, East Lindsey District Council, North Kesteven District Council, South Holland District Council, South Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council. It will be Lincolnshire County Council however who will formally host the service on behalf of the other member partners.
In light of the wide supply base that Procurement Lincolnshire currently utilises for its niche and specialist consultancy requirements, the prime purpose of the DPS is to provide access to an open and refreshable list of approved consultants. It is anticipated that operation of the DPS shall furthermore help to stimulate appropriate supply chain competition and reduce barriers for SMEs and local suppliers winning Procurement Lincolnshire’s business.
Given the extent of consultancy services which will be covered under the DPS, a phased approach is being adopted by Procurement Lincolnshire, with only four consultancy disciplines being established initially under the system. These consultancy disciplines shall be as follows:
— ICT,
— Property and facilities management,
— Transformational change,
— Planning, valuation and infrastructure.
It is intended however that further consultancy disciplines will be added to the DPS in the latter part of the year. Confirmation of what these further disciplines will comprise, will be provided in due course.
A periodic refresh of suppliers admitted to the DPS will be undertaken at least every 12 months. This is in addition to the opportunity to apply for admission to the DPS following publication of an Ojeu Notice(s) for any new work packages arising.
Although the DPS will not become fully operational until early July 2013, organisations that wish to be considered for inclusion on the DPS for the above disciplines are invited to express an interest by contacting ESPO as per the details given in this notice, i.e. tenders@espo.org making reference to 664Lincs/13. For the avoidance of doubt, the formal process to appoint organisations onto the DPS shall not commence until early June 2013.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

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

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

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
VI.2)Additional information:

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GO Reference: GO-2013321-PRO-4675395.

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.3.2013

Requirement: Consultancy Services