ERDF UK Micro and SME High-End Fashion Consultancy Services

ERDF UK Micro and SME High-End Fashion Consultancy Services

The University of the Arts London is seeking expressions of interest from capable Respondents to support the Centre for Fashion Enterprise European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) business support programme 2012-2015.

UK-London: business development consultancy services

2012/S 203-334303

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of the Arts London
1 Granary Square, 5th Floor, Granary Building,
Contact point(s): Procurement Department (5th Floor)
For the attention of: Mr. A.R.Lallmahamood (MCIPS)
N1C 4AA London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075148401
E-mail: r.lallmahamood@arts.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.arts.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.arts.ac.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

ERDF UK Micro and SME High-End Fashion Consultancy Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI

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)

Business-development consultancy services. The University of the Arts London is seeking expressions of interest from capable Respondents to support the Centre for Fashion Enterprise European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) business support programme 2012-2015.
The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) partners the best emerging fashion talent with the best business support teams, to catalyse the growth of sustainable London based fashion companies capable of developing into global fashion brands.
The CFE has positioned itself as the sole provider exclusively focusing on business support for London’s emerging high-end and luxury fashion product designers. Since the CFE was launched nearly 10 years ago, it has continued to develop its offer with industry recognition of its services, which has resulted in a high quality solution, tailored to designer fashion businesses at their different stages of business development and growth.
CFE creates sustainable and credible businesses that continue to grow well beyond the period of direct CFE support. CFE is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and London College of Fashion.
The CFE has four main programme of support to be delivered via the ‘Innovation Agency’ ERDF project:
— Level 1: New Market Entry Programme,
— Level 2: New Fashion Pioneers,
— Level 3: New Fashion Ventures,
— Level 4: Building Brand Equity (under development).
For an overview of the service requirements being advertised, please refer to the description set out under the relevant Lots 1 – 4.
Respondents are required to note that expressions of interest can be formalised for any one or all of the Lots advertised.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

For an overview of the service requirements being advertised, please refer to the description set out under the relevant Lots 1 – 4.
Respondents are required to note that expressions of interest can be formalised for any one or all of the Lots advertised.
Lot 1: Strategic planning consultancy services.
Contract start date: – c.15 January 2013.
Contract end date: – 31.3.2015 (27 months).
Indicative working days: 160-240 days.
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £110 000.
Lot 2: Fashion sales consultancy services.
Contract start date: c. 15.1.2013.
Contract end date: 31.3.2015 (27 Months).
Indicative working days: 80-120 days.
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £55 000.
Lot 3: Essential fashion business workshop consultancy services.
Contract start date: c. 15.1.2013.
Contract end date: 31.3.2015 (27 Months).
Indicative working days: 56 days (based on 7 programme deliveries).
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £35 000.
Lot 4: Essential fashion business workshop consultancy servicesLot 1-3.
Contract start date: c. 15.1.2013.
Contract end date: 31.3.2015 (27 Months).
Indicative working days: 296 days.
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £200 000.
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: 27 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Strategic planning consultancy services

1)Short description

The CFE has a strong core team of a CFE Director, Centre Manager, CFE Project Officer and Administrator; and a new Agency team to be appointed this Autumn.
To complement this team’s knowledge, skills and networks, the CFE needs to identify and contract a high-level Strategic Planning Consultant who can bring up-to-date and new knowledge, business practices and networks to the CFE, in order to deliver in-depth business support to SMEs by the CFE’s new ERDF business support programme ‘Innovation Agency’.
The Strategic Planning Consultant would be expected to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and experience of working with high-end fashion SMEs in the following areas:
—Detailed understanding of UK micro and SME high-end fashion businesses,
—Fashion Business planning: reviewing business plans/ambitions, supporting market intelligence gathering and business improvement action plans and support businesses through these, meeting regularly with them to review progress and identify next steps,
—Entrepreneurial and management skills; and,
—Finance: cashflow management, access to finance, sustainable procurement, funding production, costing and pricing of high-end fashion products.
The key deliverables of the post are as follows:
—One-to-One bespoke consultancy to identified fashion SMEs,
—Business support/ advice delivered to groups of fashion SMEs, including the completion of all project documentation in line with ERDF audit requirements,
—Profile raising of the ERDF programme; and,
—Identifying and developing innovative ways of delivering the above,
—Developing ‘Brand Equity’ programme to include investment preparation and planning for the CFE Level 2,3 and 4 programmes,
—Delivering business plans, cash flow monitoring and financial projections on CFE Level 2,3 and 4 programmes,
—Input as required into the project-level evaluation report.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

3)Quantity or scope

For an overview of the service requirements being advertised, please refer to the description set out under the relevant Lots 1 – 4.
Respondents are required to note that expressions of interest can be formalised for any one or all of the Lots advertised.
Lot 1: Strategic planning consultancy services.
Contract start date: – c.15.1.2013.
Contract end date: – 31.3.2015 (27 months).
Indicative working days: 160-240 days.
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £110 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000 and 110 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 27 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) partners the best emerging fashion talent with the best business support teams, to catalyse the growth of sustainable London based fashion companies capable of developing into global fashion brands. Please visit www.fashion-enterprise.com for more information.

The CFE has positioned itself as the sole provider exclusively focusing on business support for London’s emerging high-end and luxury fashion product designers. Since the CFE was launched nearly 10 years ago, it has continued to develop its offer with industry recognition of its services, which has resulted in a high quality solution, tailored to designer fashion businesses at their different stages of business development and growth. It creates sustainable and credible businesses that continue to grow well beyond the period of direct CFE support.
The CFE has four main programme of support to be delivered via the ‘Innovation Agency’ ERDF project:
— Level 1: New Market Entry Programme,
— Level 2: New Fashion Pioneers,
— Level 3: New Fashion Ventures,
— Level 4: Building Brand Equity (under development).
Details of the Programmes can be found on our website: www.fashion-enterprise.com.

Details about ERDF can be found at the following link:
http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/championing-london/london-and-european-structural-funds/erdf

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2: Fashion sales consultancy services

1)Short description

The CFE has a strong core team of a CFE Director, Centre Manager, CFE Project Officer and Administrator; and a new Agency team to be appointed this Autumn.
The CFE has a strong core team of a CFE Director, CFE Centre Manager, CFE Agency Manager, CFE Project Officer and Administrator. To complement this team’s knowledge, skills and networks, the CFE needs to identify and contract a high-level, agency showroom consultant who can bring up-to-date and new knowledge, business practices and networks to the CFE, in order to deliver in-depth business support to SMEs by the CFE’s new ERDF business support programme ‘Innovation Agency’.
The Fashion Sales Consultant would be expected to be able to demonstrate the following knowledge and experience of working with high-end fashion SMEs in the following areas:
—Detailed understanding of micro and SME high-end fashion designer businesses,
—International fashion branding and sales strategy development,
—Brand development to promote consultancies and collaborations,
—Strategies for growth into on-line,
—Fashion range planning and costing/pricing strategies for wholesale,
—Product developments e.g. diffusion lines,
—Critical paths and the fashion calendar; and,
—Entrepreneurial and management skills,
—New product diversification.
The key deliverables of the post are as follows:
—One-to-One bespoke consultancy to identified fashion SMEs on the CFE Level 2,3 and 4 Programmes,
—Business support advice delivered to groups of SMEs including the completion of all relevant project documentation as per ERDF audit requirements,
—To create critical paths and a fashion calendar to assist fashion design businesses,
—To undertake fashion range planning and produce bespoke costing and pricing strategies for fashion design businesses,
—Marketing of London talent through virtual and physical showroom spaces,
—To assist businesses with product diversification,
—Profile raising of the ERDF programme,
—Identifying and developing innovative ways of delivering the above,
—Input as required into the project-level evaluation report.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope

For an overview of the service requirements being advertised, please refer to the description set out under the relevant Lots 1 – 4.
Respondents are required to note that expressions of interest can be formalised for any one or all of the Lots advertised.
Lot 2: Fashion sales consultancy services.
Contract start date: c. 15.1.2013.
Contract end date: 31.3.2015 (27 Months).
Indicative working days: 80-120 days.
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £55 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 45 000 and 55 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 27 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) partners the best emerging fashion talent with the best business support teams, to catalyse the growth of sustainable London based fashion companies capable of developing into global fashion brands. Please visit www.fashion-enterprise.com for more information.

The CFE has positioned itself as the sole provider exclusively focusing on business support for London’s emerging high-end and luxury fashion product designers. Since the CFE was launched nearly 10 years ago, it has continued to develop its offer with industry recognition of its services, which has resulted in a high quality solution, tailored to designer fashion businesses at their different stages of business development and growth. It creates sustainable and credible businesses that continue to grow well beyond the period of direct CFE support.
The CFE has four main programme of support to be delivered via the ‘Innovation Agency’ ERDF project:
— Level 1: New Market Entry Programme,
— Level 2: New Fashion Pioneers,
— Level 3: New Fashion Ventures,
— Level 4: Building Brand Equity (under development).
Details of the Programmes can be found on our website: www.fashion-enterprise.com.

Details about ERDF can be found at the following link:
http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/championing-london/london-and-european-structural-funds/erdf

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3: Essential fashion business workshop consultancy services

1)Short description

The CFE has a strong core team of a CFE Director, Centre Manager, CFE Project Officer and Administrator; and a new Agency team being appointed this Autumn.
To complement this team’s knowledge, skills and networks, the CFE needs a consultant who can bring up-to-date and new knowledge, business practices and networks to the CFE, in order to deliver in-depth business support to SMEs by the CFE’s new ERDF business support programme ‘Innovation Agency’.
The New Market Entry Programme is a 12-hour workshop programme which includes the essentials of successful business practise focusing on the new 3M model. It aims to empower early stage high growth potential businesses with some of the know-how and tools to develop their own business infrastructure and innovative growth strategies, enabling them to support their already apparent creative abilities. It includes:
—Professionalising their wholesale strategy, export strategies, marketing and pr strategies, brand development strategies, managing and accessing finance, supply,
—Collaborations and consultancies as a means to develop the brand, widen brand exposure, innovate new products and design services to generate year-round revenues,
—Marketing strategies and how to tailor a multi-channel approach to business, either on a B2B level or direct to the consumer,
—To identify and supply specific speakers including PR and Ecommerce.
The consultant will be required to undertake the following responsibilities in delivering the New Market Entry Programme:
—Develiver an expert seminar programme which fulfils the objectives of the New Market Entry Programme (Level 1) as described,
—Supply and co-ordinate relevant expert speakers,
—Assist with marketing of the New Market Entry Programme using your own relevant networks, supported by updated information on the CFE website, which you will be responsible for ensuring is accurate,
—Recruit a minimum of 30 eligible SMEs, and maximum of 40 eligible SMEs to each individual workshop; whereby each of whom will receive a minimum of 12 hours support,
—Undertake a wrap-up with all delegates after the seminar programme, and provide relevant business advice as needed,
—Prepare all outputs evidence materials for the CFE as requested,
—Undertaking a client satisfaction survey.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope

For an overview of the service requirements being advertised, please refer to the description set out under the relevant Lots 1 – 4. Respondents are required to note that expressions of interest can be formalised for any one or all of the Lots advertised.
Lot 3: Essential fashion business workshop consultancy services.
Contract start date: c. 15.1.2013.
Contract end date: 31.3.2015 (27 Months).
Indicative working days: 56 days (based on 7 programme deliveries).
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £35,000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 25 000 and 35 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 27 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) partners the best emerging fashion talent with the best business support teams, to catalyse the growth of sustainable London based fashion companies capable of developing into global fashion brands. Please visit www.fashion-enterprise.com for more information.

The CFE has positioned itself as the sole provider exclusively focusing on business support for London’s emerging high-end and luxury fashion product designers. Since the CFE was launched nearly 10 years ago, it has continued to develop its offer with industry recognition of its services, which has resulted in a high quality solution, tailored to designer fashion businesses at their different stages of business development and growth. It creates sustainable and credible businesses that continue to grow well beyond the period of direct CFE support.
The CFE has four main programme of support to be delivered via the ‘Innovation Agency’ ERDF project:
— Level 1: New Market Entry Programme,
— Level 2: New Fashion Pioneers,
— Level 3: New Fashion Ventures,
— Level 4: Building Brand Equity (under development).
Details of the Programmes can be found on our website: www.fashion-enterprise.com.

Details about ERDF can be found at the following link:
http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/championing-london/london-and-european-structural-funds/erdf

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4: All inclusive consultancy services

1)Short description

The CFE has a strong core team of a CFE Director, Centre Manager, CFE Project Officer and Administrator; and a new Agency team to be appointed this Autumn.
To complement this team’s knowledge, skills and networks, the CFE needs to identify and contract a high-level Strategic Planning Consultant, agency showroom consultant and a fashion business related workshop consultant who can bring up-to-date and new knowledge, business practices and networks to the CFE, in order to deliver in-depth business support to SMEs by the CFE’s new ERDF business support programme ‘Innovation Agency’.
Please refer to the short description for each of the Lot 1 – 3 for further information relatinng to the provision of consultancy services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100

3)Quantity or scope

For an overview of the service requirements being advertised, please refer to the description set out under the relevant Lots 1 – 4 and the Preliminary Form available to download from Delta Electronic Tender System (https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html). Respondents are required to note that expressions of interest can be formalised for any one or all of the Lots advertised.

Lot 4: Essential fashion business workshop consultancy servicesLot 1 – 3.
Contract start date: c. 15.1.2013.
Contract end date: 31.3.2015 (27 Months).
Indicative working days: 296 days.
Maximum (indicative “Call-Off”) contract value: £200 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 160 000 and 200 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 27 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) partners the best emerging fashion talent with the best business support teams, to catalyse the growth of sustainable London based fashion companies capable of developing into global fashion brands. Please visit www.fashion-enterprise.com for more information.

The CFE has positioned itself as the sole provider exclusively focusing on business support for London’s emerging high-end and luxury fashion product designers. Since the CFE was launched nearly 10 years ago, it has continued to develop its offer with industry recognition of its services, which has resulted in a high quality solution, tailored to designer fashion businesses at their different stages of business development and growth. It creates sustainable and credible businesses that continue to grow well beyond the period of direct CFE support.
The CFE has four main programme of support to be delivered via the ‘Innovation Agency’ ERDF project:
— Level 1: New Market Entry Programme,
— Level 2: New Fashion Pioneers,
— Level 3: New Fashion Ventures,
— Level 4: Building Brand Equity (under development).
Details of the Programmes can be found on our website: www.fashion-enterprise.com.

Details about ERDF can be found at the following link:
http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/championing-london/london-and-european-structural-funds/erdf

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Not Required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

No special form is required, but the Economic Operator(s) will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work
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

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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Procedural Arrangements using the “Accelerated Restricted” Contract Award Procedure.
—The information contained in this document is intended for all Respondents to self appraise their capability in respect of meeting the service requirements for each Lot,
—The ERDF contract was signed on the 24th of September 2012 and the project plan solicits an obligation to advance delivery of the required outcomes, with a view to avert any delays and adverse impact to the overall project,
—The Level 4 Building Brand Equity programme will not be able to begin until consultants are appointed and the “Accelerated Restricted” contract award procedure will facilitate the selection and appointment of suppliers within a predefined timeframe; thereafter, enabling the project to undertake the necessary interventions effectively and sustain the requisite value for money of the public funds invested in this initiative.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per the instructions contained in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, Service Specification and/or Invitation To Tender documents.
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 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:

UAL139102012
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: 19.10.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.10.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

16.11.2012
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 tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) partners the best emerging fashion talent with the best business support teams, to catalyse the growth of sustainable London based fashion companies capable of developing into global fashion brands. Please visit www.fashion-enterprise.com for more information.

The CFE has positioned itself as the sole provider exclusively focusing on business support for London’s emerging high-end and luxury fashion product designers. Since the CFE was launched nearly 10 years ago, it has continued to develop its offer with industry recognition of its services, which has resulted in a high quality solution, tailored to designer fashion businesses at their different stages of business development and growth. It creates sustainable and credible businesses that continue to grow well beyond the period of direct CFE support.
The CFE has four main programme of support to be delivered via the ‘Innovation Agency’ ERDF project:
— Level 1: New Market Entry Programme,
— Level 2: New Fashion Pioneers,
— Level 3: New Fashion Ventures,
— Level 4: Building Brand Equity (under development).
Details of the Programmes can be found on our website: www.fashion-enterprise.com.

Details about ERDF can be found at the following link:
http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/championing-london/london-and-european-structural-funds/erdf

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
1. Suppliers must read through the complete set of instructions in this notice, inclusive of the OJEU “Preliminary Form”, which is available to download from Delta ETS (https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta) before responding to this tender.

2. This contract will be tendered online using BiP Solutions’ Delta-Ets service.
3. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta.

4. You must register on the website listed above to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password.
5. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
6. Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: XH4732H2Y8
7. The University will release the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (“PQQ”), Evaluation Methodology & Scoring Matrix on or after the 15.10.2012, through the Delta ETS Portal.
8. The deadline for submitting your electronic response(s) to the PQQ document is scheduled on the 1.11.2012 at 17:00hrs.
9. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this OJEU notice prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
10. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +448452707050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com.

11. All tenders must be in sterling GBP and the resulting contract will be subject to English law.
12. The Offeror acknowledge the fact that by responding to the advert, the University is not liable for any cost incurred throughout the Procurement exercise.
13. The University does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer and reserves the right to accept an offer either in whole or in part, each service requirements for this purpose treated as being tendered separately.
14. The University reserves the right to award the contract for the supply of the requirement(s) detailed herein and arising out of this procurement process to none or more than 1 supplier.
15. All information supplied in connection with this OJEU notice shall be regarded as confidential and by submitting an offer; the Respondent agrees to be bound by the condition stated in the descriptive documents and the obligation to preserve the confidentiality of all such information.
16. If you have any question in relation to this advert, the contact detail for the Head of Procurement at the University is as follows:
Ray Lallmahamood (MCIPS).
Head of Procurement.
University of the Arts London.
1 Granary Square,
5th Floor, Granary Building,
London N1C 4AA.
United Kingdom.
T+44 (0)20 7514 8401.
F+44 (0)20 7514 6095.
M+44 (0)77 3605 5486.
E r.lallmahamood@arts.ac.uk GO Reference: GO-20121015-PRO-4319060.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

DRS-CIArb, on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square, For the attention of: PADRE
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: padre@drs-ciarb.com
Telephone: +44 8452707055
Internet address: www.padre.org.uk

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:15.10.2012