Evaluation of Sport England’s Places programmes

Evaluation of Sport England’s Places programmes

Evaluation of three strands of Sport England’s “Places People Play” funding initiative: Iconic Facilities; Inspired Facilities; and Protecting Playing Fields. It may, in future extend to an evaluation of Sport England’s Improvement Fund, a new programme of capital uinvestment. 

UK-London: evaluation consultancy services

2012/S 105-175504

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sport England
3rd Floor, Victoria House
Contact point(s): Sport England
For the attention of: Dary Hare
WC1B 4SE London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2072731702
E-mail: darcy.hare@sportengland.org

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

Recreation, culture and religion
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:

Evaluation of Sport England’s “Places” programmes.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UK

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)

Evaluation consultancy services. Evaluation of three strands of Sport England’s “Places People Play” funding initiative: Iconic Facilities; Inspired Facilities; and Protecting Playing Fields. It may, in future extend to an evaluation of Sport England’s Improvement Fund, a new programme of capital uinvestment announced as part of the organisation’s 2012 – 17 strategy.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79419000

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: no
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:

Sport England is seeking to appoint a single supplier (which may be a consortium) to carry out an evaluation of the three “Places” strands of PPP, Iconic Facilities, Inspired Facilities and Protecting Playing Fields. We may also decide to extend the initial contract with the successful supplier to include an evaluation of the Improvement Fund, a new programme of capital investment announced as part of Sport England’s 2012-17 strategy.
The evaluation will be concerned with both assessing and reporting the impact of the projects in relation to their stated objectives, and providing an evidenced understanding of the processes and mechanisms by which the objectives are or are not achieved. We expect this understanding of what works, how and in what context will be effectively communicated to support the continuous improvement of the projects. We also anticipate providing evidence to inform future funding decisions.
Sport England has three high level objectives for this evaluation:
— To measure the impact of Iconic Facilities, Inspired Facilities and Protecting Playing Fields against the objectives for each of the three strands.
— To find out what works to achieve these objectives, how, in what context and for whom.
— To communicate the evidence effectively to optimise its influence on policy, practice and future funding decisions.
The initial evaluation contract will commence in September or October 2012 and run for two and a half years until March 2015. The total budget for this part of the evaluation is up to 300 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

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

Joint and severable liability will be required.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 4: and maximum number 6
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.7.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

16.7.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
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: no
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.(Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
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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. GO Reference: GO-2012531-PRO-3962713.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:31.5.2012