Food Sector Business Development Programme

Food Sector Business Development Programme

To commission suitable organisations to deliver a sub-regional programme designed to develop the artisan and micro-business added value food sector across the SEED region, covering the six council areas of Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down, Newry and Mourne.

UK-Downpatrick: general management consultancy services

2012/S 129-214548

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Down District Council
24 Strangford Road
Contact point(s): David Patterson (other contact points set out in tender documentation)
For the attention of: David Patterson
BT30 6SR Downpatrick
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2844610800
E-mail: david.patterson@downdc.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2844610801

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.downdc.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.downdc.gov.uk/getdoc/bef1db87-86c5-4817-91b3-dafea1235544/Current%20Tenders.aspx

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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Armagh City and District Council
Council Offices The Palace Demense
BT60 4EL Armagh
UNITED KINGDOM

Craigavon Borough Council
Civic Centre, PO Box 66 Lakeview Road
BT64 1AL Craigavon
UNITED KINGDOM

Newry and Mourne District Council
Monaghan Row
BT35 8DJ Newry
UNITED KINGDOM

Ards Borough Council
2 Church Street
BT23 4AP Newtownards
UNITED KINGDOM

Banbridge District Council
Civic Building Downshire Road
BT32 3JY Banbridge
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Seed ‘Food 2 Follow’ Food Sector Business Development Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations throughout Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN03
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

To commission suitable organisations to deliver a sub-regional programme designed to develop the artisan and micro-business added value food sector across the SEED region, covering the six council areas of Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down, Newry and Mourne.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411000, 79990000, 80521000, 80532000

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: 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:

As detailed in the ITT documents. The period will be from the period of appointment to no later than 31.3.2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 268 600,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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 several liability.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met are contained within ITT documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met are contained within ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The Council reserves right to carry out further financial status checks prior to entering into contract with any bidder.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met are contained within ITT documentation.
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: no

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
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:

ED/1206
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.9.2012 – 16:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for NI.
VI.3)Additional information

Copy of ITT avialable on Down District Council website or may be obtained by contacting patricia.kelly@downdc.gov.uk and david.patterson@downdc.gov.uk.

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: This authority will incorporate a minimum ten calendar day standstill period (or 15 day if non-electronic or fax methods used) at the point that information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. that notofication will provide full information on the award decision. If an appeal regarding the award of a contrac thas not been successfully resolved then the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.7.2012