Global Airline Partner for UK Tourism Industry Covid-19 Recovery Project

Global Airline Partner for UK Tourism Industry Covid-19 Recovery Project

To support in leading its UK Tourism Industry in Covid-19 recovery project.

United Kingdom-London: Administrative services related to tourism affairs

2020/S 225-555080

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: British Tourist Authority t/a VisitBritain
Postal address: 4th Floor, 151 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1W 9SZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Alejandra Arroyo
E-mail: alejandra.arroyo@visitbritain.org
Telephone: +44 2075781064
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.visitbritain.org

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Administrative-services-related-to-tourism-affairs./36ME8G47K7
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.delta-esourcing.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Global Airline Partner — UK Tourism Industry Covid-19 Recovery Project

 

Reference number: BTA1319

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75125000 Administrative services related to tourism affairs

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

VisitBritain are seeking to procure a collaboration with a suitably capable international airline carrier to support in leading its UK Tourism Industry in Covid-19 recovery project, driving more visitors to come to Britain and encouraging them to spend more in the UK economy.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

75125000 Administrative services related to tourism affairs

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

This opportunity is being advertised in the OJEU in accordance with the above-threshold Light Touch Regime process guidance, for services under category ‘Social and Other Specific Services — UK — Administrative services related to Tourism Affairs‘. Originally notified by means of a PIN ref 273606-2015, dated 30 July 2015.

Documents are made accessible without restriction and free of charge.

Bidders are required to register into VisitBritain’s Commercial Partnerships Dynamic Partner Register accessible at: https://www.visitbritain.org/cooperative-partnership-registration) and to complete the DPR questionnaire. This is mandatory, as is the completion of the ITT response via Delta, accessible www.delta-esourcing.com. Tenderers who do not pass the qualifying questionnaire will be disqualified from the tender process and notified.

 

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/12/2020
End: 31/03/2021

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated value of this contract is a range up to GBP 3 000 000 dependent on the respondent’s submission. This would be matched on a 50 % / 50 % basis by VisitBritain. Please note that the amount of VisitBritain’s contribution is pending approval.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:

IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:

 

This opportunity is being advertised in the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with the above-threshold Light Touch Regime process guidance, for services under category ‘Social and Other Specific Services – UK — Administrative services related to Tourism Affairs’. It was originally notified by means of a prior information notice entitled ‘Administrative Services Related to Tourism Affairs’ (Tenders Electronic Daily ref 273606-2015) dated 30 July 2015.

This Invitation to Tender, along with all other tender documentation, is being made available without restriction and with full direct access free of charge from the date of publication in the Official Journal of the tender notice. It is available via VisitBritain’s free-to-register eSourcing platform: Delta, accessible at www.delta-esourcing.com. Delta eSourcing Helpdesk number +44 (0) 845 270 7050, email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com

Please note that registration into VisitBritain’s Commercial Partnerships Dynamic Partner Register (DPR, accessible at: https://www.visitbritain.org/cooperative-partnership-registration) is mandatory to all interested bidders, as is the completion of the qualifying questionnaire in the DPR platform.

Tenderers who do not pass this qualifying questionnaire will receive an ‘Unsuccessful’ electronic letter (email) advising them of the rationale and their scores and of the disqualification from the tender process. A copy of this letter will be also shared via the Delta eSourcing platform.

 

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 034-077527

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 23/11/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

 

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Administrative-services-related-to-tourism-affairs./36ME8G47K7

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/36ME8G47K7

Go reference: GO-20201113-PRO-17368087

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: British Tourist Authority t/a VisitBritain
Postal address: 151 Buckingham Palace Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW1W 9SZ
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: www.visitbritain.org

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/11/2020