Grants Programme Management Tender

Grants Programme Management Tender

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Programme Management team manage the overall SEBB Grants Programme across the SELEP area.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Miscellaneous business and business-related services

2020/S 039-093703

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, St Annes Crescent
Town: Lewes
NUTS code: UKJ22
Postal code: BN7 1UE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michelle Anderson
Telephone: +44 1273482623
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


South East Business Boost — Business Growth and Productivity Grants

Reference number: ESCC – 030479

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Programme Management team manage the overall SEBB Grants Programme across the SELEP area. East Sussex is a delivery partner in this wider programme and is responsible for generating leads for grants and getting sufficient businesses to apply. Businesses are able to apply for grants directly to Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, without receiving any support. The role of the service provider in East Sussex will be to market the available grant offers to SMEs throughout the East Sussex area support eligible businesses through the grant process ensuring a minimum of 156 grants are delivered in East Sussex, provide all necessary reporting to the Programme Management Team at the Lead Authority (Southend-on-Sea Borough Council) and the County Council. The budget for the delivery of the grants programme is 75 300 over the lifetime of the contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ22
Main site or place of performance:

East Sussex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This tender has not been divided into lots. The initial contract term is 32 months with a 1-year possible extension depending on funding available at the time. This tender is to be completed electronically using the SE Shared Services Procurement eSourcing portal. The SE Shared Services eSourcing portal provides a web-based tool that provides a simple, secure and efficient means for managing tendering and quotation activities reducing the time and effort required for both buyers and potential bidders. The portal allows for tender clarifications and submitting your bid electronically. In order to bid for this opportunity you will need to register your company on the SE Shared Services portal. East Sussex County Council considers social value for all goods, works and services it procures over 100 000 Accordingly, this tender will take into account the social value objectives of the Council relating to the economic, social and environmental well-being of the county. The Council will be actively seeking partners who share this commitment to social value and who are willing to work proactively to deliver social value within the county of East Sussex.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 32
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

European Regional Development Fund

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As per tender documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 14/04/2020
Local time: 23:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/04/2020
Local time: 23:59

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

The initial contract period is 32 months with a 1-year possible extension depending on funding available at the time.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Town: Lewes
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: