Impact of Alcohol: Development and Support Contract
The Big Lottery Fund (“BIG”) is seeking a service provider to provide support to grant holders on its Impact of Alcohol grants programme by supporting them to improve networking, share learning and carry out selfevaluations of projects.
UK-London: Social research services
Section I: Contracting authority
Big Lottery Fund
1 Plough Place
For the attention of: Punim Anda
EC4A 1DE London
Telephone: +44 2072113736
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/
Electronic access to information: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://firstname.lastname@example.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland wide.
NUTS code UKN0
Impact of Alcohol is a health and well-being programme for Northern Ireland launched in December 2010 with a budget of GBP 10 million. The programme aims to reduce the harm to individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol misuse. It is being delivered via two strands:
1) Portfolio grants totalling GBP 7 million: a portfolio of projects delivered by five Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Trusts working with voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in their respective trust areas. Details about the projects can be downloaded at http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/tender-opportunities
2) 3 to 5 direct grants to VCS organisations totalling GBP 3 million to deliver projects Northern Ireland-wide. Eight organisations have been awarded development grants to prepare proposals for full grants. Of these eight, we expect to award three to five full grants.
The service provider will be required to support projects to network and share learning by: delivering networking and learning events; providing regular bulletins; disseminating case studies of good practice and delivering activities to guide and support projects on social media networking.
The service provider will also be required to support organisations funded to carry out self-evaluations of their projects. This will involve delivering activities to guide and support organisations on self-evaluation methods, systems and techniques; delivering activities to share learning on evaluation practice and outcomes; delivering one-to-one consultations to all projects; enabling organisations to share learning with relevant stakeholders; and reporting and disseminating findings on the success and impact of the projects.
Please see the ITT at http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/about-uk/procurement_portal.htm for a full list of our requirements.
79315000, 73110000, 73000000
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 250 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the tender documents which can be downloaded at: http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/index/aboutuk/procurement_portal.htm
— Balance Sheet;
— Profit & Loss Account and Cost of Sales;
— Full notes to the accounts;
— Director’s report/auditor’s report.
If you are unable to submit the information requested above because your organisation is below the threshold for which audited accounts are required, please submit
the following documents instead:
— Balance Sheet;
— Profit and Loss Statement.
Failure to achieve this minimum requirement and pass the financial assessment shall result in the bidder being excluded from further participation in the tender competition.
(2) Bids that exceed GBP 300,000 (including VAT and expenses) will be excluded from further consideration in the the tender process.
(1) As a minimum, the bidder must have 3 years experience of successfully delivering similar contracts of this type, value and complexity, including experience of:
a) working with Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and statutory organisations;
(b) delivering networking, learning and evaluation support services across different organisations and sectors;
(c) facilitating and coordinating communication across organisations and sectors through social media; and
(d) delivering contracts of this type, value and complexity within stated timeframes and budgets. Bidder’s will be required to submit evidence demonstrating this as part of their tender submissions.
(2) As a minimum the bidder must submit a complete tender in accordance with every instruction and requirement set out in the ITT.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The High Court, The Royal Courts of Justice
WC4A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 207946000
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.5.2013