Invest Northern Ireland Leadership Coaching Services

Invest Northern Ireland Leadership Coaching Services

Provision of a Leadership Coaching Services – Core element of the Leader Programme.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Personal development training services

2016/S 049-081550

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Invest Northern Ireland
1 Bedford Street
For the attention of: Breidge O’Kane
BT2 7GS Belfast

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

General public services

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

DETI/Invest NI:Provision of a Leadership Coaching Services – Core element of the Leader Programme — RID 318494.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services


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)

Invest NI wishes to appoint a Contractor to deliver the Leadership Coaching Service element of the Invest NI Leader Programme. The Invest NI Leader Programme was conceived and introduced in 2012 as an Invest NI intervention specifically aimed at Managing Directors/CEO’s/Owner-Managers of SME’s. The programme aims to improve productivity through the development of leadership capabilities and is aimed specifically at reducing the productivity gap between NI and better performing regions within GB. The programme is now an established part of the Invest NI Skills and Strategy Division offering and sits alongside the Leadership Team Programme, as part of Invest NI’s Leadership and Management Support Framework. It takes the form of a nine month programme of blended support tailored to the needs of the participant, incorporating three key elements, as follows: — Business mentoring — direct 1 to 1 support from experienced business mentors who provide the business leaders with a challenge function and a strategic focus; — Executive leadership coaching — direct one to one coaching support focused on strengthening the participant’s leadership characteristics and attributes delivered by accredited coaches; — Peer Networking — business to business learning through informal sessions amongst business leaders and access to best practice facilitated by Invest NI. The firm focus of the Invest NI Leader Programme is ultimately to achieve business growth through the support provided. The mentoring, coaching and peer networking elements are designed to complement each other, acting as key catalysts for the participant business leaders, with the ultimate goal of assisting them to identify how to plan for the future growth of their business. The Programme’s adaptive and flexible delivery model, which is very much tailored to the needs of individual participant business leaders, has been proven to be the Leader’s Programme’s strength. A formal Evaluation and Economic Appraisal were completed in 2015 with a positive conclusion in terms of the impact of the Leader Programme in helping generate higher levels of productivity for participating SME’S, through more effective, strategic Leadership. A total of 68 companies (76 participant business leaders) have taken part in the programme to date.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80570000, 80430000, 80500000, 80510000, 80511000, 80520000, 80521000, 80532000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 900 000 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

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

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:

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
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

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

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 below

1. Experience of Programme. Weighting 15

2. Experience of Leadership Coaching. Weighting 15

3. Tenderers must demonstrate their approach to matching, quality assurance and management of leadership coaches. Weighting 12

4. Methodology for managing the Leadership Coaching Service including leadership diagnostic(s), approach to stakeholder engagement and how difficulties encountered with any element of the service will be addressed. Weighting 12

5. Tenderers must also provide an implementation plan and supporting narrative for an implementation of the service. Weighting 6

6. Quantitative Criteria. Weighting 40

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

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

12.4.2016 – 15:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12.4.2016

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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
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: CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: