Lincolnshire Supply Chain Initiative Business Support Programme

Lincolnshire Supply Chain Initiative Business Support Programme

Lincolnshire County Council, in a partnership with Procurement Lincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, has been successful in securing GBP 251 000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help stimulate the Lincolnshire Economy by developing and supporting supply chains within the County’s Key Sectors.

United Kingdom-Lincoln: Business analysis consultancy services

2013/S 224-390102

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lincolnshire County Council
Floor Zero, City Hall, Beaumont Fee
For the attention of: Sara Kendall
LN1 1DD Lincoln
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1522550640
E-mail: sara.kendall@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: Lincolnshire County Council
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
Other: Business Support 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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Lincolnshire Supply Chain Initiative Business Support Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKF30

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)

Business analysis consultancy services. Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security. Business and management consultancy and related services. Business and management consultancy services. Business-development consultancy services. Lincolnshire County Council, in a partnership with Procurement Lincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, has been successful in securing GBP 251 000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help stimulate the Lincolnshire Economy by developing and supporting supply chains within the County’s Key Sectors.
The Lincolnshire Supply Chain Initiative (LiSCI) will support indigenous businesses located within the PA2 areas of Lincolnshire to procure and trade locally, strengthen their own supply chains, and assist SMEs to assess and increase their business through these supply chains. Focusing on the county’s key sectors, the project will strengthen the knowledge and ability of Lincolnshire SMEs that have the potential to join the supply chains of some of the County’s largest private and public sector organisations.
Through a combination of one to one support and workshops, SMEs will be supported to develop cost effective procurement practices, as well as putting mechanisms in place to make sure that they are ready to win contracts with large, private sector businesses as well as with the County’s local authorities. Participating SMEs will be signposted to suitable opportunities identified through the Supply Chain Development Analysis.
Tenders are invited for the supply of services in respect the Lincolnshire Supply Chain Development including 1-1 capacity building support as well as mapping and analysis of Lincolnshire’s major businesses and their supply chains.
Initial contract value is GBP 200K for activity within the PA2 area, with a possible extension to GBP 440K if further funds can be secured to roll the programme out to the rest of the county.
Initial contract period is 20 months starting from 10.2.2014, with the possiblity of 2 extensions of 8 months taking the total contract period to 3 years. Again the extension is subject to securing further funds to roll the programme out to the whole County of Lincolnshire.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72221000, 79000000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411100

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:

Lincolnshire County Council, in a partnership with Procurement Lincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, has been successful in securing GBP 251 000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help stimulate the Lincolnshire Economy by developing and supporting supply chains within the County’s Key Sectors.
The Lincolnshire Supply Chain Initiative (LiSCI) will support indigenous businesses located within the PA2 areas of Lincolnshire to procure and trade locally, strengthen their own supply chains, and assist SMEs to assess and increase their business through these supply chains. Focusing on the county’s key sectors, the project will strengthen the knowledge and ability of Lincolnshire SMEs that have the potential to join the supply chains of some of the County’s largest private and public sector organisations.
Through a combination of one to one support and workshops, SMEs will be supported to develop cost effective procurement practices, as well as putting mechanisms in place to make sure that they are ready to win contracts with large, private sector businesses as well as with the County’s local authorities. Participating SMEs will be signposted to suitable opportunities identified through the Supply Chain Development Analysis.
Tenders are invited for the supply of services in respect the Lincolnshire Supply Chain Development including 1-1 capacity building support as well as mapping and analysis of Lincolnshire’s major businesses and their supply chains.
Initial contract value is GBP 200K for activity within the PA2 area, with a possible extension to GBP 440K if further funds can be secured to roll the programme out to the rest of the county.
Initial contract period is 20 months starting from 10.2.2014, with the possiblity of 2 extensions of 8 months taking the total contract period to 3 years. Again the extension is subject to securing further funds to roll the programme out to the whole County of Lincolnshire.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 440 000 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: 20 (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: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please note the terms contained within the Specification section of the ITT relating to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) requirements due to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) element of the project.
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

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:

DSLC/ITT1
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 19.12.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.12.2013 – 17:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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): Championing Sustainable Economic Growth
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Lincoln:-Business-analysis-consultancy-services./UN8P656XAQ

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/UN8P656XAQ

GO Reference: GO-20131115-PRO-5269273

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.11.2013