Provide Behaviour Insights Services to Cabinet Office

Provide Behaviour Insights Services to Cabinet Office

Behavioural Insights Team (BIT): Partner agreement.

UK-London: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2013/S 087-148444

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cabinet Office
4th Floor, 1 Horse Guards Road
Contact point(s): GPS helpdesk
For the attention of: Jazmin Glassborow, Commercial Models
SW1A 2HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Behavioural Insights Team (BIT): Partner agreement.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various across the United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Cabinet Office on behalf of HM Government is seeking a third party partner (the “Potential Partner”) interested in acquiring a shareholding in a new joint venture company (“NewCo”), set up to deliver specialist behavioural insights consulting services within the UK and overseas. NewCo will have three shareholders: HM Government, the employees (by way of an Employee Benefit Trust or other mechanism), and the Potential Partner.
HM Government acting through the Cabinet Office will award a framework agreement (the “Framework Agreement”) to NewCo in accordance with the terms of this Notice.
Cabinet Office will enter into a call-off contract (the “Initial Call-Off”) for the provision of services relating to behavioural insights to the Cabinet Office and other public bodies for an expected term of 5 years. NewCo may enter into additional call-off contracts with other public sector customers (“Initial Customers”) under the Framework Agreement at this point. The Initial Customers may include certain public sector bodies to which BIT currently provides services under non-contractual arrangements. The composition of participating Departments could be subject to change during the approval process.
The Framework Agreement will allow NewCo to provide the services specified above by means of call-off contracts (“Call Off Contracts”) made under the Framework Agreement throughout its term to other public sector bodies including, but not limited to, all UK Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies; Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs); NHS bodies; and Local
Authorities (together the ‘Participating Bodies’). See Section VI for further details of those Participating Bodies that will be able to use the Framework Agreement and enter into Call Off Contracts under it.
This joint venture will be structured as an Institutionalised Public-Private Partnership (“IPPP”). The Potential Partner will provide cash and/or in-kind benefits in consideration for its shareholding in NewCo. The successful Potential Partner is expected (subject to the specific conditions and evaluation criteria set out in the Invitation to Negotiate (“ITN”) and other procurement documents) to contribute a combination of:
— Investment into NewCo to capitalise the company and provide funds to invest in development and growth;
— Management capability, particularly commercial and business development, to support business delivery and growth;
— Access to relevant academic expertise and thought leadership capability;
— Transitional services and/or ongoing support or other services; and/or
— Other consideration for the shares it acquires.
Further information can be found in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (the “PQQ”).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 73000000, 73100000, 73110000, 73120000, 73200000, 73210000, 73300000, 79310000, 79311400, 79315000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Framework Agreement will have a duration of 4 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

No deposits are required. The particular Guarantee requirements of Cabinet Office (the “Authority”) will be set out in the PQQ.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of financing conditions and payment arrangements will be outlined in the ITN.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Authority intends to enter into a Framework Agreement with NewCo. The Authority will establish legal arrangements with a Potential Partner under which the Potential Partner will acquire equity in NewCo. If the successful Potential Partner is a consortium comprising several entities, the Authority reserves the right to require the consortium to form a single legal entity before entering into, or as a term of, any of the relevant contracts.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Potential Partners will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) on the basis of information provided in response to the PQQ.
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Government Procurement Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation you are registering. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing : ExpressionOfInterest@gps.gsi.gov.uk.

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Government Procurement Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the eSourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the eSourcing Suite you will have access to the Emptoris email messaging service which
facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact the Government Procurement
Service Helpdesk : Freephone: 0345 010 3503
email: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be uploaded by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The minimum level(s) of standards required are as set out in the PQQ. Potential Partners should note that a number of criteria will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.
The PQQ and associated documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The minimum level(s) of standards required are as set out in the PQQ. See conditions set out in the PQQ. Potential Partners should note that a number of criteria will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Envisaged number of operators: Maximum number up to 7, although the Authority reserves the right to take through between 3 and 7 Bidders.
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Pre-qualification criteria as set out in the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

RMBIT.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.6.2013 – 11:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: no
VI.3)Additional information

For the avoidance of doubt Potential Partners should note that the return date for the completed selection PQQ via the Government Procurement Service eSourcing Suite is 07.06.2013 at 12:00 noon British Summer Time.
Potential Partners should also note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Authority intends to publish the PQQ, the Invitation to Negotiate document and the text of any resulting contractual arrangements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Authority. The terms of the Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under the Framework Agreement, to publish the text of the call-off contract, subject to possible redactions, at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-and-contracting-transparency-requirementsguidance

The PQQ referred to in this Notice includes an Initial Descriptive Document. Please note that the Initial Descriptive Document is directed only at persons who are:
(i) investment professionals’ falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
(Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”);
(ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the Order; or
(iii) other persons to whom the Initial Descriptive Document may be otherwise lawfully communicated, (“Eligible Recipients”).
Any person who is not an Eligible Recipient may not rely on the Initial Descriptive Document and investment in NewCo will not be available to such persons.
Nothing in this Notice, the PQQ, the Initial Descriptive Document or any related document constitutes investment advice.
The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award or enter into any Framework Agreement,
Call Off or other contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition. In no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the Bidders and their associated parties. If the Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with NewCo, this does not imply any guaranteed minimum level of contracted business or subsequent Call Offs except as stated in the agreed contracts. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential Bidders and the Authority will not be responsible for any such expenditure.
In 2010, the UK became the first country in the world to set up a team dedicated to applying insights from behavioural science to public policy. Operating from No.10 Downing Street and the Cabinet Office, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has quickly acquired a global reputation for developing highly innovative policy approaches that demonstrate how often quite small changes can have big impacts.
In October 2012, BIT began to take advantage of the ever-growing demand for its services by extending consultancy services beyond the scope of its core Cabinet Office programme. Within the past six months, the team has expanded its programme of work with UK Government departments and has undertaken profitable work for foreign governments, private sector companies, and organisations within the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE). This has been achieved with no proactive business development activity and there remains significant unmet demand within these markets.
The Cabinet Office believes that a joint venture company will best realise the full commercial potential of the business. The Cabinet Office is initiating a competition to select a joint venture partner to enter into the joint venture arrangement with the Cabinet Office and BIT employees to work together in developing the business.
The Cabinet Office intends to establish NewCo as a company limited by shares with some degree of employee ownership (by way of an employee benefits trust or other mechanism) later in 2013. It is envisaged that NewCo will have 3 shareholders: HM Government; the employees of BIT (by way of an employee benefits trust or other mechanism) and the successful Potential Partner. This contract notice commences the competition to find a joint venture partner to take a share in NewCo together with the benefit of a Framework Agreement for the provision of these services to the UK Civil Service and other Participating Bodies. The Cabinet Office is hosting an “industry event” in central London, for interested parties to learn more about:
i.) how it intends to manage the competition to find a partner;
ii.) the existing BIT business; and
iii.) the potential structure of the proposed company.
Interested parties should register their attendance at this event with the Cabinet Office contact outlined in section 1.1) by 10:00 on 10th May 2013.
The industry event session will be held on 13th May 2013.
The PQQ will be available at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk from the date of the dispatch of this notice.

Web Links to UK Public Sector Listings
Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide
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Local Authorities
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NDPBs
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http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/g-l

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/m-r

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National Parks Authorities
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Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department
for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but
not Independent Schools
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Police Forces in the United Kingdom
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Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom
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http://dontgivefireahome.org/contacts

NHS Bodies England
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Hospices in the UK
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Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom
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Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom
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www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Scottish Public Bodies
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Local Authorities
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs
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Scottish NHS Bodies
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Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies
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Scottish Police
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Scottish Housing Associations
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The Scotland Office
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Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) – Scotland
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Scottish Schools
Primary Schools
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Secondary Schools
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Special Schools
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Welsh Public Bodies
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Authorities, and all bodies covered by:
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http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

NHS Wales
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

https://www.buy4wales.co.uk/UsefulResources/contractsframeworks/organisationlist/poaplist.html?cat=14318

Housing Associations – registered Social Landlords Wales
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NI Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments
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Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities
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Schools in Northern Ireland
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Universities in Northern Ireland
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Health and Social care in Northern Ireland
http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Police Service of Northern Ireland
http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Cabinet Office
4th Floor, 1 Horse Guards Road
SW1A 2HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Cabinet Office
4th Floor, 1 Horse Guards Road
SW1A 2HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.5.2013