Provision of Passport to Export Training in the South West

Provision of Passport to Export Training in the South West

This is divided into 7 lots. The first is in respect of the delivery of strategic tarining to companies at the outset of the Passport to Export Programme.

UK-Bristol: training services

2012/S 201-330849

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GWE Business West Ltd
Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh
Contact point(s): GWE Business West
For the attention of: Paul Coopey
BS8 3RA Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1275370883
E-mail: paul.coopey@businesswest.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.businesswest.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.businesswest.co.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

Other
I.3)Main activity

Other: Business support
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:

Provision of Passport to Export Training in the South West.
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: South West of England.
NUTS code UKK

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

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000,00 and 140 000,00 EUR

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

The supply of training as part of the South West Passport to Export Programme. This is divided into 7 lots. The first is in respect of the delivery of strategic tarining to companies at the outset of the Passport to Export Programme. This is a mandatory element of training which the companies attend at the start of their Passport to Export journey to give the delegates an overview of the export process and help them understand the key issus that effect exporting companies. We anticipate this will necessitate two days of training. The other 6 lots, cover various aspects of exporting, are not mandatory for the Passport companies. Each of these 6 lots would necessitate one day of trainging.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 90 000,00 and 140 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Strategic training to companies at the outset of the Passport to Export Programme

1)Short description

This is a mandatory element of the traing which the companies attebd at the start of their Passport to Export journey. The main aim of this is to give the delegates an overview of the export process and help them understand the key issues that effect exporting companies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 57 600,00 and 86 400,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Selecting and working with agents and distributers

1)Short description

Support of high quality training on ‘Selecting and working with agents and disributers’ for both key decision makers within the company as well as other staff. This training is not mandatory for Pasport to Export companies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 850,00 and 8 800,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Preparing companies to successfully exhibit overseas

1)Short description

Support of high quality training on ‘Preparing companies to sucessfully exhibt overseas’ for both key decision makers within the company as well as other staff. This training is not mandatory for Pasport to Export companies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 650,00 and 8 800,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

in days: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Export Market Research

1)Short description

Support of high quality training on ‘Export Marketing research’ for both key decision makers within the company as well as other staff. This training is not mandatory for Pasport to Export companies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 650,00 and 8 800,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Use of the internet and websites in international trade

1)Short description

Support of high quality training on ‘Use of internet and websites in international trade’ for both key decision makers within the company as well as other staff. This training is not mandatory for Pasport to Export companies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 650,00 and 8 800,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

in days: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Presentation skills

1)Short description

Support of high quality training on ‘Presentation skills’, with emphasis on making presentations to non-English speakers’ for both key decision makers within the company as well as other staff. This training is not mandatory for Pasport to Export companies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 650,00 and 8 800,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Other topics relevant to new exporters

1)Short description

Support of high quality training on other topics relevant to new exporters not mentioned in Lots 2 to 6. This training is for both key decision makers within the company as well as other staff. This training is not mandatory for Pasport to Export companies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 650,00 and 8 800,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

in days: 24 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender notice.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 10
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:
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

20.11.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

26.11.2012
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 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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

GWE Businesss West
Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh
BS8 3RA Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: phil.smith@businesswest.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1275373373

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:15.10.2012