Provision of Strategic Management Consultancy Services
The chosen provider will be expected to provide consultancy advice to executive and senior level decision makers on a number of future projects in relation to developing strategic capability, change management, a strategic approach to policy making and appraisal of business structures.
UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: Business and management consultancy and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Katrina Foster
NE1 8ST Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912274334
Fax: +44 1912274474
General address of the contracting authority: www.northumbria.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.northumbriaunitenders.org
Electronic access to information: www.northumbriaunitenders.org
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.northumbriaunitenders.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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
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:
Provision of Strategic Management Consultancy Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
NUTS code UKC22
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)
The chosen provider will be expected to provide consultancy advice to executive and senior level decision makers on a number of future projects in relation to developing strategic capability, change management, a strategic approach to policy making and appraisal of business structures. IT consultancy advice will be necessary where it forms an integral part of business strategy.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
Framework Contract Sole Supplier 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 x 12 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: There will be 1 x 12 month options to extend the contract. The initial contract will be for 3 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
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: 48 (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:
The contracting authority reserves the right to require any deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance or similar protections which it in its absolute discretion requires.
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:
Groupings of tenderers may be required to form a separate limited company, take a particular form, that one takes responsibility and liability and or that each accepts joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound up, have not been granted a Trust Deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering.
Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared inelegible and they will not be selected to participate in the procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared inelegible and not selected for participation in this procurement process as detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The contracting authority reserves the right to require any deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance or similar protections which it in its absolute discretion requires.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the PQQ.
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
Envisaged minimum number 4: and maximum number 8
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 no
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.3.1)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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.5.2013 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
24.5.2013 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 24.5.2013 – 14:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement Officers.
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