Raising Enterprise North Tyneside

Raising Enterprise North Tyneside

North Tyneside: business development consultancy services

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North Tyneside Council
Strategic Procurement, Quadrant, Cobalt Business Park, The Silverlink North
Contact point(s): Mrs Christine Bordoli
For the attention of: Mrs Christine Bordoli
NE27 0BY North Tyneside
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1916435662
E-mail: christine.bordoli@northtyneside.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1916432430

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.northtyneside.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

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

Raising Enterprise North Tyneside – NET.

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: Within the Borough of North Tyneside.
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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 33

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

North Tyneside Council seeks expressions of interest from suitably experienced organisations to undertake the delivery of a Neighbourhood Enterprise Team support service throughout the borough of North Tyneside. This is an extension of the current programme which has been running since August 2009 so there will be TUPE implications. Over 1 700 individuals have accessed enterprise support and to date over 300 new businesses have been created. The project has helped to increase the rate of self-employment in North Tyneside from 4,8 % at the start of the project to 5,3 % in the latest available statistics (December 2010). This has evidenced the success of the project but also highlighted the continued need for this type of activity particularly with the cessation of the local Business Link support programmes. Although significant progress has been made, North Tyneside is still experiencing low take-up of business start-up support, particularly from those living in our deprived areas. It is also envisaged that the demand for this support will increase still further over the next three years as the borough copes with further redundancies, particularly within the public sector.
Expressions of Interest will only be accepted via the NEPO Portal electronic Tendering system – website: www.nepo.org before 12:00 on Friday 13.1.2012.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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: no

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

North Tyneside Council seeks expressions of interest from suitably experienced organisations to undertake the delivery of a Neighbourhood Enterprise Team support service throughout the borough of North Tyneside. This is an extension of the current programme which has been running since August 2009 so there will be TUPE implications. Over 1 700 individuals have accessed enterprise support and to date over 300 new businesses have been created. The project has helped to increase the rate of self-employment in North Tyneside from 4,8 % at the start of the project to 5,3 % in the latest available statistics (December 2010). This has evidenced the success of the project but also highlighted the continued need for this type of activity particularly with the cessation of the local Business Link support programmes. Although significant progress has been made, North Tyneside is still experiencing low take-up of business start-up support, particularly from those living in our deprived areas. It is also envisaged that the demand for this support will increase still further over the next three years as the borough copes with further redundancies, particularly within the public sector.
Expressions of Interest will only be accepted via the NEPO Portal electronic Tendering system website: www.nepo.org before 12:00 on Friday 13.1.2012.

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 400 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 33 (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
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: With the fundamental aim of boosting the economy through rapid execution of the Contract.

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

Envisaged minimum number 6: and maximum number 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:

QTLE-8PLKUR

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

13.1.2012 – 12:00

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 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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Regional Development Fund 2007-13.

VI.3)Additional information
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:

19.12.2011