Rural Growth Network Business Support Northumberland

Rural Growth Network Business Support Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is procuring services on behalf of itself, Gateshead Council and Durham County Council, in consultation with the wider Rural Growth Network partnership. Northumberland County Council is seeking to procure a range of business support services to promote the creation, survival and growth of businesses across the North East Rural Growth Network pilot area.

UK-Morpeth: miscellaneous business and business-related services

2012/S 212-350374

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Northumberland
Contact point(s): Commercial and Procurement Services
For the attention of: Janine Ternent
NE61 2EF Morpeth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1670622354
Fax: +44 1670625566

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA22148

Further information can be obtained from: Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Northumberland
Contact point(s): Commercial and Procurement Services
For the attention of: Janine Ternent
NE61 2EF Morpeth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1670622354
Fax: +44 1670625566
Internet address: www.nepoportal.org

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Northumberland
Contact point(s): Commercial and Procurement Services
For the attention of: Janine Ternent
NE61 2EF Morpeth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1670622354
Fax: +44 1670625566
Internet address: www.nepoportal.org

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Northumberland County Council
County Hall, Northumberland
Contact point(s): Commercial and Procurement Services
For the attention of: Janine Ternent
NE61 2EF Morpeth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1670622354
Fax: +44 1670625566
Internet address: www.nepoportal.org

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

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: yes

Gateshead Council

Durham County Council

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Rural Growth Network Business Support.
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: North East England.
NUTS code UKC

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)

Northumberland County Council is procuring services on behalf of itself, Gateshead Council and Durham County Council, in consultation with the wider Rural Growth Network partnership. Northumberland County Council is seeking to procure a range of business support services to promote the creation, survival and growth of businesses across the North East Rural Growth Network pilot area. The North East Rural Growth Network pilot is grant funded by DEFRA. Further match funding is currently being sought by ERDF.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=94460.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79900000, 79990000, 79411100, 79996000

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:

Northumberland County Council invites responses from suitably qualified and experienced providers with the necessary capacity and capability to provide the range of services set out in the specification included in the tender documents. Potential tenderers may bid in partnership or apply as a consortium with other organisations.
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: 24 (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: 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
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

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 180-296146 of 14.9.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.12.2012 – 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
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): Rural Growth Network funding from Defra. Match funding applied for from ERDF.
VI.3)Additional information

Tender documents can be found by visiting the NEPO Portal: www.nepoportal.org.

(MT Ref:94460).

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:30.10.2012