SME Business Support Somerset

SME Business Support Somerset

Contract for the Provision of SME Business Support for Hinkley Point C Supply Chain and Nuclear South West Inward Investment Expertise.

United Kingdom-Taunton: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2016/S 207-374766

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Somerset County Council
County Hall
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Mark Brown
Telephone: +44 1823359114
NUTS code: UKK23
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Contract for the Provision of SME Business Support for Hinkley Point C Supply Chain and Nuclear South West Inward Investment Expertise.

Reference number: DN171328

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Contract has 2 Elements:

A — Nuclear SME Supply-Chain Business Support

To support SMEs in the contract area to recognise, prepare for, and win business from nuclear opportunities in the UK and across the globe. The service should help SMEs to address issues, real or perceived, of capacity, competency and confidence as well as different regulatory or process requirements so that they are prepared to exploit opportunities for business growth offered by the nuclear industry.

B — Nuclear South West Inward Investment Expertise

To will advise and support NSW IIG in promoting the South West as a long-term proposition for inward investors, working to stimulate growth and productivity; raising the profile of the region and creating jobs across the area. The service will work with companies of all types and sizes, and both existing and new investors, across the 3-LEP area.

It is possible that the contract area may be extended into the places identified as extension places in II.2.3) above.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK11
NUTS code: UKK12
NUTS code: UKK13
NUTS code: UKK23
NUTS code: UKK4
Main site or place of performance:

The primary place of performance will be: UKK11, UKK12, UKK23, UKK4, UKK13.

The extension place(s) of performance may include: UKK14, UKK15, UKK21, UKK22, UKK30, UKL1, UKL2.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Contract combines 2 distinct but intrinsically linked elements:

— A — Nuclear SME Supply-Chain Business Support — This covers the geographic areas of the HotSW LEP and WoE LEP. This has a value of 320 000 GBP per annum.

Note — The geographic coverage of this element could broaden in the future, subject to further funding contributions from authorities joining the LEP collaboration.

— B — Nuclear South West Inward Investment Expertise — This also extends to cover Gloucestershire as contained within the WoE and GFirst LEP areas. Activity will include supporting inward investment strategy and campaigns, targeted marketing of potential inward investors and on-going account management. This has a value of 96 000 GBP per annum (with 2nd and 3rd year contributions committed, but subject to normal public sector scrutiny).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality response to service delivery questions as detailed in the procurement documents / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Tendered price for contract delivery as detailed in the procurement documents / Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/02/2017
End: 31/01/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Initial contract period will be for 36 months. The Council reserves the right to extend the contract up to 3 times by a period of up to 12 months. The maximum duration of the contract is therefore 72 months. The option to extend will be at the Council’s sole discretion and will depend amongst other matters, on availability of funding and satisfactory performance by the appointed Supplier.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contracting Authority may wish to modify the contract through increasing its value and/or extending into a wider geographic area. This is most likely to occur if additional funding partners come forward with a proposal to extend all or part of the Services into 1 or more of the extension place(s) of performance identified in II.2.3).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 147-265825

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 28/11/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/11/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contract may be modified for the reasons and in the manner outlined in II.2.4) and II.2.11). The Change Control procedure in the written form of contract will be used for such a modification — please refer to the procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Somerset County Council
County Hall
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001232224
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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