Strategic Consultancy and Evaluation Framework Contract for British Council

Strategic Consultancy and Evaluation Framework Contract for British Council

Lot 1 Strategy Consultancy Services will cover high quality strategic consultancy services from a variety of sources to support senior management. This work will support the development of strategy, stimulate new thinking and analysis, support the development and delivery of new operating models, and support corporate performance measurement.

United Kingdom-London: Business and management consultancy and related services

2014/S 044-073721

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
For the attention of: Brian D’Mello
SW1A 2BN London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073894646
E-mail: brian.dmello@britishcouncil.org
Fax: +44 2073894115

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

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.3)Main activity

Other: Registered Charity
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:

Strategic consultancy and evaluation framework contract.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK and worldwide.
NUTS code
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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The British Council is the United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Its purpose is to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. Its work is focussed in three core business areas: English and Exams, Education and Society, and Arts. In 2012-13, our programmes reached a total audience of 550 million people worldwide and we engaged directly with 10.8 million.
This framework contract is for strategic consultancy and evaluation services for British Council senior management. It will run from 2014 to 2017 with the option to extend to 2018 and will have a combined estimated value of 0.5m GBP – 0.9m GBP per year.
The primary clients will be the Chief Executive, the Executive Board and the Management Board. The membership of the Management Board includes eight Regional Directors from around the world and the Heads of our three Strategic Business Units, English and Exams, Arts and Education and Society. Other clients will include senior managers from the wider global leadership team.
This framework covers two lots as follows:
Lot 1 Strategy Consultancy Services will cover high quality strategic consultancy services from a variety of sources to support senior management. This work will support the development of strategy, stimulate new thinking and analysis, support the development and delivery of new operating models, and support corporate performance measurement.
Lot 2 Evaluation Services will provide high quality evaluation advice to support the implementation of the British Councils evaluation framework and standards, to support the capacity building of staff in evaluation and to provide independent evaluations of our programmes.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

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:

Lot 1 — Strategy Consultancy Services will cover high quality strategic consultancy services from a variety of sources to support senior management. This work will support the development of strategy, stimulate new thinking and analysis, support the development and delivery of new operating models, and support corporate performance measurement.
The services are expected to include (not exclusively):
— strategy development, including facilitated strategic planning sessions, stakeholder consultation, research to inform options and decision making, developing corporate strategy documents and policies;
— economic modelling and scenario planning;
— strategic level research and business insights including long term futures and horizon scanning to inform decision making and strategy development;
— support to new growth, partnership working and digital working;
— understanding and assessing organisational performance;
— the development and implementation of new business and operating models (including digital) and support to restructuring;
— developing the organisational performance measurement and evaluation framework across impact, financial and other business indicators;
— both quantitative and qualitative.
Lot 2 — Evaluation Services will provide high quality evaluation advice to support the implementation of the British Councils evaluation framework and standards, to support the capacity building of staff in evaluation and to provide independent evaluations of our programmes.
The aim of the British Council is to have between 10-15 suppliers in each lot.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:

No special legal form is required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the questionnaires. All completed questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the questionnaires. All completed questionnaires should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil.

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

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

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

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

23.4.2014
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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: no
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers will be required to register with https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil to take part in the tender process.

Once registered, contractors must re-enter the site, go to their tenders and download the relevant documents, complete it and upload it. Instructions can be downloaded from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil.

Means of proof required. These conditions are outlined in the documents. All completed documents should be submitted to the relevant section on https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The British Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)/Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) (delete as appropriate) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.2.2014