Tender for Bespoke Business Support Service – South East England

Tender for Bespoke Business Support Service – South East England

This tender is for the Business Support element of the SEBB 2020 programme.

United Kingdom-Lewes: Miscellaneous business and business-related services

2020/S 039-093701

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, St Annes Crescent
Town: Lewes
NUTS code: UKJ22
Postal code: BN7 1UE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michelle Anderson
E-mail: Michelle.Anderson@eastsussex.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1273482623
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.eastsussex.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing

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

II.1.1)Title:

South East Business Boost 2020 — Bespoke Business Support Service

Reference number: ESCC 030476

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79900000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This tender is for the Business Support element of the SEBB 2020 programme. The initial contract term is 32 months with a 1-year possible extension depending on funding available at the time. The East Sussex SEBB 2020 Business Support programme is divided into 3 lots and providers can bid to deliver any or all of the lots:

Lot 1: Inclusive Growth Programme;

Lot 2: Specialist Support Programme;

Lot 3: New Enterprise Support Programme.

East Sussex County Council considers social value for all goods, works and services it procures over 100 000.

Accordingly, this tender will take into account the social value objectives of the Council relating to the economic, social and environmental well-being of the county. The Council will be actively seeking partners who share this commitment to social value and who are willing to work proactively to deliver social value within the county of East Sussex.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

The Inclusive Growth Programme

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79900000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ22
Main site or place of performance:

East Sussex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Inclusive Growth Programme will contribute to the overall growth and productivity aims of the SEBB Programme by unlocking the economic potential of groups not currently accessing business support services. Untapped potential or potential limited by barriers that could be overcome with support, could deliver significant growth to the local economy. The IGP will focus on ensuring that the benefits of publicly funded business support services reach business owners from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and businesses run by women. This will support them to grow their businesses and deliver growth and jobs to East Sussex that may not have been reached or achieved by traditional programmes. IGP will have a budget of 150 000 GBP pounds over the 32 months of the contract or just over 50 000 GBP per year.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 32
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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: yes
Identification of the project:

European Regional Development Fund

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Specialist Support Programme

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79900000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ22
Main site or place of performance:

East Sussex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Specialist Support Programme in SEBB 2020 is designed to provide specialist provision to businesses that require technical, specialist or expert support to help them overcome barriers and continue to deliver a growth in employment, turnover or productivity. SSP will ensure that businesses can and do have access to high-quality support from proven and experienced specialists to enable increased growth. This will be done through the provision of 12 hours of 1 to 1 support with eligible businesses. SSP is funded to ensure that it can provide high-quality specialist support and it is therefore expected that this will be done with business with the greatest need and with the greatest potential to grow. The quality of these interventions with these businesses will ensure that these interventions have real impacts on FTE employment, turnover and, or productivity. SSP will have a budget of 240 000 GBP over the 32 months of the contract or just over 80 000 GBP per year.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 32
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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: yes
Identification of the project:

European Regional Development Fund

II.2.14)Additional information

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

New Enterprise Support Programme

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79900000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ22
Main site or place of performance:

East Sussex.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

East Sussex County Council want to ensure that businesses starting in East Sussex continue to have the help they need to survive, are supported to develop a clear vision for their business and have confidence in their ability to grow and develop. New Enterprise Support Programme will be commissioned to provide a support service for new businesses to work with them to provide high-quality interventions that have a positive impact on the business, supporting them to develop and grow. NESP will have a budget of 105 000 GBP over the 32 months of the contract or just over 35 000 GBP per year.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 105 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 32
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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: yes
Identification of the project:

European Regional Development Fund

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As set out in the invitation to tender documents.

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)Description

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

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

Date: 14/04/2020
Local time: 23:00
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:

English

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: 14/04/2020
Local time: 23:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

VI.3)Additional information:

This tender is to be completed electronically using the SE Shared Services Procurement eSourcing portal. https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing/opportunities The SE Shared Services eSourcing portal provides a web-based tool that provides a simple, secure and efficient means for managing tendering and quotation activities reducing the time and effort required for both buyers and potential bidders. The portal allows for tender clarifications and submitting your bid electronically. In order to bid for this opportunity you will need to register your company on the SE Shared Services portal.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: East Sussex County Council
Town: Lewes
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/02/2020