Tender for delivery of a Young Entrepreneurs Business Boot Camp

Tender for delivery of a Young Entrepreneurs Business Boot Camp

Estimated value excluding VAT: 830 000 GBP. UK-Belfast: training programme services

2012/S 84-138636

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Belfast City Council
Adelaide Exchange, 24-26 Adelaide Street
BT2 8GD Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

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

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Tender for delivery of a Young Entrepreneurs Business Boot Camp.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations in Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN01

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 830 000 GBP

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

Delivery and Project Management of a Young Entrepreneurs Business Boot Camp.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80521000, 80532000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As detailed in the ITT documents. The contract shall be for the period from the date of the appointment until no later than 31.3.2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 830 000 GBP
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:

Joint and several liability.
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: Details are contained in the ITT documents which may be accessed by logging onto www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tenders and following the link.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details are contained in the ITT documents which may be accessed by logging onto www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tenders and following the link.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details are contained in the ITT documents which may be accessed by logging onto www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tenders and following the link.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details are contained in the ITT documents which may be accessed by logging onto www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tenders and following the link.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Tenderers must be deemed satisfactory in respect of their overall financial and economic standing. Tenderers are expected to have minimum turnover as detailed.
Those who pass the minimum annual turnover of 500 000 GBP will be assessed on the commercial information to be submitted as part of the ITT and an overall commercial judgement will be made.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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 below

1. Financial capacity

2. Quality assurance. Weighting 10

3. Proposed approach and methodology. Weighting 120

4. Delivery timetable. Weighting 20

5. Cost

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:

T1126
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 60-097950 of 27.3.2012

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

7.6.2012 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of 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): The initiative is funded under European Regional Fund through the European INTERREG IVA Structural Funds Programme. The eligible area of INTERREG IVA comprises Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland. It is co-financed by the governments of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
VI.3)Additional information

1) Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

2) Evaluation criteria continued – Evaluation criterion number one – Financial capacity – will be assessed as either pass or fail.
3) This is a re-advertisement of a tender previously advertised in OJEU on 27.3.2012.

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: This authority will incorporate a minimum ten calendar day standstill period (or fifteen days if non-electronic or fax methods used) at the point that information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved then the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.4.2012