Tender for Economic Markets Foresight Analysis

Tender for Economic Markets Foresight Analysis

The North East LEP wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified contractor to undertake an independent economic markets foresight analysis in the context of the North East LEP region of North East England.

United Kingdom-North Tyneside: Business and management consultancy and related services

2020/S 230-568425

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: North Tyneside Council
Postal address: Quadrant
Town: North Tyneside
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE27 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Amy Chan
E-mail: amy.chan@northtyneside.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1916435651
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/

I.3)Communication

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

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:

Economic Markets Foresight Analysis

 

Reference number: DN509820

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) is committed to creating competitive advantage and improving productivity for the North East region by developing and realising the potential of its strengths and assets in relation to changing global markets (emergent industries, sectors, and cross-sector technologies and other capabilities).

The North East LEP wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified contractor to undertake an independent economic markets foresight analysis in the context of the North East LEP region of North East England, UK.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 95 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) is committed to creating competitive advantage and improving productivity for the North East region by developing and realising the potential of its strengths and assets in relation to changing global markets (emergent industries, sectors, and cross-sector technologies and other capabilities).

Global economic, technological, social, environmental, political and legal drivers of change and global trends have accelerated industrial, economic and social shifts across the world in recent years. In addition to the long-term market changes which are being inculcated in response to drivers such as climate and demographic change and the longer-term disruption that is anticipated by EU transition, the pace of change has rapidly increased during 2020 in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

There is now a discernible rethinking of the roles of localisation and internationalisation of economic activity and this is affecting the structure of global value chains and the roles and economies of places. Economic growth is faltering. Climate change concerns are keenly felt. There has been significant and accelerated change in the adoption of digital technologies, in health and wellness. Attitudes and individual behaviours have shifted with respect of working and social activities.

We believe that these and other changes bring significant opportunities for innovation and growth in North East England’s economy. Preparation and action for such opportunities require us to:

• understand how well the region’s industries, research assets and technologies are positioned in relation to new or nascent market opportunities that emerge from these drivers;

• identify key actions and approaches to innovation and transformation that should be deployed in order to maximise the economic prospects arising from emergent market opportunities;

• consider the potential role of the wider regional eco-system in supporting transformation with respect of these opportunities.

The North East LEP wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified contractor to undertake an independent economic markets foresight analysis in the context of the North East LEP region of North East England, UK.

The project is focused on the evolution of the North East LEP economy in the context of changing global markets and trends. It will probe deeply into how the global drivers of change and future trends will dominate the national and international economies and to examine how our region can prosper from innovation and economic activity in the associated new or nascent markets.

The project will be used by the North East LEP to understand further, and as far as possible within time and budget constraints, which industrial or economic markets to prioritise in the short, medium and longer-term, how to realise such growth opportunities, and the critical threats that could be avoided through action in the present.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 85
Price – Weighting: 15
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 08/02/2021
End: 31/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 x 2-month optional extension.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

The authority is advertising this opportunity in OJEU on a voluntary basis. It does not represent a commitment to follow one of the official procurement procedures and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 do not apply.

 

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

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

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

Date: 05/01/2021
Local time: 17:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/01/2021
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The North of Tyne Combined Authority
Postal address: Quadrant West, 2 Quicksilver Way, Cobalt Business Park
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postal code: NE27 0QQ
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/11/2020