Tender for Universal Business Support Service – West of England

Tender for Universal Business Support Service – West of England

The aim of the B&NES UBS service is to provide quality and practical cross sector business support to new, established and early growth B&NES based SMEs.

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

2020/S 243-603159

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Bath and North East Somerset Council
Postal address: Guildhall, High Street
Town: Bath
NUTS code: UKK12 Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Postal code: BA1 5AW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Vicky Robbins
E-mail: vicky_robbins@bathnes.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1225477328
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk

I.3)Communication

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

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:

Universal Business Support Service 2021-2024

 

Reference number: DN511225

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:

 

Universal Business Support Service 2021-2024

In order to provide support for local entrepreneurs and established Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs), B&NES Council has been working with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to design a package and pathway of support for businesses in the West of England.

The programme is part-funded by the WECA Productivity Challenge, Universal Business Support Service (UBS).

The aim of the B&NES UBS service is to provide quality and practical cross sector business support to new, established and early growth B&NES based SMEs, as well as those residents considering setting up a business (pre-starts).

Where possible, support will be specific to each individual business (bespoke) enabling them to overcome challenges, move towards achieving business aspirations and develop business skills.

This will be an agile service which is able to react quickly to the changing needs of the businesses it aims to support as well as political, economic, social and environmental factors.

All four Local Authorities in the West of England is a delivery partner and is procuring its own business support service. Therefore, this invitation to tender relates to the B&NES UBS element of the region’s Growth Hub service.

For full details, please see the Invitation to Tender documents which are available at www.supplyingthesouthwest.org where you can register to express an interest and download the documents.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 243 000.00 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: UKK12 Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Universal Business Support Service 2021-2024

In order to provide support for local entrepreneurs and established Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs), B&NES Council has been working with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to design a package and pathway of support for businesses in the West of England.

The programme is part-funded by the WECA Productivity Challenge, Universal Business Support Service (UBS).

The aim of the B&NES UBS service is to provide quality and practical cross sector business support to new, established and early growth B&NES based SMEs, as well as those residents considering setting up a business (pre-starts).

Where possible, support will be specific to each individual business (bespoke) enabling them to overcome challenges, move towards achieving business aspirations and develop business skills.

This will be an agile service which is able to react quickly to the changing needs of the businesses it aims to support as well as political, economic, social and environmental factors.

All four Local Authorities in the West of England is a delivery partner and is procuring its own business support service. Therefore, this invitation to tender relates to the B&NES UBS element of the region’s Growth Hub service.

For full details, please see the Invitation to Tender documents which are available at www.supplyingthesouthwest.org where you can register to express an interest and download the documents.

 

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: 243 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2024
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.2.13)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

 

Although this service is to be delivered in the Bath and North East Somerset legislative area, tenders are welcome from organisations outside of the area.

Organizations that have not previously operated in B&NES will be expected to explain how they apply their knowledge and experience from other regions to this contract.

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

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: 08/01/2021
Local time: 16:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/01/2021
Local time: 16:00

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: Bath and North East Somerset Council
Postal address: The Guildhall, High St
Town: Bath
Postal code: BA1 5AW
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/12/2020