Transformational Consultancy Services for Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire County Council wishes to establish a framework agreement consisting of external consultancy expertise which can assist in the building of internal capability of the transformation support unit to deliver the transformation programme and internal and external projects.
United Kingdom-Stafford: General management consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Staffordshire County Council
Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street
For the attention of: Darren Langley
ST16 2DH Stafford
General address of the contracting authority: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement
Electronic access to information: www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
See procurement documentation
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
NUTS code UKG3
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 600 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The framework is intended to provide access to agile and flexible resources in support of core and additional services identified in the specification.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79411000, 79411100, 66171000, 79414000, 72224000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The framework agreement may be extended for a further period of 12 months at the sole discretion of Staffordshire County Council.
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.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: The requirements for minimum economic, financial and technical capacity will be included in the tender documents.
Tenders may be rejected from an economic operator which interalia:
(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 judgment 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 26.5.1997 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA 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.
Please refer to Regulation no 23 of the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 (SI No 5) for additional rejection criteria (see link)http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/20060005.htm
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
See procurement documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19.6.2014 – 12:10
Stafford, England, UK.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Attendance is limited to officers and members of Staffordshire County Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
This is an electronic tender. All requests for information to be sent through the electronic tendering portal and messaging facility on the “Proactis” electronic tendering system.
How to register:
1. Instructions at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/etendering/
2.Follow the link to Proactis E-Tendering.
(http://www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk). On the main page click Suppliers then (new user) Register links.
3.Complete the self-registration questions and click the Register button.
4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with an authentication link (this email may find its way to your trash/junkemail account, so please check).
5.Confirm the authentication and then login into Proactis Suppliers-side.
6.Search the bulletin board for the tender(s) using key words, search criteria etc.
7. Once found, click on the (blue) contract title to register interest against an active tender.
8. Click the Register button and then Continue.
9. The tender will now be in the My Tenders profile area on the main menu.
10. Find the Read me first document and continue with managing the tender.
If you require urgent assistance regarding the usage of the eTendering package please contact email@example.com
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: