Welsh Government Export Services Framework

Welsh Government Export Services Framework

The Welsh Government has a suite of Trade Support Programmes which aim to support the internationalisation of Welsh businesses. Multiple Lots.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Research and development consultancy services

2019/S 194-471648

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000604400
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Export Services Framework

Reference number: F440/2018/2019

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Welsh Government has a suite of Trade Support Programmes which aim to support the internationalisation of Welsh businesses. Two of these programmes are International Trade Development (ITD) and International Trade Opportunities (ITO). This tender exercise aims to ensure that the Welsh Ministers (herein after referred to as the Client) has access to a network of motivated experts to provide high quality international trade advice, business support and other related services to new and existing exporters across all regions of Wales.

Lot 1 of the Framework agreement will cover ITD which requires the successful tenderers to provide assistance to companies on a 1-1 basis to help develop their capabilities for exporting.

Lot 2 – 8 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO and will be split into 7 regions. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 000 000.00 GBP

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:

International Trade Development (ITD)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 of the Framework agreement will cover ITD which requires the successful tenderers to provide assistance to companies on a 1-1 basis to help develop their capabilities for exporting.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) – Western Europe

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Western Europe – Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) – Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Russia – Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Greece. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) – Middle East and Africa

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 4 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Middle East and Africa – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Oman, UAE, South Africa. the successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) – Americas

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 5 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Americas – USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) – India.

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 6 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for India. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) – Asia Pacific 1

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 7 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Asia Pacific 1 – China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) – Asia Pacific 2

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73200000
73220000
72221000
79410000
79411000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 8 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Asia Pacific 2 – Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas market.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

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: no
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

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 111-272153

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

Date: 07/11/2019
Local time: 14:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 07/11/2019
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Decision will be taken on recurrence during the life of this framework.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

All Contract values listed are potential estimated values for the duration of the framework. Please see tender documents for more information.

During the period of the Framework the Client may include additional markets to a lot. The successful supplier(s) will be informed of this variation via a Change Control Notice. The variation will only constitute a change in the market and not the value of the Framework/Contract.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=95565

(WA Ref:95565)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Welsh Government
Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000255720Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/10/2019