West Yorkshire Broadband Business Support and Voucher Programme

West Yorkshire Broadband Business Support and Voucher Programme

Please note that the overall programme is likely to be made up of 2 distinct projects, the first will focus on providing intensive Business Support whereas the second will be focussed on the distribution of digital connectivity vouchers (for firms in Leeds and Bradford). United Kingdom-Leeds: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2013/S 137-238454

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leeds City Council
40 Great George Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Katie King
LS1 3DL Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: katie.king@leeds.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.leeds.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.yortender.co.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.yortender.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.yortender.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

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

City of Bradford Metropolitan Council
City Hall, Centenary Square,
BD1 1HY Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM

Calderdale Council
Council Offices, Northgate House
HX1 1UN Halifax
UNITED KINGDOM

Kirklees Council
2nd Floor, Civic Centre 3, Market Street
HD1 2YZ Huddersfield
UNITED KINGDOM

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One, PO Box 700
WF1 2EB Wakefield
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

YORE – 99JHQ7 West Yorkshire Broadband Business Support and Voucher Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKE4

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

YORE – 99JHQ7 West Yorkshire Broadband Business Support and Voucher Programme.
The West Yorkshire area is to benefit from a large investment (several millions of pounds) to upgrade parts of its digital infrastructure for the benefit of both businesses and residents, over the next 2 years.
It is recognised that only through the exploitation of the potential created through access to better digital connectivity, will the economic benefits be realised for businesses and the wider economy – providing a return on the large investment that is being made by all partners in the project across West Yorkshire.
In order to ensure that this level of investment has the maximum economic impact on the local economy of the area, we are seeking to recruit business support delivery partners to deliver a comprehensive package of business support for local firms to both help them access and exploit the enhanced digital infrastructure. This includes the promotion of a connectivity voucher scheme specifically targeted at firms in Leeds and Bradford.
Please note that the overall programme is likely to be made up of 2 distinct projects, the first will focus on providing intensive Business Support whereas the second will be focussed on the distribution of digital connectivity vouchers (for firms in Leeds and Bradford). Each Project will have its own Invitation to Tender process.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Project 1 approximate value 625 000 GBP and Project 2 10 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 625 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 15.10.2013. Completion 30.6.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Project One – Business Support – West Yorkshire Local Broadband Project.

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Project Two – Connectivity Vouchers – Superconnected Cities.

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Refer to tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Refer to tender documents.
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: Refer to pre-qualification documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to pre-qualification documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to pre-qualification documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Details on how candidates will be shortlisted are provided in the pre-qualification quesionnaire relating to this scheme.
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:

YORE – 99JHQ7
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

14.8.2013 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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): Project 1 – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
VI.3)Additional information

Interested parties can download the pre-qualification documentation directly from: www.yortender.co.uk by using the scheme ID YORE – 99JHQ7 Requests for documentation should not be made by telephone or e-mail. The documentation should be completed and returned by no later than the deadline specified in IV.3.4). Late submissions will not be accepted.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

As above

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Where necessary in order to comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 this authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee found in 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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 30 days beginning with the date when the tenderer first knew or ought to have known that the grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages. Following the 10 day standstill period, if no further debriefing has been requested, the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.7.2013