Wirral Business Support Services Tender

Wirral Business Support Services Tender

Wirral Council is seeking a supplier to deliver a Business Support Service for enterprises and individuals.

United Kingdom-Birkenhead: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2016/S 243-443496

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Wirral Borough Council
Old Market House, 4th Floor, West Wing, Hamilton Street
CH41 5AL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Head of Procurement
Telephone: +44 1516062000
E-mail: tenders@wirral.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1516663705
NUTS code: UKD54
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.wirral.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.wirral.gov.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement


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

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


Wirral Business Support Services.

Reference number: DN228068

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Wirral Council is seeking a supplier to deliver a Business Support Service for enterprises and individuals in, or intending to locate in, the borough of Wirral. This service will provide front-line business information, advice and guidance activity and interventions to strengthen the provision of flexible, responsive, business growth.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 029 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD54

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is primarily for the delivery of a Business Support Service in Wirral, Merseyside. This is currently a Council service operated in-house. Wirral Council is looking to fundamentally change the way it provides this service and is seeking a supplier with the appropriate skills, expertise and infrastructure to operate this service on behalf of Wirral Council. The service will provide: Business Growth Support and Sector Networking; Prosperous Workforce and Entrepreneurship; Business Sector Intelligence; Inward Investor Support; Place Shaping Support. The contract is funded by Wirral Council; max. value 2 029 200 GBP, based upon any possible future extensions/variations to contract. Note: funding allocated for the initial contract period totals 1 300 000 GBP from June 2017 to May 2020. Suppliers are advised that an ‘organised grouping of employees’ has been identified in relation to this service in accordance with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 029 000.00 GBP

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:

The contract is for 36 Months with an anticipated start date of 1.6.2017.

Bidders should note that the Council may, in its absolute discretion, require the successful Bidder to extend the contract for a further 12 Months, subject to satisfactory service performance and confirmation that the service remains in line with Council priorities.

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 19/01/2017
Local time: 12:00
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/01/2017
Local time: 12:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Wirral Council- Legal Verifiers.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
United Kingdom
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:



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