Services - 393801-2017

06/10/2017    S192

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

2017/S 192-393801

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Postal address: King Charles Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1A 2AH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: prosperity.procurement@fco.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 12345678

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.gov.uk/fco

Address of the buyer profile: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://fco.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: foreign affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Prosperity Fund — Enhancing UK-China Bilateral Trade and Investment.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review announced the establishment of the cross-government Prosperity Fund from 2016 to 2021. The Fund aims to promote inclusive economic growth and development and enhance the UK's bilateral trade and investment with partners.

In 2015 UK goods exports to China amounted to 13 100 000 000 GBP and services exports to China amounted to 3 700 000 000 GBP. The stock of Foreign Direct Investment from the UK to China was 9 700 000 000 GBP in 2015, up 5 % from 2014, and the stock of Foreign Direct Investment from China to the UK totalled 1 800 000 000 GBP in 2015, a 68 % increase from 2014. This all adds up to a huge opportunity for UK business.

The proposed projects (policy proposals to remove market access barriers; analysis and policy development in relation to UK-China investment flows and access; and the assessment of possible UK-China development zone models) will help prepare the way for the UK-China trade relationship in the 2020s.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 360 000.00 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:

Policy proposals to remove market access barriers

Lot No: A
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000 Financial and insurance services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The proposed projects (policy proposals to remove market access barriers; analysis and policy development in relation to UK-China investment flows and access; and the assessment of possible UK-China development zone models) will help prepare the way for the UK-China trade relationship in the 2020s.

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: 150 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End: 30/03/2018
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.2.12)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:

Analysis and Policy Development in relation to UK-China Investment Flows and Access

Lot No: B
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000 Financial and insurance services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The proposed projects (policy proposals to remove market access barriers; analysis and policy development in relation to UK-China investment flows and access; and the assessment of possible UK-China development zone models) will help prepare the way for the UK-China trade relationship in the 2020s.

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: 150 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End: 30/03/2018
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.2.12)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:

UK-China Development Zone Models

Lot No: C
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000 Financial and insurance services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The proposed projects (policy proposals to remove market access barriers; analysis and policy development in relation to UK-China investment flows and access; and the assessment of possible UK-China development zone models) will help prepare the way for the UK-China trade relationship in the 2020s.

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: 60 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
End: 30/03/2018
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.2.12)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)Description
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: yes
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: 30/10/2017
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 30/10/2017
Local time: 12:00

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
Official name: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Town: London
Country: 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:
04/10/2017