Services - 76457-2020

14/02/2020    S32

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Education and training services

2020/S 032-076457

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Cambridgeshire District Councils
Postal address: Cambridge City Council, Guildhall
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH1 East Anglia
Postal code: CB2 3QJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Chantel Allott
Telephone: +44 1223458177
Internet address(es):
Main address:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Growth Service for Businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Reference number: DN461936
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement is to establish a growth service that through a prime contractor/consortia arrangement provides the following:

— an inclusive growth service,

— an inward investment scheme,

— a skills service,

— a grants administration service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 80 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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: UKH1 East Anglia
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The contract is to appoint a single company or prime contractor/consortia type arrangement to support the CPCA in delivering the local industrial strategy by way of 4 specific areas of growth.

These include:

— an inclusive growth service, to engage our highest potential growth firms to better support them to accelerate their growth, increase their capacity and capability for growth, sustain their period within growth or all 3,

— an inward investment service, to extend our reach into key global markets, to engage and persuade overseas firms to locate into our economy or invest in our strategic projects to increase our employment space, develop our transport infrastructure or establish a new university,

— A Skills Service, to provide an effective brokerage between young talent and those retraining or progressing in a career, our employers and our skills providers, to improve the supply of skills to enable growth,

— a capital or innovation and re-location grant, to co-invest with small firms in the cost of contracting experts to help:

—— to fund all businesses, especially traditional firms, to grow through organic expansion, paying for equipment and expanding premises;

—— to provide access to R&D funding from UK and EU agencies for new product growth and increased productivity;

—— to provide access to fast-track planning, partners and investment for new build employment space.

These service will be delivered in each of our 3 sub-economies in a tailored manner to better spread growth more evenly across our total economy.

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: 32 000 000.00 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 an initial 3 years in duration but with the option to extend by 1 year and then a further 1 year at the clients sole discretion.

The contract also include the opportunity to incorporate other funding as it may become available such that the potential range of spend under the contract over the total possible 5 years is between 20 000 000 GBP and 80 000 000 GBP depending on what funds can be secured.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The shortlisted candidates will be selected based on the previous experience or the potential provider (or their subconsultant) of delivering similar services previously.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

The Skills Talent Apprenticeship and Recruitment (STAR) Hub, Growth Coaching Service, Inward Investment Service

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/03/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 19/03/2020
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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: