Services - 85632-2019

22/02/2019    S38

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

2019/S 038-085632

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for International Trade
Postal address: Department for International Trade, 3, Whitehall Place
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1A 2AW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: enhancedITAservice-marketengagement@trade.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from 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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Enhanced International Trade Advisor (EITA) Service

Reference number: DN393591
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:

This PIN is for Market Engagement purposes only. DIT provides an end-to-end service for UK exporters through advisers in the English regions and teams based in British Embassies and High Commissions overseas. Our current domestic International Trade Advisor (ITA) Service is delivered by eight delivery partners over 8 English regions (contracts naturally end in 2020). Following a review DIT is proposing to procure a replacement “Enhanced” service, with improvements that will increase export growth, service additionality, engagement of high potential export businesses (turnover greater than 500 000 GBP), customer satisfaction and ROI per business supported. We are consulting the market on the new enhanced target operating model, which repositions our ITAs to better deliver the export strategy and addresses “lessons learned” in the current model. Lot structures and scope are subject to consultation. Register interest via the email address at 1.3. State “Enhanced ITA” in the email subject.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Regional Delivery Partners (4 lots)

Lot No: 1-4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72221000 Business analysis consultancy services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
98910000 Services specific to international organisations and bodies
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

This PIN relates to DIT's new Enhanced ITA Service for UK exporters in England. Services will be delivered across 4 English Regions the Northern Power House, Midlands Engine, the South and London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot may include provision of account and relationship management to exporters in each region, export strategy and planning advice for exporters, regional market research and advisory.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Grant Administration Services

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75100000 Administration services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79212400 Fraud audit services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

This PIN relates to DIT's new Enhanced ITA Service for UK exporters in England. Services will be delivered across 4 English Regions the Northern Power House, Midlands Engine, The South and London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot may include administration of export support related grants including review and approval of applications as well as fraud and error prevention.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Centrally Contracted Services

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
79420000 Management-related services
79421000 Project-management services other than for construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

This PIN relates to DIT's new Enhanced ITA Service for UK exporters in England. Services will be delivered across 4 English Regions the Northern Power House, Midlands Engine, The South and London.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot may include national sector research and advisory, developing and maintaining a catalogue of export related service providers (e.g. accountants, lawyers, etc.), service catalogue maintenance, EITA regional service coordination, contact centre with associated ICT and digital services (e.g. CRM and call handling systems).

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
03/06/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Following the publication of the PIN on the 5.7.2018 (TED notice number 243926-2018), DIT initiated a period of market sounding which was launched by an event on 10.9.2018. This event was well attended by many interested potential suppliers. At the event, DIT set out the background for proposed changes to the current service and presented a “straw man” operating model as a means of structuring a debate around potential service improvements. Subsequently, DIT invited Suppliers to provide feedback via the means of a market sounding questionnaire which has been used to inform this PIN.

Suppliers that have not already registered with DIT can express an interest to engage with our market sounding process for the new enhanced international trade advisor service, by emailing their expression of interest to the email address at 1.3. Once registered copies of the launch event presentation materials and supplier market sounding questionnaire will be communicated.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/02/2019