Services - 206746-2019

03/05/2019    S86

United Kingdom-Thrapston: Building and facilities management services

2019/S 086-206746

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: East Northamptonshire Council
Postal address: Cedar Drive
Town: Thrapston
NUTS code: UKF25 North Northamptonshire
Postal code: NN14 4LZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Paul Large
E-mail: plarge@melton.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 7769918574
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/selling_to_the_council.aspx
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.east-northamptonnshire.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/selling_to_the_council.aspx
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.eastmidstenders.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.eastmidstenders.org
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
II.1.1)Title:

Enterprise Centre East Northants Operator Contract

Reference number: DN395883
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79993000 Building and facilities management services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

East Northamptonshire Council require a suitably skilled, experienced and reliable operator to promote and manage its purpose built Enterprise Centre aimed at accommodating start ups and small business from across the area. The Enterprise Centre is due to be built at Wrath Park, Raunds, Northamptonshire by April/May 2019. The successful operator will have the use of a purpose built marketing suite several weeks prior to completion from which to promote and manage the service prior to taking on the management and operation of the new Centre.

The appointed provider will also have a role in providing, accessing and sign posting tenants of the Enterprise Centre to relevant business support services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 100 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF25 North Northamptonshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

East Northamptonshire Council are seeking an operator to promote and manage its new Enterprise Centre East Northants. This is due to be built by April/May 2020 to form a key part of the Council's economic development of the region and in particular to support start up and small businesses.

The operator will commence work some weeks before the Enterprise Centre is completed with the aim of maximising occupancy ahead of the official launch of the Centre. A purpose built marketing suite will be provided on the site of the development for the operator to work from prior to their taking over the management and operation of the completed centre.

The operator will be responsible for promoting, letting and managing tenancies, maintaining the fabric of the building and in conjunction with partners for supporting and developing new businesses to enable their growth and eventual move-on from the centre.

The deadline for bids is noon Thursday 6th June. Interested parties must register on the www.eastmidstenders.org to access the tender documents, to submit their tender and to send and receive clarification messages and up-dates regarding tender. Tenders must be submitted in PDF or Word format and in English and no submitted document must exceed a file size of 10 mb.

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: 2 100 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract may be extended by up to a maximum of 2 years/24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Further information appears in the tender documents including a full description of the operator's responsibilities, which include rent setting, maintaining the building and working closely with the Council and other partners to promote and manage the centre, sustain occupancy and support the new start up and small business tenants.

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 06/06/2019
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/06/2019
Local time: 12:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Compliant with the Council's Contract Procedure Rules.

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: East Northamptonshire Council
Postal address: Cedar Drive
Town: Thrapston
Postal code: NN14 4LZ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: East Northamptonshire Council
Postal address: Cedar Drive
Town: Thrapston
Postal code: NN14 4LZ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

East Northamptonshire Council will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point of notification of the decision to award the contract. The decision notice will incorporate the award criteria, the reasons for the decision, the reasons (if any) why a tenderer did not meet any specification, the identity of the successful tenderer(s) and a precise statement of when the standstill period is expected to end. Any appeal or challenge against the award decision must be communicated to the address stated in I.1) above within the standstill period. If an appeal or challenge to award the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (As Amended) provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 30 days, although this time period may be extended to three months in certain circumstances). Where a legal challenge is made after the contract has been entered into then that contract could be declared ineffective and/or shortened and/or a fine imposed by the Court.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: East Northamptonshire Council
Postal address: Cedar Drive
Town: Thrapson
Postal code: NN14 4LZ
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/04/2019