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Servicios - 282450-2019

18/06/2019    S115

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Business and management consultancy services

2019/S 115-282450

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Portsmouth City Council
Postal address: Procurement Service, Floor 4 Core 3/4, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Town: Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
Postal code: PO1 2AL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Service
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2392688235
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home
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:

Independent Expertise to undertake Due Diligence on Solent Local Enterprise Partnership Capital Investments

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council on behalf of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (Solent LEP) is inviting tenders from suitably qualified consultants to provide independent expert due diligence on applications to the Solent LEP for capital investment. This expertise will provide independent advice and recommendations to the Solent LEP Board in the form of clear, concise reports and include comment on: compliance with relevant fund guidance, HM Treasury Green Book guidance and Office of Government Commerce Gateway Review; prioritisation of projects seeking funding and consideration of State Aid, etc.

The Council will establish a framework of 3 consultants. The highest ranking supplier will undertake all due diligence work with the remaining consultants called upon on a ranked basis where conflict of interest or capacity issues prevent the highest ranked consultant from providing the services.

The initial contract term will expire on 31.3.2021 with the possibility of extending to a total of 5 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66171000 Financial consultancy services
75112000 Administrative services for business operations
79411100 Business development consultancy services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
79313000 Performance review services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Portsmouth City Council ('the Council') on behalf of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership ('Solent LEP') is inviting tenders from suitably qualified, experienced and resourced consultants to provide independent expert due diligence on applications to the Solent LEP for capital investment. This expertise will need to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Solent LEP Board (or its designated sub-panel), in the form of clear and concise reports that are agreed with the Solent LEP and cover:

— compliance with relevant fund guidance,

— compliance with HM Treasury Green Book Guidance, where appropriate,

— compliance with Office of Government Commerce Gateway Review,

— prioritisation of projects seeking funding,

— consideration of State Aid.

Advice on the financial proposition of the proposal.

In addition, the successful consultant will need to provide support to the Solent LEP when promoting funding calls, including advice in relation to completing applications and attendance at a fund launch workshop.

It is anticipated that up to 6 reports on full business cases, up to 25 reports on outline business cases and up to 10 reports on business support funding applications will be required per annum, with subsequent attendance at up to 8 meetings per annum.

In securing this advice, the Council will establish a 4 year framework of 3 consultants. The highest ranking consultant will undertake the due diligence work. The remaining framework consultants will be utilised on a ranked basis as a contingency resource in times of reduced capacity, in the event of a conflict of interest that precludes due diligence with the primary consultant or in the event that extension options are not taken up with the primary consultant.

The initial call-off contract with the highest ranked consultant will expire on 31.3.2021 with the possibility of extending the term to a maximum of 5 years in increments to be agreed, subject to the agreement and performance of both parties.

The estimated value of this framework is 500 000 GBP.

The procurement process will follow the timetable below:

— deadline for requests for clarification: 23:59 on 1.7.2019,

— tender return deadline: 12:00 on 15.7.2019,

— interviews: 6.8.2019,

— standstill starts: 10.8.2019,

— standstill ends: 19.8.2019,

— contract award: 21.8.2019.

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: 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 4 years. The initial call-off period with the highest ranked bidder will expire on 31.3.2021 with the option to extend to a maximum of 5 years, in increments to be agreed.

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
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: 15/07/2019
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 15/07/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

January 2024.

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: https://www.justice.gov.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/06/2019