Services - 284477-2014

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20/08/2014    S158

United Kingdom-London: Supporting services for the government

2014/S 158-284477

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Postal address: 1 Victoria Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 0ET
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: UK Trade and Investment
For the attention of: Elena Williams
E-mail: elena.williams@ukti.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2072152972

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www://www.ukti.gov.uk/home.html

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Foreign Direct Investment — Supporting Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
UK.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
It is the intention of the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills to re-tender delivery and support services for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
On behalf of UK Trade and Investment, the contractor will be required to:
(i) co-ordinate and manage foreign direct investment inquiries through to delivery on behalf of the United Kingdom, working with local partners across England, the Devolved Administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the wider UKTI network.
(ii) provide sufficient resource in the United Kingdom to support the delivery arm for England.
(iii) provide direct relationship management and investor development to nominated existing investors in England as agreed with UKTI.
(iv) undertake some additional projects/bespoke activities to support the above.
The early proposition is that the requirement will be broken down into framework lots as follows:
Lot 1 — Core services as described in (i), (ii) and (iii).
Lot 2 — Bespoke FDI projects as mentioned in (iv).
The expectation is that 1 supplier would be selected for Lot 1 and a small number of suppliers for Lot 2. Tenderers may bid for 1 or both lots.
The arrangement may have a term of around 36 months plus the option of one 12 month extension.
The expected value of Lot 1 is between 10 000 000 GBP — 12 000 000 GBP million a year and the Lot 2 is between 2 000 000 GBP — 4 000 000 GBP a year.
The forecast 4 year value of the contract will be in the range 36 000 000 GBP — 64 000 000 GBP.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 36 000 000 and 64 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75130000 Supporting services for the government, 75131000 Government services, 79411100 Business development consultancy services, 79411000 General management consultancy services, 72300000 Data services, 72320000 Database services, 72310000 Data-processing services, 75100000 Administration services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
This contract will replace the existing contract which is scheduled to expire on 31.3.2015.
The early proposition is that the requirement will be broken down into Framework Lots as follows
Lot 1 — Core services as described in (i), (ii) and (iii).
Lot 2 — Bespoke FDI projects as mentioned in (iv)
The expectation is that one supplier would be selected for Lot 1 and a small number of suppliers for Lot 2.
Interested parties should ensure that they are aware of any TUPE requirements.
A supplier who is able to demonstrate a proven track record in foreign direct investment or comparable fields is required.
Interested bidders should notify the contact point in I.1 to ensure that they are notified of any additional information and also to be invited to a Supplier Day which may be arranged in early Autumn.
The Contracting Authority may use an eTendering system and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
The Contracting Authority has decided to advertise this Part B procurement on a voluntary basis, and does not represent a commitment to follow 1 of the 4 official procurement procedures.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Core FDI Support Services
1)Short description:
(i) co-ordinate and manage foreign direct investment inquiries through to delivery on behalf of the United Kingdom, working with local partners across England, the Devolved Administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the wider UKTI network.
(ii) provide sufficient resource in the United Kingdom to support the delivery arm for England.
(iii) provide direct relationship management and investor development to nominated existing investors in England as agreed with UKTI.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75130000 Supporting services for the government, 75131000 Government services, 79411100 Business development consultancy services, 79411000 General management consultancy services, 72300000 Data services, 72320000 Database services, 72310000 Data-processing services, 75100000 Administration services

3)Quantity or scope:
The arrangement may have a term of around 36 months plus the option of one 12 month extension.
The core services are expected to have an estimated contract value of between 10 000 000 GBP — 12 000 000 GBP a year, giving a 4 year value in the range of 30 000 000 GBP — 48 000 000 GBP.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000 and 48 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 36( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority may use an eTendering system and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
The expectation is that one supplier would be appointed for Lot 1 of the Framework.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Bespoke Foreign Direct Investment Projects
1)Short description:
iv) undertake some additional projects/bespoke activities to support the above.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75130000 Supporting services for the government, 75131000 Government services, 79411000 General management consultancy services, 79411100 Business development consultancy services, 72300000 Data services, 72320000 Database services, 72310000 Data-processing services, 75100000 Administration services

3)Quantity or scope:
The arrangement may have a term of around 36 months plus the option of one 12 month extension.
This framework is expected to have an estimated contract value of between 2 000 000 GBP — 4 000 000 GBP a year, giving a 4 year value in the range 8 000 000 GBP16 million.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 16 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract
Duration in months: 36( from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority may use an eTendering system and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
A small number of suppliers will be required for Lot 2 of the Framework.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): UKTI's local investment partners or others may apply for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) and other appropriate EU Funding which may be available over the duration of the contract.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15.8.2014