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Services - 306374-2019

02/07/2019    S125

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2019/S 125-306374

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Association of North East Councils Limited trading as NEPO (Central Purchasing Body)
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Adam Smith
E-mail: Adam.Smith@nepo.org
Telephone: +44 7545070254
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.nepo.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.nepo.org
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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:

Neutral Vendor Managed Service for Specialist Professional Services (‘NEPRO3’)

Reference number: NEPO503
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:

NEPO have established a framework contract for specialist professional services (‘NEPRO3’). NEPRO3 will operate as a neutral vendor managed service for the delivery of specialist professional services and consultancy only. The neutral vendor managed service will not provide specialist professional services or consultancy in its own right and must maintain neutrality at all times when selecting suitable specialist professional service providers to deliver services under the framework contract. NEPRO3 is a single provider solution to manage a perpetual supply chain, capable of delivering the full spectrum of specialist professional services and consultancy requirements.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
79411000 General management consultancy services
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
71315200 Building consultancy services
72221000 Business analysis consultancy services
85000000 Health and social work services
71530000 Construction consultancy services
71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
90713000 Environmental issues consultancy services
71800000 Consulting services for water-supply and waste consultancy
71311300 Infrastructure works consultancy services
79993000 Building and facilities management services
71315210 Building services consultancy services
66171000 Financial consultancy services
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
85100000 Health services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
70333000 Housing services
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services
92000000 Recreational, cultural and sporting services
73220000 Development consultancy services
79413000 Marketing management consultancy services
79416200 Public relations consultancy services
79341100 Advertising consultancy services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
80000000 Education and training services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NEPO used a 2-stage competitive procedure with negotiation for the procurement of this framework contract. The first stage was a selection questionnaire which was used to shortlist suppliers. Shortlisted suppliers were then invited to tender and evaluated in accordance with the award criteria contained within the invitation to tender documents. NEPO reserved the right to enter into negotiations with tenderers in line with the requirements of the competition with negotiation procedure. NEPO also reserved the right not to enter into negotiations and award the framework contract on the basis of initial tender.

The most economically advantageous tenderer was awarded the framework contract. NEPO does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the services (if any) which will be placed with the successful supplier by any Contracting Authority using the framework contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. In accordance with the framework contract, each Contracting Authority will enter into a call-off contract. The call-off contract is to be entered into by both the Contracting Authority and awarded supplier and will be based on the terms and conditions of the framework contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Implementation / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery Partner Resources / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Accreditation Process / Weighting: 7.5 %
Quality criterion - Name: SPS Project Design and Support / Weighting: 12.5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Engagement Process / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Appointment / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion - Name: SPS Project Contract Management / Weighting: 7.5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Neutrality / Weighting: 2.5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Technology Platform Demonstration / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Technology Platform Functionality (Essential) / Weighting: PASS/FAIL
Quality criterion - Name: Technology Platform Functionality (Desirable) / Weighting: 2.5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value (Quantitative) / Weighting: 7 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value (Qualitative) / Weighting: 5.5 %
Cost criterion - Name: Managed Service Fee / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: SPS Provider Rates (National excluding London) / Weighting: 6 %
Cost criterion - Name: SPS Provider Rates (London) / Weighting: 6 %
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework contract is for a period of 48 months with the options to extend for up to a further 2 x 24 month periods. This is due to the commercial and contractual complexity of the framework contract combined with the cost of administrating the procurement for NEPO, Contracting Authorities, tenderers and impacted supply chains.

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:

It is anticipated that this Framework Contract may be utilised by Contracting Authorities, as part of a Call-Off Contract, for externally funded projects including European Funding bodies. Contracting Authorities are wholly responsible for the Call-Off Contract meeting the requirements of the applicable funding body.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 010-018943
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: NEPO503
Title:

Neutral Vendor Managed Service for Specialist Professional Services (‘NEPRO3’)

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
25/06/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 5
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 5
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Bloom Procurement Services Ltd
Postal address: Rotterdam House
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: NE1 3DY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: hello@bloom.services
Telephone: +44 2039489400
Internet address: https://bloom.services/
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 4 500 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 4 500 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

NEPO is a central purchasing body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of Contracting Authorities.

The agreement is available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org

This agreement is also made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list

NEPO has made the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, local authorities, emergency services, coastguard emergency services, educational establishments, registered social landlords and registered charities who have a need to purchase services.

Please see the following websites for further details:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

https://www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised/recognised-bodies

http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk/localauthorities.php

http://www.ukschoolsdirectory.net

https://www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england

https://education.gov.scot/ParentZone

http://hwb.wales.gov.uk/

https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/institutions/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/heis/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/fecs/

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure

http://www.scottishambulance.com/TheService/organised.aspx

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=trusts

http://www.scottishambulance.com/AboutUs/HowWeOrganised.aspx

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/local-councils-in-northern-ireland

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/02/2421/1

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/contact

https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies

https://www.ons.gov.uk/

https://www.police.uk/forces/

http://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html

http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

http://www.scotland.police.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/archive/law-order/Police/PoliceServiceofScotland

http://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.html

http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housing

http://directory.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/pages/default.aspx

https://gov.wales/topics/housing-and-regeneration/publications/registered-social-landlords-in-wales/?lang=en

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/About_us/Regulation/Registering_charities_index.aspx

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

https://idea.org.uk/ http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/registerhomepage.aspx

http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Search/search_Auth.aspx

http://www.communities.gov.uk/newsroom/factsandfigures/housingplanning1/facts/socialhousing/?id=1822644

A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:

https://www.nepo.org/associate-membership/permissible-users

Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: NEPO
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: adam.smith@nepo.org
Telephone: +44 7545070254
Internet address: www.nepo.org
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: NEPO
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: adam.smith@nepo.org
Telephone: +44 7545070254
Internet address: www.nepo.org
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: NEPO
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: adam.smith@nepo.org
Telephone: +44 7545070254
Internet address: www.nepo.org
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
28/06/2019