Services - 535393-2019

12/11/2019    S218

United Kingdom-Penicuik: Procurement consultancy services

2019/S 218-535393

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Agri-EPI Centre
Postal address: 1-4 Bush House Cottages, Edinburgh Technopole
Town: Penicuik
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: EH26 0BA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@agri-epicentre.com
Telephone: +44 1312397100
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.agri-epicentre.com/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA30410
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://aec-proc.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://aec-proc.com/
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://aec-proc.com/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Neutral Vendor/Managed Service Provider for the Supply of Multi Specialism Services Frameworks

Reference number: 002/1019/OET
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

AEC seeks to establish a framework contract for an organisation capable of acting in the capacity of either a neutral vendor or managed service provider (either not actually providing the multi specialism requirements in their own right, or having the option of providing such services themselves on either a direct call off basis or further competition basis too,) to contracting authorities by means of managing the procurement and award selection process by their own methods themselves or in conjunction with the contracting authorities which would be fully compliant with the protocols, standing financial instructions, UK/EU legislation that the contracting authorities would either operate on or approve, if they were conducting the procurement exercise themselves, (and may choose to do so themselves,) and upon selection, manage the contractual arrangements between service provider and the contracting authority.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000 000.00 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: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

AEC seeks to establish a framework contract for an organisation capable of acting in the capacity of either a neutral vendor or managed service provider (either not actually providing the multi specialism requirements in their own right, or having the option of providing such services themselves on either a direct call off basis or further competition basis too,) to contracting authorities by means of managing the procurement and award selection process by their own methods themselves or in conjunction with the contracting authorities which would be fully compliant with the protocols, standing financial instructions, UK/EU legislation that the contracting authorities would either operate on or approve, if they were conducting the procurement exercise themselves, (and may choose to do so themselves,) and upon selection, manage the contractual arrangements between service provider and the contracting authority

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and service / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
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:

2 x 12 month extension options.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The following initial CPV codes are hereby declared for information only as all CPV codes are entitled to be used in call-offs against this framework in the future by any contracting authority:

38970000

42000000

44000000

44221000

44221100

45000000

45214630

48000000

48100000

48461000

50000000

63100000

63120000

66171000

70000000

70100000

70110000

70120000

70200000

70210000

70220000

70333000

71000000

71200000

71300000

71311000

71311200

71311210

71311300

71312000

71315200

71315210

71350000

71351000

71400000

71530000

71800000

72000000

72220000

72221000

72224000

72700000

72710000

72720000

73000000

73220000

79000000

79210000

79341100

79400000

79410000

79411000

79413000

79416200

79418000

79419000

79993000

79993100

80000000

85000000

85100000

90713000

92000000

98000000

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.

II.2.14)Additional information

The framework will be freely accessible to any contracting authority (or any organisation which fits the criteria of a contracting authority under the definitions contained within Regulation 2 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)), including any third sector/voluntary organisations, within any territory of the United Kingdom.

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

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 a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

The Framework Contract is anticipated to exceed 48 months in duration. This is due to the commercial and contractual complexity of the Framework Contract combined with the cost of administrating the procurement for the successfully awarded single operator, Contracting Authorities, Tenderers and impacted Supply Chains and Logistical considerations.

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: 09/12/2019
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
Tender must be valid until: 31/01/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 09/12/2019
Local time: 12:30

Section VI: Complementary information

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

3 months prior to the initial framework contract expiry date or 3 months before the end of any extension period.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

AEC intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by itself and any of its related sites and clientele, 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.

All contracting authorities as defined in Regulation 2 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The above will also include the cross referenced entities which can be found within the following links:

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

https://catapult.org.uk/catapult-centres/

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Creating opportunities for enterprising thirds sector organisations to deliver public services Employment and training opportunities for the long term unemployed and disadvantaged individuals Creating opportunities for SMEs to deliver public services.

(SC Ref:603920)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Agri-EPI Centre
Postal address: 1-4 Bush House Cottages, Edinburgh Technopole
Town: Penicuik
Postal code: EH26 0BA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@agr-epicentre.com
Internet address: https://www.agri-epicentre.com/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/11/2019