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Services - 543108-2021

25/10/2021    S207

United Kingdom-Ely: Financial and insurance services

2021/S 207-543108

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Growth Company
Postal address: 72 Market Street
Town: Ely
NUTS code: UKH1 East Anglia
Postal code: CB7 4LS
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Chantel Allott
Telephone: +44 7449182942
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Growth Service for Businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Reference number: DN461936
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66000000 Financial and insurance services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement is to establish a Growth service that through a prime contractor/consortia arrangement provides the following:

• an inclusive coaching service to support resilience and growth,

• an inward investment scheme,

• a skills service,

• a grants and equity investment administrative service.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 1.00 GBP / Highest offer: 80 000 000.00 GBP taken into consideration
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
98000000 Other community, social and personal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH1 East Anglia
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement is to appoint an organisation to administer — a capital Growth Investment Fund of grants and

equity investments, as well as an innovation and relocation grant.

The contract is to appoint a single company or prime contractor/consortia type arrangement to support the

CPCA in delivering the local industrial strategy by way of four specific areas of growth.

These include:

• an inclusive growth service:

To engage our highest potential growth firms to better support them to accelerate their growth, increase their

capacity and capability for growth, sustain their period within growth, or all three.

• an inward investment service:

To extend our reach into key global markets, to engage and persuade overseas firms to locate into our economy

or invest in our strategic projects to increase our employment space, develop our transport infrastructure or

establish a new university.

• a skills service:

To provide an effective brokerage between young talent and those retraining or progressing in a career, our

employers and our skills providers, to improve the supply of skills to enable growth.

• a capital growth or innovation and relocation grant:

To co-invest with small firms in the cost of contracting experts to help either through GBP 50 000 grants or

equity investments:

— to provide access to R&D funding from UK and EU agencies for new product growth and increased


— to provide access to fast-track planning, partners and investment for new build employment space.

These service will be delivered in each of our three subeconomies in a tailored manner to better spread growth

more evenly across our total economy.

Changes since the previous notice

The CPCA is procuring this contract as agent for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Growth

Company (CPBGC) which is a wholly own subsidiary of the CPCA established for the sole purpose of delivering

this contract. The CPCA is in the process of incorporating the CPBGC. The contract will be entered into by the successful bidder and the CPBGC. The CPCA will provide ad-hoc support to the CPBGC during the

procurement process and during the term of the contract.

Also, a new requirement for FCA Authorisation has been added into the SSQ stage.

In addition, the procurement timescales have been extended to address the current commercial challenges

surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Finally, we are inviting bidders to consider in their response how they will tailor the delivery of those services (as

set out in the existing specification) to take into account the current economic situation and any future, unknown

business challenges the local businesses may face in the future caused by the pandemic. Further information is

set out in the adaptability and future agility document.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents / Weighting: 700
Price - Weighting: 300
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: yes
Identification of the project:

The Sills Talent Apprenticeship and Recruitment (STAR) hub, Growth Coaching Services, Inward Investment Services.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 072-173477
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

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
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: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Town: Birmingham
NUTS code: UKG31 Birmingham
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 26 840 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: