Services - 560542-2020

20/11/2020    S227

United Kingdom-Leeds: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2020/S 227-560542

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE4 West Yorkshire
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Evaluation of Growth Deal

II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (the CA) wish to appoint suitably qualified consultants to carry out a high-level impact evaluation of the non-transport projects and programmes that have been delivered as part of the 2014 Growth Deal that was agreed between the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Government. The strategic economic plan provided the context for the growth deal and the pursuit of the objectives within it informed the design, development and delivery of the subsequent projects and programmes. The key output from this commission will be a detailed insight into the value for money achieved through the Growth Deal. A broad range of projects have been undertaken as part of the growth deal and an overarching methodology that acknowledges the challenges that this creates and how these will be addressed will be key. There will be a need to consider direct, indirect and catalytic impacts that have been achieved and to consider those that are expected to result. As such a range of different outputs, impacts and benefits will need to be quantified and, where possible, monetised. The work will require both primary and secondary research engaging with staff within the combined authority, key stakeholders and beneficiaries. Detailed monitoring data will be made available alongside business cases, evaluation reports and project closure reports. A detailed final report will be required which will include findings and key recommendations in terms of future projects. This will sit alongside a draft report and a small number of presentations of the key findings to internal staff and external stakeholders expressions of interest are invited by Monday 23rd November, to enable potential bidders to receive the ITT documents. Expressions of Interest received after this date will not be responded to.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 60 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE4 West Yorkshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The primary output will be a written report which outlines the findings from the research and analysis that will be undertaken as part of this commission. The report will be required to address all of the objectives listed within this tender. The consultant will be required to produce a draft report and following comment and review from the CA will then provide a final report. Progress will be monitored through a series of agreed meetings. Progress reports will be provided in advance of these meetings and these will be used alongside the project plan to structure discussions. The consultant will be required to deliver two presentations. One shall be to the senior managers and decision makers within the combined authority and the other to key staff involved in the development and delivery of the growth deal.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: