United Kingdom - Belfast: Training services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
General public services
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 055-101893

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Belfast City Council
9-21 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8DJ
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.1)

Name and addresses
Belfast City Council
Belfast City hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS
United Kingdom
E-mail: theresa.conway@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)

Joint procurement
The contract involves 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://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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

II.1.1)

Title:

Business Growth Programme for Belfast City Council.

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
80500000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

The Council now wishes to appoint a Contractor to undertake the delivery of a new Business Growth Programme (BGP). This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme. The aim of this programme is to create new employment opportunities by strategically supporting small and micro business to become more competitive. This will be achieved by supporting participants to develop sustainable business models, introduce new methods of business management and explore new markets outside of Northern Ireland.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
80000000
80510000
80521000
80530000
79410000
79411100

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

The Council now wishes to appoint a Contractor to undertake the delivery of a new Business Growth Programme (BGP). This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme. The aim of this programme is to create new employment opportunities by strategically supporting small and micro business to become more competitive. This will be achieved by supporting participants to develop sustainable business models, introduce new methods of business management and explore new markets outside of Northern Ireland.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)

Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 741 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)

Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract shall be for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend for 1 period of 12 months, subject to the satisfactory performance measured annually by progress against outputs.

II.2.10)

Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract shall be for an initial period of 3 years with an option to extend for 1 period of 12 months, subject to the satisfactory performance measured annually by progress against outputs.

II.2.12)

Information about electronic catalogues

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: Business Growth Programme for Belfast City Council.

II.2.14)

Additional information

The estimated total contract value is between 494 000 GBP and 741 000 GBP for the total contract period including all possible extensions. The rage reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account such changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)

Conditions for participation

III.1.1)

Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)

Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)

Technical and professional ability

III.1.5)

Information about reserved contracts

III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)

Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)

Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)

Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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

IV.1.4)

Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)

Information about electronic auction

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

IV.2.2)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 26/04/2017
Local time: 15:00

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: 25/07/2017

IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26/04/2017
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)

Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)

Additional information:

The successful contractor's performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
UK
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/03/2017