217/Mvt Enhanced Fit For Nuclear (Ef4N) Services Agreement For The Civil Nuclear Sharing In Growth Programme.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Sheffield
Floor 5, The Arts Tower, Western Bank
For the attention of: Ericka Lyne
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1142229570
E-mail: e.m.lyne@sheffield.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1142229570

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.sheffield.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
217/MVT Enhanced Fit For Nuclear (EF4N) services agreement for the civil nuclear sharing in growth programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The provision of services to services to support the University deliver the Enhanced Fit For Nuclear (EF4N) programme targeted at Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and those firms that are new or returning to nuclear in the advanced manufacturing sector wishing to participate in the nuclear manufacturing supply chain. EF4N programme is part of the Civil Nuclear Sharing Growth Programme.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79400000, 79900000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
It is anticipated that the contract will commence in August 2014. The EF4N Programme will operate in England and will be available to the existing companies within the current F4N programme, as well as to new eligible SMEs.The Provider will be expected to integrate the existing SMEs from the current into the EF4N programme where appropriate.
The programme is primarily available to SMEs located in England. However, SMEs located in Scotland and Wales will not be excluded from accessing the EF4N services although separate arrangements to cover the costs of services provided will need to be agreed between the UoS and the Provider where necessary and in advance of any support given to SMEs located outside of England.
The EF4N programme must be delivered in conjunction with, and maximise the benefits of, the Government's existing business improvement programme Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). This is to take advantage, and maximise the benefits, of an existing, publicly funded programme.
The estimated value below includes VAT
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 1 550 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 19 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The tenderer will need to demonstrate a turnover of GBP 3 million per annum for the last 2 financial years in order to show they have sufficient financial capacity to provide the service.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The tenderer will need to demonstrate they have suitably experienced staff in their advisory team with a good understanding of the 3 key areas of the Civil Nuclear market and must:
— have expertise of successfully delivering a similar type of programme (business improvement to SMEs) in the advanced manufacturing sector including civil nuclear;
— be able to demonstrate a capability in supporting SMEs and in creating genuine advantage and growth for SMEs; and
— demonstrate an understanding of the MAS and F4N programmes and the principles underpinning their delivery.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality of Technical Proposal. Weighting 52

2. Price. Weighting 30

3. Presentation quality and style. Weighting 18

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
217/MVT
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 5.8.2014 - 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.8.2014 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Our intention is to create a single-supplier agreement between the Provider and the University for the specialist services required to deliver the EF4N programme. The Agreement will not guarantee the Provider any subsequent level of business.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26.6.2014