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Research and development services and related consultancy services

Published 05/06/2020

Swindon

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 108-263407
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyResearch and development services and related consultancy services
Market and economic research; polling and statistics
Date Published5th Jun 2020

Swindon

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: UK Research and Innovation
Postal address: Polaris House
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SN2 1FL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Contracted Research
E-mail: Research@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.ukri.org

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://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: Polaris House North Star Avenue
Town: Swindon
NUTS code: UKK14 Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Victoria Clewer
E-mail: Research@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/tenders

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com/tenders
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Research

Section II: Object

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

ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge: Evaluation

Reference number: CR20046
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The ISCF provides a highly directed approach to achieving outcomes that have the potential to be of major economic and social benefits to the UK. Delivered primarily through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), it combines the UK’s research strength funded through Research Councils with the business focussed, competitive approach of Innovate UK. The aim is to accelerate the application of UK industry-led solutions, in challenges in which specific programmes will look to develop technologies, products, services and processes where the global market is potentially large, and the UK has the scientific, design and business capability to become a world-leader.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
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)
79300000 Market and economic research; polling and statistics
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK14 Swindon
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The ISCF aims to improve the performance of our whole science and innovation system and is essential to realise the R&D ambitions of the industrial strategy. The industry-led approach of the ISCF accelerates the application of new solutions including the commercialisation of new technologies, products, processes and services to increase productivity. This will create new export opportunities and enable new business models to flourish. It will enhance and capitalise on our world-class research base, enabling businesses to apply cutting-edge research in new applications in global markets of the future.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 90
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 10
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/09/2020
End: 29/03/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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: no
II.2.14)Additional information

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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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: 16/07/2020
Local time: 11:00
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
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16/07/2020
Local time: 11:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Electronically, via web based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

Do not apply directly to buyer

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts) responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders. UK Shared Business Services Ltd wishes to establish an agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations) UK Research and Innovation UK Shared Business Services Ltd are able to accept unstructured electronic invoicing. Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in I.3)

Closing date and time for bidder to request RFP documents: 15 July 2020 @ 11.00 BST

Closing date and time for bidder to submit their response (‘the deadline’): 16 July 2020 @ 11.00 BST

This contract has not been sub-divided into lots as there is only one delivery locations and therefore lots are not appropriate.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. where UK SBS is not named as the contracting authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the contracting authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partner base please review the following link: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Contracts/Pages/default.aspx

The contracting authority(CA) will continue to utilise the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for this procurement if the United Kingdom (UK) is able to gain access to the OJEU.

If, however during this procurement process the UK exits the EU and this does not allow for any transitional arrangements of access aligned to the timings of the procurement, the contracting authority will as directed by the UK Governments Cabinet Office (via Crown Commercial Services) utilise the UK Governments own procurement portal to discharge the balance of its statutory obligations associated with this procurement.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: Polaris House North Star Avenue
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
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
Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: Polaris House North Star Avenue
Town: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/06/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 108-263407
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyResearch and development services and related consultancy services
Market and economic research; polling and statistics
Date Published5th Jun 2020