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Financial consultancy services

Published 23/10/2020

Hertfordshire

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506337
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyFinancial consultancy services
Financial and insurance services
Document management services
Data management services
Financial management consultancy services
Business and management consultancy services
Records management
Management-related services
Date Published23rd Oct 2020

Hertfordshire

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: East Hertfordshire District Council
Postal address: Wallfields, Pegs Lane
Town: Hertford
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Postal code: SG13 8EQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Hilary Marsh
E-mail: procurement@eastherts.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1279655261
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.eastherts.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
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:

EHC 0920 Provision of Financial and Non Financial Support to Businesses

Reference number: EHC203/1202/2020
II.1.2)Main CPV code
66171000 Financial consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

East Herts District Council are currently seeking tenders for the provision of Financial and Non-Financial Support to Businesses. The tender documents can be accessed from the My Tenders area of the Supply Hertfordshire website and selecting the View Details button of this project. Please note the deadline for returns and allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted. Any questions relating to this tender should be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66000000 Financial and insurance services
66171000 Financial consultancy services
72512000 Document management services
72322000 Data management services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
79996100 Records management
79420000 Management-related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Main site or place of performance:

Hertford, Hertfordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

East Herts District Council has recently been awarded ERDF funding to provide small businesses with a mixture of financial support through small capital grants and non-financial support through mentoring, networking events and seminars focussed on themes useful to small businesses. The Council is inviting suppliers to fulfil the delivery obligations of this project. The supplier must engage with a minimum of 115 enterprises that leads on to providing financial support via small grants to 30 enterprises; and non-financial support through a range of mentoring, network events and business seminars to a minimum of 25 additional enterprises. East Herts based businesses targeted must be engaged in either the sectors of bio science, social enterprise or maintenance, repairs and operations (MRO) at Stansted Airport. The contract runs from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2023. The engagement and support given to enterprises is eligible only between these two dates. There is however an extension period to the project of 30 September 2023 for businesses to provide evidence of defrayed expenditure relating to their grant.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 100 %
Cost criterion - Name: N/A / Weighting: N/A
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/01/2021
End: 30/09/2023
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.2.13)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:

ERDF — 17R19PO3416

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
List and brief description of conditions:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

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

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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19/11/2020
Local time: 12:01
Place:

Remotely through Intend.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:

The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any stage of the procurement process and not to award a contract. The Council nor any person on whose behalf of whom this procurement is undertaken is to be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for this contract, including their associated entities or any other person. To access this procurement opportunity please visit: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the onscreen guidance. If you wish to be considered as a bidder you must complete and submit the invitation to tender (ITT) by the closing date and time. Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through the correspondence areas in the eTendering system. If you are experiencing problems with the eTendering system, In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: support@in-tend.com or telephone +441144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law, including Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the potential supplier considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity or for reasons of confidentiality, then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the potential supplier about such commercially sensitive or confidential information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request, but the decision of the Council in deciding whether an exemption applies is final. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to perform the contract. The contracting authority will require a group of economic operators to whom the contract is awarded to form a legal entity. Any deposits or guarantees will be established as part of the procurement process. Any financing conditions and payment arrangements will be established as part of the process.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court England and Wales
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: High Court England and Wales
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time-limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: The Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: Hertford
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
19/10/2020
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Tender Details
Reference2020/S 207-506337
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Common Procurement VocabularyFinancial consultancy services
Financial and insurance services
Document management services
Data management services
Financial management consultancy services
Business and management consultancy services
Records management
Management-related services
Date Published23rd Oct 2020