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Published 09/02/2021

Lancashire

Country UK

Status Contract notice

CType Services

Tender Details
Reference2021/S 027-067978
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyBusiness services: law
marketing
consulting
recruitment
printing and security
Date Published9th Feb 2021

Lancashire

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: Affilius Ltd
National registration number: 08516327
Postal address: The Rectory Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge
Town: Accrington
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
Postal code: BB5 2SB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Janine Bradley
E-mail: janine.bradley@blackpool.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1253478756
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.affiliusgroup.com/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.affiliusgroup.com/
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/register
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/register
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Private Limited Company
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Information Technology Consultancy

Section II: Object

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

Provision of Business Support Consultants for DRIVE Project

Reference number: DN522727
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Reference: DN522727

To secure the drive Project Affilius have joined forces with Selnet Ltd, the Social Enterprise Network for Lancashire. Selnet are nationally recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 Social Enterprises and the lead body representing social enterprise in the Lancashire sub-region. Selnet provide a range of business support services delivered through partners that build capacity, provide resources and opportunities to help increase competitiveness, sustainability and impact of the business supported. Selnet have many years’ experience in contract management and are the lead partner in the delivery of the drive project.

At Affilius we aim to provide an enjoyable service which guides our clients through a digital evolution to increase competitiveness, profitability, employee engagement and client satisfaction. We are a small team that gives clients flexibility and high levels of personal responsibility, expertise supported by a strong network of industry partners.

“drive” is a new, bespoke, stand-alone programme for Lancashire enterprises and entrepreneurs that fills a gap in both business start-up and growth support provision across Lancashire.

As a trusted project partner Affilius have agreed with Selnet to deliver specialist business support through a team of advisers, support activity will focus in Lancashire districts: Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn Ribble Valley and Blackburn with Darwen. Affilius have committed private match funding to enable the partnership to access ERDF grant funding and are committed to achieving the project deliverables for the Lancashire economy. Over the lifetime of the project we will reach over 200 Businesses including social enterprise that will benefit from support tailored to their individual business needs.

Through a blend of one-to-one and one-to-many activities, drive will cater to the specific needs of both new enterprises and to established enterprises looking to grow:

• provision of specialist start-up support to potential entrepreneurs and to new (under 12 months) SMEs and social enterprises, and;

• provision of development, growth and capacity building support to established entrepreneurs, SMEs and social enterprises.

As part of the drive countywide partnership, the Affilius team will work across East Lancashire supporting project beneficiaries to improve the competitiveness and productivity of SMEs by increasing their capacity and capability and promoting entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on Social Enterprise (SE).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced business advisers to operate on a consultancy basis as part of the Affilius supply team. To provide business planning support to drive beneficiaries from specified Boroughs within East Lancashire (Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley). In order to encourage positive engagement in all Boroughs we are seeking to appoint up to 3 experienced advisers who have knowledge of the area, links to local business and business networks and connections with Lancashire Business growth hub, Boost Lancashire. The applicant should be aware of all existing business support provision across Lancashire, able to encourage engagement from businesses that will benefit from the package of support the drive project will deliver, and provide targeted support for businesses that are outside the scope of Boost.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD4 Lancashire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced business advisers to operate on a consultancy basis as part of the Affilius supply team. To provide business planning support to drive beneficiaries from specified Boroughs within East Lancashire (Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley). In order to encourage positive engagement in all Boroughs we are seeking to appoint up to 3 experienced advisers who have knowledge of the area, links to local business and business networks and connections with Lancashire Business growth hub, Boost Lancashire. The applicant should be aware of all existing business support provision across Lancashire, able to encourage engagement from businesses that will benefit from the package of support the drive project will deliver, and provide targeted support for businesses that are outside the scope of Boost.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 100
Cost criterion - Name: n/a / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/04/2021
End: 31/03/2023
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

II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
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
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/a

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: 08/03/2021
Local time: 10:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 08/03/2021
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Court of Justice
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/02/2021
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Tender Details
Reference2021/S 027-067978
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
ProcurementOpen procedure
Main ActivitiesOther
Common Procurement VocabularyBusiness services: law
marketing
consulting
recruitment
printing and security
Date Published9th Feb 2021