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Tile United Kingdom-Cardiff: Research and development consultancy services
OJEU (High Value) 471648-2019
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-10-08
Deadline 2019-11-07 14:00:00
Nature Of Contract Service contract
Awarding Authority
Awarding Criteria The most economic tender
Procedure Open procedure

Description :
CONTRACT NOTICE


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 3000604400
E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL
Main address (URL): http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
Address of the buyer profile (URL): https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
I.2.3) The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

Communication
I.3) Procurement documents
(URL):https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

Additional Information
I.3.4) Additional information can be obtained from:
I.3.6)Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: BODY PUBLIC

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES

Section II: Object of Contract


Title:

Export Services Framework

Reference number: F440/2018/2019

II.1.4) Short description

The Welsh Government has a suite of Trade Support Programmes which aim to support the internationalisation of Welsh businesses. Two of these programmes are International Trade Development (ITD) and International Trade Opportunities (ITO). This tender exercise aims to ensure that the Welsh Ministers (herein after referred to as the Client) has access to a network of motivated experts to provide high quality international trade advice, business support and other related services to new and existing exporters across all regions of Wales.

Lot 1 of the Framework agreement will cover ITD which requires the successful tenderers to provide assistance to companies on a 1-1 basis to help develop their capabilities for exporting.

Lot 2 - 8 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO and will be split into 7 regions. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

II.01) Estimated value excluding VAT:
GBP 7000000

Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: yes



Description: Item/Lot 1
Title:

International Trade Development (ITD)

II.2.1) Lot No: 1
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 1 of the Framework agreement will cover ITD which requires the successful tenderers to provide assistance to companies on a 1-1 basis to help develop their capabilities for exporting.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 2
Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) - Western Europe

II.2.1) Lot No: 2
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 2 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Western Europe - Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 3
Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) - Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia

II.2.1) Lot No: 3
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 3 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Russia – Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Greece. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 4
Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) - Middle East and Africa

II.2.1) Lot No: 4
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 4 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Middle East and Africa – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Oman, UAE, South Africa. the successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 5
Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) - Americas

II.2.1) Lot No: 5
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 5 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Americas – USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 6
Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) - India.

II.2.1) Lot No: 6
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 6 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for India. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 7
Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) - Asia Pacific 1

II.2.1) Lot No: 7
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 7 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Asia Pacific 1 – China, Taiwan, Hong Kong. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas markets.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Description: Item/Lot 8
Title:

International Trade Opportunities (ITO) - Asia Pacific 2

II.2.1) Lot No: 8
NUTS code: UK
II.1.4) Short description

Lot 8 of the Framework agreement will cover ITO for Asia Pacific 2 – Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand. The successful tenderers will be required to assist companies in identifying export opportunities in a range of overseas market.

The top 3 scoring bidders that pass the minimum threshold score at ITT stage will be awarded a place on the Lot of this framework. Where a number of candidates have equal scoring they will be awarded a place on the Lot of the framework and in such a circumstance this may result in more than 3 suppliers being awarded to the Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Quality
Weighting: 70
Cost/Price
Criteria: Cost
Weighting: 30
II.02.07) Duration in months 36
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

Potential 12 month extension period.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: no



Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
III.1.2.2) Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
III.1.3.1.2) Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open
IV.1.3) The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement


IV.02.01) Notice number in the OJ S 2019/S 111-272153
IV.02.01) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.02.02) Date 2019-11-07
IV.02.02) Local time 14:00


IV.02.07) Conditions for opening of tenders
IV.02.07) Date 2019-11-07
IV.02.07) Local time 15:00

Section V: Complementary information



Decision will be taken on recurrence during the life of this framework.


Additional information:

All Contract values listed are potential estimated values for the duration of the framework. Please see tender documents for more information.

During the period of the Framework the Client may include additional markets to a lot. The successful supplier(s) will be informed of this variation via a Change Control Notice. The variation will only constitute a change in the market and not the value of the Framework/Contract.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=95565

(WA Ref:95565)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.


Review body:
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 3000255720
URL: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2019-10-04

English Language Unavailable

CPV Codes
73200000; 73220000; 72221000; 79410000; 79411100; 79411000; Research and development consultancy services; Development consultancy services; Business analysis consultancy services; Business and management consultancy services; Business development consultancy services; General management consultancy services;

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