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UK Research & Innovation: UKRI-3462 IUK NZL Thriving Places Service Delivery Partner –Lot 2

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Notice Summary
Title: UKRI-3462 IUK NZL Thriving Places Service Delivery Partner –Lot 2
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: UK Research & Innovation
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Open
Short Description: Innovate UK, a part of United Kingdom Research & Innovation, is procuring a Technical Assistance Pool to provide expert support to local authorities and their partners funded by its Net Zero Living: Thriving Places programme to accelerate their net zero journey.
Published: 13/11/2023 17:04

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UK-Swindon: Business and management consultancy services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             UK Research & Innovation
             Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1793867000, Email: corporateprocurement@ukri.org
             Main Address: www.ukri.org
             NUTS Code: UKK14
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/respond/VESQ5635AB
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Body governed by public law
      I.5) Main activity
            Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: UKRI-3462 IUK NZL Thriving Places Service Delivery Partner –Lot 2       
      Reference Number: Not provided
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      79410000 - Business and management consultancy services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: Innovate UK, a part of United Kingdom Research & Innovation, is procuring a Technical Assistance Pool to provide expert support to local authorities and their partners funded by its Net Zero Living: Thriving Places programme to accelerate their net zero journey.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 2,375,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UK UNITED KINGDOM
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Innovate UK, a part of UK Research & Innovation, is procuring a Technical Assistance Pool to provide expert support to local authorities and their partners funded by its Net Zero Living: Thriving Places programme to accelerate their net zero journey.

The Technical Assistance Pool will be delivering support as part of Innovate UK’s integrated capacity building and upskilling package, Future Ready, alongside other programme delivery partners.

There are three core functions within Future Ready that the Technical Assistance Pool will be expected to deliver: Net Zero Academy: Training and upskilling modules; Dedicated 121 Support and Insights Generation and consolidation .
There are four key areas of expertise that we are seeking to procure, each as an individual lot. Suppliers can apply to one or multiple lots and we welcome collaborative applications. Please note any consortiums or collaborations will be required to bid under a lead supplier as a sub-contractor.


UKRI-3363 Lot 1: Visioning and Citizen Engagement
UKRI-3462 Lot 2: Net Zero Planning
UKRI-3463 Lot 3: Finance & Investment
UKRI-3464 Lot 4: Policy & Regulation

This requirement is for Lot 2 Net Zero Planning only . Supplier will be expected to start straight after award of contract. The budget for initial period of two years is up to £1,000,000.00 plus an options value of £500,000.00 and possible extension period of 18 months £875,000.00 Max
      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Criteria below
            Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
                        
            Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 10
                              
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: Not provided       
      Currency: Not provided       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 24       
      This contract is subject to renewal: Yes       
      Description of renewals: there is an option to renew the contract for up to 18 months subject to review and written confirmation by UKRI.
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       Yes             
      Description of options: Options (max value £500,000.00) may be included if relevant and not relied upon to complete the requirement- see tender docs for full details.
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
      II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
      The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/respond/VESQ5635AB       


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:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
      Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   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:
         Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 20/12/2023 Time: 10:00
            
      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 month(s): 3
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 20/12/2023
         Time: 10:00
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Swindon:-Business-and-management-consultancy-services./VESQ5635AB

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://ukri.delta-esourcing.com/respond/VESQ5635AB
   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             United Kingdom Research & Innovation
       Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 13/11/2023

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