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UK-London: Functional support.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Fourth Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Contact: Mark Hill
Main Address:
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:
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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5) Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Commissioning Mutuals Partnerships Support Programme
Reference Number: 100962
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
33180000 - Functional support.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description: OCS as part of DCMS is looking to secure a supplier to deliver a programme that will primarily aim to:
a. Produce a report on the potential for public service mutuals (PSMs) to form partnerships to bid for work.
b. Promote and on a draw down basis provide, support for PSMs to consider and/or develop bidding partnerships with other organisations. These other organisations could include other public service mutuals, VCSEs, or other privater sector organisations.
The contract value range will be between £200,000 to £315,000 to include the potential extension.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: Not Provided
Currency: Not Provided
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:

II.2.4) Description of procurement: OCS as part of DCMS is looking to commission a Supplier to deliver:
a) A published report on the potential for public service mutuals (PSMs) to form partnerships to bid for work, including the scope, challenges and merits of doing so.
b)promote, administer and, on a `draw downż basis, provide professional advice and assistance to to help PSMs consider and, where appropriate, prepare to bid for contracts in partnership that they would be unable to bid for alone (for example, due to lack of size, balance sheet strength and/or scope of service expertise)
c) Materials to share lessons learnt from the programme. We will be opne to ideas from the market, but anticipate these will include: a toolkit, mentoring and workshops on formation of collaborative models by PSMs.
d) An evaluation of the impact of the programme, and lessons it generated.
The contract value range is £200,000 to £315,000 to include the potential contract extension.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Skills Expertise and Capacity / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the Sector / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Presentation / Weighting: 15

Price - Weighting: 20

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:
Start: 09/11/2017 / End: 31/03/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals: Extension option for a further 12 months to take the end date to 31 March 2020.

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
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: Not provided

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: No
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: 23/10/2017 Time: 09:00

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: 23/10/2017
Time: 09:00

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:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Internet address:
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: 11/09/2017

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