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UK-LONDON: Economic impact assessment.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Floor 4, 100 Parliament Street, LONDON, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7849824848, Email: jacob.coker@culture.gov.uk
Contact: Jacob Coker
Main Address: www.culture.gov.uk
NUTS Code: UK
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://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-LONDON:-Economic-impact-assessment./8H596HX3VB
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-LONDON:-Economic-impact-assessment./8H596HX3VB 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: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-LONDON:-Economic-impact-assessment./8H596HX3VB
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: 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme: Early process and impact evaluation
Reference Number: 101578
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
79311410 - Economic impact assessment.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description: The DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme (5GTT) was established in 2017 with the aim to maximise the prospective benefits that 5G could bring to the UK economy through timely deployment and effective utilisation of 5G technology. The Programme is encouraging and funding the creation of a series of Testbeds and Trials in a range of market segments. It has been allocated a total of 200m capital funding.

The requirement is to conduct an initial assessment of the 5GTT Programme which is expected to focus on the process elements and the early impacts of the Programme projects to date.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 1,000,000
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: The requirement is to conduct an initial assessment of the 5G Testbeds and Trials (5GTT) Programme which is expected to focus on the process elements and the early impacts of the Programme projects to date.

DCMS is undertaking a full evaluation of the 5GTT Programme, and this project is the start of a programme of evaluation work which is intended to include:
- Process evaluation (including lessons learnt) of programme delivery, management, monitoring, governance and communication arrangements.
- Impact evaluation to assess whether intended outcomes and benefits of the Programme have been realised, as well as any unintended outcomes.
- Economic evaluation to assess if the Programme was good value for public money.

DCMS expects expertise in both telecoms and evaluation will be required to deliver this work.

Beyond the initial requirement, this contract may be used to fulfil subsequent evaluation requirements in the 5GTT Programme and wider Digital Infrastructure Directorate.

Evaluations need to meet the expectations of Government (for example DCMS and HM Treasury) and external bodies (e.g. Parliament, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, National Audit Office) to evaluate and report on the realised benefits and value for money of public spending and projects. It will also inform future government policy, project design and implementation.

An evaluation scoping and baseline study was conducted by independent evaluation experts on behalf of DCMS. The outputs of this are provided in the tender documentation.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 1,000,000
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Start: 02/09/2019 / End: 01/09/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: Yes
Description of options: The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the Contract for up to a further 36 months.
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://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8H596HX3VB


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: 19/07/2019 Time: 12:00

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: 19/07/2019
Time: 13:00


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: For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-LONDON:-Economic-impact-assessment./8H596HX3VB

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8H596HX3VB
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
Royal Courts of Justice
London, WC1A 2LL, 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:
OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.
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: 06/06/2019

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