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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Redruth: Outset Cornwall 4 Start Up Support Project Consultancy
Document Ref:
TED320M217908
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
YTKO
Date Published:
01 November 2019
Deadline Date:
29 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Background Outset Cornwall 4 is a European Regional Development Fund project to deliver a range of start up support services to individuals living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (CIoS). We are working in partnership with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, including the Growth Hub and the providers of other business support services. Outset Cornwall has previously been successfully delivered for almost ten years in the region and has a first-class reputation for the level and reach of the individuals supported under the programme, its partnership working, and the outputs and outcomes that the project achieved. Outset Cornwall, as part of our wider Outset services, has delivered benefits much wider than the typical outputs required by European funded programmes, and has been independently evaluated by the New Economics Foundation in respect of these wider economic and social benefits that it delivers to local economies. Delivery We now wish to procure the delivery of some elements of pre-start, start-up and post-start training and coaching support services based on the following specialisms: All tender applications must demonstrate that staff delivering have experience of the following: Self-employment/running their own business; Delivering training or 1:1 support to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups; And at least three of the following specialisms: Market research, feasibility, business finance, sales, market strategy, digital marketing, business development, women specific business support Deliverers of this contract must be able to engage and support residents across CIoS, and will be an integrated part of a locally-based team. The contract will last for 12 months, and depending on performance, and at YTKO’s absolute discretion it may be extended for a maximum of two additional terms. The target audience is individuals who are or may be thinking of becoming self-employed or setting up a business in CIoS and come from under-represented or disadvantaged groups and the very early stage businesses. The start-up training support delivered under this contract must therefore be tailored, flexible and appropriate for a wide range of individuals, including under-represented groups and those furthest from the labour market such as: -long term unemployed -disabled -financially excluded -women -black and minority ethnic residents In addition, because of the wide range of our individual clients and the specialist nature of some of their needs, the highest quality of service and the experience of the delivery team is of paramount importance, particularly in terms of accessibility, flexibility, and post-start support. YTKO will be responsible for marketing and promotion activities, but bidders are required to demonstrate how they will work with us to support and enhance these activities. For example, what relationships they may already have with relevant stakeholders or businesses, what outreach, promotion and engagement activities or expertise they will contribute. The successful bidder or bidders will be required to use YTKO’s Customer Relationship Management system on which training will be provided, and collect a range of paper-based data, evidence and contractual forms regarding delivery, outputs and results. Payment of invoices will not be approved unless all electronic and paper evidence is in order and has been signed off by the YTKO Programme Director. The following minimum outputs are required to be achieved in the first 12-month period: C01 Number of Enterprises receiving support (12 hours post start) - 61 C04 Number of Enterprises receiving non-financial support - 61 C05 Number of New Enterprises supported (12 hours post start) - 61 C08 Employment increases in Supported Enterprises (Jobs Created) - 57 C29 Number of enterprises supported to introduce new to the firm products - 36 P11 Number of potential entrepreneurs assisted to be enterprise ready - 149 Full guidance regarding the definitions of

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

YTKO
Outset Cornwall 4, Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road,
Pool, Redruth TR15 3PL UK
Kate Perkin +44 7584138832
kate.perkin@ytko.com
http://www.ytko.comhttp://www.mytenders.co.ukhttp://www.mytenders.co.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

YTKO
Outset Cornwall 4, Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road,
Pool, Redruth TR15 3PL UK
Kate Perkin +44 7584138832
kate.perkin@ytko.com
http://www.ytko.com

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Outset Cornwall 4 Start Up Support Project Consultancy

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Background

Outset Cornwall 4 is a European Regional Development Fund project to deliver a range of start up support services to individuals living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (CIoS). We are working in partnership with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, including the Growth Hub and the providers of other business support services.

Outset Cornwall has previously been successfully delivered for almost ten years in the region and has a first-class reputation for the level and reach of the individuals supported under the programme, its partnership working, and the outputs and outcomes that the project achieved. Outset Cornwall, as part of our wider Outset services, has delivered benefits much wider than the typical outputs required by European funded programmes, and has been independently evaluated by the New Economics Foundation in respect of these wider economic and social benefits that it delivers to local economies.

Delivery

We now wish to procure the delivery of some elements of pre-start, start-up and post-start training and coaching support services based on the following specialisms:

All tender applications must demonstrate that staff delivering have experience of the following:

Self-employment/running their own business;

Delivering training or 1:1 support to underrepresented and disadvantaged groups;

And at least three of the following specialisms:

Market research, feasibility, business finance, sales, market strategy, digital marketing, business development, women specific business support

Deliverers of this contract must be able to engage and support residents across CIoS, and will be an integrated part of a locally-based team. The contract will last for 12 months, and depending on performance, and at YTKO’s absolute discretion it may be extended for a maximum of two additional terms.

The target audience is individuals who are or may be thinking of becoming self-employed or setting up a business in CIoS and come from under-represented or disadvantaged groups and the very early stage businesses. The start-up training support delivered under this contract must therefore be tailored, flexible and appropriate for a wide range of individuals, including under-represented groups and those furthest from the labour market such as:

-long term unemployed

-disabled

-financially excluded

-women

-black and minority ethnic residents

In addition, because of the wide range of our individual clients and the specialist nature of some of their needs, the highest quality of service and the experience of the delivery team is of paramount importance, particularly in terms of accessibility, flexibility, and post-start support.

YTKO will be responsible for marketing and promotion activities, but bidders are required to demonstrate how they will work with us to support and enhance these activities. For example, what relationships they may already have with relevant stakeholders or businesses, what outreach, promotion and engagement activities or expertise they will contribute.

The successful bidder or bidders will be required to use YTKO’s Customer Relationship Management system on which training will be provided, and collect a range of paper-based data, evidence and contractual forms regarding delivery, outputs and results. Payment of invoices will not be approved unless all electronic and paper evidence is in order and has been signed off by the YTKO Programme Director.

The following minimum outputs are required to be achieved in the first 12-month period:

C01 Number of Enterprises receiving support (12 hours post start) - 61

C04 Number of Enterprises receiving non-financial support - 61

C05 Number of New Enterprises supported (12 hours post start) - 61

C08 Employment increases in Supported Enterprises (Jobs Created) - 57

C29 Number of enterprises supported to introduce new to the firm products - 36

P11 Number of potential entrepreneurs assisted to be enterprise ready - 149

Full guidance regarding the definitions of these outputs can be found by following the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/832352/ESIF-GN-1-002_ERDF_Output_Indicators_Definition_Guidance_v6.pdf

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=217908.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

149 other Management Consultancy
85 other Education
900 South West

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The maximum budget for year 1 is GBP 360,188. Applicants may apply to deliver a proportion of the outputs for a lesser amount, providing a clear justification as to why, what they are proposing to deliver, where they are proposing to deliver and the number of outputs they are proposing will be achieved.

Mileage and travel costs will be paid outside of the contract, due to YTKO generating the pipeline and deciding upon the locations for delivery.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Presentation for shortlisted candidate(s) – 03/12/19 All bidders that score within 5% of the highest score will be invited to present.

Mandatory formal presentations from the bidders within the top 5%, will be part of the evaluation process and scored.

Bidders must ensure they answer every question and that all required documentation is attached to their submission and that it is received by the deadline listed.

We welcome bids from organisations, consortia, individuals for the whole or components of this contract. In all cases, those with whom the contract is signed will be responsible for the quality, delivery and performance of the contract.

Mileage and travel costs will be paid outside of the contract value, due to YTKO generating the pipeline and deciding upon the locations for delivery. Travel costs (excluding mileage) will only be reimbursed if a receipt is presented, accompanied by paperwork evidence of workshops, 1:1 or events. Mileage will be reimbursed at 45p per mile, only if it is accompanied by paperwork evidence of the workshop, 1:1 or events. The costs must be claimed within 9 days of the end of each month. All journeys must be agreed in advance with YTKO.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders     29-11-2019  Time  17:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Assessment of bids

All tenders will be evaluated on the basis of the Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT). The scoring and the weighting of the questions seeks to achieve the best balance between price and quality.

Bidders must adhere to the following timetable:

Expression of interest – 10am 01/11/19 - Midnight 14/11/19 (2 weeks)

Deadline for questions – Midnight 21/11/19

Deadline for electronic tender submission – 5pm 29/11/19

Presentation for shortlisted candidate(s) – 03/12/19 All bidders that score within 5% of the highest score will be invited to present

Contract award decision by 06/12/19

(MT Ref:217908)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 01-11-2019

Current Notes