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Title: Proposal Development and Bid Writing Services Framework
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-123579
Published by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Authority ID: AA0343
Publication Date: 05/08/2022
Deadline Date: 15/09/2022
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has SPD: No
Abstract: The UWTSD Group is now seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced Bid Writers/Consultants, to conduct:
Lot 1: Proposal Writing & Bid Development Support for Research Council Applications.
Lot 2: Proposal Writing & Bid Development Support for General Grant Applications.
Lot 3: Proposal Writing Support & Bid Development for Commercial (Tender) Submissions.
CPV: 73220000, 79411100, 79418000, 79419000, 79411100, 73220000, 79418000, 79419000, 79411100, 73220000, 79418000, 79419000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Carmarthen Campus

Carmarthen

SA31 3EP

UK

Telephone: +44 1267676767

E-mail: heidi.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk

NUTS: UKL18

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.tsd.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0343

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales


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.sell2wales.gov.wales


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Proposal Development and Bid Writing Services Framework

Reference number: UWTSD2122/178

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73220000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The UWTSD Group is now seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced Bid Writers/Consultants, to conduct:

Lot 1: Proposal Writing & Bid Development Support for Research Council Applications.

Lot 2: Proposal Writing & Bid Development Support for General Grant Applications.

Lot 3: Proposal Writing Support & Bid Development for Commercial (Tender) Submissions.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

: Proposal Writing and Bid Development Support for Research Council Applications:

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

79418000

79419000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL18


Main site or place of performance:

Swansea

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The UWTSD Group is now seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced Bid Writers/Consultants, to conduct:

1. Lot 1: Proposal Writing and Bid Development Support for Research Council Applications: The University has recently received the outcome of its Research Excellence Framework submission and is currently finalising its Research and Innovation Strategy (schedule for approval and publication - July 2022). The University is in the process of investing in its research capacity and aims over the next 3-5 years to significantly increase its research income. To achieve the university’s aims and objectives, bid writers/consultants with a successful track record in submitting applications for Research Council consideration are required to fulfil this Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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:

The Framework Agreement will last for a duration of 2 years, with further +1 Year +1 Year extension.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

As and when required

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Proposal Writing and Bid Development Support for General Grant Applications

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

73220000

79418000

79419000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL18


Main site or place of performance:

Swansea

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

To date, the University has been very successful in winning grants from the European Structural Funds (ESF). Following Brexit and with the maturing status of the devolved Welsh Government, the statutory funding regime has started to change with the advent of City Deals (e.g., in Cardiff and Swansea), Growth Deals (e.g., Mid Wales), and the Shared Prosperity Fund. In addition, the University more recently has successfully applied to private trusts for financial support, and we aim to further develop this area. To achieve the university’s aims and objectives, bid writers/consultants with experience and a successful track record in submitting applications for general grant funding applications are required to fulfil this Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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:

The Framework Agreement will last for a duration of 2 years, with further +1 Year +1 Year extension.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

Whatever is required

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Proposal Writing Support for Commercial (Tender/Quotation) Submissions

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

73220000

79418000

79419000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL18


Main site or place of performance:

Swansea

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

: Proposal Writing Support for Commercial (Tender/Quotation) Submissions: As a means of diversifying the University’s income portfolio, the University has successfully submitted commercial tender applications to various public and private entities across Wales and the UK. Increasing the University’s activity in the commercial space is another area where specialised bid and proposal development support is required to capture these opportunities in Wales, the UK, and Internationally. Bid writers/consultants with experience and a successful track record in making such competitive submissions are required to fulfil this Lot.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

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:

The Framework Agreement will last for a duration of 2 years, with further +1 Year +1 Year extension.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

Whatever is required

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 21

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/09/2022

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/09/2022

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=123579.

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.sell2wales.gov.wales/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.

(WA Ref:123579)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/08/2022


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: heidi.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
79411100Business development consultancy servicesGeneral management consultancy services
73220000Development consultancy servicesResearch and development consultancy services
79419000Evaluation consultancy servicesBusiness and management consultancy services
79418000Procurement consultancy servicesBusiness and management consultancy services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1018Swansea

Alert Region Restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

Alert Region Restrictions
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
05/08/2022UWTSD2122.178. Document 1 - Tender Information and InstructionsDocument 1 Tendering Information and instructions207.76 KB28
05/08/2022UWTSD2122.178. Document 2 - Tender SpecificationDocument 2 Specification308.41 KB31

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