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Title: Food Sector Development Framework Agreement
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-115828
Published by: Welsh Government
Authority ID: AA0007
Publication Date: 17/11/2021
Deadline Date: 17/01/2022
Deadline Time: 14:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract: This Food Sector Development Framework Agreement is required to support and deliver a wide range of contracts, programmes and activities (including business development, export, and other specialist Food service) throughout Wales, the UK & Internationally as well as business-to-business on a global basis. Food and Drink is a priority sector for the Welsh Government and this framework is essential to support achievement of our strategic vision, to provide a continued development of support programmes, assisting the industry to grow, innovate and move in positive new directions, ensuring Wales takes a prominent position in the market place for food.
It is anticipated the Food Sector Development Framework Agreement value will range between GBP 8.3 million - 30 million. The figure stated in section II.1.5 of this notice is the maximum total value for the potential four year term of the framework agreement. The total value and the Lot values stated are an indication of the anticipated spend for each Lot throughout the duration of the framework agreement, including the optional 1 year extension (4 years in total). They are not a guaranteed budget.
CPV: 92000000, 92000000, 15000000, 77000000, 03000000, 73000000, 75210000, 92000000, 15000000, 77000000, 03000000, 73000000, 75210000, 92000000, 15000000, 77000000, 03000000, 73000000, 75210000, 92000000, 15000000, 77000000, 03000000, 73000000, 75210000, 92000000, 15000000, 77000000, 03000000, 73000000, 75210000, 92000000, 15000000, 77000000, 03000000, 73000000, 75210000, 92000000, 15000000, 77000000, 03000000, 73000000, 75210000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Welsh Government

Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Telephone: +44 3000257095

E-mail: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


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://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


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

Food Sector Development Framework Agreement

Reference number: F062/2020/2021

II.1.2) Main CPV code

92000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This Food Sector Development Framework Agreement is required to support and deliver a wide range of contracts, programmes and activities (including business development, export, and other specialist Food service) throughout Wales, the UK & Internationally as well as business-to-business on a global basis. Food and Drink is a priority sector for the Welsh Government and this framework is essential to support achievement of our strategic vision, to provide a continued development of support programmes, assisting the industry to grow, innovate and move in positive new directions, ensuring Wales takes a prominent position in the market place for food.

It is anticipated the Food Sector Development Framework Agreement value will range between GBP 8.3 million - 30 million. The figure stated in section II.1.5 of this notice is the maximum total value for the potential four year term of the framework agreement. The total value and the Lot values stated are an indication of the anticipated spend for each Lot throughout the duration of the framework agreement, including the optional 1 year extension (4 years in total). They are not a guaranteed budget.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00  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

Specialist F&D Business Support & Development Programmes

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

92000000

15000000

77000000

03000000

73000000

75210000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Deliver advice and support which suit the needs of new business creations, micro, small, medium and large businesses in developing their products and services. Develop a number of innovative programmes and activities. Ensuring businesses partake and benefit from these activities and are in a position to take advantage of opportunities that might arise.

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

an optional 12 month 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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the value for this Lot will range between GBP 2.5 million - 9.3 million.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Specialist F&D Consultancy Events and Showcase Management

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

92000000

15000000

77000000

03000000

73000000

75210000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Deliver a strong Welsh presence at key UK, International trade and consumer events, providing an environment where trade buyers, consumers, distributors, Inward Investors, press and media can learn more about Wales’ food and drink industry. Raise the profile of the industry in line with the Cymru/Wales brand and the Blas Cymru / Taste Wales branding, enabling Welsh companies to directly engage with potential clients to generate new sales

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

optional 12 month 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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the value for this Lot will range between GBP 600000 - 2 million.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Specialist F&D Export Consultancy & Trade Development

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

92000000

15000000

77000000

03000000

73000000

75210000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Deliver specialist export advisory support to Welsh-based food and drink businesses to develop their international sales, and to help maximise their chances of export success. Manage the Food and Drink Wales Export Cluster. Deliver a series of highly tailored Trade Development Visits.

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

optional 12 month 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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the value for this Lot will range between GBP 1 million - 4.8 million.

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Specialist F&D Marketing, Public Relations and Copywriting Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

92000000

15000000

77000000

03000000

73000000

75210000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Raise the profile of the ‘Bwyd a Diod Cymru / Food and Drink Wales’ identity as priority so that industry, buyers and investors are aware of the high quality, safe products that Wales has to offer in the UK and internationally. Promoting and generating as much coverage as possible the successes of our producers,; this includes maximising the impact of Blas Cymru / Taste Wales as a brand.

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

optional 12 month 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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the value for this Lot will range between GBP 500000 - 1.5 million.

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Specialist F&D Research, Analysis and Evaluation

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

92000000

15000000

77000000

03000000

73000000

75210000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Provide research, evaluation, analysis and specialist services to create robust credible evidence to support the development of strategy and policy for the food and drink sectors and its connections with other related issues and sectors.

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

optional 12 month 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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the value for this Lot will range between GBP 1 million - 3.9 million.

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Specialist F&D Trade Engagement and Category Management

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

92000000

15000000

77000000

03000000

73000000

75210000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Proactively engage with food and drink buyer organisations to build and understanding of buying organisations policies and plans. Explore opportunities for sourcing Welsh products encouraging buyers to attend Royal Welsh Show Business lounge enabling producers to meet with buyers and secure new business. Provide group and individual support so that Welsh suppliers can understand category management process to assist with trade development plans.

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

optional 12 month 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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the value for this Lot will range between GBP 1.8 million - 5.5 million.

Lot No: 7

II.2.1) Title

Specialist F&D Consulting: Future Foods

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

92000000

15000000

77000000

03000000

73000000

75210000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Develop and support novel innovative products and processes targeted at UK and international markets, providing expertise in food science, technology, manufacturing, supply chain, nutrition, research and development. Support Welsh Government and businesses to adapt to critical and emerging supply chain issues and cross cutting issues by exploring innovative, novel, science and other technology based solutions.

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: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

optional 12 month 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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the value for this Lot will range between GBP 900000 - 3 million.

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:

as detailed in the tender documents

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.2.2) Contract performance conditions

as detailed in the tender documents

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: 43

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: 17/01/2022

Local time: 14:00

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

EN

CY

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/01/2022

Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

3 to 4 years

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

E-Tender Information:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

- The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.

- Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.

- The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.

- On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a Username and will receive a password.

- The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.

- In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password.

- Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click “Forgot your password?”

- Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.

- If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.

- Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.

- Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

- Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Helpdesk to gain access to the Platform.

- Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 2pm

How To Find The ITT:

- Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’

- The e-tender references for this contract are: project_48638, Qualification ITT-90749, Lot 1-90748, Lot 2-91109, Lot 3-91120, Lot 4-91122, Lot 5-91123, Lot 6-91124, Lot 7-91125.

- Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page.

- You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

- Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=115828

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Community benefits will be non-core.

(WA Ref:115828)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

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

15/11/2021


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: CPSProcurementAdvice@gov.wales
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
03000000Agricultural, farming, fishing, forestry and related productsAgriculture and Food
77000000Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural servicesAgriculture and Food
15000000Food, beverages, tobacco and related productsAgriculture and Food
75210000Foreign affairs and other servicesProvision of services to the community
92000000Recreational, cultural and sporting servicesOther Services
73000000Research and development services and related consultancy servicesResearch and Development

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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