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Notice Details

Title: Decarbonisation and Covid Challenge Fund
Published by: Menter a Busnes
Publication Date: 14/09/2021
Deadline Date: 23/11/2021
Deadline Time: 13:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Decarbonisation and Covid Challenge Fund fund aims to fund collaborative projects that can deliver innovative solutions in relation to the decarbonisation agenda, whilst aiding the recovery of the Welsh food and drink sector which has been adversely affected by the pandemic.

This notice is also available in the following languages:

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Menter a Busnes

Y Parc Gwyddoniaeth, Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion

SY23 3AH

UK

Iestyn Gruffudd

+44 1970636565



www.sell2wales.gov.wales
www.sell2wales.gov.wales

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Decarbonisation and Covid Challenge Fund

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Decarbonisation and Covid Challenge Fund fund aims to fund collaborative projects that can deliver innovative solutions in relation to the decarbonisation agenda, whilst aiding the recovery of the Welsh food and drink sector which has been adversely affected by the pandemic.

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=113953.

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.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

15000000 Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
15250000 Seafood
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

A total of £2,400,000 is available across two funding streams:

● Micro and Small Business Challenge Fund - total grant fund available: £600,000. Maximum grant available per project / application is £50,000, inclusive of any applicable VAT. No match funding is required if applying for this fund.

● Main Challenge Fund - total grant fund available £1,800,000. Maximum grant funding available per project / application is £100,000 inclusive of any applicable VAT. Match funding of 20% is required therefore the total project cost should be a minimum of £125,000. Match funding needs to be a minimum of 50% cash, the remainder can be an in-kind contribution i.e. match funding of £25,000 will need to be a minimum of £12,500 cash.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

This programme is seeking collaborative projects which are business-led and consist of at least three partners -

● If applying for the Micro and Small Business Fund, the UK definition of a: ○ micro-business = less than 10 employees and turnover or annual balance sheet total under €2 million; ○ small business = less than 50 employees and turnover or annual balance sheet total under €10 million

● There are no restrictions on business size that can apply for the Main Challenge Fund;

● Medium SMEs (50 to 249 employees with an annual turnover or annual balance

sheet total under €50 million) must be a member of a Welsh Food and Drink Cluster at the point of application. Further information on the Food and Drink Clusters in Wales can be found here: https://businesswales.gov.wales/foodanddrink/growing-your-business/clusters

● The project must also include one (or more) of the following key strategic initiatives as a partner:

○ Aber Innovation

○ Aberystwyth University

○ AMRC

○ Bangor Composites Centre / BioComposites Centre

○ Cardiff University

○ Cywain

○ Food Innovation Wales

■ ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre - Cardiff Metropolitan University

■ Food Centre Wales - Horeb, Ceredigion

■ Food Technology Centre, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, North Wales

○ Food Skills Cymru

○ Industry Wales

○ Sustainable Scale Up Cluster

● Remaining partners can be for example other food and drink businesses, associated supply chain businesses, retailers, food service companies, research institutions, banks and public sector organisations or a Welsh Government Food and Drink Cluster (see list below). Businesses / organisations can be based outside of the UK.

■ CEO Cluster

■ Drinks Cluster

■ Export Cluster

■ Fine Food Cluster

■ Honey Cluster

■ Horticulture Cluster

■ Nutrition Cluster

■ Seafood Cluster

■ Sustainability Cluster

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
    23-11-2021  Time  13:00

Estimated award date
 12-01-2022

4.5

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

EN  CY 

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.sell2wales.gov.wales/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:113953)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

5.2

Additional Documentation

English - Application pack
Cymraeg - Pecyn Cais

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 14-09-2021

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
01/10/2021 18:51ADDED FILE: Webinar Presentation Slides

Webinar Presentation Slides
01/10/2021 18:52ADDED FILE: Retail and Food Service Plan presentation

Retail and Food Service Plan presentation
01/10/2021 18:54Webinar Recording

Diolch i bawb a wnaeth fynychu'r gweminar ddoe, ac i’r holl siaradwyr am ddarparu trosolwg diddorol o’r holl weithgarwch difyr ac adnoddau sydd ar gael dros Gymru.

Mae recordiad o’r cyflwyniad ar gael i’w wylio yma:
https://youtu.be/4vS2VwCxelA

Noder hefyd fod dogfen PDF yn cynnwys cyflwyniadau’r sesiwn wedi ei gynnwys o fewn atodiadau'r hysbyseb ar sell2wales.
Mae ymateb wrthi yn cael ei baratoi i’r cwestiynau a ofynnwyd yn ystod y gweminar, a fydd yn cael ei uchel lwytho cyn gynted â phosib wythnos nesaf.

Mae modd darllen Cynllun Manwerthu Bwyd a Diod Llywodraeth Cymru a gyfeiriwyd ato yn ystod y cyflwyniad yma:
https://businesswales.gov.wales/foodanddrink/sites/foodanddrink/files/documents/Crynodeb%20Cynllun%20Manwerthu_0.pdf

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Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the webinar yesterday, along with the all the speakers who provided us with a very interesting insight into some of latest research and facilities available across Wales.

A recording of the webinar is available to view here:
https://youtu.be/4vS2VwCxelA

Please note that a PDF document containing all the day’s presentations has been included within the documents area of the sell2wales notice.
A response is currently being prepared to questions that were asked during the webinar, which will be uploaded as soon as possible next week.

A copy of the Welsh Government’s Food and Drink Retail Plan mentioned during the webinar can be located here:
https://businesswales.gov.wales/foodanddrink/sites/foodanddrink/files/documents/Retail%20Plan%20Summary_0.pdf?_ga=2.42488997.1451139407.1633084479-845897053.1631177136
07/10/2021 21:51REPLACED FILE: English - Application pack

English - Application pack
07/10/2021 21:52REPLACED FILE: Cymraeg - Pecyn Cais

Cymraeg - Pecyn Cais
07/10/2021 21:55Pecyn cais wedi ei ddiweddaru / Updated application pack.

Noder fod y pecyn cais wedi ei ddiweddaru:

Dogfen wedi ei ychwanegu sydd yn cynnwys manylion cyswllt ar gyfer y partneriaid strategol allweddol.

Cwestiynau cyffredin wedi eu diweddaru gyda rhestr lawn o'r holl ymholiadau a dderbyniwyd hyd yma, gan gynnwys cwestiynau a ofynnwyd yn ystod ac wedi'r gweminar.

Yr unig newid pellach sydd wedi ei wneud o fewn y pecyn dogfennau yw cadarnhau fod M-Sparc a Phrifysgol Abertawe wedi ei rhestru fel partneriaid strategol allweddol.

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Please note the application pack has been updated as follows:

Document added with contact details for the key strategic partners.

Updated FAQ with a full list of questions that have been received thus far, including questions raised during and after the webinar.

The only other changes within the application pack documents are confirmation that M-SParc and Swansea University are listed as key strategic initiatives.
Main Contact: N/a
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
15000000Food, beverages, tobacco and related productsAgriculture and Food
15250000SeafoodPrepared and preserved fish

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

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.

Further Instructions

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please click the Record your interest now button at the top of the page.

Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
01/10/2021Challenge Fund - MasterWebinar Presentation Slides24.98 MB49
01/10/2021Retail and Food Service Plan presentationRetail and Food Service Plan presentation290.12 KB38
07/10/2021English - Application pack V2English - Application pack929.96 KB43
07/10/2021Cymraeg - Pecyn Cais F2Cymraeg - Pecyn Cais974.56 KB1

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
14/09/2021English - Application packEnglish - Application pack901.04 KB
14/09/2021Cymraeg - Pecyn CaisCymraeg - Pecyn Cais937.09 KB

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