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UK-Victoria: Business and management consultancy and related services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
Title: UK-Victoria: Business and management consultancy and related services.
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987343, Fax. +44 207798400, Email: Z3-Procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, URL: www.nao.org.uk, URL: : http://nao.g2b.info/index.htm
Electronic Access URL: www.delta-esourcing.com
Electronic Submission URL: www.delta-esourcing.com

I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.3) Main activity:
Other: Audit

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No

Section II: Object Of The Contract
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: External Quality Reviews
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works:
SERVICES

Service Category: 27
Do you agree to the publication of this notice?: Yes
Region Codes: UKI - LONDON
II.1.3)Information about a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:
Not Provided
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Business and management consultancy and related services. The NAO currently publishes around 60 value for money (VFM) products each year, which examine the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which UK central government departments and agencies use public funds.

As part of its quality assurance arrangements for VFM work, the NAO commissions independent quality assurance reviews of the technical rigour, methodological robustness, quality of argumentation and presentation of evidence in its VFM products. These reviews generate a written report, commenting against an agreed set of criteria.

The NAO also commissions broader thematic reviews covering issues of relevance to the NAO┐s VFM work in general.

The NAO intends to award two contracts for quality assurance work. The exact allocation of which reports will be at the discretion of the NAO.

Each contract will consist of:
┐ VFM product reviews comprising a minimum of 6, with 8 expected, and a maximum of 10; each to be delivered within four weeks of electronic receipt of the product to be reviewed; and

┐ Thematic reviews comprising a minimum of 1, with 2 expected; each to be delivered to a timetable agreed with the NAO.

The range and variety of types of VFM products are changing and the NAO┐s quality assurance arrangements may need to develop at the same time to ensure they remain fit for purpose. The successful providers will, therefore, need to take a flexible approach to fulfilling the requirements of the contracts.

The successful providers will need to be able to draw on a pool of suitably qualified reviewers to carry out the advertised services. It is expected that reviewers will be qualified at doctoral level (or have equivalent experience and expertise) in a relevant area such as Public Policy, Public/Business Administration, Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, or Engineering, and/or have extensive research experience and proven levels of expertise in these areas, established by refereed academic and/or professional publications. The two contracts are entirely separate although both sets of reviewers will be applying the same criteria.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary:
79400000 - Business and management consultancy and related services.
II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): Yes

II.2)Total Final Value Of Contract(s)
II.2.1) Total final value of the contract(s)
Value: 411,000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes


Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open
IV.2)Award Criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:

Criteria - Weighting

Approach and methodology (A1a - 5%, A1b - 5%, A2 - 20%, A3a - 5% and A3b - 5%) - 50
Contractor┐s Personnel (B1 - 20%) - 20
Working arrangements (C1a - 3%, C1b - 2%, C2a - 3% and C2b - 2%) - 10
Price - 20

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: GEN/12/33
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No


Section V: Award Of Contract

1: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 06/06/2013
V.2) Information About Offers
Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
Number Of Offers Received By Electronic Means: 5
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: ISIS Innovation Limited
Postal address: Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown
Town: Oxford
Postal code: OX2 7SG
Country: United Kingdom
Email: tom.hockaday@isis.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1865280825
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 137,000
Currency: GBP
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 3
V.5)Information about subcontracting:
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No


2: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 06/06/2013
V.2) Information About Offers
Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
Number Of Offers Received By Electronic Means: 5
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: Risksol Consulting Ltd
Postal address: Dallam Court, Dallam Lane
Town: Warrington
Postal code: WA2 7LT
Country: United Kingdom
Email: helen.wilkinson@risksol.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1925413984
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 137,000
Currency: GBP
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 3
V.5)Information about subcontracting:
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No


3: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: Not Provided

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 06/06/2013
V.2) Information About Offers
Number Of Offers Received: Not Provided
Number Of Offers Received By Electronic Means: 5
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: RAND Europe Community Interest Company
Postal address: Westbrook Centre, Milton Road
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB4 1YG
Country: United Kingdom
Email: stolk@rand.org
Telephone: +44 1223353329
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Total final value of the contract
Value: 137,000
Currency: GBP
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 3
V.5)Information about subcontracting:
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No


Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds:
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

VI.2)Additional Information:
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=67361123
GO-2013820-PRO-5050573 TKR-2013820-PRO-5050572
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987343, URL: www.nao.org.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures:
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2077987343
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.4)Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 20/08/2013

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