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Worcestershire Business Growth Programme.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Worcestershire Councy Council
Spetchley Road
For the attention of: Annie Carter
WR5 2NP Worcester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1905843633

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Redditch & Bromsgrove Council, Malvern Hills Council, Wyre Forest District Council, Worcester City Council, Wychavon District Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Worcestershire Business Growth Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UKG12

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Sustainable economic growth and business growth is a key priority for Worcestershire County Council, the district councils and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. Set out in our corporate plan the Open for Business strategy focuses on ‘rebalancing’ Worcestershire's local economy through a series of measures aimed at encouraging and supporting private sector investment, business and employment growth.
Central to the long term fortunes of the County are a large proportion of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) which account for over 90 % of all Worcestershire businesses and between them generate a high proportion of the County's Gross Value Added. Along with new businesses, those SMEs with the greatest potential for growth will play a significant role in the economic recovery of the County.
The County Council is seeking to appoint a service provider for the provision of business growth support as part of the Enterprising Worcestershire Programme through funding from the European Regional Development Fund, County and District Councils.
The business growth support service will provide business advice and support to SMEs in Worcestershire in order to enable them to address barriers to business growth.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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 contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated with a call for competition
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
SYSTEM 00000049
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 201-364139 of 18.10.2016

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Biz Smarts Ltd
The Lobin, 53 Monument Lane, Worcestershire
B45 9QQ Lickey
United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Regional Development Fund.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: