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Lisburn and Castlereagh Council is acting on behalf of the 11 NI Councils to appoint a Contractor to deliver a new NIBSUP. The key aims are: - Provide advice and capability to enable entrepreneurs to develop a credible and viable business plan - ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Lagan Valley Island
Lisburn
BT27 4RL
United Kingdom
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

DfC/LCC The Delivery of the Northern Ireland Business Start Programme. NIBSUP.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Lisburn and Castlereagh Council is acting on behalf of the 11 NI Councils to appoint a Contractor to deliver a new NIBSUP. The key aims are: - Provide advice and capability to enable entrepreneurs to develop a credible and viable business plan - Raise the overall number of business starts per annum - A programme that is universal, regionally consistent - Provide information and start-up support services - Provide access to a range of information that will help reduce the perception of risk and increase the level of awareness / understanding of the business start-up development process - Supporting enterprise activity across the region. To deliver an accessible service that delivers on Local Governments equality and diversity agenda, including females / young people who are NEETS - To effectively signpost all new business starts to the wide range of support and advice available - To provide a flow of new businesses that will access further direct support from Invest NI and contribute to job creation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lisburn and Castlereagh Council is acting on behalf of the 11 NI Councils to appoint a Contractor to deliver a new NIBSUP. The key aims are - Provide advice and capability to enable entrepreneurs to develop a credible and viable business plan - Raise the overall number of business starts per annum - A programme that is universal, regionally consistent - Provide information and start-up support services - Provide access to a range of information that will help reduce the perception of risk and increase the level of awareness / understanding of the business start-up development process - Supporting enterprise activity across the region. To deliver an accessible service that delivers on Local Governments equality and diversity agenda, including females / young people who are NEETS -To effectively signpost all new business starts to the wide range of support and advice available -To provide a flow of new businesses that will access further direct support from Invest NI and contribute to job creation.

II.2.14)Additional information

The figure indicated in II.1.5) represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value which ranges from 3 000 000 to 4 500 000 GBP). This range reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account such changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
09/01/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Contract Related to a Project and/or Programme Financed by Community Funds.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/11/2016