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DETI/Invest NI: Trade Advisory Service USA (United States of America).

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Invest NI
Bedford Square Bedford Street
For the attention of: Paula Laverty
BT2 7ES Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890816097

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
DETI/Invest NI: Trade Advisory Service USA (United States of America).
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 UKN0

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)
Contractor (s) shall provide the following services:
- Focused market research;
- Market screening;
- Assessing market readiness;
- Market entry strategies;
- Identification of partners, i.e. agent/distributor agreements, licensing, value added resellers, technology transfer and joint ventures;
- Lead generation 1-to-1 clinics providing market advice and guidance;
- Support for high-quality visit programmes for companies and ministers either individually or as part of a group;
- Managing networking events;
- Market and sector briefings/webinars;
- Both 1-to-1 and to groups;
- Organising Trade visits into the geographical region;
- Organising meet the Buyer events in the geographical region;
- Visits organising agents/distributors/buyers/customers visits from the lot (s) being tendered for to the clients country of origin, where it is outside the countries in the lot (s) tendered for;
- To Northern Ireland;
- Assistance with exhibitions;
- Networking event organizing;
- Promotional assistance;
- Setting up sales offices/trading entities as a service to companies from outside the lot (s) tendered into the respective geographical lot (s) applied for.
The Contractor (s) will assist Invest NI with the delivery of trade services to NI companies wishing to develop business in the respective geographical regions and will have a proven track record in delivering measurable sales results, detailed market intelligence reports, market entry strategies and structured market events (including Trade Missions, Meet the Buyer Events and exhibition ‘Stand-Manning’ support).
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31213000, 33000000, 79410000, 33190000, 34700000, 43200000, 71314000, 72222300, 15000000, 15895000, 15800000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Lowest offer 240 000 and highest offer 360 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Proposed methodology. Weighting 40
2. Contingency management and quality assurance. Weighting 20
3. Cost. Weighting 40
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
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 161-295116 of 21.8.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1 Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Advanced Materials, Engineering and ManufacturingLot No: 2 - Lot title: ICT DigitalLot No: 3 - Lot title: Life SciencesLot No: 4 - Lot title: FoodLot No: 5 - Lot title: Advanced Materials, Engineering and ManufacturingLot No: 6 - Lot title: ICT DigitalLot No: 7 - Lot title: Life Sciences
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 12
Number of offers received by electronic means: 12
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

151 Ventures LLC
2 Covenhaven Rd
088335000 Lebanon

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 240 000 GBP
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 240 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: 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:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: