Solent LEP, via it's accountable body Portsmouth City Council (the ‘Council’), is seeking suitably qualified independent expertise to develop the following work package:
I. A DfT WebTAG compliant Outline Business Case for Solent Metro Phase 1;
II. A report describing and appraising financing options for infrastructure delivery, management, and operation of Solent Metro Phase 1, with a preferred option.
III. A report providing a high level review of all phases of Solent Metro to include prioritisation of future phases to maximise economic benefits for Solent.
IV. Completion of an application for the LEP to submit to DfT for construction funding for Solent Metro Phase 1 in December 2017.
V. A dedicated resource to provide capacity in the LEP office to coordinate the delivery of items i-iv (above), including engagement with stakeholders.
The available capped budget for this project is 900 000 GBP and the work is expected to be completed within 12 months.
The Solent LEP is commissioning this work through its Accountable Body, Portsmouth City Council.
Bidders are asked to submit copies of their proposal, by 15:00 on 20.4.2017, via the Portsmouth City Council In-Tend system according to the process outlined at the following link:
An indicative activity timetable for the preparation of this commission is provided below:
W/C 8.5.2017: Inception meeting.
12.5.2017: Contract start date.
Early September 2017: Initial draft Solent Metro Phase 1 OBC; Initial report providing a high level review of all phases of Solent Metro to include prioritisation of future phases to maximise economic benefits for Solent. Draft financing report for Solent Metro Phase 1, for consideration by Solent LEP Funding, Finance and Performance Management Group.
6.10.2017: Final draft Solent Metro Phase 1 OBC; Final report providing a high level review of all phases of Solent Metro to include prioritisation of future phases to maximise economic benefits for Solent. Final draft financing report for Solent Metro Phase 1 for consideration by Solent LEP Board.
31.10.2017: Final Solent Metro Phase 1 OBC; Final report providing a high level review of all phases of Solent Metro to include prioritisation of future phases to maximise economic benefits for Solent; Final financing report for Solent Metro Phase 1.
30.11.2017: Completion of application for Solent LEP to submit to DfT for construction funding under large majors.
Provision should be made for monthly meetings with the Steering Group, as well as attendance at one Solent LEP Funding, Finance and Performance Management Group meeting, and attendance at on LEP Board meeting.
The Provider will be required to carry out a programme of internal audit reviews throughout the year and to report to management on the effectiveness of the systems and controls for which management are responsible and on all financial and related control arrangements, including business risk relation to the Housing Association Sector.
The University Executive Board has approved, in principle, the establishment of a University of Portsmouth office in Delhi. It is envisaged that this office will include 2 members of staff, provisionally titled ‘India Regional Director’ and ‘India Administrative Officer’. The staff of this office will work closely with the Business Development Consultant to be renamed ‘India Marketing Officer based in Mumbai.
In establishing an office in Delhi, the University's aims are to increase student recruitment through increased brand recognition and the establishment of effective academic partnerships with Indian institutions for the delivery of on campus student recruitment numbers and off campus delivery.
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Portsmouth City Council, ‘the Authority’, is inviting applications from suitably qualified suppliers to deliver apprenticeship training services.
The Authority looking to set up a dynamic purchasing system to engage a range of providers that are able to deliver the diverse range of apprenticeship qualifications in line with central government's targets and standards.
The procurement process will be run in accordance with the following programme:
Initial DPS return deadline 27.2.2017;
Initial DPS Award 10.3.2017;
Submissions to join the DPS can however be made at any time.
The deadline for the first mini competition to procure an Apprenticeship Training provider for Chartered Surveyor degrees is 31.3.2017 at 14:00.
As of April 2017 Central Government will be imposing a levy on all business who have a wage bill of more than 3 000 000 GBP. Portsmouth City Council ‘“the Authority”’ falls into this category and will be targeted to have 2.3 % of its workforce as apprenticeships on an annual basis. This means the Authority that has an ongoing requirement to provide Apprenticeships opportunities for external individuals and existing staff.
The Authority is seeking to appoint a number of training providers that are suitably qualified and have experience in delivering an extensive range of apprenticeship programmes via a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
In order to be accepted onto the DPS suppliers must already be registered on the Skills Funding Agency's Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP).
Once the DPS is operational the Authority will run mini competitions which will allow successful suppliers to bid for opportunities that they are able to provide.
Portsmouth City Council (the Authority) is inviting tenders from Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approved insurers to provide insurance cover across a number of requirements which the Authority has broken down into individual Lots. Tenders may be submitted for one, all or any combination of Lots. Broking services do not form part of this tender and bids will not be accepted from brokers.
Contracts will commence on 30.6.2017 and will be let for a 3-year Long Term Agreement period with the option to extend for up to 2 further years in increments to be agreed to a maximum total term of 5 years, subject to the agreement and performance of both parties.
Closing date for tender submissions will be 14:00 on Tuesday 18.4.2017.
The estimated value of the combined requirements is approx. 7 200 000 GBP over the maximum 5 year period..
Property and Business Interruption Insurance — Covers the Authority's general property and housing portfolio, and loss of income from any resultant damage.
Leasehold/RTB Insurance — Covers the Authority's Leaseholder property portfolio.
Commercial Property Insurance — Covers the Authority's Commercial and Investment properties and loss of rental income from any resultant damage.
Liability Insurance — Covers the Authority's Liability and associated covers.
Motor Insurance — Covers the Authority's motor vehicles and associated liabilities.
Engineering Inspection and Insurance — Covers the Authority's statutory requirement to inspect items of lifting equipment and pressure plant.
PA and Travel Insurance — Covers annual travel trips for Authority staff, members and schools.
Contractors Liability Insurance — Covers the Authority's liability for construction work in progress.
Fine Arts Insurance — Covers the Authority's arts items at museums and other Authority locations.
External Audit Services
The University of Portsmouth intends to appoint an external audit provider to support the activities of the University and its subsidiary undertakings with the necessary audit work on the 2015/16 financial statements. The contract will be awarded annually by The University Board of Governors, but subject to satisfactory performance, the University would not intend to undertake a tender exercise again for at least 5 years. Subject to satisfactory performance, the contract may be extended without formal tendering for up to a maximum of a further 1 year beyond the initial 5 years.
The appointed supplier will be expected to start work immediately upon award of this contract.
The external audit provider must have sufficient skills, expertise and experience to provide services at least to cover the relevant provisions of the Model Financial Memorandum between HEFCE and Institutions (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2010/10_19). For a university of the complexity and size of Portsmouth, the external auditor would need access to specialist audit skills (e.g. tax, computer audit), to be familiar with specific higher education iUoPes and bring relevant knowledge of the large business units operating within the University (e.g. academic faculties, catering, estates, library services etc.,). The auditor must be aware of developments within Higher Education particularly where these may have mandatory applications to institutions and/or potentially have significant financial effects and risks.
The University will be looking to short-list to a minimum of 5 suppliers at the selection stage of the tender. Only the shortlisted suppliers will have their full ITT's assessed.
To Express an Interest in this project please register on the University of Portsmouth In-Tend webpage and express an interest in this project. Please find the weblink for our webpage below:
The Digital Experience Transformation includes the re-design, re-development and support of the University of Portsmouth website (www.port.ac.uk).
The Digital Experience Transformation includes the re-design and re-development of the University of Portsmouth website (www.port.ac.uk). The phases of the project are as follows:
The discovery phase will begin with detailed research into the core audiences that use the current website and any new audiences that should be targeted. This will also include a review of existing technologies in operation and architecture, strategies and plans and the capabilities and user needs of the digital and Information Services teams.
Development and Delivery phase
The approved proposal from the Discovery phase will inform the Development and Delivery phase.
Hosting and Support phase
There are 2 elements to this phase. The findings of the Discovery phase will inform the solution for both hosting the website and the support for the business to manage the CMS.
In addition to above, requirements include:
— To deliver a new fully responsive website that enables the new brand which is currently in development.
— To ensure that the website is designed, developed and structured to aid key user journeys, improve core functionality, usability and navigation. This will be built upon the detailed research that will be carried out as part of the discovery phase.
— To audit and migrate content from multiple micro-sites and sources through to a single site ensuring it fits within the new university structure.
— To ensure that the website is fully optimised to increase traffic from organic search and configured to provide detailed analytics and insight.
— To deliver a best in class technical build, with an improved site search capability and CMS, allowing us to manage, create new content but also deploy micro-sites.
— To provide a cloud hosted and website technical support service.
— To establish clear governance structures and processes and tools for continual optimisation and improvement.
Provision of consultancy services for support in the purchase of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution and associated services for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Bids are invited for the provision of consultancy services for support in the purchase of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution and associated services to meet the operational and clinical requirements of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and potentially Isle of Wight NHS Trust to which the IT and procurement departments provide services.
Bids should also include consideration of the possibility of wider use of the resulting EMR solution by other NHS Trusts in whole or in part, perhaps as a consequence of the NHS Future Operating Model, Sustainability and Transformation Plans or other initiatives on a local, regional or national level, or of wider use of the EMR solution contract by other Trusts in whole or in part.
The Trust requires that the successful Consultancy service brings resources and specific expertise and that it provides product specific specialism to the project team. Amongst other requirements as detailed in the ITT documentation the Consultancy must have:
— Demonstrable experience of a successful procurement project which in turn resulted in the successful implementation (whether or not you were involved in this stage) of an EMR solution, ideally at an NHS acute trust;
— Experience and familiarity with running procurement projects through an OJEU Competitive Dialogue procedure, a Competitive Procedure with Negotiation or other complex procurement processes;
— Knowledge and experience of different models of contracts for IT solution and transformation services, including those in which payments are linked either to delivery of product or of cash-releasing savings and the implications of these for the parties to the contracts.
The contract will remain in place subject to the completion of each 1 of the successive specified milestones, the final 1 of which ends with the successful award of contracts for an EMR solution and associated services, currently expected to be in September 2018.
The estimated value of this contract for the purpose of both this OJEU Contract Notice and the Trust's internal Business Case is 180 000 GBP excluding VAT. Bidders should note that this is not a target figure, however bids that are unaffordable may be excluded from the process.
The submission of the Bidder's offer will be subject to the NHS South of England Procurement Services' Conditions of Contract for the Supply of Consultancy Services included within the tender documents.
An OJEU Prior Information Notice for this opportunity was despatched on 7.12.2016, and published on 9.12.2016 under publication number 2016/S 238-433465.