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- Contract (Services)
- 15 year
- 16 Nov 2021
- To 28 Sep 2036 (est.)
- 16 Dec 2021 12:00
South East Wales
- Cardiff Council Cardiff
- Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Ebbw Vale
- Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend
- Caerphilly County Borough Council Hengoed
- Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Merthyr Tydfil
- Monmouthshire County Council Usk
- Newport City Council Newport
- Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC Tonypandy
- Torfaen County Borough Council Torfaen
- Vale of Glamorgan Council Barry
Cardiff Council is seeking to procure a Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) authorised fund manager (“Fund Manager”) on behalf of Cardiff Capital Region (“CCR”) to establish, provide certain services, and to manage the capital allocated under the innovation investment fund (“Fund”) which focuses on providing funding support to proven high growth innovative businesses looking to scale up, via patient capital or long-term investment, in the South East Wales region. The fund will be capitalised initially at 50million GBP, but will look to target a total Fund size of up to 100million GBP; including co-investment from other investors. The Fund is anticipated to be classed as an alternative investment fund and will be structured under a conventional limited partnership model under which the Fund Manager will, amongst other matters, be principally expected to: (a) provide advice upon and finalisation of the Investment Strategy for the Fund; (b) marketing, promoting and securing a pipeline of suitable potential applicants; (c) reviewing applications, undertaking all required due diligence and marshalling the application process to determine suitability for the Fund in accordance with the prescribed investment strategy and eligibility criteria; (d) provide ongoing monitoring, scrutiny and management of investments made, reporting and highlighting any potential or actual risks arising and how these may be managed; (e)potentially, invest capital itself (or via an affiliate company) directly into the Fund (on terms to be agreed); (f) procuring co-investment for the Fund from other private and/or public sector investors; and (g) fulfilling the role of an FCA authorised fund manager for the Fund.. The Fund is anticipated to run for an initial 5 year period of investment activity, followed by up to 7 years of monitoring and management of the fund portfolio with the ability to extend by a further  to  years (on terms to be determined).
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Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal is a 1.1bn GBP economic growth programme which was agreed in 2016 between UK Government, Welsh Government and ten local authorities in South East Wales (the "Region") to bring about significant economic growth in the Region through investment, upskilling, and improved physical and digital connectivity. The CCR local authorities are: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff Council, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan. In furtherance of the City Deal core objectives, CCR is seeking to establish a 50 million GBP Fund that will provide funding support to high growth innovative businesses looking to scale up, via patient capital or long-term investment, in the South East Wales region. The Fund is anticipated to be classed as an alternative investment fund and will be structured under a conventional corporate limited partnership model. The Fund Manager will be engaged under a bespoke fund manager services contract to be entered into with the general partner or another corporate entity (once established by or on behalf of CCR). CCR, however, reserve the right to engage the Fund Manager directly or via an alternative corporate structure (to include a corporate joint committee if and when established by CCR). CCR anticipates that the duration of the Fund Manager's services contract will align with the duration of the Fund. The term of the Fund is anticipated to be for an initial 5 years of investment activity, followed by up to 7 years of monitoring and management of the fund portfolio, with the possibility of an extension by CCR for further period(s) of up to 2 - 3 years. The appointed Fund Manager will be expected to procure co-investment capital for the Fund, and for individual investments, either directly and/or via other public and/or private sources. The target total level of investment commitments to the fund is 100 million GBP, including co-investment from other investors. The principal objectives of the Fund, investment products, investment criteria, eligibility criteria and target outputs are set out in the Investment Strategy which has been issued as part of the Draft ITPD alongside this Contract Notice. CCR is seeking to commission an FCA authorised fund manager to, amongst other matters, help market the Fund, source and originate investment opportunities, source investment from other investors and a pipeline of applicants, undertake due diligence on applicants and (acting as the general partner) manage the capital allocated under the Fund. It is intended that CCR will invest 50 million GBP into the Fund at the outset to fund the initial 5 years of investment activity which is to be supplemented by co-investment capital. The full scope of services is set out in Fund Manager Services Contract which has been issued as part of the Draft ITPD alongside this Contract Notice. CCR is now inviting suitably qualified candidates to submit a response to the standard selection questionnaire (SQ) for this contract opportunity. Details of where to obtain the SQ and other documentation being released at this stage can be found in Section I of this contract notice. The contract value for this opportunity is an estimated range of 10m GBP - 65m GBP. The range has been calculated using market comparator rates for profit and fund activity. Additional information: Please note, the estimated value at II.1.5 and II.2.6 is based on the maximum 15 year duration of services.
The minimum term will be 12 years with the discretion for CCR to extend the services contract for a period or periods up to a further 2 + 1 years in total.
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- This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
- Renewals are available.
- Technical restrictions apply.
** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com ERFX1007681 CCR is conducting this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as amended, and successor legislation which may follow, using the competitive dialogue procedure as set out in Regulation 30. Following assessment of SQ submissions, CCR intends to shortlist  candidates to be invited to participate in dialogue. Please see the SQ for further details. CCR then intends to conduct a focussed and effective dialogue stage with the aim of enabling bidders to submit a final tender that meets CCR’s requirements. The Draft ITPD is being issued with the Contract Notice for information only and contains information on the anticipated procurement process and draft contract terms. Candidates are solely responsible for their costs and expenses incurred in connection with this procurement. Under no circumstances (including circumstances where CCR cancels or varies the procurement) will CCR or Cardiff Council or any of its advisers be liable for any costs or expenses borne or incurred by the candidates or their advisers. NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=115881. Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are: PLEASE SEE TENDER DOCUMENTATION (WA Ref:115881) The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.
- FTS 028625-2021