Administration and Management of the Enterprising Third Sector Growth and Sustainability Fund

Administration and Management of the Enterprising Third Sector Growth and Sustainability Fund

The Scottish Government (Third Sector Unit) is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor to undertake the administration and management of a significant grant fund to help maintain, develop and grow Scotland’s enterprising third sector.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The Scottish Ministers acting through the Scottish Government

Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate, Floor 2 Europa Building, 450 Argyle Street,

Glasgow

G2 8LG

UK

Mrs Patricia Malloy

+44 1412420449

patricia.malloy@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
http://www.scotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Administration and Management of the Enterprising Third Sector Growth and Sustainability Fund

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The Scottish Government (Third Sector Unit) is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor to undertake the administration and management of a significant grant fund to help maintain, develop and grow Scotland’s enterprising third sector. Provisionally titled the ENTERPRISING THIRD SECTOR GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY FUND 2013 – 2015 inclusive. The Fund mwill distribute approximately £6m during 2013 -15. It will build upon a number of current strategic contracts and initiatives that the Scottish Government has in place, to continue to support a sustainable, capable and enterprising third sector across Scotland.

The Contractor will make all necessary arrangements to ensure that the full value of available funding is distributed appropriately within the timescale of this contract. The Fund Manager will ensure a diligent approach to the fund to ensure that Scottish Government audit needs are fully met. This will include the issue of appropriate Conditions of Grant to successful applicants and the separate identification of fund money which will be released by the Scottish Government for issue to awardees.

The Contractor will deliver all business and operational requirements of the Fund and will put arrangements in place to ensure that all information held will be securely and sensitively managed at all times. Tasks will include ongoing promotional activity, general advice application and assessment assistance and processes, award and payment process, ongoing monitoring of awardees progress against contract outcomes and contribution to the Scottish Government’s final evaluation and reporting process.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=250743.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=250743.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

209999 other Financial Services
329999 other Social Community Care Supplies and Services

100 All Scotland
120 … Highlands and Islands
130 … Aberdeen & North-East
140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
170 … Scotland South
180 … Outside Scotland

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The fund is valued at approximately £6 million and it is expected that (based on historical information) awards will range from between £25,000 and £200,000. The historical information has shown that it is expected that approximately 1000 applications for funding may be received and approximately 233 awards. This is an estimate and the actual figures may be more or less.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

As stated in the Selection criteria detailed within the ITT

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

Case Ref/196972

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
13-02-2013  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date  27-03-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=250743

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:250743)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Administration and Management of the Climate Challenge fund ITT dated 17 January 2013
Technical Response Document 18 January 2013

5.3

Publication date of this notice

18-01-2013

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