Business Advice and Support Fife

Business Advice and Support Fife

Provision of Specialist Business Advice, Support and Training 2015-2018 for Business Gateway, Fife.

United Kingdom-Glenrothes: Business analysis consultancy services

2015/S 170-309891

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Business Gateway Fife
Saltire House, Pentland Park
For the attention of: Craig Rutherford
KY6 2AL Glenrothes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1592858316
E-mail: craig.rutherford@bgfife.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.businessgatewayfife.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.businessgatewayfife.com

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Business Gateway Fife
Saltire House, Pentland Park
For the attention of: Craig Rutherford
KY6 2AL Glenrothes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1592859320
E-mail: craig.rutherford@bgfife.co.uk
Internet address: www.businessgatewayfife.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
Other: business support

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)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Specialist Business Advice, Support and Training 2015-2018 for Business Gateway, Fife.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Fife.

NUTS code UKM22

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Business Gateway (Fife), wholly owned by and acting on behalf of Fife Council, provides access to business support services within the Fife region encompassing information, training and advice to start up and existing businesses. From October 2015, Business Gateway (Fife) will also be offering an enhanced range of specialist support services and bespoke training packages to businesses across the Fife area.
This will be achieved through the procurement of 1-to-1 dedicated specialist business support, business advice and discretionary training for existing commerce and potential growth companies from a framework at an agreed contractual fee.
The above is sought for the framework for the following Lots:
1. Marketing,
2. Business development,
3. Finance,
4. Digital media solutions,
5. Law,
6. Information technology,
7. Property,
8. Environmental,
9. Human resources.
The above will be for the period 2015 -2017 with option to extend for a further year at the discretion of Business Gateway, Fife. An anticipated overall value of 400 000 GBP across the entire framework requirement. The activity delivered through this framework will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Business Gateway, Fife has an obligation to meet the diverse and changing needs of the business community, it serves and therefore reserves the right to include new supplier/s of service/s into the framework as determined and identified throughout the period. Any additional supplier will need to meet a set criteria set out by Business Gateway, Fife prior to commencement.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=411578

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72221000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

400 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Marketing

1)Short description

Marketing.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79342000

3)Quantity or scope

Marketing.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Business Development

1)Short description

Business development.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72221000

3)Quantity or scope

Business development.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Finance

1)Short description

Finance.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66122000

3)Quantity or scope

Finance.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Law

1)Short description

Law.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)Quantity or scope

Law.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Information Technology

1)Short description

Information technology.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72222000, 72222100

3)Quantity or scope

Information technology.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Property

1)Short description

Property.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

70332200

3)Quantity or scope

Property.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Environmental

1)Short description

Environmental.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90710000

3)Quantity or scope

Environmental.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Human Resources

1)Short description

Human resources.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79414000

3)Quantity or scope

Human resources.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Digital Media Solutions

1)Short description

Digital Media Solutions:
Business Gateway (Fife), wholly owned by and acting on behalf of Fife Council, provides access to business support services within the Fife region encompassing information, training and advice to start up and existing businesses. From October 2015, Business Gateway (Fife) will also be offering an enhanced range of specialist support services and bespoke training packages to businesses across the Fife area.
This will be achieved through the procurement of 1-to-1 dedicated specialist business support, business advice and discretionary training for existing commerce and potential growth companies from a framework at an agreed contractual fee.
The above is sought for the framework for the following Lots:
Digital Media Solutions:
The above will be for the period 2015 -2017 with option to extend for a further year at the discretion of Business Gateway, Fife. An anticipated overall value of 400 000 GBP across the entire framework requirement. The activity delivered through this framework will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Business Gateway, Fife has an obligation to meet the diverse and changing needs of the business community it serves, and therefore reserves the right to include new supplier/s of service/s into the framework as determined and identified throughout the period. Any additional supplier will need to meet a set criteria set out by Business Gateway, Fife prior to commencement.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72212500, 32417000

3)Quantity or scope

Digital Media Solutions.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be 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
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

12.10.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31.8.2015 – 11:00

Place:

Business Gateway, Fife, Glenrothes.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Specialist Business Advice, Business Support and Discretionary Training.

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref: 411578).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31.8.2015

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