Business Development Training Provider

Business Development Training Provider

The focus of the programme is on developing market engagement and practical skills to carry out business engagement from the ground up.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Heriot Watt University

Procurement Services, Gait 6, Riccarton Campus,

EDINBURGH

EH14 4AS

UK

Richard Kinghorn

+44 1314513704

R.G.Kinghorn@hw.ac.uk

+44 1314513119
http://intranet.hw.ac.uk/ps/gls/procurement/Pages/default.aspx
www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Heriot Watt University

Procurement Services, Gait 6, Riccarton Campus,

EDINBURGH

EH14 4AS

UK

Richard Kinghorn

+44 1314513704

R.G.Kinghorn@hw.ac.uk

+44 1314513119
http://intranet.hw.ac.uk/ps/gls/procurement/Pages/default.aspx

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Heriot Watt University

Procurement Services, Riccarton,

EDINBURGH

EH14 4AS

UK

+44 1314514444

+44 1314513119
http://intranet.hw.ac.uk/ps/gls/procurement/Pages/default.aspx

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Business Development Training Provider

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Converge Challenge is a pan-Scottish business start-up competition and entrepreneurship development programme for staff and students of any Scottish University and Research Institute. The focus of the programme is on developing market engagement and practical skills to carry out business engagement from the ground up including pitch training, business planning, marketing. Over the last five years Converge Challenge has received 450 applications and trained 180 founders

Based on the outcomes from the first four years, we helped generate 48 companies (40% success rates from 120 projects engaged), 38 of which have successfully secured follow-up funding worth over £14M

The projects cover Life Sciences, Food and Drink, ICT, Energy, Photonics and Entertainment industries and originate from all Universities in Scotland

You are invited to submit a detailed tender proposal which covers a training overview, training programme and trainer qualifications

NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 5254 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151000 Business Consultancy
152000 Management Consultancy
159999 other Consultancy

160 Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

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

HWU1566

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 08-01-2016

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
08-01-2016  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 22-01-2016

4.5

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

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:423105)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

02-12-2015

 

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