Business Growth Consultancy Service Tender

Business Growth Consultancy Service Tender

The main purpose of both the master-class programme and 1-to-1 support, will be to increase knowledge and improve capacity among SMEs in Glasgow.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Development consultancy services

2016/S 067-117274

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Glasgow City Council
Corporate Services, City Chambers
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Gary Stewart
G2 1DU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412876403
E-mail: gary.stewart@glasgow.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412879399

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: glasgow.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00196

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

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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 authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Business Growth Consultancy Service.

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: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM34

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 000 000 GBP

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

At the 2013 State of the City Economy Conference, the Leader of the Council made a commitment to increase the Glasgow Business base by 2 000 by 2017. Economic Development, within Development and Regeneration Service are responsible for delivering this.
To support the delivery of these objectives Economic Development have spent the past 2 years undertaking a wholesale Service Reform to review activity and resource allocation. This reform and subsequent Service Re-design has led to significant change in service provision within Economic Development and has led the development of a New Approach to Enterprise support, which articulates the strategy and blueprint for delivery of a comprehensive business support programme for Glasgow. This will fundamentally change the way in which Glasgow City Council engages with, and supports, businesses in the city. As a mechanism to this change, Glasgow City Council, via delivery of Business Gateway, is seeking to contract for business consultancy through the delivery of master-class (1-to-many) programmes and 1-to-1 professional support in 6 key business areas: Growth, Structure, Skills and Resource Capacity, Finance, Resilience and Innovation.
The main purpose of both the master-class programme and 1-to-1 support, will be to increase knowledge and improve capacity among SMEs in Glasgow, helping them achieve aspirations and improve the city’s economic well being.
Businesses supported through this programme of intervention will be referred to both the master-class programme and 1-to-1 professional support by a team of dedicated Business Advisers, who will conduct an in-depth Business Diagnostic.
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 visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 5638 under PQQs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the PQQ it will move to your My PQQs 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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000, 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:

As detailed within PQQ document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 693 900 and 3 020 900 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework will run for 24 months and GCC reserves the right to extend the framework by 24 months via 2 X 12 month extensions. The extension will be subject to further external funding becoming available.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Consultancy Service on Growth

1)Short description

Further details are available in the PQQ document.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72221000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details are available in the PQQ document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 752 300 and 848 300 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Consultancy Service on Structure

1)Short description

Further details are available within the PQQ document.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details are available within the PQQ document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 596 000 and 669 800 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Consultancy Service on Skills and Resource Capacity

1)Short description

Further details are available in the PQQ document.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details are available within the PQQ document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 508 800 and 571 200 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Consultancy Service on Finance

1)Short description

Further details are available in the PQQ document.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details are available in the PQQ document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 480 100 and 538 900 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Consultancy Service on Resilience

1)Short description

Further details are available in the PQQ.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details are available in the PQQ.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 194 000 and 210 800 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Consultancy service on Innovation

1)Short description

Further details are available in the PQQ document.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000

3)Quantity or scope

Further details are available in the PQQ document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 162 700 and 181 900 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
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:

As detailed within the PQQ/ITT.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed within the PQQ/ITT.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed within the PQQ/ITT.
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.
(6) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
As detailed within the ITT.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.
As detailed within the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within the ITT.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 30
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 10 suppliers per lot will be taken through to ITT stage following the PQQ evaluation. 5 suppliers per lot will be awarded at ITT stage.
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:

GCC003910CPU
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.4.2016

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

2.5.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.5.2016

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

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): Please see PQQ documents for further information.

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:439115).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Glasgow City Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be required from the procurement officer(see details in Section 1.1) of the contract notice). If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed by a breach of the rule to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.4.2016

 

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