Creative Industries Trade Networks – Music

Creative Industries Trade Networks – Music

The trade networks have been encouraged to work together whenever possible, and have come together to deliver goNORTH, Scotland’s leading creative industries business to business annual conference and showcase.


United Kingdom-Dingwall: Recreational, cultural and sporting services

2014/S 087-152663

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Earl Thorfinn House, 6 Druimchat View
For the attention of: HIE Procurement Team
IV15 9XL Dingwall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1349868977
E-mail: hieprocurement@hient.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hie.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313

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

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

Further information can be obtained from: via Public Contracts Scotland web portal (http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/)
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: via Public Contracts Scotland web portal (http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/)
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: via Public Contracts Scotland web portal (http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/)
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

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:

Creative Industries Trade Networks – Music.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Highlands and Islands.

NUTS code UKM6

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

In 2009 HIE developed an approach to sectoral support, with Creative Industries Trade Networks at its core. These sub-sectors remain HIE’s priority areas. The trade networks have been encouraged to work together whenever possible, and have come together to deliver goNORTH, Scotland’s leading creative industries business to business annual conference and showcase.
Creative Industries has been identified as one of the priority growth sectors by the Scottish Government and HIE’s current requirements have been divided in to five closely aligned areas (as follows):
— Annual Conference
— Music
— Screen and Broadcast
— Crafts, Fashions & Textiles
— Writing and Publishing
This contract relates to the trade network activity relating to the Music sector.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=302609

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92000000

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: no

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:

It is anticipated that this contract will be awarded for a period of 3 years with HIE having the option to extend for a further 1 year period.
Estimated values shown below relate to 48 months.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 680 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: option to extend after 36 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:

Details to be provided in the Tender documentation.

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: Details to be provided in the Tender documentation.
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 have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(7) 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
(8) 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.
Full details provided in the Tender documentation

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.
Details to be provided in the Tender documentation
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Employers Liability Insurance – min of 5 m GBP (unless sole trader)
Public Liability Insurance – min of 5 m GBP
Professional Indemnity Liability Insurance – min of 1 m GBP

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(2) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided
(3) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(4) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
Details to be provided in the Tender documentation.
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 below

1. Delivery Methodology. Weighting 9

2. Management Methodology. Weighting 7

3. Management and Delivery Team. Weighting 15

4. Technical Resources. Weighting 9

5. Challenges and Risks. Weighting 5

6. Added Value and Innovation. Weighting 15

7. Community Benefits. Weighting 5

8. Indicative 1 Year Programme. Weighting 15

9. Annual Conference – Proposed Content and Individuals. Weighting 15

10. Price. Weighting 5

 

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:

Music

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 25-039543 of 5.2.2014

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

17.6.2014 – 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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: HIE reserves the right to re-tender for these services upon termination of the contract in accordance with the provisions of the Contract Conditions or at the end of the contract period, including any extension period.

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): ERDF

VI.3)Additional information

Bidders should note that this is one of five contracts being procured simultaneously, but under separate contract notices. This particular Procurement relates to the Music Trade Network contract. Tenderers who are interested in bidding for any of the other contracts can do so by locating the respective PCS/OJEU notices, which were all published on the same date with ‘Creative Industries’ in the contract description. Tenderers should note that the successful suppliers in each of the five procurements will be required to work closely with each other and HIE to achieve the Objectives as detailed in the Specification of Services.
Bidders should note that they will also be expected to support the delivery of community benefits which take into account HIE’s role as a local economic development agency. This may include offering training, employment and supply chain opportunities as well as educational and community initiatives as appropriate.
The ‘Estimated Value Range’ provided in II.2.1 is indicative only and relates to the current anticipated value over the 4 year period. The estimated maximum aggregated value across all 5 contracts over 48 months is 3,2 m GBP.
In order to participate, suppliers should register their interest in this contract on the Public Contracts Scotland website and download and complete all relevant documentation. This free registration process also gives suppliers access to an on line Question & Answer facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously), and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.
Tenders must be submitted via the PCS postbox and be received by the date and time indicated with all questions answered. Hard copy responses will not be accepted.
(SC Ref:302609)
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: HIE will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers before entering into a contract with the successful tenderer(s). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved, an economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Sessions.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.5.2014

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