Due Diligence Tender

Due Diligence Tender

To conduct a range of due diligence on companies in difficulty to inform decision making.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business and management consultancy and related services

2019/S 145-357657

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lesley Reid
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: lesley.reid@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
NUTS code: UKM82

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Business Response Framework

Reference number: P20-0020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The aim of this framework is to establish a timely, efficient and effective mechanism to conduct a range of due diligence on companies in difficulty to inform decision making. Due diligence assignments will encompass a wide range of activities including financial analysis, market information and risk assessment to inform the viability of companies facing challenges and assess the likelihood of successful turnaround.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aim of this framework is to establish a timely, efficient and effective mechanism to conduct a range of due diligence on companies in difficulty to inform decision making. Due diligence assignments will encompass a wide range of activities including financial analysis, market information and risk assessment to inform the viability of companies facing challenges and assess the likelihood of successful turnaround.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Methodology / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Management and delivery team (a) core resources / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion – Name: Management and delivery team (b) additional resources / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Tailored approaches / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 750 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The framework agreement will be awarded for 36 months with an option to extend for one further period of 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

4B.5.1 Please confirm whether you already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, appropriate levels of insurance for this contract. Bidders that do not already have, or cannot commit to obtain insurances may be excluded from further participation in this procurement exercise.

Employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP.

Professional indemnity insurance: bidders should state the value that they consider to be appropriate for the contract.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

4C.1.2 Bidders will be required to provide 2 examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU contract notice or the relevant section of the site notice.

Q4C.10 Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/A

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 26/08/2019
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/08/2019
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Dates and other information contained in this notice are communicated as being indicative only and may be subject to change.

The contracting authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer.

The contracting authority reserves the right to accept part of 1 or more offers.

The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract.

Compliance with all relevant legislation is required during the tendering process and the terms of any resulting contract.

Bidders may be required to attend for interview.

Any contract awarded will be subject to the law of Scotland.

The contracting authority reserves the right to source the services through existing framework agreements.

The contracting authority reserves the right to assign all or part of any contracts resulting from this process.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=557727

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://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.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=592462

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://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.

(SC Ref:592462)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412482700
Fax: +44 1412481600Internet address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries. Email: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us

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) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/07/2019

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