Enterprise Fellowships Training Framework
Single supplier framework to provide and deliver the training and development component of the Enterprise Fellowship programme.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact person: Alison McManus
Telephone: +44 1592623006
Fax: +44 1412481600
NUTS code: UKM34
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398
I.1)Name and addresses
22-26 George Street
NUTS code: UKM25
Internet address(es):Main address: www.rse.org.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
NUTS code: UKK15
I.1)Name and addresses
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
NUTS code: UKK15
Internet address(es):Main address: www.bbsrc.ac.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Enterprise Fellowships Training Framework.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Scottish Enterprise (SE), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), are seeking to appoint a single supplier framework to provide and deliver the training and development component of the Enterprise Fellowship programme. The purpose of the programme’s training and development component is to equip the Enterprise Fellows with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience they require to make the transition from a research environment to form a successful high growth business. It is anticipated that the framework will commence on 1.9.2017.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Enterprise Fellowship programme targets innovators who have entrepreneurial potential and a promising science and technology based business idea. The programme is funded by Scottish Enterprise (SE), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and may also include other public bodies funding and/or partnering in the Enterprise Fellowship programme (the ‘Purchasers’). The Enterprise Fellowship Programme is delivered for and on behalf of the Purchasers and is delivered in partnership with the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
The key objective of the programme is to enable the Enterprise Fellows to play a leading role in the launch of a new spin-out company or technology based start-up with high growth potential.
The objectives for the training and development provider are to:
— ensure each Enterprise Fellow understands what is required and is capable of successfully launching and growing a new technology company with global potential;
— ensure each Enterprise Fellow can make the transition from an academic or technical background to business by ensuring each Enterprise Fellow develops the necessary business skills and knowledge to play a leading role in the new company; develops the necessary confidence and competence to fulfil their chosen role in the new company; develops a personal business network which can provide ongoing business support and advice;
— assist each Enterprise Fellow to develop a viable investment ready business plan which can be realistically implemented following the end of the Fellowship.
Entrepreneurship training and development is a critical component of the Enterprise Fellowships Programme. The Enterprise Fellows tend to be highly skilled researchers in key technology areas with equally high expectations for the businesses they will go on to form. In order to unlock this potential the programme partners seek an innovative and resourceful supplier to energise and empower the Enterprise Fellows through the provision of a high quality training and development programme.
The supplier must balance a broad range of business, personal, technical, sectoral and geographical requirements across successive overlapping cohorts while maintaining the highest standard of delivery against the key objectives related to developing each entrepreneur and their business.
The supplier should be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and expertise in the following areas:
— innovative and flexible delivery of training and development of early stage technology entrepreneurs as they build high growth businesses;
— successful approaches to the commercialisation of technology via a spinout or start-up company;
— keys risks to technology start-ups and how to manage them;
— national and international experience related to the stimulation and growth of new technology based firms;
— the UK innovation support infrastructure as it relates to spin-outs and technology start-ups;
— research base, private sector and public sector activity related to the stimulation and growth of new technology based firms in the UK;
— evidence of knowledge, networks and linkages into the UK investment community, especially the Scottish and London communities;
— established links to support networks the Enterprise Fellows can access post the Enterprise Fellowship.
The Enterprise Fellowship Programme is a UK-wide scheme with the training and mentoring delivered across the UK and the bidder should demonstrate how they will ensure uniformity of delivery and outcome.
While there are currently 3 main funders additional funders may join the scheme in the future and the bidder should demonstrate how they will be flexible enough to cope with additional funders joining and hence potentially an increase in the number of Fellows per cohort.
Please refer to the tender documentation for further details of our requirements.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The framework agreement will be in place for a period of 36 months with an option to break the agreement after the first year due to a review currently being undertaken by Scottish Enterprise. After the 36 month period, the Purchasers will also have an option to extend the Agreement for a further 12 month period to a maximum of 48 months as detailed above.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
4B.1.2 — Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 80 000 GBP for the last 2 years.
4B.3 — Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.
4B.4 — Bidders will be required to state the value for the liquidity ratio. The liquidity ratio should be equal to or greater than 0.8.
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.
— Public Liability Insurance — Bidders should state the value that they consider to be appropriate for the contract.
— Professional Indemnity Insurance — Bidders should state the value that they consider to be appropriate for the contract.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
4C.1.2 — statement — Bidders will be required to provide 3 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. These will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Pass equals providing 3 examples detailing relevant experience to deliver the service. Fail equals failure to provide 3 examples detailing relevant experience to deliver the service.
Bidders can submit examples in a separate document to allow room to provide details of the service provided.
4C.10 Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract, and if so, for what proportion of the contract.
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
ESPD Question 4D.1
— Documented arrangements that the organisation has a system for monitoring quality management procedures on an on-going basis. The bidder’s organisation must be able to provide evidence of systematic, periodic review and improvement of quality in respect of output and general performance.
— A documented process demonstrating how the bidder deals with complaints. The bidder must be able to provide details of how their organisation maintains records of any complaints received and how corrective measures are carried out to prevent reoccurrence.
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
ESPD Question 2A.17 — Form of Participation (Notably as part of a group, consortium, joint venture or similar).
Any contract will be entered into with the nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract. It will be for members of the consortium to sort out their respective duties and liabilities amongst each other. For administrative purposes, any associated documentation will be sent to the nominated lead organisation.
ESPD Question 2D.1.2 — If a substantial proportion of work would go to a subcontractor we may ask for a completed ESPD form for those subcontractors (only sections A and B of Part II and Part III will be requested). We will advise bidders if we require this information prior to the subcontractor commencing work on the contract.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=494906.
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://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.
Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=494906
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Telephone: +44 1412425466
In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries.
An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 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
50 Waterloo Street, Atrium Court
Telephone: +44 1412041111Internet address:https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: