Expression of Interest – Editing of Draft Reports

Expression of Interest – Editing of Draft Reports

We require a consultancy service whereby an individual or organisation makes editing suggestions concerning our draft reports, to help improve the quality of the reports we publish.

Audit Scotland – editing of draft reports – expression of interest

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

 

Audit Scotland

Performance Audit and Best Value, 18 George Street,

Edinburgh

EH2 2QU

UK

Douglas

+44 8451461010

dblack@audit-scotland.gov.uk
www.audit-scotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Audit Scotland – editing of draft reports – expression of interest

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

We require a consultancy service whereby an individual or organisation makes editing suggestions concerning our draft reports, to help improve the quality of the reports we publish.

The consultant will offer a skilled, English-medium editing service that specialises in plain language (or plain English) techniques. We are more interested in the quality of the service that can be provided than the nature of the consultant’s organisation. For example, the consultant could comprise someone working alone, a small firm, or a large firm with expertise in the work we require. Individual editors could work in diverse fields including broadcast media, journalism, further or higher education, professional report writing or staff training.

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=305700.

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.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

   
  151200   Efficiency Consultancy
  152000   Management Consultancy
  159999   other Consultancy

   
  160   Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Roughly 22 reports to be edited between August 2014 and March 2015, plus a further 22 reports approx, during the year April 2015 to March 2016.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

The consultant will offer a skilled, English-medium editing service that specialises in plain language (or plain English) techniques.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

  a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 30-05-2014

b) Deadline for requests to participate
    06-06-2014  Time  16:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender 16-06-2014

d) Estimated award date 25-08-2014

4.5

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

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

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

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

 

(SC Ref:305700)

5.2

Additional Documentation

 
  Audit_Scotland_editor_function_EOI

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 29-05-2014

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