External Advisers for the Independent Assurance Review Programme

External Advisers for the Independent Assurance Review Programme

Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 36

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Project-management services other than for construction work

2015/S 049-085663

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Government
3F North, Victoria Quay
Contact point(s): Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate
For the attention of: Neil Stewart
EH6 6QQ Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1312443509

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

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: yes

National Records of Scotland

Historic Scotland

Disclosure Scotland

Registers of Scotland

Scottish Qualification Authority

Scottish Courts Service

Scottish Prison Service

Transport Scotland

The Scottish Government Core Directorates

Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service

Scottish Police Authority

National Museums of Scotland

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Scottish Legal Aid Board

Scottish Natural Heritage

Skills Development Scotland

Visit Scotland

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Angus Council

Argyll and Bute Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dundee City Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Lothian Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Falkirk Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Highland Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

Moray Council, The

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Orkney Islands Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Shetland Islands Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Stirling Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Lothian Council

Central Scotland Fire and Rescue Service

Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service

Fife Fire and Rescue Service

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service

Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service

Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service

Tayside Fire and Rescue Service

Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)

NHS 24

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Orkney

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

NHS Western Isles

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

The State Hospital for Scotland

Fife College

Dundee & Angus College

Edinburgh College

West College Scotland

Glasgow Clyde College

Ayrshire College

City of Glasgow College

North East College Scotland

New College Lanarkshire

Glasgow Kelvin College

Borders College

Dumfries and Galloway College

Forth Valley College

Inverness College

Lews Castle College

Moray College

Newbattle Abbey College

North Highland College

Orkney College

Perth College

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Shetland College

South Lanarkshire College

West Lothian College

SRUC

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow School of Art

Heriot-Watt University

Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

UHI Millennium Institute

University of Aberdeen

University of Abertay Dundee

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland

Cairngorms National Park Authority

Office of Scottish Charity Regulator

Audit Scotland

National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorites; Welsh Schools and Academies; Welsh Universities; Welsh FE Colleges; Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies; NHS Wales; Social Care Wales; and Welsh Registered Social Landlords

Northern Ireland Government Departments and Agencies; Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities; Schools in Northern Ireland; Universities in Northern Ireland; Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Housing Associations; and Police Service of Northern Ireland

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of External Advisers for the Independent Assurance Review Programme (Framework Agreement).

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting servicesĀ [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

NUTS code UK

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: 36

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Approximately 180 (60 in each of the three lots) call-offs per annum over 4 years.

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

The requirement is for the provision of external advisers to fulfil the role of Review Team Leaders and Members for the Independent Assurance Review Programmes undertaken by the Framework Public Bodies.
This procurement is being conducted by The Scottish Government on behalf of the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is intended to lead to a multi-supplier Framework Agreement, under which a Framework Public Body may make a call-off contract (either by direct award or further competition) for individual requirements for the services described.
The Framework Agreement will be structured as three lots, one each covering Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Participating Bodies.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79421000

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 all 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:

Approximately 180 requirements (60 per each lot) per annum.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract to provide the services will be for a 2 year period with the Scottish Government having the option to twice extend the contract for a further year (i.e. up to a maximum of 4 years).

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.7.2015. Completion 30.6.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Scotland

1)Short description

The provision of external advisers to fulfil the role of Review Team Leaders and Members for Independent Assurance Reviews undertaken by Scottish Framework Public Bodies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79421000

3)Quantity or scope

Approximately 60 requirements per annum over 4 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

It is envisaged that between 5 and 12 providers will be appointed to each lot (although the same provider may be appointed to more than 1 lot).

Lot No: 2Lot title: Wales

1)Short description

The provision of external advisers to fulfil the role of Review Team Leaders and Members for Independent Assurance Reviews undertaken by Welsh Framework Public Bodies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79421000

3)Quantity or scope

Approximately 60 requirements per annum over 4 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

It is envisaged that between 5 and 12 providers will be appointed to each lot (although the same provider may be appointed to more than 1 lot).

Lot No: 3Lot title: Northern Ireland

1)Short description

The provision of external advisers to fulfil the role of Review Team Leaders and Members for Independent Assurance Reviews undertaken by Northern Irish Framework Public Bodies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79421000

3)Quantity or scope

Approximately 60 requirements per annum over 4 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

It is envisaged that between 5 and 12 providers will be appointed to each lot (although the same provider may be appointed to more than 1 lot).

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:

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

Consortia must nominate a prime or lead contractor to deal with Scottish Ministers on all matters relating to this procurement. If successful, consortium bidders may be required to accept joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

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 statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Individuals directly providing the service must be accredited.
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 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:

217538
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

1.5.2015 – 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:321980).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

6.3.2015

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