Fund Management for Scottish Government

Fund Management for Scottish Government

Climate Challenge Fund Management and Administration Services.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Administration services

2016/S 215-391593

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
E-mail: lucy.wright@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.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: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Climate Challenge Fund Management and Administration Services.

Reference number: CASE/322249

II.1.2)Main CPV code

75100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Climate Challenge Fund is a vital part of the Scottish Government’s work to create more sustainable communities and reduce emissions in a low-carbon economy. It supports community organisations to deliver these outcomes by providing project funding to qualifying projects of up to 150 000 GBP per annum.

The Scottish Government requires a suitably qualified and experienced service provider to undertake the administration and management of the fund.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 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)

75100000
90700000
75200000
98000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Climate Challenge Fund is a vital part of the Scottish Government’s work to create more sustainable communities and reduce emissions in a low-carbon economy. It supports community organisations to deliver these outcomes by providing project funding to qualifying projects of up to 150 000 GBP per annum.

The Scottish Government requires a suitably qualified and experienced service provider to undertake the administration and management of the fund.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Contract will include an additional 12 month optional extension period.

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:

Turnover

Current Ratio

Insurances.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Turnover

Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of GBP 500,000 GBP for the last 3 years:

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.

Ratios

Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s):

Current Ratio

Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 0.8.

The ratio will be calculated as follows:

Net current assets/net current liabilities

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

Insurances

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance in accordance with any legal obligation for the time being in force

Public Liability Insurance in the sum of not less than 2 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance in the sum of not less than 2 000 000 GBP

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

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
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 200-360743

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

Date: 09/12/2016
Local time: 12:00
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: 09/12/2016
Local time: 12:00

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:

Exclusion grounds

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.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6860. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.

(SC Ref:468653).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312440474Internet address:http://www.scotland.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/11/2016

 

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