Highland and Moray Business Development Services Framework

Highland and Moray Business Development Services Framework

Services will be commissioned in 4 lots representing all the differing services that the Council would wish to utilise.

United Kingdom-Inverness: Business development consultancy services

2016/S 142-256597

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Inverness
IV3 5NX
United Kingdom
Contact person: FM Contracts Team
Telephone: +44 1463785157
E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM6
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Business Development Services Framework Agreement — Highland and Moray.

Reference number: HC/DIS/LGAP/072016

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79411100

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council proposes to create a framework for the delivery of its business development services, and specifically those that are additional to the services currently delivered through the Business Gateway core contract for start-up workshops. The Framework will be commissioned by open procedure through Public Contracts Scotland. It will consist of organisations and businesses who can demonstrate their ability to provide business development services to individual and/or groups of businesses.

Services will be commissioned in 4 lots representing all the differing services that the Council would wish to utilise. Call-off from the framework will be on an as and when required basis, with no guarantee of any particular volumes of clients.

The framework will be lotted by both service/advice type and geographically to cover both Highland and Moray Council areas. Service providers may select any or all Lot combinations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Recruitment Advisory Service

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland and Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 — Providing 1 to 3 days of direct 1 to 1 support assisting SMEs who wish to consider recruitment as part of their Growth plan.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 19/10/2016
End: 31/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by up to 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

For the purpose of delivery, Lot 2 will be split into 2 strands, 1 for Highland based delivery and 1 for Moray based delivery.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Growth Workshops

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland and Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3 — Growth Workshops.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 19/10/2016
End: 31/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by up to 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

The provision of a range of 0.5 to 1 day workshops on topics supporting growth across the Highlands and Moray, For the purpose of delivery, Lot 3 will be split into 2 strands, 1 for Highland based delivery and 1 for Moray based delivery.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Key Sector Entrepreneurial Support

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland and Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This activity is designed to build on the capabilities of SMEs to secure higher value contracts, both public and private. It takes a sectoral approach to encouraging supply chain development, collaboration and the potential for moving into new markets out with the Highlands and Moray.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 19/10/2016
End: 31/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend by up to 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

A key element of this programme will be to coach businesses on how to become supply chain aware, and how to access opportunities.

For the purpose of delivery, Lot 4 will be split into 2 strands, 1 for Highland based delivery and 1 for Moray based delivery.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Additional Specialist Advice

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79411100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland And Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 — Additional Specialist Advice, 1 to 3 days advice to help with specific issues relating to growth plans, particularly, but not exclusively — Winning public contracts — Supply chain logistics — Access to finance — Efficiency and Quality Management Systems.

Marketing — Protecting Intellectual Property — Sector specific specialist advice.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 19/10/2016
End: 31/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Provision for up to 12 months extension.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.

II.2.14)Additional information

For the purpose of delivery, Lot 1 will be split into 2 strands, 1 for Highland based delivery and 1 for Moray based delivery.

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:

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.

Economic operators will be required to submit their ‘general’ yearly turnover for the last 3 years

Economic operators will be required to submit their specific turnover for the last 3 years in the business area covered by the framework.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

It is a requirement of this framework that Economic operators hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded call-off contracts, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Minimum 10 000 000 GBP Employers Liability.

Minimum 5 000 000 GBP Public Liability.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Economic operators will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described. A minimum of 2 relevant examples will be required.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Evidence of documented policy regarding quality management.

Evidence of documented policy regarding health and safety.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 20
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Duration exceeds four years to match the EU funding package.
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: 26/08/2016
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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/08/2016
Local time: 14:00
Place:

IV1 1JJ.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Tender Opening Panel only.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Service providers will be encouraged to deliver services in any, all or a combination of the proposed Lots.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6489. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref: 455012).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Inverness
IV3 5NX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463702000Internet address:http://www.highland.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:

22/07/2016

 

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