Leadership Programme Lot 1 Emerging Leaders / Leadership for Growth

Leadership Programme Lot 1 Emerging Leaders / Leadership for Growth

Highlands and Islands Enterprise proposes a leadership programme to stimulate and develop ambitious leadership which sits at the heart of business growth. 

United Kingdom-Inverness: Business and management consultancy services

2018/S 108-246172

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463245245
E-mail: hieprocurement@hient.co.uk
NUTS code: UKM6Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Leadership Programme Lot 1 Emerging Leaders / Leadership for Growth

Reference number: O170

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) proposes a leadership programme to stimulate and develop ambitious leadership which sits at the heart of business growth. The programme will be designed for a wide range of participants in both private and third sector organisations all at different stages in their journey toward being high performing leaders. It aims to deliver a step change in the leadership capability and capacity of 300-400 individuals from 200-300 unique businesses across the Highlands and Islands region.

The requirement is split into 2 Lots:

— Lot 1: Emerging Leaders/ Leadership for Growth,

— Lot 2: Mentoring (business mentoring to accelerate the leadership journey).

This particular Notice relates to Lot 1. Bidders can submit a response for one or both Lots. Bidders who are interested in bidding for Lot 2 can do so by locating the respective PCS/OJEU Notices, which were both published on the same date with “Leadership Programme” in the contract description.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM6

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 Emerging Leaders / Leadership for Growth.

— Emerging Leaders — 3 programmes per year each with a cohort of up to 14 participants. Total 168 participants over 4 years,

— Leadership for Growth — 2 programmes per year each with a cohort of up to 14 participants. Total 112 participants over 4 years.

It is expected that these services will be required from October 2018 for 4 years unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Framework Agreement.

The 4 year budget currently available to deliver this service is between 1 075 000 GBP and 1 156 000 GBP (excluding VAT).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Management and delivery methodology / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion – Name: Programme of activities / Weighting: 25 %
Quality criterion – Name: Management and delivery team / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion – Name: Risk analysis / Weighting: 10 %
Price – Weighting: 25 %
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

In accordance with Regulation 72(1)(a) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, HIE reserves the right to make changes to the volume, scope or location of the Services following a review of the Services by HIE, particularly in regard to demand for each activity and budgetary availability. This Framework will be non-exclusive i.e. HIE reserves the right, in certain circumstances, to procure out with the Framework as and when required. It will also be available for call-off by any current or future HIE subsidiary organisation, associated company, joint venture or similar, subject to a case-by-case prior approval by HIE.

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: The Framework is part funded by the European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) currently called the ESI 2014-2020

II.2.14)Additional information

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)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Not applicable to this procurement exercise.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The bidder confirms they already have or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of the Framework the levels of insurance cover indicated for the following:

— 4B5a Professional Risk Indemnity – minimum 1 000 000 GBP in aggregate,

— 4B5b Employers (compulsory) Liability – minimum 5 000 000 GBP for each and every claim,

— 4B5c Public Liability – minimum 5 000 000 GBP in aggregate.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Not applicable to this procurement exercise.

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:

Key Performance Indicators will be agreed with the successful supplier.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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 a single operator
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: 25/07/2018
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/07/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

HIE reserves the right to re-tender for these services upon termination of the Framework or at the end of the Framework period.

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:

Where HIE determines (at its sole discretion) that demand for Leadership Programmes under either Lot is lower than expected, HIE reserves the right to re-allocate the budget for that Lot to the other Lot, subject to the maximum total budget of 1 480 000 GBP across all Lots and including all options.

Due to a lack of space here details of Award criteria scoring are included within the tender documents.

In order to participate bidders should register, for free, on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk) record their interest and download and complete all relevant documentation.

PCS also gives suppliers access to an on-line Question and Answer facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously) and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.

Tenders must be submitted via the PCS postbox and must be received by the published deadline. Late tenders will not be accepted and HIE will reject any submissions received after the deadline. Email or hard copy responses will not be accepted.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=539129.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://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.

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361.

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community Benefits will not be evaluated as part of the tender process but bidders are expected to provide a Community Benefit proposal as part of their tender (see attached Non Scored Questions form) explaining how, if awarded the contract, these will be addressed.

The types of Community Benefits that may be offered include:

— targeted recruitment and training initiatives,

— supporting Educational initiatives e.g. offering work experience placements / local school visit to explain what you do/routes to getting into the profession etc,

— vocational training opportunities,

— supply chain initiatives / development,

— support for Community and / or Environmental initiatives which may be taking place in the local community,

— supported business, third sector and voluntary initiatives e.g. offering this sector sub-contracting opportunities to deliver elements of the contract,

— support for Equality and diversity initiatives to encourage inclusiveness,

— use of Gaelic to achieve both cultural and economic benefits,

— charitable donations / monetary value of contributions to community activities,

— graduate, Apprentice, work placements and / or trainee placements,

— supplier engagement with schools, colleges and / or universities,

— providing funding for new community facilities,

— support and development opportunities delivered to young people.

(SC Ref:539129).

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=539129.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463245245
E-mail: hieprocurement@hient.co.ukInternet address: http://www.hie.co.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: