Marketing Expert Support Framework

Marketing Expert Support Framework

Scottish Enterprise wishes to appoint 6 suppliers to deliver Marketing Expert Help Support to companies.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2016/S 027-043794

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Margaret Riddell
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456078787
E-mail: margaret.riddell@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.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

Regional or local agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

P16-0126 Marketing Expert Support Framework.

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

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

NUTS code UKM

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

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:
Range: between 1 120 000 and 1 600 000 GBP

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

SE wishes to appoint 6 suppliers to deliver Marketing Expert Help Support to companies. This opportunity is for a framework which will be split into 4 lots. It is intended that 2 suppliers will be appointed to Lots 1 and 2. It is intended that 1 supplier will be appointed to Lots 3 and 4.
It is anticipated that the framework will commence June 2016 for a period of 3 years (June 2019) with the option to extend for 1 further year.
The product will be delivered across SE entire operational areas making this a national programme available to companies across Scotland (excluding HIE), so capacity to deliver is essential. We estimate that 700-800 companies will access support across all 4 Lots over a 4 year period with an estimated split as below, although it should be noted that there is no guarantee of any level of work from the framework.
Lot 1 — Strategic Digital and Product Marketing
Lot 2– International, Strategic Digital and Product Marketing
Lot 3 — Food & Drink, Strategic Digital and Product Marketing
Lot 4 — Food & Drink and Consumer Branding and Packaging

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=428524

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

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79342000, 79413000, 72221000, 79400000, 79411100

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 1 600 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: It is anticipated that the framework will commence June 2016 for a period of 3 years (June 2019) with the option to extend for 1 further year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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

Starting 6.6.2016. Completion 5.6.2020

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Strategic Digital and Product Marketing

1)Short description

We estimate that between 200 — 350 companies will access Lot 1 support over a 4 year period.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79342000, 79413000, 72221000, 79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

See Attached documents for further details.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: International, Strategic Digital and Product Marketing

1)Short description

We estimate that around 200 companies will access Lot 2 support over a 4 year period.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79342000, 79413000, 72221000, 79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Further information can be found in the attached documents.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Food and Drink, Strategic Digital and Product Marketing

1)Short description

We estimate that around 150 companies will access Lot 3 support over a 4 year period.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79342000, 79413000, 72221000, 79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Further information is available in the attached documents.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Food & Drink, and Consumer Branding and Packaging

1)Short description

We estimate that around 100 companies will access Lot 4 support over a 4 year period.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79342000, 79413000, 72221000, 79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Additional information can be found in the attached documents.

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:

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

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be included in the Invitation to Tender documents.
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:

P16-0126
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

17.3.2016 – 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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Every 3 to 4 years.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): To be confirmed.

VI.3)Additional information

Dates and other information contained in this notice are communicated as being indicative only and may be subject to change.
The contracting authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer.
The contracting authority reserves the right to accept part of one or more offers.
The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract.
Compliance with all relevant legislation is required during the tendering process and the terms of any resulting contract.
Bidders may be required to attend for interview.
Any contract awarded will be subject to the law of Scotland.
The contracting authority reserves the right to source the services through existing framework agreements.
The contracting authority reserves the right to assign all or part of any contracts resulting from this process.
You must submit a separate tender response for each lot as they will be evaluated separately. Your submission must clearly indicate which lot you are responding to.
Under this project the contractor will be required to support the authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
(SC Ref:428524).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries. Email: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-usAn economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.2.2016

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