Marketing Services for the London Innovation and Investment Hub

Marketing Services for the London Innovation and Investment Hub

Successful delivery of Membership Development and Management, Front of house and Events Development and Programme Management activities.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Marketing services

2016/S 232-422788

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Government
Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G61 8LU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Douglas Martin
Telephone: +44 1412420478
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

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


Provision of Management and Marketing Services for The London Innovation and Investment Hub.

Reference number: Case/328516

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The successful contractor will support the smooth and efficient management of the Hub through successful delivery of Membership Development and Management, Front of house and Events Development and Programme Management activities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

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: UK
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1.1 The Scottish Government (SG), working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise (SE), Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) and VisitScotland (VS) — the Partners — is looking to appoint a Service Provider to assist with the development and running of the London Innovation and Investment Hub.

1.2 The London Hub (the Hub), scheduled to open in early 2017, The Hub will be located in a newly refurbished, shared-occupancy building in the Blackfriars area of London EC4Y. The Hub will encompass the entirety of the 5th floor of the building with the aims to create trade, investment and innovation opportunities for Scottish businesses, organisations and institutions with governments, companies, investors and academic, research and policy institutions headquartered in London.

1.3 The services required can be categorised in three broad groups of Membership Development and Management; Front of House Management (soft facilities management); and Events Development and Programme Management.

1.4 The Service Provider will deliver the 3 core work areas as detailed above. The Partners are open to tenders from single organisations with the capability to deliver all services and from self-organising partnerships and consortia where different parties can harness their collaborative experience, expertise and networks in both London and Scotland to deliver the entirety of the services specified.

1.5 The Service Provider must have the capacity to deliver the Objectives throughout the period of the contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 13/03/2017
End: 31/03/2020
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:

Subject to contractor performance, Scottish Government has the option to extend for an additional 1 year period to 31.3.2021.

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

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Statement for 4.B.1.1: Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 800 000 GBP for the last 2 years.

Statement for 4.B.3: 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.

Statement for 4B.4: Bidders will be required to state the values of 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

As evidence for the ESPD (Scotland) question 4B.1.1, the Procurement Officer may ask for annual accounts from the bidder.

Statement for 4B.5.1-3:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequent awarded contract, the type of insurance indicated below.

Employer’s (Compulsory)Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Technical and professional ability:

4C.1.2: Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice.

4C.2: Bidders will be required to confirm details of the technicians or technical bodies who they can call upon, especially those responsible for quality control.

4C.3: Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they have (or have access to) the appropriate technical facilities, study and research facilities to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4 in the OJEU Contract Notice or relevant section of the Site Notice.

4C.7: Bidders will be required to confirm that they will employ environmental management measures as described within 4C.12.

4C.8.1: Bidders will be required to confirm their average annual manpower for the last 3 years.

4C.8.2: Bidders will be required to confirm their number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.

4c.10: Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

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

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
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: 09/01/2017
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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/01/2017
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:

Mid 2019 or 2020 if the optional period year extension is implemented.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Service type not suited to lotting. ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.

Award Criteria Questions can be found in the ITT together with weightings.

Technical responses will be evaluated using the following methodology;

0 — Unacceptable Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 — Poor Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 — Acceptable Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 — Good Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 — Excellent Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

Bidders must complete the ESPD (Scotland) to demonstrate adherence to the Exclusion and Selection Criteria for this procurement. If there are named subcontractors as identified within the response to Q2C.1.1 and Q2D.1.1, upon which the bidder will rely to meet the selection criteria, these named parties must complete and reattach the ESPD. These parties must complete the first three sections of the ESPD form, as well as any part of the section 4 selection criteria that the main bidder will rely upon the parties to fulfil. If parties have not yet been identified, this information may be required at a later date. Scottish Government reserves the right to request this information from relevant parties upon whom the main bidder will not rely to fulfil selection criteria.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 7158. For more information see:

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

(SC Ref:469621).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312440474Internet address:
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:



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