Provision of a Skills for Growth Contract
‘Skills for Growth’ is fundamental to the delivery of the SME Support Services offer. This is part of the wider Employer Services activity which continues to be an emerging key business service for Skills Development Scotland.
United Kingdom-Bellshill: Research services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
New Lanarkshire House, Dove Wynd, Strathclyde Business Park
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Susan McPherson
ML4 3AD Bellshill
Telephone: +44 1412856254
General address of the contracting authority: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12862
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
‘Skills for Growth’ is fundamental to the delivery of the SME Support Services offer. This is part of the wider Employer Services activity which continues to be an emerging key business service for Skills Development Scotland. The project meets the SDS vision of a Scotland in which individuals and businesses are supported by a skills and learning system that helps them to reach their potential in contributing to sustainable economic growth.
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=327292
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)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 1 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: SDS has the option to extend the Contract for 2 separate 12 month extension periods (total of 24 months).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Pre-qualification Questionnaire.
Please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Quality. Weighting 70
2. Price. Weighting 30
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 16.1.2015 – 12:00
New Lanarkshire House, Dove Wynd, Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill, UK-ML4 3AD.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: