Recruitment Services for Scottish Sports Council

Recruitment Services for Scottish Sports Council

Sportscotland is seeking to appoint three suitably qualified consultants to provide expert resource in legal, finance and HR to Sports Governing Bodies of sport in Scotland. Consultants may bid for any number of lots.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Legal advisory and information services

2015/S 085-152705

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Scottish Sports Council trading as sportscotland
Doges, Templeton on the Green, 62 Templeton Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Kate Brown
G40 1DA Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1415346500
E-mail: kathryn.brown@sportscotland.org.uk
Fax: +44 1415346501

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sportscotland.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00433

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

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:

Sportscotland Sports Governing Bodies Expert Resource.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other 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)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Sportscotland is seeking to appoint three suitably qualified consultants to provide expert resource in legal, finance and HR to Sports Governing Bodies of sport in Scotland. Consultants may bid for any number of lots.
Sportscotland currently invests in over 50 Sports Governing Bodies (SGBs) in Scotland and annually awards an amount in excess of 15 000 000 GBP to these bodies as a primary means of fulfilling sportscotland’s remit as the national agency for sport.
Since 2011, sportscotland has contracted suitably qualified consultants across a range of business disciplines to ensure that governance, financial accounting processes, HR procedures and skills, at SGBs are of high standard. The support includes a helpline and more in-depth support when necessary.

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=396054

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)

79140000, 66171000, 79414000

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 one or more 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:

The estimated annual total cost of all lots in this contract is 100 000 GBP to 130 000 GBP.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Legal

1)Short description

To provide legal services to Scottish Sports Governing Bodies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79140000

3)Quantity or scope

As per description.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Finance

1)Short description

To provide financial advice to Scottish Sports Governing Bodies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000

3)Quantity or scope

As per description.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Human Resources

1)Short description

To provide advice on human resources to Scottish Sports Governing Bodies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79414000

3)Quantity or scope

As per description.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:
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: The pre-qualification document will request details of the personal situation of the economic operator with the overall aim to ensure all such duties and responsibilities have been met.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The pre-qualification document will request details of economic and financial capacity with the overall aim to ensure, as far as possible, that the service provider will have the financial capacity to perform the contract.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The pre-qualification document will request details of technical capacity with the overall aim to ensure, as far as possible, that any potential service provider will have sufficient technical capacity to perform the contract.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Lot 1 requires qualified legal service providers, Lot 2 qualified financial service providers and Lot 3 qualified human resource service providers.

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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The envisages minimum number is per lot with criteria detailed in the pre qualification document.
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:

SS/HQ 312-314
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

28.5.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.6.2015

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The pre-qualification document is available for completion from the additional documents section of this notice on the Public Contracts Scotland website www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk This questionnaire and supporting information should be submitted to the tender postbox on the Public Contracts Scotland website by 12:00 noon Thursday 28.5.2015. In addition one hard copy should be submitted to Kate Brown, Procurement Manager, sportscotland, Doges, Templeton on the Green, 62 Templeton Street, Glasgow. G40 1DA.

(SC Ref: 396054).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will incorporate a standstill period of a minimum of 10 calendar days at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Feedback information should be requested from the address in section 1.1). If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in court of competent jurisdiction. Any such action must be brought within 30 days of the known breach occurring. Where a contract has not been entered into, the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages. An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27.4.2015

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