Scottish Enterprise Export Advisory Service Framework

Scottish Enterprise Export Advisory Service Framework

Scottish Enterprise and its partners wish to develop a framework of suppliers that can directly support and develop the potential of new exporting companies based in Scotland.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business and management consultancy and related services

2015/S 199-361571

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: Gordon Hutton
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456078787
E-mail: gordon.hutton@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: yes

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Export Advisory Service 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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 11

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

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

Scottish Enterprise & Highlands & Islands Enterprise are setting up a framework of Export Advisors that will support Scottish Government’s ambition to have more Scottish based companies moving from non-exporters to become new exporters with international ex-UK sales part of a company’s overall turnover. Furthermore the aim is also to more companies from passive exporters to active exporters where a company has more than 15 % of turnover as ex-UK Sales.
Increasing the number of exporters is also a key priority in ‘Scotland’s Trade and Investment Strategy’ with the same target measure and a longer term measure of increasing the number of exporters by between 30 % to 50 % in 10 years.
Scottish Enterprise and its partners wish to develop a framework of suppliers that can directly support and develop the potential of new exporting companies based in Scotland. The aim is to procure a range of Lots for suppliers both prospect for new companies and provide the support they require to develop as a new exporter. The initial framework will be for 3 years with the option to extend for 1 year.

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=416188

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)

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 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:

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The proposed framework agreement will be for a 3 year duration with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for a further one year period.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 31.3.2020

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1: Highland and Island’s

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2: Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3: Dundee City and Angus

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4: Fife, Perth and Kinross

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5: Forth Valley

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Lot 6: Lanarkshire

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Lot 7: Renfrew, East and West Dumbartonshire, Inverclyde

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8 Lot title: Lot 8: Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9 Lot title: Lot 9: Lothian & Borders (excluding Edinburgh city)

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10 Lot title: Lot 10: City of Glasgow

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 11 Lot title: Lot 11: City of Edinburgh

1)Short description

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

See Invitation to Tender for full details.
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:

Terms and conditions for financing and payment will be contained in the invitation to tender.
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:

P16-0107
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

20.11.2015 – 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

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): ESIF — Strategic Interventions for Innovation and Business Competitiveness.

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.
(SC Ref:416188).
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-us An 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:

9.10.2015

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