Scottish Enterprise Preparing to Export Programme Framework

Scottish Enterprise Preparing to Export Programme Framework

SE and HIE are seeking to appoint a single supplier to a joint Framework Agreement to deliver their Preparing to Export Programme to businesses across Scotland. 

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

2018/S 221-505982

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Gordon Hutton
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: gordon.hutton@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
NUTS code: UKM82

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Preparing to Export Programme Framework

Reference number: P19-0068

II.1.2)Main CPV code

79400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

SE and HIE are seeking to appoint a single supplier to a joint Framework Agreement to deliver their Preparing to Export Programmed (PTE) to businesses across Scotland. PTE consists of workshops covering a range of defined topics delivered at Introductory and Advanced levels intended to increase the export capability of participants new to exporting or seeking to significantly grow their capacity in international trade. PTE will consist of core modules capable of being customised for specific sectors and markets. This agreement will be in place from April 2019 for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 12 months.

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)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

79400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is the Scottish Government’s Economic Development Agency covering Lowland Scotland. Its’ prime aims are

— helping Scotland become more globally competitive,

— supporting companies that will drive the economy forward by creating more and better jobs,

— working with sectors where Scotland has advantages that can be exploited within the global marketplace, and

— building a world class business environment which supports growth and attracts investment.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government’s economic and community development agency which shares the same aims as SE and provides services for a geographically and economically diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland. Scottish Development International (SDI) is the international arm of Scottish Enterprise (SE), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Scottish Government (SG) providing services to support international trade and inward investment for the whole of Scotland.

SE and HIE are seeking to appoint a single supplier to a joint Framework Agreement to deliver their Preparing to Export Programmed (PTE) to businesses across Scotland. PTE consists of workshops covering a range of defined topics delivered at introductory and advanced levels intended to increase the export capability of participants new to exporting or seeking to significantly grow their capacity in international trade. PTE will consist of core modules capable of being customised for specific sectors and markets. This agreement will be in place from April 2019 for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 12 months.

The Framework Agreement will be let on a call-off basis. All suppliers must be able to deliver across the entire SE/HIE geographical area. Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands (HIE) will retain the Intellectual property for the overall design of the programme.

In the HIE geographic area, Preparing to Export Programmed (PTE) will be part-funded by European Funding. As such successful bidders will be required to use European Funding compliant documentation and processes. All suppliers will be expected to gather and provide information in a timely manner during delivery of the programme to enable funding claims to be processed.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The proposed Framework Agreement will be for a 3 year duration with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for a further 1 year.

Period.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The proposed Framework Agreement will be for a 3 year duration with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for a further 1 year.

Period.

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: yes
Identification of the project:

International Highlands & Islands

II.2.14)Additional information

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

List and brief description of conditions:

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

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:

See Invitation to Tender for full details.

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 18/12/2018
Local time: 11:00
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:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/12/2018
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

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.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=564185

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

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Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=564185

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412482700
Fax: +44 1412481600Internet address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Single Point of Enquiry
Procurement and Commercial Division, 7th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Single Point of Enquiry
Procurement and Commercial Division, 7th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Glasgow
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/11/2018

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