Scottish Enterprise Preparing to Export Programme

Scottish Enterprise Preparing to Export Programme

All suppliers must be able to deliver across the entire SE/HIE geographical area.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business development consultancy services

2015/S 109-198358

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.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.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:

Preparing to Export Programme.

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: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

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

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 maximum of 3 suppliers to a joint Framework Agreement to deliver their Preparing to Export Programme (PTE) to businesses across Scotland. This agreement will be in place from 1.10.2015 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 as 3 Lots with no guaranteed level of commissions for any supplier on the Framework. All suppliers must be able to deliver across the entire SE/HIE geographical area. Each Framework Lot will have a single supplier on it.
Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands (HIE) will retain the Intellectual property for the overall design of the programme. The design of the programme will be submitted to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for a credit rating during the span of the Framework Agreement which may entail the introduction of improvements in pedagogical outcomes, quality assurance and evaluation processes. Successful bidders will be required to adopt these processes and adherence to them during delivery will be subject to assessment by SCQF and the appointed accrediting body during and following the credit rating process.
Preparing to Export Programme (PTE) will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme. As such successful bidders will be required to use ERDF compliant documentation and processes. All suppliers will be expected to gather and provide ERDF information in a timely manner during delivery of the programme.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code project_4152 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79400000, 80532000

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:

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

Starting 1.10.2015. Completion 30.9.2019

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: P16-0008 — Preparing to Export Programme — Lot 1 — Introductory

1)Short description

Preparing to Export — Introductory supports companies new to exporting to develop their basic understanding and technical knowledge of the practicalities involved in implementing and managing core aspects of international trade.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79400000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

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

Lot No: 3Lot title: P16-0008 — Preparing to Export Programme — Lot 3 — Advanced

1)Short description

Preparing for International Growth Advanced supports companies more experienced in international trade to develop their key skills in a range of international business activities, equipping them with the knowledge to operate internationally more effectively. The main output of the programme being enhanced capability within the company to internationalise and is targeted at companies looking to develop deeper capability in relation to internationalisation.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79400000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

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

Lot No: 2Lot title: P16-0008 — Preparing to Export Programme — Lot 2 — Intermediate

1)Short description

Preparing to Export — Intermediate supports companies relatively inexperienced in international trade (potentially in 2-3 markets) to develop their key skills in a range of international business activities, equipping them with the knowledge to operate internationally. The main output of the programme being enhanced capability within the company to internationalise.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100, 79400000, 80532000

3)Quantity or scope

Please see Invitation to Tender documentation 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:

P16-0008
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

14.7.2015 – 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

Date: 14.7.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Glasgow

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): Preparing to Export Programme (PTE) will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme. As such successful bidders will be required to use ERDF compliant documentation and processes. All suppliers will be expected to gather and provide ERDF information in a timely manner during delivery of the programme.

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 1 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: 400283).
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-usAn 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:

4.6.2015

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