Scottish Enterprise Sustainable Islands International Contract

Scottish Enterprise Sustainable Islands International Contract

Clustering; Supply Chain Development; Brokerage.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business development consultancy services

2017/S 016-025922

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anne Marie Borman
Telephone: +44 8456078787
Fax: +44 1412481600
NUTS code: UKM34

I.1)Name and addresses

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463245245
NUTS code: UKM6

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement


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

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


Sustainable Islands International Contract.

Reference number: P17-0121

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

This work is being commissioned on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to support the Energy Systems and Renewables sectors to meet its ambitious growth targets especially in international trade. Scottish Enterprise (SE) is leading this project, working closely with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Development International. SE/HIE wishes to set up an agreement which will be for 3 years initially with an option to extend for 1 further year. It is anticipated that the contract will commence in April 2017.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

All of Scotland Area including the Highlands and Islands.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SE/HIE is seeking an operator that can offer the range of skills required to effectively provide the following key activities:


Supply Chain Development;


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

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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: Part of wider SE intervention.

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Q4B.1.2, Bidders will be required to have an annual turnover of a minimum 125 000 GBP for the last 2 years.

Q4B.3, Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.

Q4B.4, Bidders will be required to state the value for the liquidity ratio. The Liquidity ratio should be equal to or greater that 0.8.

Q4.5.1, Please confirm whether you already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, appropriate levels of insurance for this contract. Bidders that do not already have, or can commit to obtain insurances maybe excluded from further participation in this procurement exercise.

Employer’s (compulsory) Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.

Public Liability Insurance — Bidders should state the value they consider to be appropriate for the contract.

Professional Indemnity Insurance — Bidders should state the value they consider to be appropriate for the contract.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Q4C.1.2, Bidders will be required to provide 2 examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice. These will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Pass equals providing 2 examples detailing relevant experience to deliver the contract. Fail equals failure to provide 2 examples detailing relevant experience to deliver the contract. Bidders can submit examples in a separate document to allow room to provide details of the services provided.

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:

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 03/03/2017
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 03/03/2017
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

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.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

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

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.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.

(SC Ref:478947)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8456078787
Fax: +44 1412481600Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Single Point of Enquiry
5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466

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.


An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 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

Scottish Enterprise
50 Waterloo Street, Atrium Court
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412041111Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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