Specialist Business Support Framework

Specialist Business Support Framework

The purpose of this tender is to seek proposals from potential providers of specialist support, and or growth workshops.

United Kingdom-Falkirk: Development consultancy services

2015/S 236-428414

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Falkirk Council
Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
Contact point(s): CPU
FK1 5RS Falkirk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1324506566
E-mail: purchasing@falkirk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00184

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 authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Specialist Business Support.

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: Various locations throughout Falkirk Council area.

NUTS code UKM26

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: 21

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: Initial framework for 3 years plus option to extend for further two 12 month periods dependent on ERDF funding available for years 4 and 5.

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP

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

The Authority delivers Business Support services to local companies including Business Gateway which provides information, training and advice to start up and existing businesses. Business Gateway is a service which provides information, advice and guidance across Scotland to people thinking about starting up in business or growing an existing business. The Authority has recently been successful in securing additional monies from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to provide a wider, more comprehensive package of business growth across the area. This will be in the form of procuring up to 3 days of one to one dedicated specialist support for potential growth companies. The purpose of this tender is to seek proposals from potential providers of specialist support, and or growth workshops that can assist potential growth companies in a particular area of expertise required.

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=423070

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)

73220000, 98200000, 90713000, 72220000, 72221000, 72224000, 72227000, 72228000, 72246000, 72266000, 72110000, 72130000, 73000000,73210000, 72200000, 66171000, 79416200, 79418000, 79415200, 71317210, 79341100, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79413000,79414000, 66170000, 79221000, 79412000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for up to 24 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 32 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Marketing

1)Short description

Potential special support may include, but not limited to, the following areas:
Sales strategies, advertising and promotion, PR, branding.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79413000, 79340000, 79342000, 79000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Information Technology

1)Short description

Potential specialist support may include, but not limited to the following areas:
Efficiencies, IT structure advice, security, IT process advice, reviews and strategy.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72150000, 72222100, 72223000, 72600000, 72220000, 72221000, 72227000, 72228000, 72246000, 72266000, 72200000, 79411000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Finance

1)Short description

Potential specialist support may include, but not limited to the following areas:
investor ready plans, business restructuring, taxation, debt management, general financial advice, cash flow development, financial reviews.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 66170000, 79412000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Procurement

1)Short description

Potential specialist support may include, but not limited to the following areas:
public and private sector tendering advice and support, staff training, legal aspects of tendering including TUPE.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000, 72221000, 72224000, 79419000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79414000, 71621000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Leadership and Organisational Development

1)Short description

Potential specialist support may include, but not limited to the following areas:
growth strategies, management training, organisational development reviews, knowledge of people management practices, managing change, managing the organisation’s leadership workshops and coaching.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73220000, 98200000, 72221000, 72224000, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 79414000, 79900000, 79996000, 79000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Digital Media Solutions

1)Short description

Potential specialist support may include, but not limited to the following areas:
Website management, review and search engine optimisation, social media and e commerce.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72600000, 73220000, 72220000, 72221000, 72130000, 72200000, 79415200, 79416200, 79341100, 79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100,79413000, 72212500, 72212520

3)Quantity or scope

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

Lot No: 7 Lot title: Environmental, Health & Safety and Quality Management Systems

1)Short description

Potential specialist support may include, but not limited to the following areas:
low carbon, waste and water management, renewable technologies, energy control, gap analysis and process efficiencies.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71313000, 71314300, 98200000, 90713000, 72221000, 71317210, 79411000, 71800000, 90710000

3)Quantity or scope

.
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:

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom legal contract is awarded. If applying on behalf of a consortium, all names must be submitted. Any contract will be entered into with nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and severally liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract. It will be for the members of the consortium to sort out their respective duties and liabilities amongst each other and noted before contract commencement. All associated documentation will be made to the nominated lead organisation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Under this procurement the contractor will be required to support the authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to sustainable, social and environmental considerations.
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: Please see PQQ / ITT documentation in regard to specific requirements.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see PQQ / ITT documentation in regard to specific requirements.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see PQQ / ITT documentation in regard to specific requirements.
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:

DEV/064/16
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 11.1.2016

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.1.2016 – 11:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18.1.2016 – 11:00

Place:

Public Contract Scotland Postbox Facility.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: An Officer from CPU and an Officer from Chief Executive Office Governance.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Dependent on available funding and optional extensions further notices may be advertised 5 years from now.

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): European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:423070).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See Section VI.4.2.
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: 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 2006/1) (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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.12.2015

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