Technical and Commercial Due Diligence Tender

Technical and Commercial Due Diligence Tender

This framework agreement is to provide technical and marketing/commercial due diligence to Scottish Enterprise’s R&D grant funding programme called SMART: SCOTLAND.

P16-0124 Technical and Commercial Due Diligence

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


Scottish Enterprise

Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Procurement

Margaret Riddell

+44 8456078787

margaret.riddell@scotent.co.uk

+44 1412481600

http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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No

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

P16-0124 Technical & Commercial Due Diligence

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

11

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Scotland

UKM

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

21

Duration of the framework agreement

4

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

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

13638331948333GBP

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This framework agreement is to provide technical and marketing/commercial due diligence to Scottish Enterprise’s R&D grant funding programme called SMART: SCOTLAND. The framework will also be available for use by other Scottish Enterprise teams to carry out relevant, ad hoc technical due diligence. The additional teams currently include, but are not limited to Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) and the Sustainability team.

SMART: SCOTLAND is intended to help SMEs based in Scotland develop products and processes that represent a significant technological advance for the UK or the industry or sector concerned. By offering grant towards the cost of carrying out R&D work, SMART: SCOTLAND will encourage Scotland’s businesses to carry out R&D projects that they would not necessarily undertake without this financial assistance. This will act as an incentive for Scotland’s businesses to develop new products/processes that will help them, and the Scottish economy as a whole, to become more sustainable, productive and competitive. Please see attached tender documentation for further details.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=422801.

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

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II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

Yes

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II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

No

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

13668331948333
GBP

II.2.2)

Options

The contract will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further year.

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

36

Number of possible renewals

1

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

48

II.3)

Duration of the contract or limit for completion

 01-06-2016 31-05-2020

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 Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

Delivery payment

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


Details will be included in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


Details will be included in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.3)

Technical capacity


Details will be included in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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III.3)

Conditions Specific to Service Contracts

III.3.1)

Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession?

No

III.3.2)

Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for the execution of the service?

Yes

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1)

Type of Procedure

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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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Award Criteria

No
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IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

P16-0124

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

 

IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16-02-2016  12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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IV.3.7)

Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders


SECTION VI: OTHER INFORMATION

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published

Every 3 or 4 years

VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

Yes

Not currently but this is possible in the future.

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.

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 social and environmental considerations

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.

You must submit a separate tender response for each lot as they will be evaluated separately. Full details of the requirements will be contained within the Invitation to Tender. Your submission must clearly indicate which lot you are responding to.

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VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures


Scottish Government

Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1412425466

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

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1412425466

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.2)

Lodging of 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

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

+44 1412425466

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

17-12-2015


ANNEX B

Information About Lots

1     Technical Due Diligence – Energy

1)

Short Description

Renewable energy (particularly marine and wind), oil and gas technologies, novel power generation, carbon capture and storage technology. energy management and efficiency techniques, technical / practical experience of implementation of energy efficiency measures, and a broad understanding of practical environmental improvement projects (eg resource efficiency, water & effluent) within businesses. Consultants will need to demonstrate understanding of European Commission regulation EU651/2014, specifically Articles 36-49, and be familiar with broader State Aid criteria.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

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Quantity or scope

Ad hoc, as required.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

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Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

2     Technical Due Diligence – Bio-chemical Science

1)

Short Description

Chemical sciences, food and drink, biotechnology, stem cell technology, medical devices and other life science related specialisations (for example diagnostics).

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

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Quantity or scope

Ad hoc, as required.

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Indication about different contract dates

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ANNEX B

Information About Lots

3     Technical Due Diligence – Engineering

1)

Short Description

Advanced engineering (for example engineered materials), aerospace, defence, marine, construction industries, materials and other engineering specialisations (for example robotics).

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

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3)

Quantity or scope

Ad hoc, as required.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

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Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

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4     Technical Due Diligence – Technology

1)

Short Description

Electronics, photonics, sensor systems, information technology, software development and other technologically related specialisations.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

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3)

Quantity or scope

Ad hoc, as required.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

5     Marketing and Commercial Due Diligence

1)

Short Description

The expert will be required to use their knowledge and expertise in assessing and commenting on the SMART applications in terms of the commercial and market opportunity.

We are looking for experts with a background in marketing and commercial due diligence, particularly related to the above technical areas.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

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3)

Quantity or scope

Ad hoc, as required.

4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

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