Wind Contractors Framework

Wind Contractors Framework

Offshore Wind Expert Support Framework.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Market research services

2015/S 239-434295

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: Margaret Riddell
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456078787
E-mail: margaret.riddell@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.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Margaret Riddell
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456078787
E-mail: margaret.riddell@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
Internet address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Offshore Wind Expert Support Framework.

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

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 280 000 and 400 000 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: This is the estimated value over a 4 year period.

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

Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) wish to procure a framework of a maximum of 6 suitably qualified and experienced offshore wind contractors to provide Expert Support consultancy input and advice to a range of company types, sizes and from differing principle sectors, who are looking to diversify into the offshore wind sector. This support will vary in range and depth depending on the company’s opportunity / commitment to diversification. It is envisaged that this framework will commence in April 2016 and have duration of three years with the option to extend for a further year.
This support will be one component part of the wider Offshore Wind Diversification Support project which aims to support offshore wind supply chain development to ensure companies in Scotland are in a position to meet the industry demand in this fast developing sector. Support will be delivered to companies across Scotland as required and will include one-to -one company contact and company visits.
See attached Invitation to Tender for further details.

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=421518

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)

79310000, 71356000, 76520000, 73000000, 71313000, 72220000, 79000000, 79400000, 71600000

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 all 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:

Provision of up to 2 days of one-to-one support to up to 150 Scottish companies over 3 years for both lots. As well as up to 4 days of support for up to 50 companies over 3 years who have already completed the 2 day expert support.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 280 000 and 400 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The proposed framework will be for a 3 year duration with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for a further 1 year period.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Capability Assessment and Market Research

1)Short description

The expert will be required to use their knowledge and expertise of the offshore wind sector to review the capabilities of the company who is receiving support and identify if and where these capabilities could fit within the offshore wind sector. In addition to this the expert will be required to hold in-depth knowledge of the offshore wind market so that they can provide information on the relevant subsectors to the company who is receiving the support. As part of the review of the company’s capabilities the successful consultant should make recommendations of next steps for the company with regards to the offshore wind sector.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79310000, 76520000, 71356000, 73000000, 71313000, 72220000, 79000000, 79400000, 71600000

3)Quantity or scope

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

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Technical Due Diligence

1)Short description

The expert will be required to use their knowledge and expertise of the offshore wind sector in assessing and commenting on the company who is receiving support in terms of the technological innovation, the risks and challenges involved in entering the relevant segment of the offshore wind market and the commercial opportunity/market gap/route to market for the technology.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71356000, 76520000, 79310000, 73000000, 71313000, 72220000, 79000000, 79400000, 71600000

3)Quantity or scope

As required.
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:

P16-0134
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

28.1.2016 – 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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Every 3 or 4 years.

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): Will possibly receive ERDF funding.

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.
If you are submitting tenders for more than 1 Lot, 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.
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.
(SC Ref: 421518).
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:

7.12.2015

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