Accelerated Export Support Programme Framework

Accelerated Export Support Programme Framework

Following a one year Scottish Government funded pilot programme, aimed at accelerating the international growth of 100 Scottish companies, an Accelerated Export Support Programme is now being ‘mainstreamed’ into the work of Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

UK-Glasgow: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 195-321273

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: Valerie Shaw
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: valerie.shaw@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

Further information can be obtained from: Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Valerie Shaw
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: valerie.shaw@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: Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Valerie Shaw
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: valerie.shaw@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
Internet address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Valerie Shaw
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: valerie.shaw@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
Internet address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

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:

P13-0018 Accelerated Export Support Programme 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 UK

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: 27
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 346 500 and 495 000 GBP

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

Following a one year Scottish Government funded pilot programme, aimed at accelerating the international growth of 100 Scottish companies, an Accelerated Export Support Programme is now being ‘mainstreamed’ into the work of Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The Highlands and Islands region covers: Argyll, Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness, Orkney, Shetland.
Suppliers will be required to work on a 1:1 basis with Scottish companies that have little or no international trade experience. The companies will have the potential to reach 0.5million GBP over a 5 year period in the SE region and 0.3million GBP over a 5 year period in the HIE region. Companies will receive support for up to one year through the accelerated export support programme after which time an exit strategy will be agreed.
It is expected that at least 275 companies per year would be engaged and between 110 -170 companies per year would successfully complete the programme.
An accelerated Export Support framework will be set up to provide this requirement.
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=236465.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=236465.

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 postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

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:

Please see details in attached PQQ document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 346 500,00 and 495 000,00 GBP
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

Information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Oil and Gas

1)Short description

Essential criteria:
Good knowledge of doing international business with some working knowledge of the Oil & Gas Sector in Scotland.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Creative industries, Technologies and Engineering

1)Short description

Essential criteria:
Knowledge of the Creative Industries, Technologies and Engineering Sector in Scotland and Internationally.
Understanding of the importance of supply chain dynamics, new company start-up challenges particularly in respect of investment requirements and protection and exploitation of IP.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography, excluding HIE territory.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Renewables and Environmental and Clean Tech

1)Short description

Essential criteria:
Knowledge of Renewables and Environmental and Clean Tech Sectors in Scotland and internationally.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Construction, Business and Financial Services

1)Short description

Essential criteria:
Knowledge of Construction, Business and Financial Services Sectors in Scotland and internationally.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Food & Drink

1)Short description

Knowledge of the Food and Drink Sector in Scotland and internationally.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography, excluding HIE, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire territory.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Textiles

1)Short description

Essential criteria:
Knowledge of the Textiles Sector in Scotland and internationally.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Life Sciences, Chemicals and Education

1)Short description

Essential criteria:
Knowledge of the Life Sciences, Chemicals and Education Sectors in Scotland and internationally.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Tourism and all other sectors not described above

1)Short description

As well as working 1:1 with Tourism companies, SDI work with groups of tourism companies, that when viewed as a collective meet the growth ambitions of the programme.
Essential criteria:
Knowledge of the Tourism Sector in Scotland and internationally.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a Scotland wide geography.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Provision of support for HIE region

1)Short description

Suppliers in this lot will also focus on Creative industries, Technologies and Engineering covering HIE territory.
Suppliers in this lot will be expected to deliver one-to -many group activities with HIE companies as well as working with companies on a one to one basis.
In HIE, an understanding of the challenges of rural economies and operating in a remote environment will be required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411000, 79411100, 98910000

3)Quantity or scope

Suppliers in this lot will cover a HIE wide geography.
Suppliers in this lot will have a Food and Drink focus covering HIE, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire territory.
Suppliers in this lot will also focus on Creative industries, Technologies and Engineering covering HIE territory.
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 Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or 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 Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or 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 Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or 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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 10: and maximum number 27
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The framework must be of a manageable size.
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:

P13-0018
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

12.11.2012 – 09:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.12.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers must register interest in this contract opportunity through the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) procurement portal – www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk. The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) documentation is available for download from there.

Suppliers should submit their completed pre-qualification questionnaires through the secure postbox on Public Contracts Scotland no later than the deadline indicated. On completion of submission an email confirmation will be sent to the sender. If you do not receive this email please contact Public Contracts Scotland before the deadline.
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.
Under this [procurement/project] the [contractor/developer] 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:236465).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement and Commercial Directorate 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/submit-an-enquiry

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Scottish Government
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/submit-an-enquiry

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Any additional information should be requested from the contact detailed in this contract notice. 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
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/submit-an-enquiry

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.10.2012