Business Development consultancy – Managing People for Growth

Business Development consultancy – Managing People for Growth

The requirement is for a framework of up to 6 suppliers to deliver the Managing People for Growth Programme on behalf of Scottish Enterprise.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business development consultancy services

2014/S 011-015268

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: Linda Nailen
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: linda.nailen@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: 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

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:

P14-0077 Managing People for Growth.
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 a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The requirement is for a framework of up to 6 suppliers to deliver the Managing People for Growth Programme on behalf of Scottish Enterprise.
It is anticipated that the framework will commence on 1.7.2014 to 30.6.2017, with the option to extend for one further year. Appointed contractors will be required to deliver the programme within SE operational areas. We estimate that up to 20 programmes will be delivered per annum.
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=290670

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)

79411100, 79400000, 79410000

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: no
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:

The requirement is for a framework of up to 6 suppliers to deliver the Managing People for Growth Programme on behalf of Scottish Enterprise.
It is anticipated that the framework will commence on 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017, with the option to extend for one further year. Appointed contractors will be required to deliver the programme within SE operational areas. We estimate that up to 20 programmes will be delivered per annum.
The Managing People for Growth Programme has been part of SE product suite for the last 4 years and due to the continued success we wish to re-procure the service.
Managing People for Growth is a one to many product which provides knowledge and skills to growth companies about key aspects and the importance of good people management practice in achieving the company growth plan. It helps raise awareness and educate managers to understand their role, effectively identifying and delivering people management solutions which will enable their people to assist in the growth of the business.
The programme can be used as a platform for the ongoing development of people management skills rather than just a short sharp injection of ideas. Managing People for Growth will encourage and develop managers to adopt new thinking, behaviours, habits and understanding that link to the strategic goals of the business, potentially leading to a positive impact on the bottom line.
This programme will include 6 days with the participants to cover the key learning outcomes and a 1/2 day feedback/review session for participants to reflect on what they have learned and found most useful throughout the programme.
The key objectives of the programme are to:
— Provide knowledge and skills to companies about the key aspects of good people management practice
— Help raise awareness/educate people managers to be able to identify, prioritise and effectively deliver organisational development opportunities to support the goals and growth of the business
— Encourage people managers to think more strategically and align the skills of their staff with the strategic direction of the business
— Provide people managers with the understanding and ability to maximise the existing skills of staff to enhance the productivity of the business
— Raise the ambition of participants to further development their own people management skills
This programme is part of a suite of organisational, management and leadership development products, which provide companies with the opportunity to develop employees in alignment with key business objectives.
Scottish Enterprise will set out the key learning outcomes and Suppliers will be required to provide their own relevant, high quality content and materials, demonstrating the ability to achieve the learning outcomes and programme objectives.
The programme topics will include:
— The Role of a Manager and Setting Goals
— Managing Individual Performance to Build High Performing Teams
— Communication, Influencing & Assertiveness Skills
— Coaching & Delegation
— Dealing with Conflict & Difficult People
— Change Management & Innovation
Programmes will have a maximum of 15 participants (max of 3 per company) and a minimum number of participants to run:
— Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh – 12 minimum
— Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Dundee – 8 minimum
An advance schedule of programmes will be published on the Scottish Enterprise website and an events calendar will be available to all SE employees for internal promotion. The Enquiry Fulfillment & Research Service (EFRS) will manage all aspects of the customer booking process including: joining instructions, a welcome pack (provided by each supplier), and pre/post workshop questionnaires. Suppliers will be expected liaise with ERFS and the Programme Manager as appropriate.
All customers participating in Managing People for Growth will be expected to pay GBP 400 + VAT contribution for the programme in advance of attending. Suppliers will be expected to manage all aspects of payments.
Due to the current economic climate we have set a fixed price of GBP 6 000 + VAT per programme and all bids will require to conform. This framework will be called off on a ranked process on the basis of highest quality determined at Tender Stage. There is no guaranteed level of commissioning for any supplier appointed to the Framework.
All expenses are included in the programme price. This refers to, but not limited to travel & subsistence, venue and catering costs, development of programme, materials etc.
All individuals involved in delivery of the programme must be detailed at PQQ stage. Following this, Supplier’s will not be able to add new team members, except when replacing a team member that will no longer be part of the delivery team.
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

Starting 1.7.2014. Completion 30.6.2017

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 8: and maximum number 12
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:

P14-0077
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: 12.2.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.2.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

10.3.2014
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
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.
(SC Ref:290670)

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

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 140 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: scottishprocurement@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, 140 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: scottishprocurement@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: 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
Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 140 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ScottishProcurement@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:14.1.2014