Business Development Project Consultancy Agreement

Business Development Project Consultancy Agreement

1. To produce a business development plan for the Moat Community Centre.



1 Authority Details


Authority Name and Address

Argyll and Bute Council

Development and Infrastructure Services, 1A Manse Brae,


PA31 8RD


Jennifer King – Purchasing Officer

+44 1546604881

+44 1546604631


Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1


Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details



Business Development Project Consultancy Agreement


Description of the goods or services required

This is phase one of an ambitious project to ensure the Moat Community Centre is a vibrant, thriving, inspiring facility that has a sustainable future serving the people of Rothesay, Bute and beyond.

Management of four Argyll & Bute Council owned community centres (in Campbeltown, Dunoon, Lochgilphead and Rothesay) was devolved to local voluntary Centre Associations around 30 years ago.

The community centres fulfil important roles in each of the four communities, each providing a slightly different range of provision including meeting spaces, sports facilities, computer facilities, crèches, nurseries, cafes, training rooms and other resources for dozens of community groups, public sector organisations and some of the area’s most vulnerable people.

The Moat Community Centre Association, which is made up of volunteers (mostly users of the centre), is committed to ensuring the long term viability of the Centre. The four Centre Associations have agreed to work in partnership to create individual business development plans and deliver the objectives identified in those plans. The four Centre Associations will learn from each other’s experiences and ensure a consistent approach to developing the Centres. Each has set up a working group to progress this project.

In order to continue to be viable, a radical and innovative business approach to providing community centre in Bute needs to be explored.

Key Aims of this Project which shall be delivered by the Consultant are:

1. To produce a business development plan for the Moat Community Centre ; and

2. To assist MCCA to deliver 2-3 objectives outlined in the plan that will generate additional income and/or reduce expenditure for the Association to invest in the facility and help ensure its ongoing viability.

This project is part funded by Awards for All Scotland, the Robertson Trust and the Argyll and the Islands LEADER Programme.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

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

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.


Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

120 … Highlands and Islands


Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation


Minimum standards and qualification required

Minimum standards set out in the PQQ.

4 Administrative Information


Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.


Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority



Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  08-03-2013

b) Deadline for requests to participate
08-03-2013  Time  12:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender  15-03-2013

d) Estimated award date  10-04-2013


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



Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at

5 Other Information


Additional Information

Completed PQQ submissions must be submitted into the Public Contracts Scotland post-box before the date and time detailed in the PQQ document. Attachments to the response, if any, should be saved as a zip file to reduce file size. Please include a list of supporting documents in the comments field. Please note that submitted attachments must be less than 10Mb in size and if greater will be rejected and will not be added to the submission. The size of postbox responses must not exceed 30Mb in total. All questions regarding this PQQ must be directed via the ‘Questions and Answers’ section of the portal. Should you experience any difficulties uploading submissions, please contact: Jennifer King, Purchasing Officer, Argyll and Bute Council, 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RDTel: 01546 604881,

(SC Ref:255859)


Additional Documentation

PQQforRothesayCEC (2)


Publication date of this notice