Business Gateway Services East and West Dunbartonshire

Business Gateway Services East and West Dunbartonshire

Provision of support and assistance to local authority areas of West Dunbartonshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Council.

UK-Dumbarton: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 48-078997

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

John Mitchell
West Dunbartonshire Council, Council Offices, Garshake Road
G82 3PU Dumbarton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1389737898
E-mail: John.Mitchell@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wdcweb.info

Further information can be obtained from: Linda Mccallum
West Dunbartonshire Council, Council Offices, Garshake Road, Dumbarton
For the attention of: Linda Mccallum
G82 3PU Dumbarton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1389737166
E-mail: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Linda Mccallum
West Dunbartonshire Council, Council Offices, Garshake Road, Dumbarton
For the attention of: Linda Mccallum
G82 3PU Dumbarton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1389737166
E-mail: business.support@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Head of Legal, Democratic and Regulatory Services
Head of Legal, Democratic and Regulatory Services, West Dunbartonshire Council, Council Offices, Garshake Road
G82 3PU Dumbarton
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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: yes

East Dunbartonshire Council
Tom Johnston House
G66 4TQ Kirkintilloch
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Business Gateway Service for West and East Dunbartonshire.
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: Within West and East Dunbartonshire local authority areas.
NUTS code UKM31

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)

Provision of support and assistance to local authority areas of West Dunbartonshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Council. This service will include business advice to individuals considering starting their own business, new business start ups and support to help existing businesses. It is intended that a single contract be awarded by West Dunbartonshire Council as lead authority on behalf of both West and East Dunbartonshire Councils.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79600000, 79610000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Provision of support and assistance to local authority areas of West Dunbartonshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Council. This service will include business advice to individuals considering starting their own business, new business start ups and support to help existing businesses. It is intended that a single contract be awarded by West Dunbartonshire Council as lead authority on behalf of both West and East Dunbartonshire Councils.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial period of the contract is 3 years. The contracting authority will have the option to extend the contract for 2 periods of 12 months each.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee or performance bond may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

None preferred, however the successful tenderer will require to form an entity recognised by Scots law.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As set out in contract documents.
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: As set out in PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As fully set out in the PQQ, but summarised as follows:
— minimum turnover in each of the last 3 years of 1 000 000 GBP per annum,
— minimum insurance cover as set out in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As fully set out in the PQQ, but summarised as follows:
— satisfactory Health & Safety response,
— satisfactory equalities response.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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: no

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 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the PQQ.
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:

LA/01/12x
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

13.4.2012 – 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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process initiated by this notice and in such an event will not be liable for any costs incurred by any party.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As set out in the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 1), as amended

Body responsible for mediation procedures

As set out in the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 1), as amended

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: As set out in the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 1), as amended.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As set out in the Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 1), as amended

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.3.2012