Business Management – Rural Leadership Programme

Business Management – Rural Leadership Programme

SE is seeking a contractor (s) to deliver the Rural Leadership Programme, the contract will be for a period of three years with the option to extend for one further year at the discretion of SE.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business and management consultancy and related services

2013/S 215-374173

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

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

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 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:

Rural Leadership Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other 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)

SE is seeking a contractor (s) to deliver the Rural Leadership Programme, the contract will be for a period of three years with the option to extend for one further year at the discretion of SE.
The SE Rural Leadership Programme has been running for 7 years and is targeted at business leaders and key influencers from across SE’s rural areas with a focus on Agriculture (as a key part of the food and drink supply chain), Energy, Tourism and rural services sectors.
The aim of the programme is to assist Scottish rural business leaders to create additional wealth through leading, team working, networking, influencing and by being ambitious. It does this by developing the capacity of individuals, building their confidence to lead, widening their boundaries, building industry and parliamentary trust, providing an awareness of rural economic and broader issues and introducing individuals to the wider rural leadership network.
The many and diverse interests in Scotland’s rural economy and the current economic environment make successful and effective leadership more important than ever. Rural Leadership programmes have been run successfully in many countries and work on the premise that investment in enthusiastic and ambitious individuals produces a lasting legacy in their business, sector and community for the rest of their lives.
The programme will deliver a series of workshops based on leadership development and built around
– Leadership including communication and societal abilities
– Enhancement of knowledge of agriculture, food systems, policy making and current agriculture and food issues.
– Learning journeys to Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels.
SE are seeking a supplier(s) to undertake the following 2 distinct elements of Programme delivery:
1. Core Delivery for Recruitment, Facilitation, Organisation and co-ordination
2. Deliver Leadership Skills Workshops and One-to-One Leadership Coaching
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=283599

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)

79400000, 79410000, 79411100

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 one or more 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:

SE is seeking a contractor (s) to deliver the Rural Leadership Programme, the contract will be for a period of three years with the option to extend for one further year at the discretion of SE.
The SE Rural Leadership Programme has been running for 7 years and is targeted at business leaders and key influencers from across SE’s rural areas with a focus on Agriculture (as a key part of the food and drink supply chain), Energy, Tourism and rural services sectors.
The aim of the programme is to assist Scottish rural business leaders to create additional wealth through leading, team working, networking, influencing and by being ambitious. It does this by developing the capacity of individuals, building their confidence to lead, widening their boundaries, building industry and parliamentary trust, providing an awareness of rural economic and broader issues and introducing individuals to the wider rural leadership network.
The many and diverse interests in Scotland’s rural economy and the current economic environment make successful and effective leadership more important than ever. Rural Leadership programmes have been run successfully in many countries and work on the premise that investment in enthusiastic and ambitious individuals produces a lasting legacy in their business, sector and community for the rest of their lives.
The programme will deliver a series of workshops based on leadership development and built around
– Leadership including communication and societal abilities
– Enhancement of knowledge of agriculture, food systems, policy making and current agriculture and food issues.
– Learning journeys to Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels.
SE are seeking a supplier(s) to undertake the following 2 distinct elements of Programme delivery:
1. Core Delivery for Recruitment, Facilitation, Organisation and co-ordination
For the purpose of this contract, we are seeking a contractor to provide facilitation support, delivery and co-ordinating of the SE Rural Leadership Programme over a 3 year period. The programme will be delivered in 3 areas across the SE area of Scotland (North, East and West) to 45 delegates on an annual basis. The model of RLP will be largely set by SE, based on the success of previous years.
We would envisage the following requirements to be undertaken on an annual basis by the successful contractor in order to successfully deliver the Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme over a 3 year period:
– Recruitment of 45 rural businesses in the SE area of Scotland;
– Design, develop and deliver facilitated workshops in a stimulating, engaging, challenging and practical environment;
– Design, develop and deliver an inspiring Learning Journey to London;
– Provide project administration, organisation and co-ordination support;
– Meet with the SE Project Manager up to 4 times during the period of the annual contract and liaise regularly throughout;
– Work closely with other contractor(s) who will be involved in delivery of the Leadership Workshop and one-to-one coaching;
– Work closely with Scotland Europa to provide a seamless Learning Journey for the Brussels element of the programme;
– Organise, manage and book all venues and overnight accommodation for each element of the programme as well as manage all travel arrangements associated with the 3 day Learning Journey. We would expect the successful contractor to only charge the actual costs of these and nominal administration/co-ordination fee;
It is important that companies interested in providing this service have previous group facilitation experience as well as knowledge and understanding of the rural economy in Scotland and rural economic development.
2. Deliver Leadership Skills Workshops and One-to-One Leadership Coaching
For the purpose of this contract, Scottish Enterprise is seeking a contractor to undertake the following requirements on an annual basis over a 3 year period:
– To deliver a 2 day Leadership Skills Workshop (residential) for each of the 3 groups listed above;
– To provide one-to-one coaching of up to a maximum of 3 hours per participant
– To create individual Action Plans for each participant – this will be shared with Scottish Enterprise and used as a key working document throughout the Programme.
We envisage the contractor to incorporate and have experience in the following:
– Experience of leadership in a rural context as well as knowledge of the rural economy in Scotland;
– Qualified coaching experience and qualifications/experience in business;
– Experience of managing businesses and knowledge of sound business practice;
– Ability to adapt coaching approach/methods to meet needs of individual;
– Experience and comfortable with coaching beyond the presenting problem to assist participants identify other unresolved issues that affect their ability to lead effectively;
– Experience and ability to use measures to increase self-awareness and leadership capability (i.e. 360 degree feedback, Emotional Intelligence).
Respondents must indicate which Lot or Lots they intend to bid for. If bidding for more than one lot please complete the relevant commissioning information for each. Failure to do so would exclude you from that specific procurement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 291 000 and 416 000 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

Starting 2.6.2014. Completion 1.6.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: 1. Core Delivery for Recruitment, Facilitation, Organisation and co-ordination

1)Short description

Core Delivery for Recruitment, Facilitation, Organisation and co-ordination
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

For the purpose of this contract, we are seeking a contractor to provide facilitation support and delivery for the workshops listed below.
We would also require the contractor to recruit the 45 new participants from across rural Scotland (in the SE area) from a broad spectrum of rural sectors.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 213 000 and 304 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: 2. Deliver Leadership Skills Workshops and One-to-One Leadership Coaching

1)Short description

Deliver Leadership Skills Workshops and One-to-One Leadership Coaching
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411100

3)Quantity or scope

For the purpose of this contract, Scottish Enterprise is seeking a contractor:
– Who has experience of leadership in a rural context as well as knowledge of the rural economy in Scotland;
– To deliver a 2 day Leadership Skills Workshop (residential) for each of the 3 groups listed above (6 days in total) – to be held in November 2014, 2015 and 2016;
– To provide one-to-one coaching of up to a maximum of 3 hours per participant (135 hours in total) – to be completed by end February 2015, 2016 and 2017;
– To create individual Action Plans for each participant – this will be shared with Scottish Enterprise and used as a key working document throughout the Programme.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 78 000 and 112 000 GBP
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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
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 number of operators: 5
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:

P14-0035
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: 2.12.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.12.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.1.2014
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:283599)

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

Scottish Government
Europa House, 450 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
Europa House, 450 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
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: 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:4.11.2013