Copywriting Tender for Scottish Enterprise

Copywriting Tender for Scottish Enterprise

Contract digital writing resource. Scottish Enterprise (SE) is requesting the provision of a single supplier framework for a flexible digital content writing resource to undertake web copywriting for all our digital channels. UK-Glasgow: business and management consultancy and related services

2012/S 126-209332

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: Gordon Hutton
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: gordon.hutton@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: Gordon Hutton
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: gordon.hutton@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: Gordon Hutton
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: gordon.hutton@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: Gordon Hutton
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: gordon.hutton@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:

Contract digital writing resource.
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 the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 31
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 330 000 GBP

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

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is requesting the provision of a single supplier framework for a flexible digital content writing resource to undertake web copywriting for all our digital channels. Subjects covered will include the sectors supported by Scottish Enterprise’s operations and those which form part of our proposition for inward investors through Scottish Development International. They also include the areas within our business plan.
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=232318.

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=232318.

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

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 264 000 and 330 000 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

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 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 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 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

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

P13-0074
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

13.8.2012 – 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

Date: 13.8.2012 – 12:00
Place:

Glasgow.

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 invitation to tender (ITT) documentation is available for download from there.

Suppliers should submit their completed tender responses through the secure postbox on Public Contracts Scotland no later than the deadline indicated. On completion of submission an e-mail confirmation will be sent to the sender. If you do not receive this e-mail 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:232318).

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

Body responsible for mediation 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

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 and Commercial Directorate Europa House 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.7.2012