Global Ambitions – Entrepreneur Networking Framework Agreement

Global Ambitions – Entrepreneur Networking Framework Agreement

Consequently they require a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide a set programme of networking events in Scotland to bring together the Entrepreneurship Programme Alumni (those who have participated on MIT Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), Entrepreneurship Masterclass or Leadership for Growth activities.
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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

 


Highlands and Islands Enterprise

4B Druimchat View, Dingwall Business Park,

Dingwall

IV15 9XL

UK

HIE Procurement Team

+44 1349868977
http://www.hie.co.uk
http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


via Public Contracts Scotland web portal (http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/)

UK

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


via Public Contracts Scotland web portal (http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/)

UK

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Global Ambitions – Entrepreneur Networking Framework Agreement

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Highlands and Islands Enterprise is working in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise to deliver a high value programme of entrepreneurship support to ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses in Scotland.

Consequently they require a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide a set programme of networking events in Scotland to bring together the Entrepreneurship Programme Alumni (those who have participated on MIT Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), Entrepreneurship Masterclass or Leadership for Growth activities in the past), along with individuals who have been through the Saltire Fellowship http://www.saltirefoundation.com/fellowship/ , RSE Enterprise http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/636_ScottishEnterprise.html or Industrial Fellowship programmes from across Scotland. These individuals have already been heavily invested in and supported by HIE/SE to develop their entrepreneurial skills and growth potential. They are founders or are part of the senior executive team of high growth innovation driven businesses. We want them to continue to move up a gear, become more innovative and realise their growth potential. The intention in supporting opportunities for this subset of ambitious entrepreneurs is to increase their network, continue their entrepreneurial learning, skill development and knowledge exchange opportunities by creating a sustainable network that inspires, energises and supports their growth ambitions.

This Framework is not simply about event organisation, but is about providing a high quality service to support a strong, facilitated network of entrepreneurs through a programme of events that are expertly directed by someone with experience in this field.

Full details provided in the attached Scope of Requirements and Tender Guidance Notes.

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=321279.

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.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151000 Business Consultancy
152000 Management Consultancy
152011 Management Consultancy – Organisation and Planning
159999 other Consultancy
261100 Professional and Advisory Services
291000 Events

100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

It is expected that the Framework will be awarded to one supplier in January 2015 for a period of 2 years, unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Framework conditions.

The 2 year budget currently available to deliver this Framework is between £140,000 and £160,000 (excluding VAT) maximum.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Bidders will be required to have the undernoted policies in place prior to commencement of the Framework and to maintain them throughout the term of the Framework. Bidders will also be expected to supply to HIE, upon request, copies of the policies and evidence of premiums paid.

Employers Liability Insurance – minimum £5m for each and every claim

Public Liability Insurance- minimum £5m for each and every claim

Organisations which are unable to meet these criteria will not be evaluated further.

Evidence will be sought prior to Award.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

 

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
02-12-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 05-01-2015

4.5

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

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

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

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

In order to participate, suppliers should register their interest in this contract on the Public Contracts Scotland website and download and complete all relevant documentation.

This free registration process also gives suppliers access to an on line Question & Answer facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously), and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.

Tenders must be submitted via the PCS postbox and be received by the date and time indicated with all questions answered. Hard copy responses will not be accepted.

Collaborative arrangements:

Scottish Enterprise

(SC Ref:321279)

5.2

Additional Documentation

Global Ambitions – Scope of Requirements & Tender Guidance Notes
Global Ambitions – Appendices A-C
Global Ambitions – Tender Response Form
Global Ambitions – Single Supplier Framework Agreement (T&Cs)
Global Ambitions – Pricing Proforma

5.3

Publication date of this notice

24-10-2014