Innovation Expert Support Framework for Scottish Enterprise

Innovation Expert Support Framework for Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise invites expressions of interest for a framework to provide expert innovation and commercial advice to Scottish Enterprise client companies with potential new innovation projects/opportunities who are looking to undertake new product, new service, new process and new business model developments.

UK-Glasgow: business development consultancy services

2012/S 228-375901

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

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 authority
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:

P13-0122 Innovation Expert Support Framework.
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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 18
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Scottish Enterprise invites expressions of interest for a framework to provide expert innovation and commercial advice to Scottish Enterprise client companies with potential new innovation projects/opportunities who are looking to undertake new product, new service, new process and new business model developments. We are Scotland’s main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency. Our ultimate goal is to stimulate sustainable growth of Scotland’s economy.
The framework agreement will be for three years initially with an option to extend for one further year. It is anticipated that the framework agreement will commence towards the end of May 2013.
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=245884.

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=245884.

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)

79411100, 79410000, 79400000, 73000000

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:

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency, our ultimate goal is to stimulate sustainable growth of Scotland’s economy. We invite expressions of interest for a framework of suppliers to provide short, impactful expert innovation and commercial advice to Scottish Enterprise client companies with potential new innovation projects/opportunities who are at the formative stages of a new product, new service, new process and/or new business model development. The framework will let be on a call-off basis with no supplier being guaranteed a set level of commissions.
Scottish Enterprise intends to procure a framework of suitably qualified and experienced innovation advisory organisations to provide up to 2 days expert innovation and commercial advice to SE client companies. Innovation for the purposes of this programme is defined as ‘the successful exploitation of new ideas’.
All bidders must be able to provide evidence of the depth and currency of knowledge and experience delivering short impactful interventions relating to the key aspects of the formative stages of an innovation project; research, definition, and planning as opposed to the development implementation and launch:
— Analyse the feasibility of ideas and projects assist in transforming them into high quality project proposals,
— Quantify and /or qualify the business opportunity in relation to the exploitation and protection of physical and intellectual assets, risks/costs and forecast benefits,
— Assist the company in developing a robust business case,
— High level project planning and ‘unlocking’ issues regarding project implementation plans (if required),
— The output from each intervention will be action based plans for the company and SE to use in identifying appropriate next steps.
All bidders must be able to provide these services to companies across the Scottish Enterprise geographic area in a timely, cost -effective manner.
To reflect and address the characteristics of Innovation in certain Sectors, SE intends to appoint suppliers to one Framework Agreement with 4 distinct Lots.
Lot 1 ‘Generalist’ Innovation Support 3-6 suppliers.
Suppliers will cover a wide range of businesses and industries and a track record and experience. A broad range of subject matter skills is a necessity in the area of Innovation, new product and service development and the Business/Commercial side. Suppliers will be required to analyse and input to the initial stages of innovation from initial idea through to reasearch and development, design and intellectual asset protection/exploitation opportunity identification.
Suppliers should be skilled and practised in the assessment and building of business cases/value propositions, their evaluation and articulation together with strengths in market validation, definition of target markets undertaking competitive analysis and in the use of appropriate techniques methods and sources with which to analyse, build, advise and guide clients on the viability of their project or opportunity.
Lot 2 Chemical Sciences Innovation Support 3-4 Suppliers.
Lot 3 Digital and Enabling Technologies 3-4 Suppliers.
Lot 4 Life Sciences innovation Support 3-4 suppliers.
In addition to the broad skills and experience of those suppliers in Lot, suppliers in lots 2-4 will require in depth technical and market knowledge and experience of the Sector they are servicing.
It is envisaged that the bulk of Support will be delivered via Lot 1 and the suppliers on Lots 2-4 will be used when the nature of the proposed project requires specialist knowledge of the relevant sector.
Potential suppliers may bid for any combination of the Lots. However, it is envisaged that ‘Generalist’ Innovation suppliers may not have the required depth of specific sectoral technical and market expertise to deliver the Sector specific Lots.
Delivery of the 2 days consultancy will be through a mixture of Interviews, workshops, phone calls, document reviews and desk research over a 4 week elapsed time. Suppliers will require a wide range of interpersonal skills as well as pragmatism in order to facilitate a high level of practical input over this period of 4 weeks.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 560 000 and 800 000 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

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: ‘Generalist’ Innovation Support

1)Short description

Suppliers will cover a wide range of businesses and industries and a track record and experience. A broad range of subject matter skills is a necessity in the area of Innovation, new product and service development and the Business /Commercial side. Suppliers will be required to analyse and input to the initial stages of innovation from initial idea through to research and development, design and intellectual asset protection/exploitation opportunity identification.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411100, 73000000

3)Quantity or scope

We anticipated between 3-6 suppliers on this lot.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Chemical Sciences Innovation Support

1)Short description

In addition to the broad skills and experience of those suppliers in Lot 1, suppliers in lots 2-4 will require in depth technical and market knowledge and experience of the Sector they are servicing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411100, 73100000

3)Quantity or scope

We anticipate between 3-4 suppliers on this lot.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Digital and Enabling Technolgies

1)Short description

In addition to the broad skills and experience of those suppliers in Lot 1, suppliers in lots 2-4 will require in depth technical and market knowledge and experience of the Sector they are servicing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411100, 73100000

3)Quantity or scope

We anticipate between 3-4 suppliers in this lot.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Life Sciences Innovation Support

1)Short description

In addition to the broad skills and experience of those suppliers in Lot 1, suppliers in lots 2-4 will require in depth technical and market knowledge and experience of the Sector they are servicing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 79410000, 79411100, 73100000

3)Quantity or scope

We anticipate between 3 and 4 suppliers in this lot.
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: Terms and conditions for financing and payment will be contained in the invitation to tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Terms and conditions for financing and payment will be contained in the invitation to tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Terms and conditions for financing and payment will be contained in the invitation to tender.
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 minimum number 18: and maximum number 36
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:

P13-0122
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: 7.1.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.1.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.2.2013
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
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.
Use of appropriate wording in standard Notices (e.g. OJEU Notice), for example use of the text set out above reserves the right to take account of social and environmental issues in the award of the contract. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/212427/0056513.pdf

(SC Ref:245884).

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
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government

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
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries/submit-an-enquiry

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
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries/submit-an-enquiry

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.11.2012