Leadership Development Programme for Scottish Enterprise

Leadership Development Programme for Scottish Enterprise

The purpose of this ITT is to appoint three suppliers, each operating on a ranked basis under a Framework Agreement, to deliver a Workplace Innovation Leadership Development Programme.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business development consultancy services

2018/S 234-535127

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Alison McManus
Telephone: +44 1414685025
E-mail: alison.mcmanus@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
NUTS code: UKM82
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Workplace Innovation Leadership Development Programme (Framework)

Reference number: P19-0080

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The purpose of this ITT is to appoint three suppliers, each operating on a ranked basis under a Framework Agreement, to deliver a Workplace Innovation Leadership Development Programme to Scottish Enterprise (“SE”), and the respective subsidiary and associated companies and undertakings. (together, the “Purchasers”). It is anticipated that the framework will commence on 1.4.2019 for a 3 year period, with SE having the option to extend for a further one year period. Suppliers will offer a broad range of experiences and methodologies to maintain flexibility of delivery to clients and, at the same time, offer value for money for SE and companies alike. Successful suppliers will cover all of SE’s geographic area, therefore capacity to deliver is essential.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Leadership Development programme will be pivotal in supporting Scotland’s business leaders to build their capability and confidence in relation to values-based leadership, fair and progressive workplace practices and inclusive economic growth, delivering tangible benefits for individuals, business and the wider economy.

The programme will be adapted to businesses and business leaders at various stages of growth and maturity, and to the specific requirements of business sectors and geographic regions. There will be a core programme of leadership development modules and content as below. The core content will be delivered through two differentiated programmes targeted at business leaders at different stages of growth and maturity.

In response to increasing interest in leadership development from various sectors and Industry Leadership Groups, as well as an emerging interest in and need to address leadership development priorities specific to Scotland’s regions and in support of these regions’ inclusive economic growth ambitions it is proposed that a “menu” of additional leadership development modules be developed to enable specific, tailored delivery.

Further detail is provided within the attached Invitation to Tender document.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial duration of the framework is 36 months with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for a further 12 month period to the maximum 48 months as stated above.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD Question 4B.5.1 — statement: please confirm below whether you already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, appropriate levels of insurance for this contract. Bidders that do not already have, or cannot commit to obtain insurances may be excluded from further participation in this procurement exercise.

— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP,

— professional indemnity insurance.

Bidders must state the value of insurance that they think is appropriate for the contract.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD Question 4C.1.2 — Bidders will be required to provide 2 examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in Part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice.

Bidders should detail their experience within the last 3 years, in relation to creating and delivering leadership development programmes, specifically those with a focus on the core content/themes (as detailed in the ITT), to businesses in cross/multi-sectors at senior levels. Bidders are asked to provide examples of two similar programmes, the diagnostic tools and delivery methodologies used and the outputs, outcomes and impacts achieved at individual delegate and business levels.

Responses will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Pass equals providing 2 examples detailing relevant experience to deliver the service. Fail equals failure to provide 2 examples detailing relevant experience to deliver the service.

Bidders can submit examples in a separate document to allow room to provide details of the service provided.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

ESPD Question 4D.1 refers — question provided at Section VI.3 of the notice under Additional Information.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/01/2019
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/01/2019
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

ESPD Question 4D.1 refers — The bidder must have the following:

— documented arrangements that the organisation has a system for monitoring quality management procedures on an on-going basis. These should include arrangements for ensuring that the bidders apply quality management measures that are appropriate to the work for which they are being engaged the bidder’s organisation must be able to provide evidence of systematic, periodic review and improvement of quality in respect of output and general performance,

— documented arrangements for providing the bidder’s workforce with quality related — training and information appropriate to the type of work for which this organisation is likely to bid. This will demonstrate that the organisation has in place, and implements, training and development arrangements to ensure that its workforce has sufficient knowledge, skills and understanding to discharge their various responsibilities and that this knowledge, skills and understanding is continuously updated to ensure relevance and currency.

ESPD Question 2A.17 — Form of Participation (Notably as part of a group, consortium, joint venture or similar). Any contract will be entered into with the nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract. It will be for members of the consortium to sort out their respective duties and liabilities amongst each other. For administrative purposes, any associated documentation will be sent to the nominated lead organisation.

ESPD Question 2D.1.2 — If a substantial proportion of the work would go to a subcontrctor we may ask for a completed ESPD form for those subcontractors (only Sections A and B of Part II and Part III will be requested). We will advise bidders if we require this information prior to the subcontractor commencing work on the contract.

Note: 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 presentation/clarification,

— 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.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=565563

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://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.

(SC Ref:565563)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
G2 6HQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: alison.mcmanus@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600Internet address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Single Point of Enquiry
Procurement and Commercial Division, 7th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries. Email: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Single Point of Enquiry
Procurement and Commercial Division, 7th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: