Management and Delivery of the South of Scotland Loan Scheme

P13-0118 Management and Delivery of the South of Scotland Loan Scheme

The successful supplier will also be responsible for managing approximately 15 legacy loans from previous schemes plus the existing portfolio of South of Scotland Loans (estimated to be 40 as of 25 September 2012).

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Enterprise

Procurement, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street,

Glasgow

G2 6HQ

UK

Linda Nailen

+44 1412482700

linda.nailen@scotent.co.uk

+44 1412481600
http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

P13-0118 Management and Delivery of the South of Scotland Loan Scheme

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Scottish Enterprise seek a single supplier to manage and delivery the South of Scotland Loan Scheme.

The Scheme has been operational since April 2004 and has distributed 77 loans to a value of £2.3m. The maximum loan is £50,000 to eligible businesses in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway, who can demonstrate they have a viable project that will result in business growth and economic development for the area.

The successful supplier will also be responsible for managing approximately 15 legacy loans from previous schemes plus the existing portfolio of South of Scotland Loans (estimated to be 40 as of 25 September 2012).

It will also be the responsibility of the successful supplier to act in accordance with the instruction of the Board of SEBSED Ltd to resolve issues such as new loans, security and bad debt management.

The management and delivery of the South of Scotland Loan Scheme will be let as follows, with an annual break point (end Dec) for each element:

– Element 1: Board and Company Management

– Element 2: Marketing and Promotional activity

– Element 3: Existing Legacy and SoS Loans

– Element 4: New loans

– Element 5: Financial Diligence

The contract will be for a period of two years and is anticipated to commence January 2013 until January 2015.

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=240181.

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=240181.

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.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

151000 Business

170 … Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The contract will be for a period of two years and is anticipated to commence January 2013 until January 2015.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

P13-0118

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  08-10-2012

b) Deadline for requests to participate
09-10-2012  Time  12:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender  01-11-2012

d) Estimated award date  11-12-2012

4.5

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

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=240181

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:240181)

5.2

Additional Documentation

P13-0118 PQQ v2

5.3

Publication date of this notice

25-09-2012