Provision of an Ayrshire Rural Action Planning Programme

Provision of an Ayrshire Rural Action Planning Programme

South Ayrshire Council in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Council are looking for Community Engagement/Community Development consultants to carry out and co-ordinate an important piece of community based work in Ayrshire.

UK-Ayr: project management consultancy services

2012/S 194-319397

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

South Ayrshire Council
Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement
KA8 8BH Ayr
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001230900

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/procurement/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00405

Further information can be obtained from: South Ayrshire Council
Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement
KA8 8BH Ayr
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001230900
Internet address: http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/procurement/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: South Ayrshire Council
Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement
KA8 8BH Ayr
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001230900
Internet address: http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/procurement/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: South Ayrshire Council
Newton House, 30 Green Street Lane
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement
KA8 8BH Ayr
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001230900
Internet address: http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/procurement/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

North Ayrshire Council

East Ayrshire Council

Ayrshire LEADER

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of an Ayrshire Rural Action Planning Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Ayrshire.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

South Ayrshire Council in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and East Ayrshire Council are looking for Community Engagement/Community Development consultants to carry out and co-ordinate an important piece of community based work in Ayrshire based on the following values:
— That the programme should engage contributions from the breadth of people who live in rural Ayrshire and promote greater community engagement & empowerment,
— That the project should aim to build capacity and skills in communities in the development of 21 Rural Action Plans,
— That ownership for the project and outputs sit with 21 rural communities within Ayrshire.
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=241318.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

4 Lots
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: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Managing agent

1)Short description

Managing agent.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000

3)Quantity or scope

1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Local implementation South Ayrshire

1)Short description

Local implementation South Ayrshire.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000

3)Quantity or scope

1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Local implementation North Ayrshire

1)Short description

Local implementation North Ayrshire.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000

3)Quantity or scope

1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Local implementation East Ayrshire

1)Short description

Local implementation East Ayrshire.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72224000

3)Quantity or scope

1.
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:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:

CE/26/12
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

13.11.2012 – 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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 13.11.2012 – 12:00
Place:

Ayr.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Ayrshire LEADER.
VI.3)Additional information

Any questions relating to this tender should be addressed though the Public Contracts Scotland Questions and Answer facility. This facility allows companies to submit queries online giving full transparency and a robust audit trail. It also removes the risk of a question being overlooked and allows the Council to circulate questions and answers more efficiently.
To submit a query online, open the notice that you’re interested in and click on the Q&A tab where you can view all previously submitted questions and select “Ask a Question”. Any queries will be submitted automatically to the awarding authority for a response.
Please ensure there is no reference to your company name or confidential information in the question as it will be published on the website exactly as it has been asked.
You will be automatically notified by email when the contracting authority has posted an answer to the question along with a link to the response. The question will not be visible online until a response has been posted.
If you consider the question to be “commercial in confidence” ie specific to your tender response only and not a clarification, please state this in your question and the response will not be made available to the other interested parties.
(SC Ref:241318).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.10.2012