Provision of Business Training Workshops

Provision of Business Training Workshops

Invitation to Pre-Qualify for the Provision of Business Training Workshops in Highland and Moray.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Highland Opportunity Limited

81A Castle Street,

Inverness

IV2 3EA

UK

Marie Mackintosh

+44 1463228340

Bgateway@highland-opportunity.com
www.highland-opportunity.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

Provision of Business Training Workshops

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Invitation to Pre-Qualify for the Provision of Business Training Workshops in Highland and Moray.

From April 2012, Highland Opportunity Limited (HOL) will be delivering under a new contract from Highland Council, the Business Gateway service in Highland and Moray. This provides a comprehensive package of advice, training, direction, European connections, enterprise agency connections and access to finance for local businesses who wish to start, develop and grow.

The provision of business training workshops will be a key part of the Business Gateway service.

Training organisations are invited to register their interest and complete a pre-qualification questionnaire for consideration as potential suppliers of Business Gateway training workshops in Inverness and other towns in the Highland and Moray Council areas.

The training workshops will be mostly as prescribed by the Business Gateway national catalogue but they will also have a local and Highland based content. They will form the core of workshop provision and will inform entrepreneurs and existing businesses on key elements of starting and running a successful business. Some creation of content and updating of content will be required in addition to delivery and quality assurance and evaluation.

 

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=222226.

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=222226.

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
151200 Efficiency
151400 Financial
152000 Management
152010 Management – Efficiency
152011 Management – Organisation and Planning
261400 Training and Conferences

120 … Highlands and Islands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

£135,000 over 3 years

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Training organisations are invited to register their interest and complete a pre-qualification questionnaire for consideration as potential suppliers of Business Gateway training workshops in Inverness and other towns in the Highland and Moray Council areas.

Interested suppliers should be able to demonstrate a track record in delivering similar workshops and a thorough understanding of the current business environment in the Highland and Moray Council areas.

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

N/a

4.3

Time Limits


16-03-2012  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date  05-04-2012

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=222226

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:222226)

5.2

Additional Documentation

PQQ Guidance
PQQ Training Contract

5.3

Publication date of this notice

05-03-2012