Rural Leadership Programme

Rural Leadership Programme

SE are seeking a contractor to provide facilitation support and delivery of specific workshops listed below. We would also require the contractor to recruit new participants, organise venues/accommodation and co-ordinate speakers and workshop content.

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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

P13-0194 Rural Leadership Programme

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

SE are seeking a contractor to provide facilitation support and delivery of specific workshops listed below. We would also require the contractor to recruit new participants, organise venues/accommodation and co-ordinate speakers and workshop content.

1. Recruitment evening

2. Introductory Workshop (1 day)

3. Strategic Picture of Rural Scotland/Scottish Parliament Visit/Reception with MSPs (2 days)

4. Rural Innovation Workshop (2 days)

5. Communications Workshop (1 day) – including securing a speaker for these workshops

The programme involves 3 groups each with 15 participants. The groups will be set up in the SE area around:

– North East and East Scotland

– West Central and South West Scotland and

– East Central and South East Scotland.

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=256872.

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=256872.

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

130 … Aberdeen & North-East
140 … Tayside, Central & Fife
150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 … Edinburgh & Lothians
170 … Scotland South

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

The SE Rural Leadership Programme has been running for 7 years and is targeted at business leaders and key influencers from across SE’s rural areas with a focus on Agriculture (as a key part of the food and drink supply chain), Energy, Tourism and rural services sectors.

The aim of the programme is to assist Scottish rural business leaders to create additional wealth through leading, team working, networking, influencing and by being ambitious. It does this by developing the capacity of individuals, building their confidence to lead, widening their boundaries, building industry and parliamentary trust, providing an awareness of rural economic and broader issues and introducing individuals to the wider rural leadership network.

The many and diverse interests in Scotland’s rural economy and the current economic environment make successful and effective leadership more important than ever. Rural Leadership programmes have been run successfully in many countries and work on the premise that investment in enthusiastic and ambitious individuals produces a lasting legacy in their business, sector and community for the rest of their lives.

The programme will deliver a series of workshops based on leadership development and built around

– Leadership including communication and societal abilities

– Enhancement of knowledge of agriculture, food systems, policy making and current agriculture and food issues.

– Learning journeys to Holyrood, Westminster and Brussels.

SE would now like to continue the Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme for a one year period, starting with programme development and recruitment from June 2013.

For the purpose of this contract, we are seeking a contractor to provide facilitation support and delivery for the workshops. We would also require the contractor to recruit new participants, organise venues/accommodation and co-ordinate speakers and workshop content.

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

P13-0194

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation  11-03-2013

b) Deadline for requests to participate
13-03-2013  Time  12:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender  10-04-2013

d) Estimated award date  28-05-2013

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=256872

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:256872)

5.2

Additional Documentation

P13-0194 PQQ v2

5.3

Publication date of this notice

27-02-2013