Smart Exporter Adviser Framework

Smart Exporter Adviser Framework

Adviser support for Smart Exporter. Please see attached Pre Qualification Questionnaire for full details.

UK-Glasgow: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2013/S 052-085519

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Margaret Riddell
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412482700
E-mail: margaret.riddell@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Smart Exporter Adviser Framework (P13-0156).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various Locations within Scotland.
NUTS code UKM

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 700 000,00 and 1 000 000,00 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Adviser support for Smart Exporter. Please see attached Pre Qualification Questionnaire for full details.
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=252288.

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=252288.

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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 98110000, 98111000, 79420000, 79900000, 98910000, 79410000, 79411100, 79340000

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 all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 700 000,00 and 1 000 000,00 GBP
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

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.7.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: North Regions Export Adviser single supplier framework

1)Short description

Export advisrer to advise in the following areas: Angus, Dundee City, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 98110000, 98111000, 79420000, 79900000, 98910000, 79410000, 79411100, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope

Annually the specific service we are tendering aims to deliver 2400 company assists, with 900 unique* individuals upskilled in exporting through Smart Exporter services and 900 unique* companies assisted in exporting through Smart Exporter services. These targets will be split between the 5 lots.
* i.e. not assisted previously by Scottish Enterprise
Targets are indicative only and may be subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000,00 and 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.7.2017
5)Additional information about lots

The framework will run for an initial period of 8 months until March 2014.
All lots will then be reviewed annually and extended subject to budget availability and the organisation’s planned forward activity. Where there is an opportunity to extend it is our intention to extend by a 1 year period but shorter periods of extension may be used where budget restrictions apply. The ultimate end date for the framework is anticipated to be July 2017 if all extension periods are utilised.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: East Corridor Export Adviser (excluding Edinburgh and Lothian) single supplier framework

1)Short description

Export advisrer to advise in the following areas: Perth & Kinross, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling, Scottish Borders
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 98111000, 98110000, 79420000, 79900000, 98910000, 79410000, 79411100, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope

Annually the specific service we are tendering aims to deliver 2400 company assists, with 900 unique* individuals upskilled in exporting through Smart Exporter services and 900 unique* companies assisted in exporting through Smart Exporter services. These targets will be split between the 5 lots.
* i.e. not assisted previously by Scottish Enterprise
Targets are indicative only and may be subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000,00 and 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.7.2017
5)Additional information about lots

The framework will run for an initial period of 8 months until March 2014.
All lots will then be reviewed annually and extended subject to budget availability and the organisation’s planned forward activity. Where there is an opportunity to extend it is our intention to extend by a 1 year period but shorter periods of extension may be used where budget restrictions apply. The ultimate end date for the framework is anticipated to be July 2017 if all extension periods are utilised.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Edinburgh and Lothian Export Adviser single supplier framework

1)Short description

Export advisrer to advise in the following areas: Edinburgh City, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 98110000, 98111000, 79420000, 79900000, 98910000, 79410000, 79411100, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope

Annually the specific service we are tendering aims to deliver 2400 company assists, with 900 unique* individuals upskilled in exporting through Smart Exporter services and 900 unique* companies assisted in exporting through Smart Exporter services. These targets will be split between the 5 lots.
* i.e. not assisted previously by Scottish Enterprise
Targets are indicative only and may be subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000,00 and 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.7.2017
5)Additional information about lots

The framework will run for an initial period of 8 months until March 2014.
All lots will then be reviewed annually and extended subject to budget availability and the organisation’s planned forward activity. Where there is an opportunity to extend it is our intention to extend by a 1 year period but shorter periods of extension may be used where budget restrictions apply. The ultimate end date for the framework is anticipated to be July 2017 if all extension periods are utilised.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Glasgow and West Regions Export Adviser single supplier framework

1)Short description

Export advisrer to advise in the following areas: City of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 98110000, 98111000, 79420000, 79900000, 98910000, 79410000, 79411100, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope

Annually the specific service we are tendering aims to deliver 2400 company assists, with 900 unique* individuals upskilled in exporting through Smart Exporter services and 900 unique* companies assisted in exporting through Smart Exporter services. These targets will be split between the 5 lots.
* i.e. not assisted previously by Scottish Enterprise
Targets are indicative only and may be subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000,00 and 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.7.2017
5)Additional information about lots

The framework will run for an initial period of 8 months until March 2014.
All lots will then be reviewed annually and extended subject to budget availability and the organisation’s planned forward activity. Where there is an opportunity to extend it is our intention to extend by a 1 year period but shorter periods of extension may be used where budget restrictions apply. The ultimate end date for the framework is anticipated to be July 2017 if all extension periods are utilised.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: South West & Central Regions Export Adviser single supplier framework

1)Short description

Export advisrer to advise in the following areas: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire (except Arran & Cumbrae), South Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Dumfries & Galloway
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000, 79400000, 98110000, 98111000, 79420000, 79900000, 98910000, 79410000, 79411100, 79340000

3)Quantity or scope

Annually the specific service we are tendering aims to deliver 2400 company assists, with 900 unique* individuals upskilled in exporting through Smart Exporter services and 900 unique* companies assisted in exporting through Smart Exporter services. These targets will be split between the 5 lots.
* i.e. not assisted previously by Scottish Enterprise
Targets are indicative only and may be subject to change.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000,00 and 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.8.2013. Completion 31.7.2017
5)Additional information about lots

The framework will run for an initial period of 8 months until March 2014.
All lots will then be reviewed annually and extended subject to budget availability and the organisation’s planned forward activity. Where there is an opportunity to extend it is our intention to extend by a 1 year period but shorter periods of extension may be used where budget restrictions apply. The ultimate end date for the framework is anticipated to be July 2017 if all extension periods are utilised.

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:

Terms and conditions for financing and payment will be contained in the invitation to tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please refer to Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and/or the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details will be included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 25: and maximum number 35
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The framework evaluation must be of a manageable size.
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:

P13-0156.
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

15.4.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.4.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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): Smart Exporter Programme
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers must register interest in this contract opportunity through the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) procurement portal – www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk. The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) documentation is available for download from there.

Suppliers should submit their completed pre-qualification questionnaires through the secure postbox on Public Contracts Scotland no later than the deadline indicated. On completion of submission an email confirmation will be sent to the sender. If you do not receive this email please contact Public Contracts Scotland before the deadline.
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 interview.
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.
(SC Ref:252288)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ScottishProcurement@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ScottishProcurement@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Any additional information should be requested from the contact detailed in this contract notice. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement Europa House 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ScottishProcurement@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.3.2013