Socio Economic Consultancy Services

Socio Economic Consultancy Services

Shetland Islands Council (SIC) wishes to appoint suitably experienced consultants for the production of several Socio-economic studies.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Shetland Islands Council

Corporate Services, 8 North Ness, Business Park,

Lerwick

ZE1 0LZ

UK

Colin Black

+44 1595744595

contract.admin@shetland.gov.uk

+44 1595744667
www.shetland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Shetland Islands Council

Corporate Services, 8 North Ness, Business Park,

Lerwick

ZE1 0LZ

UK

Colin Black

+44 1595744595

contract.admin@shetland.gov.uk

+44 1595744667
www.shetland.gov.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Shetland Islands Council

Corporate Services, 8 North Ness, Business Park,

Lerwick

ZE1 0LZ

UK

Colin Black

+44 1595744595

contract.admin@shetland.gov.uk

+44 1595744667
www.shetland.gov.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Socio Economic Consultancy Services

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Shetland Islands Council (SIC) wishes to appoint suitably experienced consultants for the production of several Socio-economic studies.

The Council has been engaged in a process of review and consultation on the future of the school estate in Shetland. This is taken forward in the context of the Council’s Blueprint for Education, which aims to set out the shape and scope of education provision across Shetland

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2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy

120 Highlands and Islands

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Businesses expressing an interest must provide the following, technical and business information:

Evidence of same/similar services in the last three years, including past projects, reports which are directly relevant to this project and the nature of the issues affecting Shetland.

Three years accounts and business reports for the contracting entity;

A current bank reference to a minimum value of £50,000;

Evidence of current Employers and Public Liability Insurances to a minimum of £10 million and £5 million, respectively;

Evidence of Professional Indemnity Insurance.

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

Businesses wishing to be considered for inclusion on a select list for competitive tendering must apply in writing, to the Executive Manager – Capital Programme Service, Shetland Islands Council, 8 North Ness Business Park, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LZ (Attn: Colin Black, Tel: 01595 744595; Fax: 01595 744667; e-mail: contract.admin@shetland.gov.uk) by no later than Friday 31 January 2014.

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

ED/1/14

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Deadline for requests to participate
31-01-2014  Time  19:30

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender 14-02-2014

d) Estimated award date 28-03-2014

4.5

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

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Full details of the Council’s requirements will be included in the tender document to be issued by the Council.

The contract has an anticipated contract period of 88 weeks commencing March 2014.

Further information may be obtained from:

Thomas Coutts, Business Development Project Manager

Tel: 01595 744902

E-mail: Thomas.coutts@shetland.gov.uk

(SC Ref:291020)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

16-01-2014