Services - 274585-2017

15/07/2017    S134    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Dumfries: Provision of services to the community

2017/S 134-274585

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Procurement Team, Carruthers House
United Kingdom
Contact person: Susan Hampshire
Telephone: +44 1387260271
NUTS code: UKM32

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Poverty and Social Inclusion — Community Outreach- Dumfries.

Reference number: DGT/SH/698/17
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

To deliver community outreach by working directly within the specified communities within Dumfries to identify disadvantaged participants in workless, lone parent or low income households.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM32
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The ESIF 2014-2020 programme facilitates major investment to support transformational change and economic and social structural reforms across Scotland. The ESIF Programme aims to support the delivery of the EU 2020 strategy of smart growth, sustainable growth and inclusive growth. These European priorities will deliver benefits to people and communities across Scotland including helping to build an innovative, low carbon economy, improving the competitiveness of Scotland's SMEs, reducing poverty, increasing workforce skills and providing practical routes into work for people facing multiple barriers to employment.

This intensive support will ensure the client group can progress towards accessing the Strategic Skills Pipeline to be able to gain the skills and aptitudes to allow further progression in the local labour market and therefore contributing to a reduction in poverty and deprivation, and supporting the creation of a skilled workforce for the future.

The delivery agents will carry out a participant assessment of needs and refer to the Links to Work Project as well as to the ESF Pipeline and other agencies as appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 80
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 2. The European and Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) 2014-2020 Programme
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 25/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/08/2017
Local time: 12:00

Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

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.

(SC Ref: 503931)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Procurement Team, Carruthers House
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1387260612

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender, of its decision to award the contract which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority dispatches the notice and the date on which the Authority proposes to make an award pursuant to this procurement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the contract until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the contract has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the contract to the winning tenderer. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the contract has been entered into will not affect the contract unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the contract has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the contract following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority's response to its request for clarification, or considers that the contract has been concluded in breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: