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United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Hotel meeting and conference services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
The Provision of the Sourcing and Booking of Meeting Rooms and Conference Venues
The framework will cover the provision of the sourcing and booking of meeting rooms and conference venues in Scotland, UK and Ireland and Overseas.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
A list of criteria can be found in the relevant selection of the ESPD (Scotland) within Public Contracts Scotland Tender (PCS-T) module.
This section refers to Section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers Question 4B.5.
4B.5.1 to 4B.5.3 It is a requirement of this framework that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded framework the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
— employers (compulsory) liability insurance = in accordance with any legal obligation for the time being in force,
— public liability insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident,
— professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP per incident.
Section IV: Procedure
Victoria Quay — Edinburgh.
Section VI: Complementary information
Within 4 years.
1) The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of Section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under Section 2 of the Local Government, etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Ltd, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by 1 or more of the foregoing. In addition to the Contracting Authorities listed, the Framework Agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:
Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:
2) Full details of award criteria and the weightings and scoring can be found in the invitation to tender.
3) Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Sco) Regs 2015.
4) ESPD (Sco) — Section 2: subcontractors who are not being relied upon to meet Selection Criteria — A separate ESPD (Sco) will not be required at this Stage.
Bidders who do not currently have or cannot commit to obtaining the levels of insurance requested may be excluded from the procurement process. In event of award of a framework, Scottish Government will seek proof that these insurance provisions have been fully complied with.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 13426
For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A subcontract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Note to suppliers: the Scottish Government is persuaded by evidence which shows that the delivery of high quality public services is critically dependent on a workforce that is well-motivated, well-led and has appropriate opportunities for training and skills development. These factors are also important for workforce recruitment and retention, and thus continuity of service.
An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.