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05/02/2014    S25

United Kingdom-Dingwall: Recreational, cultural and sporting services

2014/S 025-039543

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Postal address: Earl Thorfinn House, 6 Druimchat View
Town: Dingwall
Postal code: IV15 9XL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1349868977

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Economic and financial affairs
Other: Economic Development Agency
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Creative Industries – Trade Networks & Conference Procurement – Briefing
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 26: Recreational, cultural and sporting services
UK – Highlands & Islands


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) delivers a range of support services to the Creative Industries through Trade Networks (covering music, screen and broadcast, writing/publishing and crafts/fashion/textiles) as well as the business to business conference and showcase, goNorth.
We will be shortly be undertaking a new procurement exercise for these requirements in which we will be seeking operators with direct industry experience and a strong knowledge of developing creative businesses in a rural setting, to supply business networking activities, advice, training, market intelligence and business opportunities etc.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at :


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

92000000 Recreational, cultural and sporting services, 79952100 Cultural event organisation services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)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): ERDF
VI.2)Additional information:
If you are interested in entering into the procurement process for this requirement please confirm by “Registering an Interest” in this Notice on the Public Contracts Scotland portal.
In advance of the procurement exercise, in order to provide information and capture feedback in relation to this exercise, HIE are holding a Briefing at 2pm on Tuesday 18th February 2014 at our offices at Cowan House, Inverness Business and Retail Park, Inverness, IV2 7GF.
It should be noted that places are restricted to one person per organisation and, depending on numbers, may be restricted.

Therefore, suppliers wishing to attend must register by emailing by 12 noon on Friday 14th February at the latest.

However, if suppliers are not able to attend, the presentation and summary notes from the session will be made available via PCS following the Briefing.
It is currently anticipated that the Invitation to Tender for this requirement will be published around the beginning of April 2014.
(SC Ref:290598)
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: