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17/10/2015    S202

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business development consultancy services

2015/S 202-367143

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Scottish Enterprise
Postal address: Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 6HQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement
For the attention of: Gordon Hutton
E-mail: gordon.hutton@scotent.co.uk
Telephone: +44 8456078787
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

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: yes

Official name: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Official name: Scottish Enterprise

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Preparing to Export Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM SCOTLAND

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This is a Contract Award Notice. This contract has now been awarded. Please do not respond to this notice.
Scottish Enterprise (SE) is the Scottish Government's Economic Development Agency covering Lowland Scotland. Its' prime aims are helping Scotland become more globally competitive; supporting companies that will drive the economy forward by creating more and better jobs; working with sectors where Scotland has advantages that can be exploited within the global marketplace; and building a world-class business environment which supports growth and attracts investment.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is the Scottish Government's economic and community development agency which shares the same aims as SE and provides services for a geographically and economically diverse region which covers more than half of Scotland.
Scottish Development International (SDI) is the international arm of Scottish Enterprise (SE), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Scottish Government (SG) providing services to support international trade and inward investment for the whole of Scotland.
SE and HIE are seeking to appoint a maximum of 3 suppliers to a joint Framework Agreement to deliver their Preparing to Export Programme (PTE) to businesses across Scotland. This agreement will be in place from 1.10.2015 for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 12 months.
The Framework Agreement will be let on a call-off basis as 3 Lots with no guaranteed level of commissions for any supplier on the Framework. All suppliers must be able to deliver across the entire SE/HIE geographical area. Each Framework Lot will have a single supplier on it.
Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands (HIE) will retain the Intellectual property for the overall design of the programme. The design of the programme will be submitted to the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) for a credit rating during the span of the Framework Agreement which may entail the introduction of improvements in pedagogical outcomes, quality assurance and evaluation processes. Successful bidders will be required to adopt these processes and adherence to them during delivery will be subject to assessment by SCQF and the appointed accrediting body during and following the credit rating process.
Preparing to Export Programme (PTE) will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme. As such successful bidders will be required to use ERDF compliant documentation and processes. All suppliers will be expected to gather and provide ERDF information in a timely manner during delivery of the programme.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79411100 Business development consultancy services, 79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services, 80532000 Management training services

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 1 000 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Quality. Weighting 60
2. Price. Weighting 40
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
P16-0008
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 109-198358 of 9.6.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Preparing To Export Programme — Lot 1 — Introductory
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
24.9.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Upper Quartile LLP
Postal address: 33 Dalmarnock Road, Bridgeton
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G40 4LA
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: www.upperquartile.co.uk

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
Lot No: 2 - Lot title: Preparing To Export Programme — Lot 2 — Intermediate
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
24.9.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Envision Management Consultants
Postal address: Building 4, Hillsborough Business Park, Hillsborough Gardens
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT6 9DT
Country: United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
Lot No: 3 - Lot title: Preparing To Export Programme — Lot 3 — Advanced
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
24.9.2015
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 2
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Official name: Envision Management Consultants
Postal address: Building 4, Hillsborough Business Park, , Hillsborough Gardens
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT6 9DT
Country: United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting

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): Preparing to Export Programme (PTE) will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme. As such successful bidders will be required to use ERDF compliant documentation and processes. All suppliers will be expected to gather and provide ERDF information in a timely manner during delivery of the programme.
VI.2)Additional information:
(SC Ref: 417080).
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 8LG
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: spoeprocurement@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

Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 8LG
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In the 1st instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries. Email: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/help/contact-us 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.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Scottish Procurement, Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 8LG
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: spoeprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13.10.2015