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United Kingdom-Stirling: Environmental issues consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/tenders
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA20802
Section II: Object
Food and Drink Waste Prevention Advice and Support Service
Zero Waste Scotland wishes to procure services for the provision of food and drink waste advice and support free of charge to businesses in Scotland.
Hospitality and Food Service
Services may be provided through a combination of remote and onsite delivery to businesses across the length and breadth of Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands.
The service to be provided through this lot is intended to support businesses operating within Scotland’s hospitality and food service sectors establish baseline data in terms of current food and drink waste generation, identify opportunities to prevent (or reduce, where appropriate) this generation and realise cost and carbon savings and prepare case studies and guidance documents that can be used by other non-supported businesses to target similar improvement opportunities.
Zero Waste Scotland anticipates the appointment of a single supplier (the ‘Framework Contractor’) to this lot.
Key elements for delivery include:
(a) onsite food and drink waste audits;
(b) implementation support;
(c) information gathering for case studies and guidance documents.
Further information is provided in the tender document.
This agreement may be extended by up to a further 2, 12-month periods, subject to satisfactory performance, continued funding and prior agreement between Zero Waste Scotland and the contractor.
Scottish Government ERDF Programme 2015-2020, Strategic Intervention: Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.
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 (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Manufacturing and Retail
The service to be provided through this lot is intended to support businesses operating within Scotland’s manufacturing and retail sectors establish baseline data in terms of current food and drink waste generation, identify opportunities to prevent (or reduce, where appropriate) this generation and realise cost and carbon savings and prepare case studies and guidance documents that can be used by other non-supported businesses to target similar improvement opportunities.
(a) on-site food and drink waste audits;
Further details are provided in the tender document.
Staff Training and Behaviour Change
The service to be provided through this lot is intended to target staff behaviour within a supported business, which is a common barrier to preventing food and drink waste, by providing specialist support to create staff training materials and behaviour change interventions that will positively influence staff within those businesses to reduce food and drink waste. This includes preparation of case studies and guidance documents that can be used alongside or to promote the previously developed training and awareness collateral by non-supported businesses to achieve similar behavioural change.
(a) bespoke in-house training courses;
(b) behaviour change techniques and tactics;
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1) of the notice is not applicable to this procurement exercise.
Section A of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) is not being used for this contract opportunity.
Statements for 4B.5.1-3
The bidder confirms that they already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of insurance cover indicated in the relevant contract notice (Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance).
The bidder confirms that they already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of insurance cover indicated in the relevant contract notice (For other insurances).
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000,00 GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000,00 GBP
Professional indemnity insurance = as noted in the tender document
Note: bidders should refer to the ‘Supporting Information for Supplier Selection’, which is provided as an additional document for this procurement exercise, for further information on submission of evidence and how responses to these questions will be evaluated.
Statement for 4C.1.2
Please provide relevant examples of supplies and/or services carried out during the last 3 years as specified in the contract notice. Examples from both public and/or private sector customers and clients may be provided.
Statement for 4C.7
Please provide details of the environmental management measures which the bidder will be able to use when performing the contract.
Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/suppliers as described in part II.2.4) of the OJEU contract notice, or the relevant section of the site notice.
Bidders will be required to confirm that they will employ environmental management measures that meet the following requirements:
Support the reduction or prevention of negative environmental impacts when delivering the required services.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Zero Waste Scotland is not using the ESPD module on PCS for this procurement exercise. Bidders must therefore download the ESPD (Scotland) provided for this procurement exercise as an additional document in order to prepare a response.
Failure to follow the instructions provided in either the ‘Supporting Information for Supplier Selection’ document or the tender document may result in your ESPD (Scotland) response and/or tender submission being ruled non-compliant. Please read these instructions carefully prior to completing and submitting any response. Any questions relating to these instructions must be raised using the question and answer facility through the PCS website.
The questions, weightings and scoring methodology for selection criteria can be found in the ‘Supporting Information for Selection Criteria’ document.
Bidders are reminded that only information provided as a direct response to the ESPD (Scotland) will be evaluated. Bidders should complete their response on the basis that Zero Waste Scotland, its staff and advisers have no prior knowledge of their organisation.
Bidders should note that Zero Waste Scotland will carry out due diligence checking on statements made within ESPD (Scotland) responses. A request from Zero Waste Scotland to provide evidence in support of statements made by a bidder in their ESPD (Scotland) response does not infer that the bid or the bidder has been successful.
Quality submissions will be scored using the Scottish Government's recommended scoring convention:
4 = Excellent: response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
3 = Good: response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
2 = Acceptable: response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
1 = Poor: response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited details or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
0 = Unacceptable: nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
Please do not contact Zero Waste Scotland following a response or submission to enquire if or when a decision will be made. An indicative timetable is provided in the contract notice and Zero Waste Scotland will inform all bidders of decisions or delays at the same time, by email to the nominated contact only as identified in your response or submission.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=611672
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
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.
A subcontract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363