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Title: 30 under 30 - Support for Young Entrepreneurs
Published by: Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Publication Date: 05/04/2018
Deadline Date: 09/05/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Highlands and Islands Enterprise requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide support to young entrepreneurs looking to establish successful businesses. The project will help develop a “Start-Up” scene in the HIE area and support young businesses to overcome the risks and challenges faced at an early stage. It will encourage young people who have ambitious business ideas to remain in the Highland Council area or move their enterprise to the area.
CPV: 79400000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus

Inverness

IV2 5NA

UK

Telephone: +44 1463245245

E-mail: procurement@hient.co.uk

NUTS: UKM6

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

30 under 30 - Support for Young Entrepreneurs

Reference number: OJE 0146

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79400000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Highlands and Islands Enterprise requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide support to young entrepreneurs looking to establish successful businesses. The project will help develop a “Start-Up” scene in the HIE area and support young businesses to overcome the risks and challenges faced at an early stage. It will encourage young people who have ambitious business ideas to remain in the Highland Council area or move their enterprise to the area.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM6


Main site or place of performance:

Scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Highlands and Islands Enterprise requires a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to provide the support entrepreneurs need to establish successful businesses, help develop a “Start-Up” scene in the HIE area and support young businesses to overcome the risks and challenges faced at an early stage whilst encouraging young people who have ambitious business ideas to remain in the Highland Council area or move their enterprise to the Highland Council area.

The target market for this support is young, entrepreneurial, ambitious leaders seeking to establish or grow a business in the Highland Council area. They could already be involved with a start-up enterprise with high growth potential or looking to create spin-outs or start-ups from academia, or other institutions, by commercialising a product or project. The intention is that 30 under 30 will provide the intensive and longer-term support necessary to assist a nascent business to flourish, by supporting participants over the course of up to a year. The programme is open to all sectors, with the focus being on growth potential.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 70

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

I year extension period

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

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:

ERDF

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

INSURANCE, FINANCIAL (turnover and ratios)


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

INSURANCE ESPD 4B.5.1

Bidders will be required to have the undernoted policies in place prior to commencement of the contract and to maintain them throughout the terms of the contract. Bidders will also be expected to supply HIE, upon request, copies of the policies and evidence of premiums paid:

Employers Liability Insurance - minimum GBP 5M for each and every claim

Public Liability Insurance - minimum GBP 1M for each and every claim

Professional Indemnity Liability Insurance - minimum GBP 1M for each and every claim and in the annual aggregate

FINANCIAL ESPD 4B.1.2

Bidders are required to have an average annual turnover of GBP 325k.

4B.1.3

Where relevant documentation is not available electronically bidders are required to provide signed copies of the last 2 years Audited Accounts or equivalent

4B.4

The following Financial Ratios are required:

EBITDA/Interest not less than 1.0

Current Assets/Current Liabilities not less than 1.0

Trade Creditors/Purchases 365 not greater than 90

Trade Debtors/Sales 365 not greater than 90

Total Assets/Total Liabilities not less than 1.0

Bidders unable to meet these criteria will not be evaluated further.

Evidence will be sought prior to Contact Award.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 09/05/2018

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/05/2018

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

within the next 4 years

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Award Criteria questions can be found in the ITT together with the weightings.

Award scoring methodology will be the following:

Score Criteria

0 Unacceptable Nil or inadequate response which fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 Poor Response is partially relevant but generally poor. It addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 Acceptable Response is relevant and acceptable. It addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 Good Response is relevant and good. It is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 Excellent Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. It is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

Economic operator 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.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=536016.

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

(SC Ref:536016)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=536016

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus

Inverness

IV2 5NA

UK

Telephone: +44 1463245245

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.hie.co.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/04/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: procurement@hient.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151000Business ConsultancyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
120Highlands and Islands

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
05/04/2018 HIE Conflict of Interest Policy HIE Conflict of Interest365.58 KB30
05/04/2018 HIE Travel Policy HIE Travel Policy205.99 KB31
05/04/2018 30 under 30 Form of Tender Form of Tender46.00 KB57
05/04/2018 30 under 30 - Award Criteria Tender Response Form 30 under 30 Award Criteria Response Form39.61 KB47
05/04/2018 30 under 30 - Financial Ratios Table 30 under 30 - Financial Ratios Table15.75 KB34
05/04/2018 30 under 30 - Pricing Proforma 30 under 30 - Pricing Proforma12.99 KB34
05/04/2018 30 UNDER 30 - Terms and Conditions 30 under 30 - Terms and Conditions469.92 KB32
05/04/2018 30 under 30 - Scope of Requirements and Tender Guidance 30 under 30 - Scope of Requirements and Tender Guidance746.12 KB86
05/04/2018 30 under 30 - ESPD ESPD182.48 KB37

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