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Title: Provision of Specialist Business Advice, Support & Training 2015-2018 for Business Gateway Fife
Reference No: AUG218961
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000411578
Published by: Business Gateway Fife
Publication Date: 31/08/2015
Deadline Date: 15/10/2015
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Business Gateway (Fife), wholly owned by and acting on behalf of Fife Council, provides access to Business Support Services within the Fife Region encompassing information, training and advice to start up and existing businesses. From October 2015 Business Gateway (Fife) will also be offering an enhanced range of specialist support services and bespoke training packages to businesses across the Fife area.
This will be achieved through the procurement of one to one dedicated Specialist Business Support, Business Advice and Discretionary Training for existing commerce and potential growth companies from a framework at an agreed contractual fee.
The above is sought for the framework for the following Lots:
1. MARKETING
2. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
3. FINANCE
4. DIGITAL MEDIA SOLUTIONS
5. LAW
6. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
7. PROPERTY
8. ENVIRONMENTAL
9. HUMAN RESOURCES
The above will be for the period 2015 -2017 with option to extend for a further year at the discretion of Business Gateway Fife. An anticipated overall value of GBP 400,000.00 across the entire framework requirement. The activity delivered through this framework will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Business Gateway Fife has an obligation to meet the diverse and changing needs of the business community it serves and therefore reserves the right to include new supplier/s of service/s into the framework as determined and identified throughout the period. Any additional supplier will need to meet a set criteria set out by Business Gateway Fife prior to commencement.
CPV: 72221000.

CONTRACT NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


Business Gateway Fife

Saltire House, Pentland Park

Glenrothes

KY6 2AL

UK

Craig Rutherford

+44 1592858316

Craig.Rutherford@bgfife.co.uk


www.businessgatewayfife.com

www.businessgatewayfife.com

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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Business Support
No

Section II: Object of the Contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

Provision of Specialist Business Advice, Support & Training 2015-2018 for Business Gateway Fife

II.1.2(a))

Type of works contract

II.1.2(b))

Type of supplies contract

II.1.2(c))

Type of service contract

11

II.1.2)

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance

Fife



UKM22

II.1.3)

This notice involves

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II.1.4)

Information on framework agreement (if applicable)

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Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged

Duration of the framework agreement

2

Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

400000GBP

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Business Gateway (Fife), wholly owned by and acting on behalf of Fife Council, provides access to Business Support Services within the Fife Region encompassing information, training and advice to start up and existing businesses. From October 2015 Business Gateway (Fife) will also be offering an enhanced range of specialist support services and bespoke training packages to businesses across the Fife area.

This will be achieved through the procurement of one to one dedicated Specialist Business Support, Business Advice and Discretionary Training for existing commerce and potential growth companies from a framework at an agreed contractual fee.

The above is sought for the framework for the following Lots:

1. MARKETING

2. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

3. FINANCE

4. DIGITAL MEDIA SOLUTIONS

5. LAW

6. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

7. PROPERTY

8. ENVIRONMENTAL

9. HUMAN RESOURCES

The above will be for the period 2015 -2017 with option to extend for a further year at the discretion of Business Gateway Fife. An anticipated overall value of GBP 400,000.00 across the entire framework requirement. The activity delivered through this framework will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Business Gateway Fife has an obligation to meet the diverse and changing needs of the business community it serves and therefore reserves the right to include new supplier/s of service/s into the framework as determined and identified throughout the period. Any additional supplier will need to meet a set criteria set out by Business Gateway Fife prior to commencement.

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=411578.

II.1.6)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

72221000

II.1.7)

Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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II.1.8)

Division into lots

Yes

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II.1.9)

Will variants be accepted

No

II.2)

Quantity or Scope of the Contract

II.2.1)

Total quantity or scope

400,000

400000
GBP

II.2.2)

Options

Provisional timetable for recourse to these options

Number of possible renewals

In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated time frame for subsequent contracts

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial and Technical Information

III.1)

Conditions Relating to the Contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required

III.1.2)

Main Terms of financing and payment and/or reference to the relevant provisions

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject

III.2)

Conditions for Participation

III.2.1)

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers


(1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.

(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.

(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.

(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.

(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial capacity


(1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.




III.2.3)

Technical capacity





III.2.4)

Reserved contracts

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III.3)

Conditions Specific to Service Contracts

III.3.1)

Is provision of the service reserved to a specific profession?

No

III.3.2)

Will legal entities be required to state the names and professional qualifications of the personnel responsible for the execution of the service?

Yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of Procedure


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Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure

IV.1.1)

Have candidates already been selected?

No

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates

IV.1.3)

Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

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IV.2)

Award Criteria

No


Yes

No

IV.2.2)

An electronic auction will be used

No

IV.3 Administrative Information

IV.3.1)

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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Other previous publications

IV.3.3)

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents



 


IV.3.4)

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

 12-10-2015  12:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates


IV.3.6)

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

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Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender 

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening tenders



 31-08-2015  11:00
Business Gateway Fife, Glenrothes

Section VI: Other Information

VI.1)

Indicate whether this procurement is a recurrent one and the Estimated timing for further notices to be published


VI.2)

Does the contract relate to a Project/Programme financed by Community Funds?

Yes



Specialist Business Advice, Business Support & Discretionary Training

VI.3)

Additional Information

(SC Ref:411578)

VI.4)

Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures










Body responsible for mediation procedures










VI.4.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained










VI.5)

Dispatch date of this Notice

 31-08-2015

ANNEX A

Additional Addresses and Contact Points

I)

Address and contact points from which further information can be obtained



Business Gateway Fife

Saltire House, Pentland Park

Glenrothes

KY6 2AL

UK

Craig Rutherford

+44 1592859320

Craig.Rutherford@bgfife.co.uk

www.businessgatewayfife.com

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

1     Marketing

1)

Short Description

Marketing

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

79342000

3)

Quantity or scope

Marketing


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

2     Business Development

1)

Short Description

Business Development

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

72221000

3)

Quantity or scope

Business Development


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

3     Finance

1)

Short Description

Finance

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

66122000

3)

Quantity or scope

Finance


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

4     Digital Media Solutions

1)

Short Description

Digital Media Solutions -

Business Gateway (Fife), wholly owned by and acting on behalf of Fife Council, provides access to Business Support Services within the Fife Region encompassing information, training and advice to start up and existing businesses. From October 2015 Business Gateway (Fife) will also be offering an enhanced range of specialist support services and bespoke training packages to businesses across the Fife area.

This will be achieved through the procurement of one to one dedicated Specialist Business Support, Business Advice and Discretionary Training for existing commerce and potential growth companies from a framework at an agreed contractual fee.

The above is sought for the framework for the following Lots:

4. DIGITAL MEDIA SOLUTIONS

The above will be for the period 2015 -2017 with option to extend for a further year at the discretion of Business Gateway Fife. An anticipated overall value of GBP 400,000.00 across the entire framework requirement. The activity delivered through this framework will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Business Gateway Fife has an obligation to meet the diverse and changing needs of the business community it serves and therefore reserves the right to include new supplier/s of service/s into the framework as determined and identified throughout the period. Any additional supplier will need to meet a set criteria set out by Business Gateway Fife prior to commencement.

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

72212500
32417000

3)

Quantity or scope

Digital Media Solutions


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

5     Law

1)

Short Description

Law

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

3)

Quantity or scope

Law


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

6     Information Technology

1)

Short Description

Information Technology

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

72222000
72222100

3)

Quantity or scope

Information Technology


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

7     Property

1)

Short Description

Property

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

70332200

3)

Quantity or scope

Property


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

8     Environmental

1)

Short Description

Environmental

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

90710000

3)

Quantity or scope

Environmental


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots

ANNEX B

Information About Lots

9     Human Resources

1)

Short Description

Human Resources

2)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

79414000

3)

Quantity or scope

Human Resources


4)

Indication about different contract dates

5)

Additional Information about lots



Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
31/08/2015 10:25REPLACED FILE: BGATEWAY FIFE FRAMEWORK DOC

Provision Of Specialist Business Advice, Business Support & Discretionary Training 2015-2018
02/09/2015 10:27Submission Deadline/Application Deadline Date(s) Changed

The Deadline date was changed from 12/10/2015 12:00 to 15/10/2015 12:00.

Timescale Updated
22/09/2015 15:06Submission of Business Gateway Fife Bid

Update re the submissions of completed bids. Please note that all completed bids for the Business Gateway Fife tender should be emailed to Craig Rutherford at the following email address: craig.rutherford@bgfife.co.uk no later than Thursday 15 October 2015 at 12noon.
Main Contact: Craig.Rutherford@bgfife.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151000Business ConsultancyConsultancy
152000Management ConsultancyConsultancy
152010Management Consultancy - EfficiencyConsultancy
152011Management Consultancy - Organisation and PlanningConsultancy
152012Management Consultancy - PersonnelConsultancy
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy
152200Strategic Planning ConsultancyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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