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Notice Details

Title: Fair Start Scotland Evaluation – Phase 2
Reference No: JAN341767
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000564536
Published by: Scottish Government
Publication Date: 11/01/2019
Deadline Date: 25/01/2019
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Authority wish to commission research activity to evaluate the service delivery process and resulting outcomes deriving from the employability support programme, Fair Start Scotland.
This will include engagement with a range of participants, providers, employers, delivery partners and stakeholders and will involve different approaches and methodologies to gather the required information and feedback.
CPV: 79315000, 79315000, 79315000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

Atlantic Quay

Glasgow

G2 8LU

UK

Telephone: +44 1312442241

E-mail: lauren.lochhead@gov.scot

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

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:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Fair Start Scotland Evaluation – Phase 2

Reference number: SP-18-041

II.1.2) Main CPV code

79315000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Authority wish to commission research activity to evaluate the service delivery process and resulting outcomes deriving from the employability support programme, Fair Start Scotland.

This will include engagement with a range of participants, providers, employers, delivery partners and stakeholders and will involve different approaches and methodologies to gather the required information and feedback.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 265 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Participant Telephone Survey

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79315000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

A large scale telephone survey of participant experience

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Service Delivery and Approach / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion: Staffing, Skills and Resources / Weighting: 30

Quality criterion: Quality Management / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Community Benefits / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Fair Working Practices / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: No

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Programme of Participant and Stakeholder Research.

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

79315000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

A programme of more qualitative work with individual participants, service providers and other stakeholders.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Service Delivery and Approach / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion: Staffing, Skills and Resources / Weighting: 30

Quality criterion: Quality Management / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Community Benefits / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Fair Working Practices / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 145 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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: No

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:

Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s):

Current Ratio

The acceptable range for each financial ratio is:

Equal to or greater than 0.65

The ratio will be calculated as follows:

Current Ratio = Current Assets / Current Liabilities

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5,000,000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 1,000,000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2,000,000 GBP


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies 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 whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2018/S 225-514760

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

Date: 25/01/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/01/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

Award Criteria Questions can be found within the ITT. The following scoring criteria shall be applied:

0 - Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 - Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response 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. The response 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. The response 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. 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.

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.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12460. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

(SC Ref:569158)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Telephone: +44 1312447556

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

09/01/2019


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: lauren.lochhead@gov.scot
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151200Efficiency ConsultancyConsultancy
151511Healthcare Consultancy -Social PolicyConsultancy
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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