Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
Victoria Quay, Leith
Contact person: Sarah Withers
Telephone: +44 1312449860
Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5) Main activity
General public services
Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
Business Support for Third Sector Organisations
Reference number: CASE/385520
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
The Scottish Government is seeking a supplier to work with them to market and deliver business support services during 2019-23 to the third sector in Scotland.
Successful delivery requires a supplier with expertise & experience of delivering professional client-focussed business development services across a wide geographic area. Knowledge of the third sector landscape in Scotland is important as well as the ability to communicate with sectoral stakeholders
Familiarity with the key markets in which third sector organisations operate will be needed to ensure the support being offered is pertinent. Knowledge of where other forms of public support are already available to the sector will ensure that these services remain additional and complementary to mainstream business support available.
The Supplier is required to ensure service continuity from 24 May 2019 to 23 May 2022. An option to extend this contract for one year will be considered at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers.
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Scottish Government is seeking a Supplier to work with them to market and deliver business support and development services during 2019-23 to the enterprising third sector in Scotland.
This contract will build on the success of the business support currently being delivered through the Scottish Government’s ‘Just Enterprise’ business support programme.
Successful delivery requires a Supplier with expertise and experience of delivering fully supported professional client-focussed business development services across a wide geographic area. A knowledge of the third sector landscape in Scotland will be important as well as the ability to communicate and engage with sectoral stakeholders so that the benefits of the services may be accessed by as many enterprising organisations as possible. The Supplier will use their expertise to ensure that only organisations with the best potential of being more enterprising are taken forward for support.
Familiarity with the key markets in which third sector organisations operate will be needed to ensure the support being offered is pertinent. Knowledge of where other forms of public support and services are already available to the sector (i.e. from Third Sector Interfaces, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Business Gateway and Scottish Enterprise and other providers) will ensure that these services remain additional and complementary to mainstream business support already available.
The Supplier is required to ensure service continuity from 24 May 2019 to 23 May 2022. A further option to extend this contract for one year will be considered at the sole discretion of the Scottish Ministers 9 months prior to the contract expiry date.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Technical
/ Weighting: 70
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S:
Section V: Award of contract
Contract No: CASE/385520
A contract/lot is awarded:
V.2 Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators:
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Moorpark Court, 5 Dava Street
Telephone: +44 1414252918
The contractor is an SME:
V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 4 750 000.00 GBP
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:
Training will be delivered by a variety of partners across Scotland
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information
The following community benefits were achieved through this contract:
Additional sub-contracting opportunities in the value range 20k GBP - 50k GBP will be advertised on Public Contract Scotland.
The following mentoring opportunities to Young People and Social Entrepreneurs have also been provided.
CEL, through “Creative Natives”, a project linked to their creative design studio (Bold) will support 5 young people coming out of care to develop confidence, self-expression and vocational skills.
CEMVO will provide 2 work experience to vulnerable and longer term unemployed young people through SCVO’s community jobs scheme
Impact Hub Inverness will provide training sessions in secondary schools to raise awareness of social enterprise as a business model and possible career choice and offer 1 internship place for students in higher education in the Highlands
Inspiralba will promote social enterprise with schools across Argyll working and will work closely with Argyll College UHI to promote social enterprise opportunities for students, including 1 internship and 1 Modern Apprentice and 1 student placement. Working with employability partners a 1 employment training opportunities for young people with barriers will be supported.
LESL will work with local schools & colleges and our advisors will deliver 3 presentations annually to pupils and students on the skills required for setting up a social enterprise business. The presentations will include information on the types of company structures typically used by social businesses and also good governance practices.
CEIS will offer one internship to an undergraduate with an interest in social enterprise. CEIS will also support, Sunny Govan Radio, a social enterprise in Glasgow by providing financial sponsorship for the Communities and Social Enterprise show and our team of experts will appear on air providing advice and guidance to listeners on a number of social enterprise related topics.
SEA will undertake pro bono work mentoring and coaching social entrepreneurs
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Victoria Quay, Leith
Telephone: +44 1312447556
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice