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Notice Details

Title: Climate Change - Public Bodies Reporting Duties
Published by: Scottish Government
Publication Date: 15/11/2017
Deadline Date: 20/12/2017
Deadline Time: 15:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: To provide secretariat services to the Sustainable Scotland Network (hereinafter ssn) and support mandatory Public Bodies Climate Change Reporting duties
CPV: 71620000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith




Telephone: +44 1312448156



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

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

Climate Change - Public Bodies Reporting Duties

Reference number: CASE/358298

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

To provide secretariat services to the Sustainable Scotland Network (hereinafter ssn) and support mandatory Public Bodies Climate Change Reporting duties

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 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:


Main site or place of performance:

Across Scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Directorate is seeking a single suitably qualified and experienced Contractor (hereinafter the Supplier) to provide secretariat services to the Sustainable Scotland Network (hereinafter ssn) and support mandatory Public Bodies Climate Change Reporting duties. Supported by the Scottish Government, ssn is a national network for public sector professionals working on sustainable development and climate change.

The purpose of the ssn is to provide:

-A bridge between Scottish Government policy objectives and public sector climate change action.

-A trusted space for information exchange, dialogue, learning and collaboration among public sector professionals.

-A champion for sustainable development and climate change good practice within the public sector.

-Scottish Government supports SSN members to fulfil their public bodies legislative duties relating to climate change, as set out in the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, and to support the delivery of the Scottish Government’s climate change policy priorities.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical/Quality / Weighting: 70

Cost criterion: Commercial / Weighting: 30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

12 month extension option

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

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in March 2018 to commence on 02.04.18

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.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

A: Suitability - Not Used

III.1.1 is not applicable

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD (Scotland) Selection Criteria Section, question Section B, part IV: 4B.1.2, 4B.1.3, 4B.3, 4B.5.1, 4B.5.2 & 4B.5.3

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Please refer to the statements when completing section 4B of the ESPD (Scotland).

Statement for 4B.1.2 - Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 400,000 GBP for the last 3 years.

Statement for 4B.1.3 - If the relevant documentation is available electronically, please indicate.

Statement for 4B.3 - Where turnover information is not available for the time period, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading

Statement for 4B.5.1, 4B.5.2 & 4B.5.3 - 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

Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability insurance = 1 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.

Statement for 4B.5.3 - If this information is available electronically, please indicate

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD (Scotland) Selection Criteria Section, question Section C, part IV: 4C.1.2, 4C.8.1, 4C.8.2 & 4C.10.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Statement for 4C.1.2 - 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.

Statement for 4C.8.1 - Bidders will be required to confirm their average annual manpower for the last three years.

Statement for 4C.8.2 - Bidders will be required to confirm their and the number of managerial staff for the last three years.

Statement for 4C.10 - 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.2.1) Information about a particular profession

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Information concerning Contract performance conditions are contained within the ITT documentation.

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: 20/12/2017

Local time: 15:00

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


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: 20/12/2017

Local time: 15:00



Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Electronically by Scottish Procurement, acting on behalf of Scottish Ministers

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

If the extension option is not taken up, then between 4-6 months prior to the expiry of the contract, but if the 12 month extension option is taken up, then 4-6 months from the expiry of the extension period

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

Question scoring methodology for Selection Criteria: pass/fail

Award Criteria Questions can be found in the ITT (Schedule 3)together with the weightings.

Award Scoring methodology will be the following:

Technical scoring guidance.

Technical responses will be evaluated using the following methodology:

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.

Within Part IV: Selection criteria, the following section will not be used as part of the selection criteria.

D: Quality assurance schemes and environmental management standards – Not used.

E. Global question for all selection criteria- Not used

This is a single lot, single supplier contract.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8422. For more information see:

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:

(SC Ref:518669)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith




Telephone: +44 1312448156


Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151000Business ConsultancyConsultancy
151300Environmental ConsultancyConsultancy
152010Management Consultancy - EfficiencyConsultancy
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy
189999other Environmental ServicesEnvironmental Services

Delivery Locations

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

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