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Notice Details

Title: Provision of an Innovation Support Service
Published by: Scottish Government
Publication Date: 21/04/2017
Deadline Date: 25/05/2017
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Abstract: 1. The Scottish Rural Network Support Unit at Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Economy in the Scottish Government requires a single service provider to set up and run an Innovation Support Service.
2. The Innovation Support Service is aimed at increasing collaborative innovation in the agricultural, food and drink and forestry sectors in Scotland through active engagement with farmers, landowners, crofters, other businesses in the food and drink supply chain.
CPV: 73220000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Contact person: Carrie MacPherson

Telephone: +44 1312447216

E-mail: Carrie.MacPherson@gov.scot

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

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

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

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.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


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

II.1.1) Title

Provision of an Innovation Support Service

Reference number: CASE/328476

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73220000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

1. The Scottish Rural Network Support Unit at Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Economy in the Scottish Government requires a single service provider to set up and run an Innovation Support Service.

2. The Innovation Support Service is aimed at increasing collaborative innovation in the agricultural, food and drink and forestry sectors in Scotland through active engagement with farmers, landowners, crofters, other businesses in the food and drink supply chain.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 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:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Innovation Support Service will:

- act as an “innovation broker” putting farmers, landowners and crofters in touch with the people they need to work with and vice versa (e.g. researchers, other businesses in the food and drink supply chain, NGOs, consultants etc.). This should enable them to share information, find the solution to an issue identified or to realise a specific new approach or idea they have (innovation opportunity)

- actively promote the benefits of collaboration to foster innovation and facilitate the dissemination of information about innovation projects/approaches in agriculture and forestry

- form part of a wider package of support for innovation. The service provider will be expected to work closely with others to ensure a joined up approach is taken

- be expected to work with Scotland Europa and other relevant organisations to help groups carrying out innovation projects in agriculture and forestry take part in Horizon 2020, Eurostars and other EU funded projects.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality/ Technical / Weighting: 80

Price / Weighting:  20

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 32

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

One 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

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:

NOT USED

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

INSURANCE


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

INSURANCE:

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 Million GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 1 Million GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 Million GBP

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

A non-scored question has been included in the ESPD requesting details of previous relevant experience.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

NOT USED

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1) Information about a particular profession

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

Date: 25/05/2017

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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/05/2017

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 invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.

The contract award criteria will be Price 20%/Quality 80%.

Question Scoring Methodology for the Award Criteria is outlined in the Instructions to Tenderers.

Bidders must complete the ESPD (Scotland) to demonstrate adherence to the Exclusion and Selection Criteria for this procurement. If there are named subcontractors/technicians upon which the bidder will rely to meet the selection criteria, these named parties must complete and reattach the ESPD Supplier Response Form attached to ESPD questions 2C.1.1 (Technicians) and 2D.1.2 (Subcontractors) on PCS-T. These parties must complete the first three sections of the ESPD form, as well as any part of the section 4 selection criteria that the main bidder will rely upon the parties to fulfil. If parties have not yet been identified, this information may be required at a later date. Scottish Government reserves the right to request this information from relevant parties upon whom the main bidder will not rely to fulfil selection criteria.

4C.10 Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to sub-contract and if so, for what proportion of the contract.

Lotting is not appropriate for this type of service.

NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

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The Project code is Project_6995. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6995. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

While the following community benefit objectives will not be scored as part of the tender process, tenderers are required to present a community benefit proposal with their tender detailing how, in the event that they should be successful in winning the contract, they will address the following Community Benefit themes:

- targeted recruitment & and training for “disadvantaged” persons unemployed for over 6 months;

- generate employment and training opportunities for priority groups;

- up-skill the existing workforce;

- equality and diversity initiatives;

- make any proposed sub-contracting opportunities available to SMEs, the third sector and supported businesses;

- build capacity in community organisations.

If successful the winning bidder(s) will discuss the content of their Community Benefit proposal and agree a plan for the delivery of the agreed community benefits which will become a condition of the contract.

(SC Ref:492207)

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

19/04/2017


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Main Contact: Carrie.MacPherson@gov.scot
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
151000Business ConsultancyConsultancy
151200Efficiency ConsultancyConsultancy
152200Strategic Planning ConsultancyConsultancy
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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