Minimum standards and qualification required
Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
ESPD (Scotland) 4A.1 Not Used.
ESPD (Scotland) 4A.2 Where it is required within a bidders country of establishment they must confirm which authorization or memberships of the relevant organization(s) are required in order to perform the service. Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorization or memberships.
Economic and financial standing:
HES use Scotbis, an independent provider of business credit reports, to assess the financial standing of tenderers. The overall aim of this assessment is to ensure, as far as possible, that any potential Supplier will not have financial difficulties that endanger their ability to perform the Contract. If financial information cannot be gained from that source HES will request that you provide full audited accounts for the last full financial year. If Suppliers cannot provide any of the assurances as detailed above, and it is determined by HES that your financial strength is not adequate, then your company may not pass the financial evaluation. If you can provide the assurances as detailed above, HES may explore these options with you before determining whether your company can be taken forward in this procurement exercise. Bank details may also be sought to support the above.
With reference to ESPD (Scotland) question 4B.5, 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 :
- Employers (compulsory) Liability Insurance - GDP 5 million
- Public Liability Insurance - GDP 1 million
Technical and professional ability:
The following ESPD (Scotland) questions should be addressed by bidders on the basis set out in each specific question. The question responses will be used to establish the technical and professional ability of the bidders. It is therefore important that bidders address each of the questions in detail :
4C.1 - 4C.1.1 Not Used
4C.1.2 - Bidders must submit details of three projects where you have provided similar services to those required here. These details must be from within the past five years.
For each Project, please provide the following :
- Client, full name, postal and email address of contact
- Scope of Project (Dates)
- Installation costs and estimated on going support costs
- Explanation of why you believe this service to be comparable to the requirements here and how this experience can be applied.
- Examples of the creative treatment used at the site i.e. screenshots or web links.
Examples must be given in the form of project examples and live customer websites. Please detail resource/skills required, size of project, time taken and ballpark budget if possible.
Bidders must also detail their understanding of usability and adherence to accessibility guidelines in web development for UK government web projects or similar - examples must be given in the form of project examples and live customer websites. Please include resource/skills required, size of project, time taken and ballpark budget if possible. Detail how best practice usability and accessibility is monitored and applied in projects.