United Kingdom-Glasgow: Management of the Adaptation Scotland Programme

Notice Abstract
The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of management of the Adaptation Scotland Programme.The service supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s climate change adaptation objectives, through raising awareness of the changes in climate, and helping organisations, businesses and communities understand and implement policies and action that will increase resilience to the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

Notice Details
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, 150 Broomielaw

Glasgow

G2 8LU

UK

Contact person: Chris Boswell

Telephone: +44 1312447556

E-mail: christopher.boswell@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/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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
Environment

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title
Management of the Adaptation Scotland Programme

Reference number: CASE/424520

II.1.2) Main CPV code
90700000


II.1.3) Type of contract
Services

II.1.4) Short description
The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of management of the Adaptation Scotland Programme.

The service supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s climate change adaptation objectives, through raising awareness of the changes in climate, and helping organisations, businesses and communities understand and implement policies and action that will increase resilience to the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
90700000

II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code:

UKM


Main site or place of performance:

All scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Scottish Government has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of management of the Adaptation Scotland Programme.

II.2.5) Award criteria
Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 60

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 40

II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48

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.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Relevant selection criteria will be included in the ESPD document associated with this exercise.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

This section refers to section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and questions 4B.4 and 4B.5.1 to 4B.5.3:

Statement for 4B4:

Bidders must demonstrate a Current Ratio of greater than 0.8.

Current Ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities.

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

In the event that the bidder does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the tenderer may still be eligible for consideration where their tender submission is supported by a parent company guarantee. Where the bidder does not have a parent company some other form of assurance such as a performance bond may be acceptable.

Statement for 4B.5.1 to 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 of insurance indicated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP

The Authority reserves the right to request copies of financial accounts and insurance certificates which are not held electronically.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


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.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/12/2018

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

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 07/01/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 12319. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref:563799)

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
28/11/2018