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Argyll and Bute Council, on behalf of the Argyll and the Isles Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly (CHArts) is seeking to appoint a company or consortium, hereinafter referred to as the Contractor, to deliver a development project. This will be ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Argyll and Bute Council
Kilmory
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1546604413
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM63

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00063

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: third sector organisation
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: cultural development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Argyll and the Isles Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79411100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Argyll and Bute Council, on behalf of the Argyll and the Isles Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly (CHArts) is seeking to appoint a company or consortium, hereinafter referred to as the Contractor, to deliver a development project.

This will be achieved through effective collaborative working with a wide range of stakeholders in the cultural sector in Argyll and partners at a national and local level, linking the valuable work they carry out with the current public sector strategies for the sector.

This work will require the full engagement from relevant stakeholders and articulate the sector's ambitions for creativity in Argyll. In addition, the project will enable the economic contribution of the arts, heritage, culture and creative industries in Argyll including the potential increase in cultural tourism.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

The contract will need to be performed within the Argyll and Bute area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The CHArts Assembly consists of 9 regional hubs covering the mainland and islands in Argyll and Bute.

CHArts aims to:

Foster collaborative working across the whole CHA sector.

Create events and products that are of sufficient quality and scale to be marketable at the highest level.

Create an environment that provides sustainability to sole traders and Micro-businesses so they can afford to stay in Argyll and Bute.

Be an advocate for the needs and benefits of cultural activity.

The Contractor shall be responsible for managing and coordinating all activities which together, comprise the project.

The Contractor shall be responsible for delivery of selected activities within the project.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
14/02/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This PIN is issued in advance of an Open Tender Process. Argyll and Bute Council will be facilitating any tender process to follow on behalf of CHArts. The contracting parties to any subsequently awarded contract would be the awarded contractor and CHArts. This project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Argyll and the Islands Leader 2014-2020 Programme.‘Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=475687.

(SC Ref:475687).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/02/2017