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The Council has created a framework for the delivery of its business development services, and specifically those that are additional to the services currently delivered through the Business Gateway core contract for start-up workshops. It will ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Inverness
IV3 5NX
United Kingdom
Contact person: FM Contracts Team
Telephone: +44 1463252914
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM6

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Business Development Services Framework Agreement - Highland and Moray.

Reference number: HC/DIS/LGAP/072016
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79411100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council has created a framework for the delivery of its business development services, and specifically those that are additional to the services currently delivered through the Business Gateway core contract for start-up workshops. It will consist of organisations and businesses who have demonstrated their ability to provide business development services to individual and/or groups of businesses.

The framework is split into four lots representing all the differing services that the Council needs to utilise. Call off from the framework will be on an as and when required basis, with no guarantee of any particular volumes of clients.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Additional Specialist Advice

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79411100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland And Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 - Additional Specialist Advice, 1 to 3 days advice to help with specific issues relating to growth plans, particularly, but not exclusively - Winning public contracts - Supply chain logistics - Access to finance - Efficiency and Quality Management Systems

Marketing - Protecting Intellectual Property - Sector specific specialist advice.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.
II.2.14)Additional information

For the purpose of delivery, Lot 1 will be split into two strands, one for Highland based delivery and one for Moray based delivery.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Recruitment Advisory Service

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79411100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland and Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 - Providing 1 to 3 days of direct one to one support assisting SMEs who wish to consider recruitment as part of their Growth plan.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.
II.2.14)Additional information

For the purpose of delivery, Lot 2 will be split into two strands, one for Highland based delivery and one for Moray based delivery.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Growth Workshops

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79411100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland and Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3 - Growth Workshops.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.
II.2.14)Additional information

The provision of a range of 0.5 to 1 day workshops on topics supporting growth across the Highlands and Moray, For the purpose of delivery, Lot 3 will be split into 2 strands, 1 for Highland based delivery and 1 for Moray based delivery.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Key Sector Entrepreneurial Support

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79411100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM62
NUTS code: UKM61
NUTS code: UKM63
Main site or place of performance:

Highland and Moray.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This activity is designed to build on the capabilities of SMEs to secure higher value contracts, both public and private. It takes a sectoral approach to encouraging supply chain development, collaboration and the potential for moving into new markets out with the Highlands and Moray.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
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: yes
Identification of the project: European Structural Funds 2014 — 2020 Programme.
II.2.14)Additional information

A key element of this programme will be to coach businesses on how to become supply chain aware, and how to access opportunities.

For the purpose of delivery, Lot 4 will be split into 2 strands, 1 for Highland based delivery and 1 for Moray based delivery.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 142-256597
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 1
Title:

Additional Specialist Advice

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/11/2016
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Atlantic Consultants Ltd
2 Dwarwick Court
Thurso
KW14 8QL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1847893528
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Eastwick Partnership
58 Newton Park, Kirkhill
Inverness
IV5 7QB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7903409055
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
HISEZ
81a Castle Street, Inverness
Inverness
IV2 3EA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463792158
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
TQC
Wyndhill
Beauly
IV4 7AS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7701002231
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Practically Green
Pabbay, Wardlaw Road, Kirkhill
Inverness
IV5 7NB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7584297485
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Solutions for Scottish Business Ltd
33 Glenburn Drive, Inverness
Inverness
IV2 4NE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463235119
Fax: +44 1463713418
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Rowan Tree Consulting
24 Ballifeary Lane
Inverness
IV3 5PH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463715225
Fax: +44 1463715225
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Cheryl Hopkins Associates
6 Shenval,GlenurquhartDrumnadrochitInverness-shire
Drumnadrochit
IV63 6TW
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1456476749
Fax: +44 1456476749
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
The Laurel Group Ltd
Laurel House, 54 Baird Road, Ratho
Edinburgh
EH28 8QX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313333455
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 88 200.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 2
Title:

Recruitment Advisory Service

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/11/2016
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
TQC
Wyndhill
Beauly
IV4 7AS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7701002231
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 88 200.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 3
Title:

Growth Workshops

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/11/2016
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 9
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 8
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Atlantic Consultants Ltd
2 Dwarwick Court
Thurso
KW14 8QL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1847893528
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Creative Business Solutions
54 Drumfield Road
Inverness
IV2 4XQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7774322812
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
HISEZ
81a Castle Street, Inverness
Inverness
IV2 3EA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463792158
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Inverness College UHI
1 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7789995224
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Matrix Management Consultancy
25 Newton Place
Glasgow
G3 7PY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1413329739
Fax: +44 1413526904
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
TQC
Wyndhill
Beauly
IV4 7AS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7701002231
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Solutions for Scottish Business Ltd
33 Glenburn Drive, Inverness
Inverness
IV2 4NE
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463235119
Fax: +44 1463713418
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
The Laurel Group Ltd
Laurel House, 54 Baird Road, Ratho
Edinburgh
EH28 8QX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1313333455
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
The Roberts Partnership Ltd
31 Argyle Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1JT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312210050
Fax: +44 1312283769
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 219 128.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 4
Title:

Key Sector Entrepreneurial Support

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/11/2016
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Enterprise North East Trust
The Hub, Exploration Drive, Aberdeen Energy Park
Aberdeen
AB23 8GX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224289714
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
HISEZ
81a Castle Street
Inverness
IV2 3EA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463792158
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Rowan Tree Consulting
24 Ballifeary Lane
Inverness
IV3 5PH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463715225
Fax: +44 1463715225
NUTS code: UKM6
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 382 102.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

(SC Ref:482312).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Inverness
IV3 5NX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463702000

Internet address:http://www.highland.gov.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
22/02/2017