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Consultancy Support for Implementing Agresso Modules as part of the Unit 4 Business World system.

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith
EH22 1FD
United Kingdom
Contact person: Justin LIlley
Telephone: +44 03452135208
NUTS code: UKM23

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: NDPB
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Consultancy Support for Impementing Agresso Modules.

Reference number: SQA2039
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Consultancy Support for Implementing Agresso Modules as part of the Unit 4 Business World system.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM23
Main site or place of performance:

SQA Offices, 58 Robertson Street, Glasgow but with occasional visits to the SQA Offices in Dalkeith.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract is for the provision of Consultancy support for the implementation of modules within the Unit 4 Business World System (Agresso).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Proven experience in implementing Unit4 Business World products / Weighting: 30 %
Quality criterion - Name: Experience of Staff undertaking the work / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion - Name: Contract Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Evidence of Corporate & Social Responsibility / Weighting: 5 %
Price - Weighting: 35 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 06/06/2017
End: 31/12/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The first work package HR/Payroll/Expenses and E-Recruiter interface must be ready go live for the 1.4.2018, with the subsequent modules being delivered on an agreed timetable thereafter

The next phase of this project will be the requirement to undertake a feasibility study of CBS to confirm appointee calculations can be undertaken through one of the modules. SQA reserve the right to engage with successful contractor for work package 1 & 2, to cost, and subject to negotiation between both parties be appointed to undertake this piece of work.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:


It is Mandatory that Tenderers must be a UNIT4 approved partner. Please confirm if you are a UNIT4 approved partner Yes/No* (delete as applicable).

- Do you have sufficient resources available with the correct experience and using the version of Unit4 Business World that we are currently implementing (currently milestone 5 but the successful tenderer will be implementing milestone 6). Yes/No*.

- Have experience in setting up cost allocation and capacity planning in previous implementations Yes/No*.

- *If the answer is no then your tender will not be considered for evaluation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Contract payments will be made on the achievement of agreed milestones stages, as detailed in the Gateway review document (Appendix 5 Page 20) and success criteria, as defined in the tender document. No payment will be made until the successful completion of each gateway.

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.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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 180-322595
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 31/03/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
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: 31/03/2017
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 ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

See Tender Documentation attached to this advert.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:485480)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith
EH22 1FD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 03452136720

Internet address:

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: