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The successful contractor will support the smooth and efficient management of the Hub through successful delivery of Membership Development and Management, Front of house and Events Development and Programme Management activities.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scottish Government
Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
G61 8LU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Douglas Martin
Telephone: +44 1412420478
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of Management and Marketing Services for The London Innovation and Investment Hub.

Reference number: Case/328516
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The successful contractor will support the smooth and efficient management of the Hub through successful delivery of Membership Development and Management, Front of house and Events Development and Programme Management activities.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 800 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

1.1 The Scottish Government (SG), working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise (SE), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and VisitScotland (VS) - the Partners - is looking to appoint a Service Provider to assist with the development and running of the London Innovation and Investment Hub.

1.2 The London Hub (the Hub), scheduled to open in early 2017, The Hub will be located in a newly refurbished, shared-occupancy building in the Blackfriars area of London EC4Y. The Hub will encompass the entirety of the 5th floor of the building with the aims to create trade, investment and innovation opportunities for Scottish businesses, organisations and institutions with governments, companies, investors and academic, research and policy institutions headquartered in London.

1.3 The services required can be categorised in three broad groups of Membership Development and Management; Front of House Management (soft facilities management); and Events Development and Programme Management.

1.4 The Service Provider will deliver the 3 core work areas as detailed above. The Partners are open to tenders from single organisations with the capability to deliver all services and from self-organising partnerships and consortia where different parties can harness their collaborative experience, expertise and networks in both London and Scotland to deliver the entirety of the services specified.

1.5 The Service Provider must have the capacity to deliver the Objectives throughout the period of the contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Subject to contractor performance, Scottish Government has the option to extend for an additional 1 year period to 31.3.2021.

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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.1.6)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 232-422788
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

Contract No: Case/328516
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 3
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 3
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 3
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Business and Enterprise Commercial Limited (trading as BE Group)
Spectrum 6, Spectrum Business Park
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1913898515
NUTS code: UK
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 799 014.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

(SC Ref:489263).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Scottish Government
Victoria Quay, Leith
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312440474

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: