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Falkirk Council are seeking to appoint a contractor to deliver the Business Gateway service in Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas for an initial 2.5yr period, commencing 1.10.2017, with an option to extend for a further 2.5yrs. Additionally, Falkirk ...

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Falkirk Council
Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1324506566
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM76

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00184

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:

Provision of Business Gateway and ERDF Services.

Reference number: DEV/042/17
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79400000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Falkirk Council are seeking to appoint a contractor to deliver the Business Gateway service in Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas for an initial 2.5yr period, commencing 1.10.2017, with an option to extend for a further 2.5yrs. Additionally, Falkirk Council is seeking to appoint a contractor to deliver business support activities funded by European Regional Development Fund in Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas for an initial period of 18 months commencing 1.10.2017. Falkirk Council reserves the right to extend the business support activities to the end of the core Business Gateway contract, with an option to extend for a further 2.5yrs. Please note, duration of funding is dependent on confirmation from Scottish Government. The Council requires single bids in respect of both the Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas and for both elements of the Services. Separate bids for either the separate areas or the separate elements of Business Gateway and ERDF are not acceptable.

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: 2 813 275.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM76
Main site or place of performance:

Stirling Council area and Clackmannanshire Council area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Business Gateway and ERDF Services.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology / Weighting: 35
Quality criterion - Name: Project Understanding / Weighting: 25
Quality criterion - Name: Resource Capacity / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Outcome & Performance / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Marketing & Communication / Weighting: 8
Quality criterion - Name: Local Services / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Workforce Matters / Weighting: 2
Price - Weighting: 25
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: Partly funded by European Funds.
II.2.14)Additional information

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
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: 2017/S 072-137146
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: DEV/042/17
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/08/2017
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
STEP
John Player building
Stirling
FK7 7RP
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Ceteris (Scotland) Ltd
Gean House
Alloa
FK10 2EL
United Kingdom
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: 2 813 275.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

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=471909

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

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.

The provider is required to include a list of proposed subcontractors - Refer to ESPD 2D1.1

It will be the Main Contractors responsibility to ensure that any subcontractors are suitably qualified and comply with all mandatory/discretionary requirements of this contract prior to commencement of any work.

(SC Ref:506881).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Falkirk Council
Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1324506566

Internet address:http://www.falkirk.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:
03/08/2017