02 Apr 2017

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Business development consultancy services

Type of document: Contract Awards
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2017/S 065-122717/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Open procedure
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Contract award notice
Services
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Scottish Enterprise
Postal address: Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 6HQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Alison McManus
Telephone: +44 1592623006
Email: alison.mcmanus@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
Nuts code: UKM34
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:

The contract is awarded by central purchasing body
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional agency
I.5) Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Innovation Expert Support Framework.

Reference number: P17-0090
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 79411100
II.1.3) Type of contract Services
II.1.4) Short Description: Scottish Enterprise (SE) is seeking to establish a framework of 3 suppliers across a range of key sectors, to provide up to 2 days expert innovation consultancy support. The consultation, which is expected to include commercial advice, is principally aimed at Scottish Enterprise clients from the wider business base who are not currently SE or Business Gateway relationship managed. Eligible businesses will have potential innovation projects that could result in new products or service developments, the implementation of which would see these businesses becoming innovation active.
Innovation Expert Support (IES) will be delivered across all SE operational areas making this a national programme available to companies across Scotland (excluding HIE), so capacity to deliver is essential.
II.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement(excluding VAT)
Value:690000
Currency:GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title: Digitally Enabled/based New Product, Process and Service Development
Lot No:2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 73000000
Main CPV code: 73200000
Main CPV code: 79400000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Additional to the knowledge and experience described in Lot 1 we require a supplier with specialist knowledge and depth of experience within the Digital realm, having demonstrable experience of the development and commercialisation of digital products, applications and services. Suppliers will be expected to provider tailored in-depth support and advice to companies across the range of SE industry sectors. In this focus area the in depth support is likely to include but is not limited to:-
— Technical guidance on mobile application and digital service projects,
— Guidance on suitable APIs,
— Technical recommendations throughout digital R&D process,
— Technical and commercial support for disruptive business models,
— Guidance on testing requirements and resources for web and digital applications,
— Guidance on regulations and processes associated with the launch of digital application on multiple platforms,
— Guidance on Software development projects,
— Advice on Cloud/Mobile/Web and App based business models.
Although SE already provides digitally focused support to Scottish Business, these other products provide guidance to businesses who wish to utilise digital solutions to enable the growth of their business through the optimisation of their own business processes and operational systems. They don’t provide innovation/technical advice and support for the development of new digital products and services for sale to B2b or B2c markets.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Project Team Structure/Weighting:30Quality criterion – Name: Breadth and Depth of Experience and how this will be applied in the delivery/Weighting:30Quality criterion – Name: Understanding of Project Requirements and the issues faced by SME’s in the development of new products and services/Weighting:20Quality criterion – Name: Methodology and Approach/Weighting:20
Price – Weighting:40
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:Improving SME Business Competitiveness.
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.

II.2.1) Title: Technology/Engineering Based New Product, Process and Service Development
Lot No:3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 73000000
Main CPV code: 73200000
Main CPV code: 79400000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The successful supplier will have specialist knowledge of the development of Technological and Engineering based products and processes, with demonstrable experience of early stage product design, engineering and manufacturing. Additionally they will be required to have the skill sets described under Lot 1 with their expertise and knowledge gained specifically in Technological and Engineering sectors. Suppliers will be expected to provide tailored, more in-depth technical support and advice to companies across the range of SE industry sectors e.g. oil and gas, renewables, energy, technology and engineering, life sciences, chemical sciences, food and drink. This in depth support is likely to include but is not limited to;
— Safety practices and processes,
— volume manufacturing processes,
— Industry analysis, trends and competition,
— Product development processes,
— Testing, certification and approvals.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Project Team Structure/Weighting:30Quality criterion – Name: Breadth and Depth of Experience and how this will be applied in the delivery/Weighting:30Quality criterion – Name: Understanding of Project Requirements and the issues faced by SME’s in the development of new products and services/Weighting:20Quality criterion – Name: Methodology and Approach/Weighting:20
Price – Weighting:40
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:Improving SME Business Competitiveness.
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.

II.2.1) Title: General Innovation Support for New Product, Process and Service Development
Lot No:1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 79400000
Main CPV code: 73200000
Main CPV code: 73000000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:Scotland.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The successful supplier will cover a wide range of businesses and industries and possess suitable skills and a similarly broad track record and experience. A broad range of subject matter skills is a necessity in the area of general innovation, new product and service development and in Business /Commercialisation. Suppliers will be required to analyse and input to the early stages of an innovation project building on the initial idea through to opportunity identification, design development and in many cases encompassing intellectual asset protection/exploitation.
Bidders should be skilled and practised in the assessment and building of business cases and value propositions. They will have experience in market validation, definition of target markets, undertaking competitive analysis. They will demonstrate the use of appropriate techniques and methods to analyse, build, advise and guide clients on the viability or otherwise of their project or opportunity.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Project Team Structure/Weighting:30Quality criterion – Name: Breadth and Depth of Experience and how this will be applied in the delivery/Weighting:30Quality criterion – Name: Understanding of Project Requirements and the issues faced by SMEs in the developmetn of new products and services/Weighting:20Quality criterion – Name: Methodology and Approach/Weighting:20
Price – Weighting:40
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:Improving SME Business Competitiveness.
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) 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.1.8) 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 231-420937
Section V: Award of contract
Lot No: 1
Title: General Innovation Support for New Product, Process and Service Development

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2017-03-15
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:9
Number of tenders received from SMEs:9
Number of tenders received from other EU Member States:0
Number of tenders received from non-EU Member States:0
Number of tenders received by electronic means:9
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: UXL Ltd
Postal address: 20 Maybole Drive, Cairnhill
Town: Airdire
Postal code: ML6 9XJ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698747461
Fax: +44 1698747462
Nuts code: UKM36
The contractor is an SME yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 318000
Total value of the contract/lot:318000
Currency:GBP
Lot No: 2
Title: Digitally Enabled/based New Product, Process and Service Development

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2017-03-15
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:2
Number of tenders received from SMEs:2
Number of tenders received from other EU Member States:0
Number of tenders received 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: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: The BusinessTrinity Ltd
Postal address: 34 The Quadrant
Town: Clarkston
Postal code: G76 8AG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7803034343
Nuts code: UKM35
The contractor is an SME yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 252000
Total value of the contract/lot:252000
Currency:GBP
Lot No: 3
Title: Technology/Engineering Based New Product, Process and Service Development

A contract/lot is awarded yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:2017-03-15
V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received:4
Number of tenders received from SMEs:4
Number of tenders received from other EU Member States:0
Number of tenders received from non-EU Member States:0
Number of tenders received by electronic means:4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor
Official name: 4C Design Ltd
Postal address: Design Hub, R13 Port Dundas Business Centre, 100 Borron Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G4 9XG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1413535490
Nuts code: UKM34
The contractor is an SME yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot(excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 120000
Total value of the contract/lot:120000
Currency:GBP

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.3) Additional information:
(SC Ref:488990)
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Official name: Scottish Enterprise
Postal address: Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 6HQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8456078787
E-mail: alison.mcmanus@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1412481600
Internet address:

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Single Point of Enquiry
Postal address: Procurement and Commercial Division, 7th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 8LU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412425466
E-mail: SPOEprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: www.gov.scot/topics/government/procurement/selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
In the first instance, contact the Senior Director of Facilities Management and Procurement at Scottish Enterprise, with any concerns or enquiries.
Email:
An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Scottish Enterprise
Postal address: Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 6HQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8456078787
Fax: +44 1412481600
Internet address: www.scottish-enterprise.com/

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
2017-03-31