Public Sector Network Tender Alert

 

23224-2013: UK-Glasgow: Business development consultancy services

Scottish Enterprise (SE) invites expressions of interest to provide a business incubation and full Estate and Facilities Management service at the Alba Innovation Centre.
Alba Innovation Centre is a Scottish Enterprise owned purpose-built 25000 square foot incubator located on the prestigious Alba Business Park in Livingston. The Centre houses and provides support to early stage technology businesses with high growth potential. There are currently 20 tenants and approximately 82% of the available space is occupied. The centre also provides support to 20 enterprises via a Virtual Incubation Service. The Centre is an integral part of SE's approach to incubation and the successful bidder will be required to work very closely with SE.
The successful supplier will be responsible for providing the full range of services on site including:
— Identifying and attracting potential virtual clients and tenants that meet the criteria for entry into the Centre.
— The provision of a business advisory service to tenants that meet SE's company growth service criteria,
— Actively managing the portfolio of tenants to ensure that as companies mature that they graduate into other business premises,
— The provision of third party specialist advice as relevant to early stage technology companies,
— Full Estate and Facilities Management of the building.
Suppliers will be required to demonstrate experience of delivering best practice incubation to growth businesses, with excellent networks in the wider business community. They must also demonstrate the ability to deliver a turnkey service incorporating full estate and facilities management services. Given the breadth of the services required under this contract, Scottish Enterprise welcomes consortia bids and bids containing identified sub-contractor activities.
A contract including a service level agreement will be used to specify and monitor the quality of delivery with a performance review undertaken annually to ensure that the contract is achieving key milestones.
The contract will be for a duration of 2 years commencing on 1.6.2013, with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for an additional one year period.
Scottish Enterprise considers that the award of this contract may give rise to a relevant transfer under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 and bidders will base their proposals on that basis.
The Virtual Service will be part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
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=251498.
The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a 'Tender Submission Postbox' facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=251498.
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 postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

Ref: P13-0146,

Contact:

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Alison McMillan
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1592623159
E-mail: alison.mcmillan@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1592623149
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Scottish Enterprise
Kingdom House, Saltire Centre
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Alison McMillan
KY6 2AQ Glenrothes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1592623159
E-mail: alison.mcmillan@scotent.co.uk
Fax: +44 1592623149
Internet address: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Contract value: The contract will be for a 2 year period (1.6.2013 to 31.5.2015) with Scottish Enterprise having the option to extend for an additional year (1.6.2015 to 31.5.2016).Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 1 066 667 and 1 466 667 GBP

Published: 23 Jan 2013, Receipt by: 4 Mar 2013