United Kingdom - Inverness: Business and management consultancy services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Economic and financial affairs
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tender ID: 
2017/S 096-189459

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
313
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463245245
E-mail: hieprocurement@hient.co.uk
NUTS code: UKM6

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.4)

Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local agency/office

I.5)

Main activity
Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)

Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)

Title:

Digital Highlands and Islands Technical support.

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
79410000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

The contract has now been awarded for the following service. Scottish Government's target is to deliver super-fast broadband to 100 % of premises by 2021. To support this activity in the Highlands and Islands, HIE is looking for specialist support for the next 3 years. This will include supporting the management of contracts which provide fibre broadband beyond commercial roll-out, as well as providing technical, commercial and procurement support for future projects.

It will also be responsible for overseeing the management of the Connected Communities network and its integration into the wider Scottish Government/ Digital Highlands and Islands Next Generation Access (NGA) initiatives.

It will also include the day to day management of a Field Support Services (FSS) ‘Technical Support’ supplier, contracted by HIE under a separate agreement to the Connected Communities network.

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: 769 333.00 GBP

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)
71356000

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Highlands and Islands.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

These services will be delivered from May 2017 for a period of 3 years, unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Contract, with HIE having the option to extend for a further 1 year period. This contract was not divided into Lots since this would make the execution of the contract excessively technically difficult. The total value referred to in II.1.7) and V.2.4) is the estimated value over 4 years.

II.2.5)

Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Management and delivery methodology for part 1 technical / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion - Name: Management and delivery methodology for part 2 connected communities / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion - Name: Management and delivery team / Weighting: 20 %
Quality criterion - Name: Risks and challenges / Weighting: 10 %
Price - Weighting: 30

II.2.11)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

HIE may require the supplier to provide additional services. Any such modification shall be in terms of Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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. Bidders will also be required to list, in so far as they are known, the subcontractors they propose to use.

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 029-051984

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

A contract/lot is awarded: yes

V.2)

Award of contract

V.2.1)

Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/05/2017

V.2.2)

Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 3
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers 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
FarrPoint Limited
28 Rutland Square
Edinburgh
EH1 2BN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312026018
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: 769 333.00 GBP

V.2.5)

Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)

Additional information:

Question scoring methodology for Award criteria was:

0 — Unacceptable — Nil or inadequate response which fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 — Poor — Response is partially relevant but generally poor. It addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 — Acceptable — Response is relevant and acceptable. It addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 — Good — Response is relevant and good. It is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4- Excellent — Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. It is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

(SC Ref: 490270).

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463245245
E-mail: hieprocurement@hient.co.uk

Internet address:http://www.hie.co.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:
17/05/2017