UK-Glasgow: Business-development consultancy services.

UK-Glasgow: Business-development consultancy services.

Section I: Contracting Entity

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Scottish Water
6 Buchanan Gate, Glasgow, G33 6FB, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7875873072, Email:
Contact: Andrew Neilson
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.6) Main activity:

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Strategic Consultancy Support for Business Transformation
Reference number: SW21/ACP/1370

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
79411100 - Business-development consultancy services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: Over the past year Scottish Water has been working with partners to stretch and challenge ourselves, across a range of activities, to pursue what may be possible as we transform to meet our Strategic Plan commitments and changes to the regulatory environment. This includes meeting the expectations of Scottish Government ministers and our sector stakeholders, a rapidly evolving backdrop of changing citizen expectations, technological advancement and climate change.

We now require consultant support to:
-Advise on the Transformation portfolio strategy (design, sequencing, and assurance).
-Support with cross-industry access to SME’s, industries and organisations to gain insights, learnings and best practice.
- Design and develop solutions to current and long term challenges and issues, in support of achieving our ambitions and our broader commitments.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Agree to publish? Yes
Value: 60,000,000


II.2) Description

II.2.1) Title: Not Provided
Lot No: Not Provided

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
Not Provided

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:

Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: Scottish Water is seeking a maximum of two partners to provide consultancy services to:
-Advise on development of the Transformation portfolio strategy; design and sequencing as well as assurance.
-Support with cross industry insights and learning i.e. horizon scanning, art of the possible. This will also include access to a wide network of SMEs, industries and organisations to gain Transformation insights, learnings and best practice that can add value to Scottish Water.
-Design and Develop solutions to current and long term challenges and issues. To support achievement of our ambitions and our broader commitments.

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: No

II.2.14) Additional information: The Pre-qualification documents can be accessed by logging in through the Scottish Water Delta e-sourcing webpage and through the Response Manager section using the following Access Code: 322V68WPJ9

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

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: Not Provided

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: SW21/ACP/1370
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Transformation Strategic Consultancy

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 14/12/2021

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Agree to publish? Yes

Contractor (No.1)
Ernst & Young LLP, OC300001
1 More London Place, London, SE1 2AF, United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: No

Contractor (No.2)
McKinsey & Company Inc. United Kingdom, FC012665
251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, Delaware, De19808, United States
The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

V.2.6) Price paid for bargain purchases

Value excluding VAT: Not Provided
Currency: Not Provided

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: Scottish Water will not accept the SPD. We will only accept a completed Scottish Water PQQ document. This Notice does not preclude Scottish Water from issuing other notices for specific requirements. Responses to the FTS Notice will be evaluated and only successful applicants following PQQ evaluation will be invited to submit a tender. Scottish Water reserves the right to divide the scope of the contract into lots at tender and contract award stages as it deems appropriate. Applicants who fail to supply all of the information requested in response to this Notice or any resulting tender exercise may risk elimination
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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Glasgow Sheriff Court
1 Carlton Place, Glasgow, G5 9TW, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1414298888, Fax. +44 1414185248, Email:
Internet address:

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
Scottish Water
6 Buchanan Gate, Glasgow, G33 6FB, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7875873072, Email:

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 17/12/2021