Provision of Tech Scalers

A Contract Award Notice

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Contract (Services)
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03 Aug 2022
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The Scottish Government is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced supplier (thereinafter the Service Provider) with a proven track record in helping technology start-ups and scale-ups to learn, grow and achieve their ambitions. The Service Provider will undertake the administration and management of a national network of tech-scalers – new economic infrastructure to provide technology start-ups and scale-ups with the community environment, networks, support and education they need to grow.

Total Quantity or Scope

The objectives of this contract are to: - Contribute, over time, to a sustained increase in the rate of profitable, scaled technology businesses generated by the Scottish tech ecosystem. - Create, for the first time, a truly world-class national infrastructure to co-locate, educate and scale technology companies. - Provide technology companies with free access to first-rate commercial education in internet economy growth techniques and related disciplines. - Provide technology companies with access to high-quality, long-term, flexible and affordable incubation space. - Support the creation of a world class community and market square environment; facilitating collaboration, networking and the exchange of ideas. - Provide full virtual access to commercial education and community events for technology companies unable to physically co-locate. - Provide a clear focal point for the Scottish tech ecosystem and to create a scaled, expert partner to collaborate with the broader STER programme to establish Scotland as a first rate European tech hub.

Award Detail

1 Codebase (Edinburgh)
  • Reference: 021239-2022-534846-1
  • Value: £59,237,767

Award Criteria

Technical 80%
Commercial 20%
price 20%

CPV Codes

  • 80510000 - Specialist training services
  • 80520000 - Training facilities
  • 72222300 - Information technology services

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** The Contractor has agreed to carrying out the following community benefits: 1. Develop existing and create new educational relationships with schools and universities to deliver in person and online events and hosting visits 2. Use the above relationships to feed into curriculums to find out how tech start ups and others in the CodeBase Tech Scaler Network (CTSN) can be connect to them. 3. Connections to promising founders from entrepreneurial courses and clubs to identify ways to assist them as they outgrow university support, e.g. shadowing, interning or formal apprenticeship opportunities. 4. Pursue more programmes such as the Santander internship programmes, with particular focus on those that support under-represented groups and those wishing to reskill into tech. 5. Identify women within the network to act as role models and mentors and visit schools to talk to students about their journey and assist in identifying barriers to women to computer science studies with a view to making changes to further increase interest. 6. Identify partners who can assist with improving the number of companies founded by people with protected characteristics, e.g. working with founders who are part of protected characteristics groups to better understand and work to remove these. The contractor is accredited as a Living Wage Employer and will continue to pay that wage rate through the duration of this contract. (SC Ref:700804)