Services - 272150-2019

12/06/2019    S111    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Auditing services

2019/S 111-272150

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: mediaauditassurance@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6135

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Media Performance, Auditing and Assurance Framework

Reference number: RM6135
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79212000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Crown Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Media Performance, Auditing and Assurance to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education and Devolved Administrations. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all media auditing and assurance services required by UK Central Government Departments.

Crown Commercial Service, as the Authority, intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of media auditing and assurance services for use by Central Government and UK public sector bodies.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79200000
79210000
79340000
79341000
79341400
79342000
92200000
92210000
92220000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plans to introduce a procurement for media performance, auditing and assurance. Crown Commercial Service and The Government Communication Service plan to work extensively with the market and customers in the coming months, in order to develop a fit-for-purpose procurement strategy.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/08/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the media auditing and assurance sector market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during June 2019 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing mediaauditassurance@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on Monday 17th June. Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The ESourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS Pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU Contract Notice.

The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the Security Policy Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/06/2019