Supplies - 300038-2018

12/07/2018    S132    Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Norwich: Computer equipment and supplies

2018/S 132-300038

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NR7 0HS
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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:

Technology Products 3

Reference number: RM6068
II.1.2)Main CPV code
30200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

CCS, working with other departments and partner public buying organisations, aims to provide a market leading commercial solution for commodity technology product and associated service requirements.

The resulting contract will drive value, benefits and savings for the public sector and support customers through digital transformation.

Further details of this procurement and our stakeholder engagement can be found here:

https://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/node/7339

For the avoidance of doubt any competitive activity resulting from this Notice will focus on establishing a procurement route for commodity technology products and associated services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 5
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Technology Products

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30000000
30124000
30160000
30192110
30237475
31154000
31156000
31158000
31158100
31440000
31712116
32250000
32400000
32522000
34711200
35125100
35125110
48000000
50300000
51300000
51600000
72000000
79121100
80533100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Lot is for holding purposes only.

The structure of the arrangement has not been determined and will be developed with stakeholders prior to the publication of any subsequent award notice.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
17/01/2019

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:

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed framework structure, service lines or processes detailed in the Lots from the market.

A workshop session is currently being planned, please check on the procurement pipeline for details of up and coming dates.

Discussion topics will be:

— Scope: Structure — working group to focus on various elements of the framework such as discussing options for lot structure, statement of requirements, ordering process etc,

— Terms and Conditions: working group to focus on changes to the template to include review of new Public Sector Contract,

— ITT Pack: working group to focus on question set design for selection and award, including price evaluation options,

— Digitisation: working group to identify opportunities to digitise commodity tech content.

Attendance is limited and will be on a first-come-first served basis.

We are looking for a good mix of both commercial and technical representation and welcome your input and involvement.

Further information regarding TP3, including access to the new Public Sector Contract can be found on our Procurement Pipeline https://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/node/7339

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.

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.

Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

To participate in the procurement for the Technology Products 3 agreement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement.

Bidders may be awarded a framework contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.

The services 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:
10/07/2018