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United Kingdom-Norwich: Computer equipment and supplies
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Technology Products 3
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:
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.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.