The Department is seeking to hold a series of market engagement events, with the first, a webinar, to be held at 12:30 — 2:00 p.m. on 3.7.2019 followed by a face to face supplier event on 5.7.2019 (Central London — venue to be confirmed). The purpose of these events is to give the market a broad indication of the opportunity which the Authority intends to offer and to receive feedback from the market as to the Authority's proposed strategy to procure this service.
Any draft documents that are shared through the market engagement process may have some cross references which are not accurate, sections which are not fully developed, some sections which may be repetitive, some omissions and all the drafts will require further work. However, the Contracting Authority is sharing these draft documents in good faith so genuine views on how this requirement can be delivered can be sought from the market.
Information given during the events will be made accessible to all interested suppliers, including those unable to attend the event, in due course. Suppliers will also be given the opportunity to collaborate with other attendees during the event.
How to register:
Service providers interested in attending the engagement events should respond through the eSourcing tool (https://dh.bravosolution.co.uk — itt_263) by 5:00 p.m. on 1.7.2019 for the Webinar and 2:00 p.m. 3 July — supplier event.
When expressing an interest service providers should provide:
(i) the contact details of the supplier's representative;
(ii) a single paragraph summary of the organisations experience including whether they are a small to medium sized enterprise or voluntary sector organisations.
Organisations not attending the supplier information events, but still wishing to participate in future sessions are also advised to register via Bravo as listed above.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with Government's policies on transparency, the Department intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract awarded, subject to possible redaction at the discretion of the Department. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/transparencyoverview
This notice is for information only, and the Department reserves the right to discontinue the proposed tendering process and not award the contract. The information contained in this notice, including information relating to the nature and scope of the Department's requirements, the service classification of this requirement or the list of CPV codes, is only indicative of the Department's current thinking and is neither exhaustive nor binding. The Department reserves the right at its absolute discretion to amend it at the time of issue of any further notices or at any other time.
The publication of this notice in no way obliges the Department to commence with any competitive tender process. The Department is not and shall not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing any interest in participating in the market consultation exercise advertised in this notice.