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Services - 90368-2018

28/02/2018    S41

United Kingdom-Croydon: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2018/S 041-090368

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Secretary of State for the Home Department
Postal address: 49 Sydenham Road
Town: Croydon
Postal code: CR0 2EU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Matcher Commercial Team
E-mail: HOBMatcherBids@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office
Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sso/jsp/login.jsp
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
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Home Office Biometric Matcher Platform and associated Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Contracting Authority initiated a procurement to identify an Economic Operator(s) to provide the Biometric Matcher Platform and associated Services (BMPS). BMPS delivers across multiple biometric modalities and data sets (which shall include, but not limited to, immigration, citizenship, law enforcement) as part of Home Office Biometrics (HOB) programme.

There are 2 distinct parts to the BMPS:

(i) A technology platform and Biometric Matcher Service Bus provided by the Matcher Service Supplier (MSS); and

(ii) Biometric Matching algorithm(s) that are integrated into the platform provided by the Matcher Engine Software (MES) Suppliers.

This contract award notice relates to part (i) the selection of the Lot 1 Matcher Service Supplier.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 55 000 000.00 GBP

Matcher Service Supplier (MSS)

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72300000 Data services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72100000 Hardware consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1: Matcher Service Supplier (MSS) has been selected to provide the Matcher Service Platform(MSP) and associated Services:

Matcher Service Platform including a Service Bus, Biometric Workflow, Service interface, integration of Matching Engine Software and infrastructure platform;

— Service operation of the overall BMPS including ITIL functions in collaboration with the Authority and other Third Party Suppliers,

— Professional Services including design, guidance, technical specifications, roadmaps, models, planning and hosting requirements for the Matcher Service Platform,

— Development and testing of the Matcher Service Platform and Service operations,

— Operation of regular Biometric Accuracy Testing,

— Collaboration with Matcher Engine Software supplier(s) to provide build, test and operation of the Matcher Service Platform,

— Support the migration of biometric data from legacy system, and,

— Early Life Support and ongoing Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Support.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Service and Technical / Weighting: 65
Price - Weighting: 35
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the initial term for a further period of twenty four (24) months and an additional twelve (12) months. Therefore, the total potential term of the contract is ninety six (96) months from the effective date.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to amend the scale of the requirements at any time during the procurement process, or over the term of the contracts to provide additional BMPS to future modalities and similarly the Economic Operators appointed may also be required to extend BMPS to support any other Central Government Body's.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 120-242965
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: HOB-3
Lot No: 1

Matcher Service Platform and Associated Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Fujitsu Services Limited
National registration number: 96056
Postal address: 22 Baker Street
Town: London
Postal code: W1U 3BW
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 28 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 28 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP
Proportion: 22 %
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Provision of biometric software products and related services.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The following information has been captured in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 50 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015: The Authority received a total of 4 tenders for this procurement, all of which were received electronically via the Contracting Authority's e-Sourcing Suite. The Authority did not receive any tenders from SMEs. The Authority did not receive any tenders from other EU Member States other than the UK. The Authority did not receive any tenders from non-EU States. The Authority did not receive any tenders from any Groups of Economic Operators. The Supplier awarded the Lot 1 Matcher Service Platform and Associated Services Contract is not an SMEs. The information requirements as set out in Part D of Annex V of the Public Contracts Directive can be found within this notice and Contracts Finder.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: N/A
Town: N/A
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: N/A
Town: N/A
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: N/A
Town: N/A
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: