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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Computer equipment and supplies
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.gov.uk/ccs
Section II: Object
Spark — The Technology Innovation Marketplace
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is setting up a dynamic purchasing system for a period of 48 months and is inviting bidders to request to participate for the Spark — The Technology Innovation Marketplace DPS. This DPS will provide central government and wider public sector departments the opportunity to procure an extensive range of innovative technology products and services. The four (4) distinct elements of the DPS service filters are subject/problem area, delivery method (technology type), geographical location and security level. If you are successfully appointed to the DPS following your submission you will be invited by customers (buyers) to submit tenders for relevant services through a call for competition. This DPS remains open for any supplier to request to participate throughout its 48 month duration. CCS reserve the right to reduce, extend or terminate the DPS period at any time during its lifetime in accordance with the terms set out in the DPS Agreement.
The supplier shall have the ability to provide innovative technology products and services to central government and wider public sector departments.
Customers may enter into a contract with a supplier for a period of their determining which may exceed the RM6094 Spark — The Technology Innovation Marketplace DPS Agreement, should this agreement be terminated at any time. The flexibility of the contracting period allows customers (buyers) to determine appropriate contracting timelines required to enable the supplier to meet customer needs.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Suppliers will be assessed on their response to the selection criteria in their request to participate for a place on RM6094 — Spark — The Technology Innovation Marketplace DPS. The procurement bid pack and registration details can be accessed via the following URL address https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps and be selecting the “Technology” link. Please read the DPS Needs document first for a full overview of the procurement process and read the instructions carefully. To register for the RM6094 DPS Agreement please select the “Access as a Supplier” link which can be located at the URL address above. An example of how to register for the DPS platform can be found at the following youtube generic guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cngu3vHP7ug&feature=youtu.be
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 procurement will be managed electronically via CCS. The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. This procurement offering does not guarantee any minimum spend and there will be no form of exclusivity or volume guarantee under this DPS. As part of this Contract Notice the bid pack and the following documents can be accessed at the link provided below:
1) Contract Notice authorised customer list;
2) Rights reserved for CCS DPS Agreement https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/b683d618-769a-4bea-90ad-51bda7f70ae9
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. The Authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) not to award any DPS Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the customer be liable for any costs incurred by the suppliers.
We consider that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") may apply at the call for competition.
It is the suppliers responsibility to take your own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly.
There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.