Services - 133508-2017

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08/04/2017    S70

United Kingdom-London: Programming services of application software

2017/S 070-133508

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office
Postal address: 1 Horse Guards Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 1HQ
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Charles Stevenson
Telephone: +44 2072761199

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office
Postal address: 1 Horse Guards Road
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 1HQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Charles Stevenson

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Robotic Process Automation Partnership.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
UK Government is seeking to accelerate the uptake of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) by central government departments and agencies. It is seeking a partner or partners that will help run a programme of education and demonstration of the potential of RPA and help departments build business cases. Under the terms of the contract the partner will be able to build RPA applications for departments and either be paid for development and deployment or be paid out of benefits. Potential partners should have a substantial track record of successful development and be prepared to invest in this opportunity.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72212000 Programming services of application software, 72221000 Business analysis consultancy services, 72243000 Programming services, 72246000 Systems consultancy services, 72262000 Software development services, 72263000 Software implementation services, 72266000 Software consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Government wishes to explore the engagement of one or more partners to create a centre of excellence with the aim of:
— Creating a Showcase for RPA applications.
— Creating a teaching Centre to educate civil servants in the opportunities presented by RPA and how to exploit these opportunities.
— Building testbed for particular techniques and new technologies.
— Hosting a Development Centre for certain new applications.
The partner will be expected to supply staff and working capital. In return the partner will have access to opportunities to work with government departments and agencies in developing RPA applications. The partner would be rewarded by earning fees for this work, which may be based on the savings achieved by the hosting department.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: