Services - 138254-2017

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12/04/2017    S72

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

2017/S 072-138254

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 acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

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
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:
Enterprise Software Solutions — RM3821.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements overseas, including but not limited to UK MoD bases located overseas.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Crown Commercial Service wishes to establish appropriate contracting routes to meet common hardware, software and services requirements for use by UK public sector bodies which include Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Contracting Authority(s) have a need for software services and ancillary hardware to deliver a solution for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Finance / Accounting, Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Electronic Documents and Records Management (EDRM) and Data Management and Reporting, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and sector specific applications.
It is anticipated that the Goods and Services to be covered by this Procurement will be divided into lots. Lot structure will be determined through extensive market engagement. Customers and suppliers will be engaged to test assumptions and shape optimal structure in order to achieve the commercial aims of this procurement.
Recognising market advancements and the challenges being faced by public sector customers we will be seeking to develop ‘integrated’ commercial solutions for the supply of technology and technology services to assist customers with digital transformation.
These solutions will form part of the overall Technology category commercial offerings, which will continue to include Framework Agreements for the other specific category areas: Cloud and Digital, and Network Services.
For the avoidance of doubt any competitive activity resulting from this Notice will focus on establishing a procurement route for software based solutions.
Working in collaboration with other public buying organisations YPO, ESPO and NEPO, CCS aim to provide customers with a market leading commercial solution for their technology solution requirements, to drive value, benefits and savings for the public sector and to support customers through digital transformation.
The purpose of the PIN is to:
1. Give advance notice that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Contracting Authority, is to consider undertaking a tendering exercise to set up a new contracting vehicle to service Central Government and Wider Public Sector Organisations for their software solution requirements.
2. Gauge the market interest in this procurement.
3. Identify suppliers who would like to assist in developing a world class technology supply chain for the public sector.
Further details of this procurement and our stakeholder engagement can be found here:
Once they become available the ITT documentation for this procurement may be freely accessed here:
Crown Commercial Service use an eTendering System to conduct all of its procurements. You will need to be registered to use the eSourcing portal in order to participate in any CCS procurement opportunities.
The eSourcing Portal can be accessed here:,,SSL+login.jsp


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 30200000 Computer equipment and supplies, 32425000 Network operating system, 48000000 Software package and information systems, 50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment, 51600000 Installation services of computers and office equipment, 79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services, 80500000 Training services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
It is likely that the Market Engagement and Consultation will take place both via a Request for Information (RFI) document and supplier workshops.
Market Engagement:
It is anticipated that in preparation for this procurement, the Authority will engage with suppliers to establish the most appropriate commercial models and contracting terms.
Both the scope and the structure of the framework may be changed as a result of market and customer engagement.
For the avoidance of doubt, please note that the Authority does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this Prior Information Notice.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Enterprise Software Solutions
1)Short description:
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.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 79900000 Miscellaneous business and business-related services, 51600000 Installation services of computers and office equipment, 30200000 Computer equipment and supplies, 50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment, 80500000 Training services, 48000000 Software package and information systems, 32425000 Network operating system

5)Additional information about lots:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use an electronic auction.

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:
A supplier engagement events will take place in April and May.

Attendance will be on first come, first served basis, the details will be published on our pipeline

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the new GSC:

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: