Services - 150950-2018

07/04/2018    S68    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Telecommunications services

2018/S 068-150950

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Network Services 2 RM3808

II.1.2)Main CPV code
64200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown commercial service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of telecommunications services including services over the Public services network (PSN) and Health and social care network (HSCN) connectivity, to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public sector bodies, including but not limited to Central Government Departments and their agencies, Non departmental public bodies, Devolved administrations, NHS Bodies and providers of services to the NHS, Local authorities, Police, Voluntary sector, Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these public sector bodies.

The above public sector bodies have a need for the provision of telecommunications and other services, including Public services network (PSN) compliant and Health and social care network (HSCN) compliant services, to facilitate inter-organisational collaboration through secur.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
Lot No: The lot structure has not yet been defined and will be determined as a result of market engagement
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000
32232000
32400000
32410000
32411000
32412000
32412100
32413000
32415000
32416000
32417000
32420000
32421000
32422000
32423000
32424000
32425000
32426000
32427000
32428000
32429000
32430000
32500000
32510000
32520000
32521000
32522000
32523000
32524000
32540000
32541000
32542000
32543000
32544000
32545000
32550000
32551000
32552000
45314000
48200000
48210000
48214000
48215000
48216000
48515000
48821000
50300000
50312300
50330000
50331000
50332000
50334000
64210000
64211000
64212000
64212100
64213000
64214000
64215000
64221000
64222000
64223000
64224000
64225000
72315000
72700000
72710000
72720000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown commercial service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of telecommunications services including services over the Public services network (PSN) and Health and social care network (HSCN) connectivity, to be utilised by Central government departments and all other UK Public sector bodies, including but not limited to Central government departments and their agencies, Non departmental public bodies, Devolved administrations, NHS Bodies and providers of services to the NHS, Local authorities, Police, Voluntary sector, Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these public sector bodies.

The above public sector bodies have a need for the provision of telecommunications and other services, including Public services network (PSN) compliant and Health and social care network (HSCN) compliant services, to facilitate inter-organisational collaboration through secure communication, interoperability and sharing of information.

It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all telecommunications requirements for UK Central government departments.

The services to be made available under the agreement will include, but are not limited to, provision of Data Access Services including Networks, Wi-Fi, Gateways and related services; Voice lines and minute bundles; Mobile services including voice and data, Pager and Radio services; eMail service; Internet service provision, Content filtering services and Intruder detection systems; Communication services including Video and audio conferencing services, and Unified communications; Call centre services; Supporting services including security, information assurance, design/build/operate consultancy, acquisition, technology audit and site surveys.

Optical fibre infrastructure including fibre to the premises, duct infrastructure and associated infrastructure support services including the provision of Local full fibre networks in support of DCMS policy.

The agreement will be suitable for the provision of services that are PSN-compliant; and also for the provision of services at lower security levels; or that do not require PSN-compliance. It is recommended that suppliers familiarise themselves with the PSN and accreditation process https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/public-services-network

The agreement will be suitable for the provision of HSCN compliant services. Suppliers bidding to provide HSCN compliant services will be required to gain or demonstrate HSCN compliance. It is recommended that suppliers familiarise themselves with the HSCN compliance process.

https://digital.nhs.uk/health-social-care-network/suppliers

The services are required to be provided primarily to the UK, although the agreement may also be used by UK contracting authorities to service their overseas sites including Europe, United States (US) and Rest of the World (RoW). The Contracting Authority considers that this opportunity may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or medium enterprises (SMEs).

The lotting structure of this agreement will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
06/09/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This Prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the telecommunications market.

Crown commercial service intends to hold market engagement sessions from May 2018 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting agreement/s.

If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please visit our Network Services 2 pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline/network-services-2 and register at the provided link for the event you are interested in.

If you are unable to attend any of the arranged events and would like to express interest in this procurement please email nsprojects@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) to be point of contact for your organisation.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication for the contract notice and is subject to change, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline/network-services-2 for updates and monitor Tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

Crown commercial service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

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.

Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this agreement that:

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

The services that arise from this agreement will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned as a minimum a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the Security policy framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/04/2018