Services - 155334-2019

03/04/2019    S66    - - Services - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

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

2019/S 066-155334

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Finance — Digital Shared Services
Goodwood House, 52 May Street
Belfast
BT1 4NN
United Kingdom
E-mail: SSDadmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

ID 1599587 DoF-DSS-Digital Toolkit Support and Development

Reference number: 1599587
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Department Finance (DoF) is seeking to procure a contractor to provide NICS and digital shared services with the facility to develop and deliver digital solutions to meet strategic objectives in the most cost effective way through use of the digital toolkit. The services required include application development, testing, user experience, enterprise solutions, delivery, support and data analytics. The external ICT support services will assist the department in the delivery of a complex, interdependent and high profile portfolio of ICT enabled change programmes.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 11 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48983000
72212223
72212224
72212510
72232000
48000000
48400000
48900000
48700000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department Finance (DoF) is seeking to procure a contractor to provide NICS and digital shared services with the facility to develop and deliver digital solutions to meet strategic objectives in the most cost effective way through use of the digital toolkit. The services required include application development, testing, user experience, enterprise solutions, delivery, support and data analytics. The external ICT support services will assist the Department in the delivery of a complex, interdependent and high profile portfolio of ICT enabled change programmes.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 30
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The client may at any time before the completion of the contract period invite the contractor to agree to extend for any period up to and including 24 months commencing from the termination date of the original contract period.

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

Contract estimated spend is between the range of 5 500 000 GBP — 11 000 000 GBP. Actual spend will be dependent on customer uptake and volume of work.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2018/S 216-494131
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: 1
Title:

Contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
12/03/2019
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 4
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Stiona Software Ltd
Account Direct Ltd Elsinore House
Aylesbury
HP20 2NQ
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK

Internet address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 11 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

In relation to V. 2.2) Information about tenders: Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0. Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0. Contract Monitoring. The successful contractor’s performance on this contract will be managed as per the specification and regularly monitored (see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 — Contract Management — Procedures and Principles). Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of unsatisfactory performance and this contract may be terminated. A central register of such notices for supplies and services contracts will be maintained and published on the CPD website. Any contractor in receipt of a notice of unsatisfactory performance will be required to declare this in future tender submissions for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of the notice. It may also result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by centres of procurement expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The UK does not have any special review body with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures in public procurement competitions. Instead; any challenges are dealt with by the High Court, Commercial Division, to which proceedings may be issued regarding alleged breaches of the PCR 2015
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and have applied a 10-day standstill period. This notification provides full information on the award decision. The standstill period has provided time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
29/03/2019