Services - 167890-2019

10/04/2019    S71    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2019/S 071-167890

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
Department of Finance Northern Ireland
Craigantlet Buildings, Stormont Estate, Stoney Road
Belfast
BT4 3SX
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
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
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:

NICS Cloud Computing The Way Forward Market Engagement Exercise 2019

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

The Department for Finance (DoF) on behalf of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) is in the process of reviewing the solution used to provide cloud services to customers. The current contract expires in March 2021. As part of this preparation, Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) is running a Market Engagement exercise on behalf of the Department, and are inviting suitably qualified and experienced suppliers who may have an interest in this project to complete the attached questionnaire to assist the Department in gaining a better understanding of the feasibility of the requirement, the most appropriate approach, additional aspects that could be considered, the capacity of the market to deliver and any possible risks or issues that may not have previously been considered.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000
48100000
48200000
48210000
48220000
48211000
48213000
48214000
48215000
48216000
48217000
48217100
48217200
48217300
48218000
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72227000
72320000
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72910000
72920000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department for Finance (DoF) on behalf of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) is in the process of reviewing the solution used to provide cloud services to customers. The current contract expires in March 2021. As part of this preparation, Construction and Procurement Delivery (CPD) is running a Market Engagement exercise on behalf of the Department, and are inviting suitably qualified and experienced suppliers who may have an interest in this project to complete the attached questionnaire to assist the Department in gaining a better understanding of the feasibility of the requirement, the most appropriate approach, additional aspects that could be considered, the capacity of the market to deliver and any possible risks or issues that may not have previously been considered. Interested parties are requested to complete the questionnaire within Annexe B and return it via eTendersNI, by 3:00 p.m. on 12.4.2019. Any requests for clarification relating to this exercise must be communicated using the secure messaging function on the eTendersNI portal. Responses to requests for clarification will be communicated by CPD to all interested suppliers through the eTendersNI messaging system. Your completed questionnaire should be uploaded within the eTendersNI portal via the relevant Call for Tender (CfT) clarifications messaging function. Instructions on how to submit your feedback can be found within the Interactive Walkthrough available through the homepage of the portal.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
30/09/2019

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:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/04/2019