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Services - 174460-2017

10/05/2017    S89

United Kingdom-Manchester: Information systems and servers

2017/S 089-174460

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester
National registration number: GB 183 0464 15
Postal address: Force HQ, Central Park, Northampton Road
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M40 5BP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Steven Ho
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision for Data Centre Virtualisation and Managed Service.

Reference number: A0383
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48800000 Information systems and servers
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is seeking for appropriate suppliers to design, implement and transition its relevant Data Centre services to a new virtualised infrastructure. Provide a Managed Service to support and maintain such services and facilitate the migration of the services to alternative locations if required. This PIN has been issued in order to advertise the opportunities to the market and seek expressions of interest from suppliers that may wish to take part in the associated tender(s). This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is not a call for competition for the purposes of Regulation 26(9) of the Public Contracts regulation 2015 — a specific call for competition for this planned procurement is likely be published by means of a contract notice in or around June/July 2017. The purpose of this PIN is an early notification to the market of GMP's intention to publish a contract notice for these services in the next few months.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 17 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48810000 Information systems
48820000 Servers
72222000 Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services
72222300 Information technology services
72300000 Data services
72315000 Data network management and support services
72317000 Data storage services
72500000 Computer-related services
72510000 Computer-related management services
72910000 Computer back-up services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

GMP is committed to improving technology to enable staff to work more effectively and efficiently, the IS Transformation Programme (ISTP) have, and will continue to introduce new technology to support core operational policing. This includes how users will experience IT as part as their roles alongside building a better IT infrastructure to be more dependable and flexible in the future.

Much of GMP's existing infrastructure is built on ageing technology and requires transforming into supported configurations using modern virtualisation techniques.

GMP has committed to delivering a Target Operating Model for its Information Services function and as part of this requires the future Data Centre services to be provided by a Managed Service partner as part of this procurement. The contract value is approximately between 12 000 000 GBP to 17 000 000 GBP. It is anticipated that contract will be awarded to the successful contractor in late 2017. A maximum of up to 5x firms will be will be shortlisted and invited to tender.

II.2.14)Additional information

Following this PIN and the receipt of Expressions of Interest, it is currently the intention of Greater Manchester Police to follow the Restricted Procedure route under the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2015 for the appointment of the Contractor.

There are no procurement documents to be completed at this moment in time.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

There are no procurement documents to be completed at this moment in time. Organisations who express interest in this PIN will be automatically contacted when the tender documents are available and released via the Blue Light tendering portal or alternatively you can register and down load the documents when they become available via

To register an interest to this PIN please email ONLY your full company and contact details to

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: