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26/05/2016    S100

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Procurement consultancy services

2016/S 100-179201

Prior information notice

Services

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
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.ukeenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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:
Strategic Commercial Advisory Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
UK.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Framework Agreement is for the provision of consulting services for 2 elements namely:
Commercial Accelerator Programme CAP2;
Equipment Support Procurement Programme Review ESPPR.
The services required are detailed as follows:
Commercial Accelerator Programme (CAP2):
— The services will assist CCS with the identification of initiatives within Government Departments in the area of Common Goods and Services. They will enable the acceleration of savings delivery on behalf of government departments;
— The services will validate the uplift of commercial capabilities of CCS employees through transfer of knowledge, measurement and mentoring;
— The services will improve the rigour around the recording of savings delivery, with departments that use the framework;
— The services will govern all projects consistently across the framework, with the pipeline of initiatives agreed by the Customer with CCS;
— The services will provide tools, techniques and a Project management Office (PMO) resource to support this programme of work throughout the engagement.
Equipment Support Procurement Programme Review ESPPR:
— The services will assist MOD with the investigation and identification of opportunities to drive down cost and seek synergies within the ESPPR arena;
— The services will enable the uplift of commercial capabilities of MOD employees through skills transfer, formal training, guidance and mentoring of the MOD team;
— The services will improve the rigour around the recording of savings delivery;
— The services will govern all projects consistently across the framework, with the pipeline of initiatives agreed by MOD;
— The services will development internal tools, techniques and a Project management Office (PMO) resource to support this programme of work throughout the engagement.
Both Lots in this deal will be priced on a contingent basis, this will be described in the ITT documentation.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 000 and 135 000 000 GBP

Lots

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

79418000 Procurement consultancy services, 79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security, 79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services, 79410000 Business and management consultancy services, 79411100 Business development consultancy 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:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Commercial Accelerator Programme (CAP2)
1)Short description:
— The services will assist CCS with the identification of initiatives within Government Departments in the area of Common Goods and Services. They will enable the acceleration of savings delivery on behalf of government departments;
— The services will validate the uplift of commercial capabilities of CCS employees through transfer of knowledge, measurement and mentoring;
— The services will improve the rigour around the recording of savings delivery, with departments that use the framework;
— The services will govern all projects consistently across the framework, with the pipeline of initiatives agreed by the Customer with CCS;
— The services will provide tools, techniques and a Project management Office (PMO) resource to support this programme of work throughout the engagement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000 Procurement consultancy services, 79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security, 79411100 Business development consultancy services, 79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services, 79410000 Business and management consultancy services

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 45 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Equipment Support Procurement Programme Review ESPPR
1)Short description:
— The services will assist MOD with the investigation and identification of opportunities to drive down cost and seek synergies within the ESPPR arena;
— The services will enable the uplift of commercial capabilities of MOD employees through skills transfer from the successful provider(s) through transfer of knowledge and mentoring of the team;
— The services will improve the rigour around the recording of savings delivery;
— The services will govern all projects consistently across the framework, with the pipeline of initiatives agreed by MOD;
— The services will provide tools, techniques and a Project management Office (PMO) resource to support this programme of work throughout the engagement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000 Procurement consultancy services, 79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services, 79410000 Business and management consultancy services, 79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security, 79411100 Business development consultancy services

3)Quantity or scope:
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 35 000 000 GBP
5)Additional information about lots:

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:

Unrestricted and full direct access of the procurement documents will be available at: http://ccsagreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline

In accordance with Section I.1) NUTS Code is (UK) United Kingdom.
The estimated date for publication of the Contract Notice in respect of the contract referred to in this prior information notice is 28.6.2016.

This Procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link.

‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. 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. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier

Note that, by registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Crown Commercial Service.
As a user of the eSourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information. For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact the Crown Commercial Service Support:

Desk email: eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

From 2.4.2014, the Government introduced its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the 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 Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC classifications: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

This Procurement is being tendered as a Framework Agreement with a single lot as to deliver maximum overall benefits in terms of efficiencies and economies of scale.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/thelibrary/legislation.htm

Environmental protection legislation http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/43/contents

Employment protection and working conditions http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/index.htm

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23.5.2016