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Services - 195563-2018

05/05/2018    S87

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2018/S 087-195563

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement

Reference number: NPS – ICT – 0075 – 17
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79620000 Supply services of personnel including temporary staff
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Agile Digital and ICT Resource Agreement is a all-Wales framework for the provision of resources and solutions on a Statements of Works (SoW) basis. This will be a single Supplier Agreement, providing resources, to supplement Customer organisations internal capacity and capabilities. The resource shall be purchased via discreet, time bound SoW; ensuring only services and resource within the scope of the Agreement are purchased. The Supply Partner will not be permitted to fulfil a SoW using their internal resources.

In accordance with Regulation 33(5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, these procedures may be applied only between the contracting authorities clearly identified in the link below and the tender documentation.

A copy of this list has been recorded at the time that this notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72222300 Information technology services
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
79600000 Recruitment services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72100000 Hardware consultancy services
72300000 Data services
72400000 Internet services
72500000 Computer-related services
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
72227000 Software integration consultancy services
72221000 Business analysis consultancy services
72222000 Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services
72223000 Information technology requirements review services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
72240000 Systems analysis and programming services
72246000 Systems consultancy services
72266000 Software consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

This contract will be delivered across Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector wishes to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement (Agreement) for the supply of Agile Digital and ICT Resources. The Agreement will be established through a process of competitive tender through an Open Procedure.

Evaluations will be a 3 stage process:

Stage 1: Qualification;

Stage 2: Technical, Sustainability and Commercial;

Stage 3: Demonstration.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical Criteria / Weighting: 33
Quality criterion - Name: Sustainability Criteria / Weighting: 7
Quality criterion - Name: Technical Demonstration / Weighting: 15
Cost criterion - Name: Proposal: Margin / Weighting: 40
Cost criterion - Name: Proposal: Value for Money / Weighting: 5
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Agreement will be for a maximum period of up to 4 years.

The initial term of the framework will be for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for further periods up to2 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

Call-off contracts under this Framework will be on a direct award basis.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As detailed in the Tender Documentation and Framework Terms and Conditions.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 2017/S 239-496094
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 07/06/2018
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 07/06/2018
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be undertaken using the eTender Wales Bravosolution system:

— registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration,

— the User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation,

— on registering on the Platform the Super User will select a username and will receive a password,

— the Password will be sent by e-mail to the e-mail address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page. In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password,

— registration should only be performed once for each Organisation. If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again,

— please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform,

— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on ‘ITTs Open to all Suppliers — The e-tender references for this framework are:

Project: project_37895.


The following ITTs must be completed by all Tenderers wishing to bid for each subject area:

Itt_65729 — All-Wales Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement.

Itt_67375 — Community Benefits Section: Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement.

— click on the title to access summary details of the ITT. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest’ button. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT's’ on the home page,

— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

If you are seeking help on using the eTenderWales system please email the bravo solutions or +44 800 3684852.

If you require the documentation in an alternative format, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the NPS directly, who will be able to provide a more suitable format (for example, Braille, Large Print, Word Document or Audio format).

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from the non award of this framework.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Welsh procurement policy aims to address and balance economic, social and environmental issues and impacts. Community Benefits policy is one strategy to address and balance these issues.

The tenderer must consider in their bid a Community Benefits Proposal setting out what you are prepared to do and how they would go about delivering Community Benefits and delivering the Welsh Government’s vision for Sustainable development.

Tenderers will be required to complete and upload a Community Benefit Method Statement on the eTenderWales portal. For reference a template and supporting information is attached to the specific question within the Community Benefit technical envelope (itt_67375).

The Community Benefits Proposals will not be assessed either at selection or award stage, but will be addressed post contract award with winning Tenderers and the Community Benefit objectives or targets agreed will be made into conditions of contract.

(WA Ref:74923).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: