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United Kingdom-Salford: Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software development services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Insolvency Analytics Solution.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are considering tendering for a partner to work alongside internal technical specialists in the development of a predictive analytics solution for managing insolvency risk.
Inner London — West.
This Notice is to alert interested parties that HMRC are considering tendering for a partner to work alongside internal HMRC technical specialists in the development of a predictive analytics solution for identifying and managing insolvency risk. It also provides information about our plans for engagement with potential suppliers.
HMRC is the UK's tax authority. HMRC's objectives are to bring in the maximum amount of tax owed to the Exchequer; bear down on avoidance and evasion; and transform tax and payments for our customers.
To assist HMRC to bring in the tax owed, we are seeking support from an external partner for the development of a predictive analytics solution that will alert us to emerging insolvency risk. The solution will integrate with and exploit HMRC's existing IT infrastructure and analytic capability. The external partner must have highly relevant experience of modelling insolvency risk, for example from working on projects of a similar scale for other tax administrations, major retail banks, telecommunication or utility companies.
HMRC will provide its own technical specialists to work with the external partner to create the analytics solution, using HMRC's tools, IT and analytical capability, and (as a minimum) HMRC's existing data. During development the partner will be required to co-locate within HMRC premises and take a ‘knowledge transfer’ approach to provide our staff with the knowledge, skills and technical documentation needed to iterate and adjust the analytical solution with little or no ongoing support. A requirement will be for HMRC to own the Intellectual Property Rights for the eventual analytics solution.
HMRC is currently undergoing a major IT transformation. The analytics solution, therefore, will need to be sufficiently flexible for HMRC to adjust or rebuild it to retain its functionality after changes to HMRC's IT infrastructure. The analytics solution must be developed in a manner that will allow it to be readily integrated into, and used on, HMRC's existing IT infrastructure platforms. HMRC is not seeking to procure any additional IT or data analytics tools.
As part of a market engagement process HMRC intend to hold a supplier day on 23.6.2016 to present an overview of the outcomes required from the analytical solution and the proposed development methodology. Interested parties wishing to attend the supplier day will need to register and complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement via the eSourcing portal, which will also be used to post further information. Full details about the registration process are provided in the additional section below. In addition to an open forum Q&A session on the day, attendees and non-attendees will be able to provide written feedback on the feasibility of the approach by responding to a series of questionnaires contained on the eSourcing portal. The feedback received will be used to help finalise the specification prior to going to tender.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
A Supplier Day will be held on 23rd June 2016 at which HMRC will share with the supplier community its thinking around this proposal, which will include a joint question and answer session.
The Awarding Authority (HMRC) use an HMRC instance of SAP Ariba Sourcing Pro (hereafter referred to as HMRC's instance of SAP Ariba) to facilitate the procurement process and this must be used by economic operators to register for the supplier day or express an interest and/or bid for the opportunity described in this Contract Notice. (Further information about HMRC's instance of SAP Ariba, a Suppliers Guide and general information about supplying to HMRC is available on the HMRC website: www.hmrc.gov.uk/about/supplying.htm)
Economic operators who have used HMRC's instance of SAP Ariba previously: you will be registered as part of the HMRC Ariba Supplier Network and you should access the system to obtain your organisation's account ID number. Contact details on the system should be checked and, where necessary, additional users added to help avoid multiple registrations for the same organisation. Previously registered users having difficulty recovering their account ID number or identifying users within their organisation should email for assistance firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic operators using HMRC's instance of SAP Ariba for the first time, including suppliers who are already registered on the wider SAP Ariba supplier network, will need to register at http://hmrc.supplier-eu.ariba.com/ad/register/SSOActions?type=full. (You must ensure that you are directed to the registration page for HMRC's instance of SAP Ariba, identified with the HMRC logo at the top of the page, and to do this you may need to cut and paste the web address directly into your web browser)
As part of the registration process you will receive a system generated email asking you to activate your SAP Ariba supplier account by verifying your email address. Once you have completed the activation process you will receive a further email by return confirming the ‘registration process is now complete’ and providing you with ‘your organisation's account ID’ number.
If an email response from HMRC is not received within one working day of your request, please re-contact email@example.com (after first checking your spam in-box) notifying non-receipt and confirming when your registration request was first made.
Once you have obtained ‘your organization's account ID’ number, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information as confirmation that you wish to express an interest and/or bid for the opportunity described in this Contract Notice.
The contract reference shown in Section IV.3.1 of this Contract Notice
Your organization's HMRC SAP Ariba account ID: ANXXXXXXXXXXX
Your organisation's name:
Your email address:
Your telephone number:
Economic operators who have complied with the foregoing will receive an e-mail confirming access the online questionnaires. If access is not provided to the online questionnaires within one working day, please contact email@example.com (after first checking your spam in-box) notifying non-receipt and confirming when your request for access to the online questionnaires was first made.
Registration questionnaires must be completed promptly and Non-Disclosure Agreements should be signed and attached within Ariba at the latest at 14:00 on 21.6.2016. Expressions of interest not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. (When requesting access to the online questionnaires, please notify HMRC if you have any accessibility issues (disabilities) which may prevent you from providing a high quality response using the online format. This will then allow HMRC to agree with you an appropriate format for you to view and respond to the requirements). All communications shall be in English. Tenders, when invited, and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from the Invitation to Tender will be considered as a contract made in England according to English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. HMRC does not bind itself to accept any tender and reserves the right to accept any part of the tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates to the contrary.
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2016614-PRO-8355249.