Services - 215129-2017

07/06/2017    S107

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

2017/S 107-215129

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: Secretary of State for the Home Department
Postal address: 49 Sydenham Road
Town: Croydon
NUTS code: UKI1 Inner London
Postal code: CR0 2EU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: For attention of HOB SMFLE Commercial Team
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Home Office Biometric Strategic Facial Matching Engine for Law Enforcement (SFMLE).

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Biometric Matching Engine Software (BMES) — Facial Recognition Algorithm and associated Implementation Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72100000 Hardware consultancy services
72300000 Data services
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI1 Inner London
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Biometric Matching Engine Software Supplier for facial recognition will be selected to provide:

(1) Biometric Matching Engine Software for matching of facial images including support for verification, search and de-duplication of biometric records;

(2) Logical and physical designs for the Matcher Engine Software, and any supporting infrastructure;

(3) Biometric Accuracy Testing (BAT), initial and ongoing;

(4) Collaboration with the Matcher Service Bus supplier, and potentially other Matching Engine Software suppliers within the BMPS environment;

(5) Transition support to migrate biometric data from legacy systems;

(6) Early Life Support; and

(7) Ongoing Level 4 Support (Level 1, 2, 3 support falls outside the scope of the Matching Engine Software Supplier).

II.2.14)Additional information
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:

Currently the planned date of dispatch of an OJEU notice / SQ / ITT is 30.6.2017. However the Authority reserves the right to revise this date to be earlier or later than 30.6.2017 and will ensure all suppliers who express interest are kept up to date with any revision to the planned date.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: