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Supplies - 219041-2017

09/06/2017    S109    Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Software package and information systems

2017/S 109-219041

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: The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Postal address: Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM
Postal code: EH12 9EB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698794410

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
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: the Procurement is on behalf of the whole Public Sector in Scotland

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Software Value Added Reseller.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS National Services Scotland and Scottish Government procurement are seeking to establish a single supplier collaborative framework for commercial off the shelf (COTS) Software and supporting services. This collaborative framework will be open to all parts of the public sector in Scotland and will have an estimated value of between 60 000 000 GBP and 160 000 000 GBP.

The Value Added Reseller will be required to undertake a range of tasks in addition to the purchase of software such as running a help desk, maintaining software licence records and providing support and implementation services which will be key value add services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 160 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS NSS and Scottish Government Procurement are running a procurement on behalf of all Public Sector Organisations to appoint a Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Off The Shelf Software. Scottish Public Sector Organisations can join this arrangement at their choice. In addition the VAR will provide a range of services including provision of a help-desk for the ordering of software and services associated with the deployment and support of this software.

Other services will include maintaining records of purchases and licence holdings for each Public sector Organisation, the aggregation of demand across Public Sector Organisations and the notification of changes to vendor software licensing terms.

The Contractor shall be expected to be able to work with individual organisations varied purchasing processes and may be required to maintain a presence in a number of electronic purchasing systems.

Please see The Scottish Government Digital Strategy.

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:

A simple questionnaire is provided please respond to this questionnaire by Wednesday 28.6.2017. Please email it to

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref: 492918).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: