Supplies - 258312-2020

03/06/2020    S106

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Business transaction and personal business software package

2020/S 106-258312

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: technologysolutions@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 00000000000
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
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
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Back Office Software

Reference number: RM6194
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48400000 Business transaction and personal business software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of Back Office Software to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK public sector bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations.

The Back Office Software commercial agreement will provide a route to market for organisations wishing to purchase software subscriptions and licence support for back office systems (ERP, HCM, procurement and supply chain, information management and reporting) direct from the software vendor.

It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all Back Office Software required by UK Central Government Departments.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 400 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48450000 Time accounting or human resources software package
48451000 Enterprise resource planning software package
48480000 Sales, marketing and business intelligence software package
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Back Office Software to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK public sector bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations.

The Back Office Software commercial agreement will provide a route to market for organisations wishing to purchase software subscriptions and licence support for back office systems (ERP, HCM, procurement and supply chain, information management and reporting) direct from the software vendor.

It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all Back Office Software required by UK Central Government Departments.

II.2.14)Additional information

N/a

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
22/09/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Enterprise Resource Planning market.The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during June with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing technology.solutions@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

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.

The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value over 2 years. Total value GBP 400 million in the initial 2 year term with an optional 2 year extensions at GBP 200 million per annum.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6194 for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the cyber essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
01/06/2020