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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Computer equipment and supplies
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service
Section II: Object
Technology Online Purchasing Content
CCS working with other departments and partner public buying organisations, aims to provide a market leading commercial solution for commodity technology products and related commodisable services.
The resulting contract will drive value, benefits and savings for the public sector and support customers through digital transformation.
This framework will enable suppliers to provide buyers with a range of commoditised technology hardware and software products via an online catalogue.
Products should be standard and not built to order.
Products should be sold with a warranty, the minimum acceptable warranty is 90 days.
Products include but are not limited to:
— screens and other related peripherals.
— cables and other related infrastructure hardware,
— mobile phones,
— tablets and related hardware,
— audio visual hardware such as telephone handsets, screens and conference calls equipment,
— commercial off the shelf Software (COTS Software), open source software software licenses,
— related commodisable services, including support packs, extended warranties, delivery and imaging.
The framework term is for an initial period of twenty four (24) months, with the option to extend for two (2) further periods of twelve (12) consecutive month periods.
The value provided in section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
All bidders who achieve a pass for the quality evaluation will be awarded a place on the framework agreement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an invitation to tender (‘ITT’) registering for access.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/48fc2856-7853-4b64-a3b0-688628462df7
1) contract notice transparency information for the agreement,
2) contract notice authorised customer list,
3) rights reserved for CCS framework.
CCS considers that the transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) will not apply at framework level. We encourage you to take your own advice on whether TUPE is likely to apply, in particular circumstances of the call-off contract and to carry out due diligence accordingly.
Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for central government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to 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 implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.
On 2 April 2014 the Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme which replaced the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the GSC: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
Registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.
To register, you will need to:
1) go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk.
2) select the link ‘I am a new supplier user’;
3) read and agree to the portal user agreement;
4) complete the registration form, providing information including:
— the full legal name of your organisation,
— your company registration number,
— your DUNS number — a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun and Bradstreet,
— user and contact details.
Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
Note: if you require additional users from your organisation to see the invitation to tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via ‘User Management’ > ‘Manage Users’ > ‘Users’ > ‘Create’.
Expressing an interest:
To express your interest in this procurement:
1) login to the BravoSolution eSourcing suite portal: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
2) on the dashboard select the link ITTs open to all suppliers;
3) on the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;
4) click on express interest at the top of the next screen;
5) you can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Helpdesk operated by BravoSolution by email at email@example.com or call 0800 069 8630.