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02/09/2014    S167

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Computer audit and testing services

2014/S 167-297928

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T'yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: ICT Category
For the attention of: Carole Hixson
Telephone: +44 3007900170

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
Official name: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
Postal address: T'yr Afon, Bedwas Road
Town: Caerphilly
Postal code: CF83 8WT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: ICT Category
For the attention of: Carole Hixson
Telephone: +44 3007900170
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Public Body
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: The National Procurement Service is a pan public sector organisation that will deliver 'All-Wales' contracts and frameworks for all public sector organisations in Wales. The current list of organisations signed up to using the National Procurement Service can be found at This list may be subject to change during the life of the agreement. In addition, the agreement will be available for use by All Schools and Town and Community Councils within the City and County Boundaries of Wales. Further details on the organisations that can use the Agreement will be included in the OJEU Notice

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NPS 007 National Procurement Service – ICT Security Assurance Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The NPS on behalf of the Welsh public sector wishes to establish a framework agreement for the supply o f ICT Security Assurance Services.
Key areas are likely to include but are not limited to:
— Security Testing,
— ICT Security Investigative Services,
— Security Consultancy,
— Payment Card Industry testing.
Full details of the types of the lots will be split and whether the requirement will be included in the OJEU Contract Notice.
NPS will carry out market engagement to test assumptions behind the above list of proposed services and shape the optimal structure to achieve the commercial aims of this procurement.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72800000 Computer audit and testing services, 72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 72600000 Computer support and consultancy services, 72500000 Computer-related services, 72254100 Systems testing services, 72253200 Systems support services, 72246000 Systems consultancy services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
National Procurement Service does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this Prior Information Notice.
The commitment to deliver ‘community benefit' outcomes from our procurement activity is designed to ensure that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when spending public money. The intention is to achieve the very best value for money in the widest sense
Market Engagement:
National Procurement Service will engage with suppliers to establish the most appropriate commercial models and contracting terms to deliver best value.

In order to do this, market engagement and consultation will take place via a supplier workshop to be held in Wales. The workshop will be held week commencing xxxxxxxx.. If you wish to become involved in this market engagement, please email ICT

National Procurement Service may change both the scope and the structure of this framework procurement as a result of market and customer engagement.
Full details, including how to formally register and express an interest in tendering via the e-tender wales portal will be included in the OJEU Notice.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
It is anticipated that payment will be made in Sterling.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
(WA Ref:14349).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: