Services - 303417-2014

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06/09/2014    S171

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

2014/S 171-303417

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Ofcom
Postal address: Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road
Town: London
Postal code: SE1 9HA
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Ellie Cowell
E-mail: ellie.cowell@ofcom.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2079813000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ofcom.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.ofcom.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic access to information: www.ofcom.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.ofcom.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: UK Communications Regulator
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of ICT Services (Project Apex).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Provision of ICT Services to Ofcom.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 72250000 System and support services, 72600000 Computer support and consultancy services, 72800000 Computer audit and testing services, 72400000 Internet services, 72260000 Software-related services, 72900000 Computer back-up and catalogue conversion services, 72300000 Data services, 72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services, 72500000 Computer-related services, 72700000 Computer network services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The ICT services being procured are defined in two sourcing bundles, or ‘Lots', one comprising network services (the ‘Network Services Contract’ which will be delivered by the ‘Network Supplier’) and the other comprising all other service management and operational services (the ‘Primary Services Contract’ to be delivered by the ‘Primary Supplier’). These may be procured separately from 2 different suppliers or may both be procured from a single supplier.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 25 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract(s) is anticipated to be for a 4 year term with the option for Ofcom to extend by up to 2 further periods of up to 12 months each.
The contract(s) value range provided above is the total estimate for the 4 year initial term across both Lots (Primary Services and Network Services).
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Primary Services Contract (Lot 1)
1)Short description
Please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 72250000 System and support services, 72600000 Computer support and consultancy services, 72800000 Computer audit and testing services, 72400000 Internet services, 72260000 Software-related services, 72900000 Computer back-up and catalogue conversion services, 72300000 Data services, 72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services, 72500000 Computer-related services, 72700000 Computer network services

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Network Services Contract (Lot 2)
1)Short description
Please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 72250000 System and support services, 72600000 Computer support and consultancy services, 72800000 Computer audit and testing services, 72400000 Internet services, 72260000 Software-related services, 72900000 Computer back-up and catalogue conversion services, 72300000 Data services, 72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services, 72500000 Computer-related services, 72700000 Computer network services

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Context and Scope of this Procurement
Ofcom plans to procure a new set of ICT services to succeed those provided under the terms of Ofcom's current ICT contract with CGI. This document provides a high level view of the services and invites applicants to pre-qualify for the procurement process.
The ICT services being procured are defined in two sourcing bundles, or ‘Lots', one comprising network services (the ‘Network Services Contract’ which will be delivered by the ‘Network Supplier’) and the other comprising all other service management and operational services (the ‘Primary Services Contract’ to be delivered by the ‘Primary Supplier’). These may be procured separately from 2 different suppliers or may both be procured from a single supplier. Applicants should make clear in their Pre-Qualification Questionnaire response which contract(s) they wish to be considered for.
The contract(s) is expected to be awarded for an initial period of 4 years, with the option, at Ofcom's discretion to extend for up to a maximum of 2 further periods of up to 12 months each.
Please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire for additional information.
Instructions About How to Express Interest in this Tender and Access the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)

— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://ofcom.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register.

— Accept the terms and conditions and click 'Continue'.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the user-name you chose and click 'Save' when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the Tender - Login to the portal with the user-name/password
— Click the 'PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your 'My PQQs/ My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only.)
— You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ ITT Details' box.
3. Responding to the tender
— Click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the ‘Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
— There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available) You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page.

If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering help desk on E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk or Phone: +44 8000112470.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
PQQ 22/2014 — Provision of ICT Services (Project Apex).
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 126-224676 of 4.7.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.10.2014 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Ofcom will incorporate a standstill period of ten days between the communication of the award decision to tenderers and entering into a contract with the successful tenderer. Tenderers wishing to obtain further debriefing a minimum of three working days before the end of the standstill period must request it within 2 working days of the award decision being communicated to them. This should be requested from the contact point indicated in section I.1. Where issues regarding the award cannot be resolved between Ofcom and the tenderer, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 allows for appeals to be brought before the High Court of England and Wales. Any such appeal must be brought promptly and in any event within 3 months.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
4.9.2014