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Services - 320585-2018

24/07/2018    S140

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

2018/S 140-320585

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: Scottish Government
Postal address: 5 Atlantic Quay
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 8LU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Margaret Anne McKeown
Telephone: +44 1412420111
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
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Digital Technology Services Dynamic Purchasing System

Reference number: SP- 18- 26
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Scottish Procurement is considering the establishment of a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Digital Technology Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scottish Procurement is considering the establishment of a new collaborative DPS for Digital Technology Services.

Strategic analysis will look to develop and build upon the current DPS for Digital Services which is due to expire in October 2018. The current DPS provides access to a range of digital skills, including cyber expertise as well as supporting the delivery of Agile projects with lots dedicated to Digital Projects, Digital Resources and Cyber Security Services.

The lotting structure of any new DPS is still being considered however at a high level scope could expand to include wider technology services such as Integration Services, ICT Support and Managed ICT Services.

Consideration is being given to the future of any DPS in terms of scope (as listed above) and potential lots.

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:

This PIN is for information only and does not constitute a call for competition.

The collaborative Digital Technology Services arrangement will be on behalf of the whole of the Scottish public sector including the third sector and would be in support of the Scottish Government's refreshed digital strategy "Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland".

Suppliers interested in participating are encouraged to submit their views/comments, particularly in regard to the wider technology scope and continued use of a DPS for these services.

Any comments suppliers may have on the content of this PIN should be forwarded to Margaret Anne McKeown ( by 15.08.2018

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

(SC Ref:551089)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: