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United Kingdom-Belfast: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
ID 3034297 DoF — LPS — Integration Partner
The Department of Finance’s Land and Property Services is seeking to procure a supplier who can work with LPS to deliver digitally integrated solutions, systems and outcomes to enable LPS to meet its strategic goals and underpin the objectives of both the NOVA Programme and wider LPS business needs. The Department of Finance’s Land and Property Services (LPS) is seeking to procure a supplier who can work with LPS to deliver digitally integrated solutions, systems and outcomes to enable LPS to meet its strategic goals and underpin the objectives of both the NOVA Programme and wider LPS business needs. The Minimum Service Requirements have been broken down into the following broad areas:
(a) enterprise architecture services including implementation of an integration strategy and target architecture for LPS and its major stakeholders;
(b) design, build and implementation of a robust enterprise application integration platform which enables solution interoperability, systems integration and API management;
(c) ensuring that the technical ecosystem for LPS aligns with NICS Enterprise Architecture principles and which adopts shared and reusable integration components from the wider NICS technical ecosystem where feasible (e.g. API management, Identity Hub);
(d) implementation of a master data management model within LPS including the integration of unique geospatial identifiers into all LPS data sets where possible;
(e) data management services (e.g. data architecture, modelling, analytics, quality health checks, cleansing and migration);
(f) software development and support services (e.g. application development, APIs, online forms, portals, testing, release management and spatial development including Geographic Information Systems (GIS));
(g) third party application support and maintenance services (e.g. legacy ICT systems out of contract);
(h) spatial support services (e.g. geospatial data analysis, spatial application development and spatial technical consultancy);
(i) business support services (e.g. pre-procurement support, service design, process design, business analysis, change management, service improvement and solution deployment support); and
(j) strategic advice and guidance (e.g. strategy development, emerging technologies, innovation, benchmarking and Supplier management support).
(d) implementation of a Master Data Management model within LPS including the integration of unique geospatial identifiers into all LPS data sets where possible;
(i) business support services (e.g. pre procurement support, service design, process design, business analysis, change management, service improvement and solution deployment support); and
(j) strategic advice and guidance (e.g. strategy development, emerging technologies, innovation, benchmarking and supplier management support).
The contract has the option to extend subject to the terms of the contract and the performance of the successful Economic Operator for 24 months and a second option to extend for up to a further 24 months.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
The figure indicated in V.2.4) of GBP 25 000 000 represents the potential value of the contract over the maximum contract term. This value reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account additional work packages that may be required due to operational and technological developments. The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored in line with PGN 01/12. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a certificate of unsatisfactory performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory. Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement. Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.
CPD complied with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and incorporated a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract was communicated to tenderers. That notification provided full information on the award decision. This provided time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract was entered into.