Supplies - 331311-2019

16/07/2019    S135

United Kingdom-Salford: Information systems and servers

2019/S 135-331311

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Shared Business Services
National registration number: 05280446
Postal address: Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Amanda Bailey
E-mail: amanda.bailey12@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1612122420

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Link Solutions 2

II.1.2)Main CPV code
48800000 Information systems and servers
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS SBS are consulting on a proposal to tender for the provision of IT servers and software to support NHS Organisations to deliver server and software services to the NHS.

To help define and develop our national procurement strategy and help in the development of our service specification to meet the needs of NHS Organisations, NHS Shared Business Services are engaging with potential providers prior to the release of any official tender documents in the Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

The aim of this questionnaire is to notify the market of our future plans and to gauge interest in this opportunity with providers of full IT solutions, which provides full IT Infrastructure Servers and Storage Hardware, Networking, Virtualization, other services and end user and solutions software.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
30210000 Data-processing machines (hardware)
30211000 Mainframe computer
30211200 Mainframe hardware
30211300 Computer platforms
48000000 Software package and information systems
48200000 Networking, Internet and intranet software package
48210000 Networking software package
48220000 Internet and intranet software package
48710000 Backup or recovery software package
48760000 Virus protection software package
48761000 Anti-virus software package
48780000 System, storage and content management software package
48820000 Servers
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

M50 2UW.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS SBS are consulting on a proposal to tender for the provision of IT servers and software to support NHS Organisations to deliver Server and Software services to the NHS.

To help define and develop our national procurement strategy and help in the development of our service specification to meet the needs of NHS Organisations, NHS Shared Business Services are engaging with potential providers prior to the release of any official tender documents in the Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

The aim of this questionnaire is to notify the market of our future plans and to gauge interest in this opportunity with providers of full IT solutions, which provides full IT infrastructure servers and storage hardware, networking, virtualization, other services and end user and solutions software.

Whilst the framework is looking for a full solution, please note that contracting authorities will be able to buy pieces of hardware and/or software as required through the framework. For example Contracting Authorities will be able to purchase new servers without the need to purchase other items.

Proposed elements of the services:

— servers:

—— related products and services,

— storage,

— networking:

—— LAN,

—— SAN,

—— WAN,

— switches,

— back-up and recovery,

— client devices,

— virtualization platforms,

— VDI connection protocol,

— virtualization management,

— session broker,

— desktop operating systems,

— application virtualization,

— profile and data re-direction,

— CALS,

— environment specific application software,

— application validation,

— other 3rd party software including bespoke/niche software.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
21/10/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note that this note is only a Prior Information Notice, and therefore NHS SBS reserve the right to amend or alter the lot structure according to further market research. NHS SBS also reserves the right to not publish a further OJEU notice with this area.

NHS SBS have asked suppliers to complete a short survey as part of our market research into this marketplace. Please note however that suppliers are not mandated to complete this questionnaire to bid or obtain a place on the framework.

Suppliers should email their completed supplier questionnaires to amanda.bailey12@nhs.net

Suppliers are not able to submit their responses via any other method of communication.

Suppliers are also not mandated to formally express interest in this prior information notice in order to bid for this tender.

The value provided in Section II 1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this Framework Agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the Framework Agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.

The framework will be for the benefit of Public sector bodies, including any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing and in addition any other commissioners (whether alone or jointly with any other organisation), providers and regulators of NHS funded (either in whole or in part) services including practice based commissioning consortia, general practice commissioning consortia, NHS England (and all sub national offices including anybody obtaining new membership to NHS Shared Business Services Ltd.

This procurement exercise will be via EU Supply e-Tendering portal at:

https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

To register interest:

1) Go to ‘Current Tender Opportunities’ from the eTendering portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

2) Find the tender listed and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation;

3) If you are not a registered user of EU Supply follow the ‘Online registration’ link otherwise follow the ‘Login’ link and enter username and password;

4) Once logged in ‘Accept’ the invitation to register your interest in the opportunity;

5) Go to the ‘Access Documents’ folder on the response screen to view and download the documentation.

Further guidance on how to access and respond to the opportunity is available in the ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’ which is available for downloading from the main portal login page: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com

(follow link: ‘Quick Guide for Suppliers’).

For any support in submitting your response please contact EU Supply Helpdesk at support@eu-supply.com (Tel: 08008402050) quoting the tender ID number.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/07/2019