Services - 333711-2020

15/07/2020    S135

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Postal and telecommunications services

2020/S 135-333711

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: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address:

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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Public Sector Mobile Service

Reference number: RM6112
II.1.2)Main CPV code
64000000 Postal and telecommunications services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of mobile voice and data services to be utilised by or on behalf of the UK public sector and their associated bodies and agencies, the voluntary sector, charities and or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of the public sector delivering services of a public nature. It is intended that this commercial agreement will be the recommended vehicle for all mobile voice and data requirements.

Note, hardware may be included as part of the scope of this project.

The lotting structure of this agreement will be determined as a result of the market engagement. Further information is included in the Additional Information section VI.3).

Further information regarding industry engagement events and contact information can be found on our pipeline page

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
31712112 SIM cards
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
32250000 Mobile telephones
32251000 Car telephones
32251100 Hands-free set
32252000 GSM telephones
32252100 Hands-free mobile telephones
32252110 Hands-free mobile telephones (wireless)
32342440 Voice-mail system
32400000 Networks
32412000 Communications network
32412100 Telecommunications network
32500000 Telecommunications equipment and supplies
32510000 Wireless telecommunications system
32524000 Telecommunications system
32570000 Communications equipment
32571000 Communications infrastructure
48620000 Operating systems
64200000 Telecommunications services
64210000 Telephone and data transmission services
64212000 Mobile-telephone services
64212100 Short Message Service (SMS) services
64212500 General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) services
64212600 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE) services
64212700 Universal Mobile Telephone System (UMTS) services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Public sector mobile service is a project for the provision of mobile voice and data services. The structure of the procurement will be informed as a result of engagement subsequent to this PIN.

Note, hardware may be included in the scope of this project.

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 prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with suppliers within:

(a) ‘Group A’ the mobile voice and data market, suppliers who own and maintain a Radio Access Network (‘RAN’), which may include suppliers in the following markets:

(i) mobile network operator;

(b) ‘Group B’ the mobile voice and data market, suppliers who do not own and maintain a radio access network, which may include suppliers in the following markets:

(i) mobile virtual network operator;

(ii) mobile virtual network aggregator;

(iii) mobile virtual network enabler;

(iv) reseller for mobile voice and data services;

(v) service providers;

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during July and August 2020 with industry experts, specialists and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for any resulting contract(s).

If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing

Your email must clearly state:

• the name of your organisation;

• details for the individual(s) who may be participating in the market engagement.

Upon receipt of your expression of interest, all suppliers will be required to complete a short survey to confirm interest in engagement Group A or Group B and to identify the core services the supplier provides including ownership or non ownership of a Radio Access Network.

Upon submission CCS will review the survey responses and select the suppliers who will be asked to attend a virtual engagement session.

All expressions of interest and survey completion should be received no later than midday on Friday 24 July 2020.

The lotting structure of this agreement will be determined as a result of market engagement

The estimated value stated in II.1.5) is an indicative value and is based on an initial contract period of 4 years and 2x1 year optional extension periods, both subject to change depending on which delivery model is opted for following the market engagement and further research.

The estimated date of publication stated in II.3) and is subject to change as a result of market engagement and further research.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for any resulting competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [].

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Please refer to the CCS website page for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: