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Supplies - 389099-2020

18/08/2020    S159

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Database and operating software package

2020/S 159-389099

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: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Geraint Huxtable
Telephone: +44 3000623300
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
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Engaging with Welsh Diaspora

Reference number: C021/2020/2021
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48600000 Database and operating software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Provision of a digital platform to engage with the Welsh diaspora.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72212600 Database and operating software development services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

Welsh Government Office Cathays Park Cardiff.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As part of the international strategy, the Welsh Government wishes to engage with the Welsh diaspora and has committed to making 500 000 diaspora connections by 2025. By engaging with diaspora the Welsh Government wishes to support the strategic goals of:

— increasing Wales’s worldwide profile;

— growing the Welsh economy;

— establishing Wales as a globally responsible nation.

We wish to secure the support of a contractor to:

— map out the Welsh diaspora overseas: who they are and where they are;

— promote the Welsh Government’s key messages amongst diaspora and provide feedback on which messages resonate;

— identify any particularly influential members of the diaspora community;

— ensure (and be able to measure) that there is economic benefit to Wales from connecting with diaspora e.g. through tourism, investment, donations; etc

— harness, coordinate and promote the work of existing Welsh diaspora networks;

— work with Welsh organisations identified by the Welsh Government to promote their work abroad.

We anticipate the contractor will use a digital platform to deliver this work. Possible solutions include:

1) we engage with a contractor who specialises in diaspora engagement and owns and runs their own platform. They would use their existing platform and their expertise to engage with the Welsh diaspora and coordinate the work of existing Welsh diaspora organisations; or

2) the successful contractor builds, and subsequently manages, a bespoke platform which has the functionality to engage with the Welsh diaspora and coordinate the work of the existing diaspora organisation in Wales.

Welsh Government does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this prior information notice.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

(WA Ref:103429)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: