Services - 394232-2014

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19/11/2014    S223

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

2014/S 223-394232

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire
Postal address: Police HQ, Weston Road
Town: Stafford
Postal code: ST18 0YY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Samantha Hunt
For the attention of: Head of Procurement
Telephone: +44 17852232224

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The Information Technology Transformation Project.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services

NUTS code UKG2 Shropshire and Staffordshire,UKG24 Staffordshire CC,UKG23 Stoke-on-Trent,UKG21 Telford and Wrekin

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire with the agreement of the Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police wish to acquire a Strategic Partner to improve the capacity and capability of IT services and products to achieve its overall mission.
We are seeking to partner with an IT Services organisation with the ability to innovate and radically improve the provision of end services provided by the Police and partner organisations. We are willing to consider all appropriate delivery vehicles.
The services to be supplied cover the following:
— Development of existing IT services in a cost effective manner;
— Augmenting resource on existing ‘work in progress' IT projects;
— Transitioning of the old IT environment to the new; and;
— Delivery of a highly innovative new target IT environment.
We welcome an approach to our partnership requirement from either a single supplier or from a consortium.
The objectives of this partnership are as follows:
— A Police Force that is easier to deal with;
— A better customer experience;
— More efficient and value for money services; and;
— The ability to engage with partners more effectively.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 000 and 200 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment, 30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages, 51000000 Installation services (except software), 64200000 Telecommunications services, 48000000 Software package and information systems, 32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The aims of this project are to achieve a ‘game changing' level of transformation in order to deliver the organisation's key objectives and set a new standard for provision of policing services. The following additional information provided is extracted from two key documents that underpin the objectives, approach and rationale of the organisation.
Achieving Safer, Fairer, United communities.
Spending less and achieving more through the public sector in Staffordshire and working more collaboratively as one system to deal with the causes of crime and social ills and not just the effects is both the Police and Crime Commissioners and Staffordshire Police aim. This will mean sharing power, ambition, responsibility and resources with other services across Staffordshire.
Now there is a greater ambition, crime is changing and the world is changing. The way things are done now is not fit for the future. We can do more in terms of better outcomes and better value for money for taxpayers. We now need to make the ambitions around joining up with other public services real as we've spoken about within the Safer, Fairer, United Communities and the Policing Plan.
The scale and scope of the change required is huge and to support this and become more sustainable we need to spend money better, join up with other public services to work to common goals and eradicate waste.
This means doing things differently right across Staffordshire Police through a programme of work that will ultimately impact and transform the way everyone works across the organisation.
To enable this we will need to do the following:
— Take a radical and different approach to technology where our ICT strategy is far more ambitious and joined up with other agencies than ever before;
— Join up working where there is a one system approach to public services across Staffordshire;
— Change the culture of the organisation to be less reactive and more problem solving;
— Spend money better;
— Ensure we have a well-trained and adaptable workforce with the right skills and capabilities for the changing nature of crime;
— Make sure officers have the right tools to do the job;
— Make sure police buildings are in the right place, serve the right purpose for communities, are the right size and are visible;
— Engage with communities on a whole new level.
What does the future look like;
— The most effective policing and criminal justice system in the UK;
— A better experience for anyone coming into contact with Staffordshire Police;
— More visible policing with purpose in communities across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire;
— More police time freed up through better technology with officers and staff having the right tools to do their job;
— A police service that is open and transparent and is trusted by the communities across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire;
— A police service that is easy to contact and easy to do business with;
— Money is spent on the right things.
Policing Plan 2013-18.
Our Mission:
‘Keeping our communities safe and reassured' — this is the starting point of everything we do and at the heart of the policing plan.
Our Strategic Objectives:
The following three strategic objectives shape our thinking when making operational decisions to keep people safe and reassured:
1) Preventing Crime and disorder:
This is the primary role of the police service. We'll ensure that our services are focused on preventing offending in the first place and dealing robustly with repeat offenders. We'll better understand local crime issues and patterns so that our local policing teams can prioritise them and take action.
2) Providing outstanding service:
We'll improve the quality of service to victims and witnesses of crime and anti-social behaviour. Our services will be tailored and accessible to the needs of each person. Safeguarding those that are most vulnerable is our absolute priority. We'll continue to work closely with partners to share information and resources to keep them safe and protect them from harm.
3) Dealing with what matters to communities:
Listening to our communities to understand what matters to them is hugely important. We'll always strive to solve their problems and take a longer-term view so that solutions are long-lasting. This could call for creativity and innovation. Almost certainly it will mean building upon the strong relationships we have with our partners.
Our Core Values:
Honesty, impartiality, fairness and respect in all we do.
Partner Day:
Interested parties are invited to attend a Partner Day to be held at Police HQ, Stafford on 3.12.2014. The day will run between 9:30 and 12:30 where a number of senior stakeholders will present aspects of the project and be followed by an optional one to one session with members of the project team.

Please e-mail the following address with the reference ‘3006_Strategic Partner Day’ in the subject line for more information and to reserve a place.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: