Services - 494131-2018

09/11/2018    S216    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

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

2018/S 216-494131

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department of Finance
303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
E-mail: SSDadmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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
II.1.1)Title:

ID 1599587 DoF-DSS-Digital Toolkit Support and Development

Reference number: 1599587
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Department Finance (DoF) is seeking to procure a Contractor to provide NICS and Digital Shared Services with the facility to develop and deliver digital solutions to meet strategic objectives in the most cost effective way through use of the Digital Toolkit. The services required include:

— application development,

— testing,

— user experience,

— enterprise solutions,

— delivery,

— support and data analytics.

The external ICT support services will assist the Department in the delivery of a complex, interdependent and high profile portfolio of ICT enabled change programmes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 11 000 000.00 GBP
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)
48983000
72212223
72212224
72212510
72232000
48000000
48400000
48900000
48700000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department Finance (DoF) is seeking to procure a Contractor to provide NICS and Digital Shared Services with the facility to develop and deliver digital solutions to meet strategic objectives in the most cost effective way through use of the Digital Toolkit. The services required include:

— application development,

— testing,

— user experience,

— enterprise solutions,

— delivery,

— support and data analytics.

The external ICT support services will assist the Department in the delivery of a complex, interdependent and high profile portfolio of ICT enabled change programmes.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 11 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewal will be considered after 5 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The Client may at any time before the completion of the contract period invite the Contractor to agree to extend for any period up to and including 24 months commencing from the termination date of the original contract period.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Contract estimated spend is between the range of 5 500 000 GBP — 11 000 000 GBP. Actual spend will be dependent on customer uptake and volume of work.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As per tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As per tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

As per tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As per tender documentation.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/12/2018
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 10/03/2019
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/12/2018
Local time: 15:30
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

5 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The successful Contractor’s performance on this Contract will be managed as per the specification and regularly monitored (see Procurement Guidance Note 01/12 - Contract Management — Procedures and Principles). 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 Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance and this Contract may be terminated. A central register of such Notices for supplies and services contracts will be maintained and published on the CPD website. Any contractor in receipt of a Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance will be required to declare this in future tender submissions for a period of 3 years from the date of issue of the Notice. It may also 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/11/2018