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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Energy and related services
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
Section II: Object
Energy Trading System
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the authority intends to put in place an agreement for the provision of an Energy Trading System to be utilised by CCS.
The lotting structure of this framework and exact service provisions will be determined as a result of the market engagement.
To provide CCS trading and risk teams with an energy trading system to allow management of customer aggregated basket demands for UK power and gas.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
We are planning to host a webinar and one to one market engagements which can include demonstrations of an offered product. The webinar will held on 12.
12.2018 at 12:30, with an expected duration of 1 hour. The market engagements are expected to be completed by 31.12.2018.
To participate in the Webinar and market engagement activity, please email email@example.com by cob 11.12.2018 with the following details:
1) Organisation name;
2) Contact name;
3) Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation);
4) Contact phone number;
5) Contact email;
6) Organisation website link.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Please note that, to register on the eSourcing system, 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.
The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor tenders electronic daily for the publication of the OJEU Contract Notice.
Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:
The cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.
To participate in the procurement for the energy trading system, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials plus for the services under and in connection with the procurement.
The bidder may be awarded the contract dependent on ability to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.
The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of Official. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the Security Policy Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security.