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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Software implementation services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Software Design and Implementation Services
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is seeking to establish a framework agreement for the provision of software design and implementation services, to be used by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education and devolved administrations.
The software design and implementation services framework agreement will provide a route to market to purchase support from ‘specialist’ suppliers required when deploying a new cloud-based ERP system or upgrading a legacy IT system.
Suppliers will be required to provide the deliverables (goods and services) set out in the specification. The full specification is set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
The requirement for software design and implementation services will cover the following: strategy, architecture, design, software selection, impact assessment, implementation, integration services, data migration, change management, training, onboarding and business process automation.
Suppliers will be required to provide the deliverables (goods and services) set out in the specification, the full specification is set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
The framework will be established for 30 months with the option to extend for up to 1 further period of 18 months.
The value provided in section II.2.6) is only an estimate. CCS cannot guarantee any business through the framework agreement.
Bidders that achieve a final score that meets or exceeds the minimum final score threshold set out in the ITT will be awarded a place on the framework.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (ITT).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4f0c4a3e-1e5d-4893-9b7b-6c8613067b0b
1) contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) contract notice authorised customer list;
3) rights reserved for CCS framework.
On 2 April 2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
Cyber essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to 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 implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.
Some purchases under this framework agreement may have requirements that can be met under this framework agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 — About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, call-offs from this framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the framework and any call-off contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs.
All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by accreditation bodies other than IASME.
On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire.
Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information.
Registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.
Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at help@eSourcingsolution.co.uk or call 08000698630.