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United Kingdom-Glasgow: Mobile-telephone services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Mobile Voice and Data Services
Mobile voice and data services.
Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint a single supplier national framework agreement for the provision of mobile voice and data services (MV&D). The scope of the collaborative arrangement will cover a wide range of MV&D services and a non-exhaustive list of these are as follows:
— calls and SMS,
— data services,
— mobile devices,
— account management,
— lone and remote worker services,
— mobile device management
— managed ,service,
— shared data,
— international calls and roaming.
The framework agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under Section 2 of the Local Government, etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Ltd, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Scottish Futures Trust, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of Section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by 1 or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by 1 or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about agencies of the Scottish Ministers, Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies and offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices are listed at https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-public-bodies-directory/
Overview of the governance structure of public procurement for Scotland, including the Public Procurement Group.
There is an option to extend the framework for a further 12 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
A form of company financial assessment from each tenderer is required. The tenderer financial risk will be evaluated as pass/fail.
There is no action required here for the tenderer, the authority will undertake an action, using Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), to obtain a Financial Risk Score (D&B Failure Score) for the tenderer and any consortia or reliance members.
If the financial risk score is 51 or more you will receive a pass for this assessment.
If the score is less than 51 or no financial risk score is available we will contact the tenderer and seek further information. We will then use this further information to assess the tenderer’s level of financial risk. If this assessment identifies an unmanageable risk (i.e. it is unacceptable) the tenderer will fail this assessment.
In the event that the tenderer does not meet the financial criteria above, they may still be considered via some form of other assurance (e.g. Parent company guarantee providing parent has a financial risk score of 51 or more) or a performance bond.
There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the tenderers economic and financial standing.
Details of the D&B ‘A Guide to Dun and Bradstreet’s Predictive Indicators’ – can be found using the http address below:
‘Note to Tenderers’ — there is no action for tenderers to undertake regarding company financial asessment. The authority will undertake the action as detailed above.
It is a requirement of this framework agreement that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance, as a minimum, indicated below:
— employer's (compulsory) liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP,
— public liability insurance: 1 000 000 GBP,
— professional indemnity insurance: 1 000 000 GBP.
Tenderers must confirm they meet the selection criteria as follows:
Hold and maintain information security standards accreditation to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 or equivalent relevant to the delivery of this framework agreement.
Maintain standards of environmental protection including, where appropriate, certification to ISO 14001/EMAS or equivalent standards relevant to the delivery of this framework agreement.
Meet the liability and indemnity insurance levels as detailed above in III.1.2) ‘Economic and Financial Standing’.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Although the framework agreement is for a maximum period of 36 months, call-off contracts can be for up to 48 months duration.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 14279. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Scottish Government is committed to contributing to the social economic and environmental wellbeing of the people of Scotland, in order to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth. Accordingly, while the community benefit objectives will not be evaluated as part of the tender process, tenderers will be asked to respond to the community benefit question as part of their technical response.
The successful tenderer may be asked to provide a more detailed response in relation to community benefits in regard to specific contracts awarded via the framework as part of the quarterly management information.