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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Business transaction and personal business software package
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Back Office Software
Crown Commercial Service wishes to establish an appropriate contracting route for the provision of Back Office Software, 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 Back Office software framework agreement will provide a route to market for organisations wishing to purchase software subscriptions and licence support for back office systems direct from the software vendor.
There will be one lot covering the following: enterprise resource planning, human capital management, financial accounting, procurement, reporting, customer relationship management, workflow technologies, content services, service portal, integration software, support and maintenance for these services.
Enterprise resource planning, human capital management, financial accounting, procurement, reporting, customer relationship management, workflow technologies, content services, service portal, integration software, support and maintenance for these services.
Buyers will be able to award specific call-off contracts through two order procedures including direct award and further competition.
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) registering for access.
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 the bid pack.
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 the bid pack.
In accordance with PPN04-15 (Taking Account of Suppliers’ Past Performance) the Contracting Authority will also assess whether this selection criterion is met on request from the framework agreement user prior to the proposed conclusion of a call-off contract with a value of GBP 20 million or greater (excluding VAT). Failure to meet the selection criterion set will render the supplier ineligible for that call-off contract.
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/a346c9ad-2f94-4165-9055-b9550738311d
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.
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.