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United Kingdom-Liverpool: Travel management services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs
Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Section II: Object
Public Sector Global Travel and Venue Solutions
Crown Commercial Service as the authority is putting in place a framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3) (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies and local authorities.
The above contracting authority(s) have a need for travel booking solutions services.
The travel booking solutions services covered by this procurement have been sub-divided into 2 lots namely:
Lot 1: (Solution A) domestic and international travel and venue find booked from UK and overseas points of sale;
Lot 2: (solution B) Domestic and international travel and venue find booked from UK points of sale.
Crown Commercial Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by contracting authority(s) during further competition among the parties to the framework agreement(s).
In the UK and Overseas.
Domestic and international travel and venue find booked from UK and overseas points of sale.
Please not for Lot 1 — Cyber Essentials Plus is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials Plus 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 lot, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials Plus, for services under and in connection with this lot.
Primarily in the UK.
Domestic and international travel and venue find booked from UK points of sale.
Please note for Lot 2 — Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products and services. The 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 lot, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this lot.
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 the bid pack.
Section IV: Procedure
Electronically, via web-based portal.
Section VI: Complementary information
The value provided in Section II.1.5) is an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework.
The duration will be a maximum of 4 years, with the first term being 3 years, with a further possible extension of 1 year. For Lot 2 Solution B a framework agreement will be awarded to 3 suppliers. The maximum number of bidders for this framework may increase where (2) or more suppliers have tied scores in last position. We also reserve the right to award a framework to to any bidders whose final score is within 1 % of the last position. This only applies to Lot 2.
On 2.4.2014 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. Bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement.The link below to Gov.uk provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications
The framework agreement will utilise the Public Sector Contract. Core terms can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-public-sector-contract-core-terms
All schedules and specific documentation will be included within the bid pack at https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
Where access is unrestricted and free of charge.
Electronic auctions may form part of any further competition process under this framework agreement.
As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/Manage/Details/748f0714-f832-4944-a47d-9d54f1bf5d62
1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;
2) Contract notice authorised customer List;
3) Rights reserved for CCS Framework;
4) Lot structure and number of awards (if applicable)
Registering for access:
This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal 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.
1) Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
2) Select the link ‘I am a new supplier user’;
3) Read and agree to the portal user agreement;
4) Complete the registration form, providing information including:
— the full legal name of your organisation,
— your company registration number,
— your DUNS number — a unique 9-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun and Bradstreet,
— user and contact details.
Once registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
Note: if you require additional users from your organisation to see the invitation to tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via ‘User Management’ > ‘Manage Users’ > ‘Users’ > ‘Create’.
Expressing an interest:
To express your interest in this procurement:
1) Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing Suite portal: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk
2) On the dashboard select the link ITTs Open to All Suppliers;
3) On the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ webpage you will see 1 or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;
4) Click on Express Interest at the top of the next screen;
5) You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.
For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at email@example.com or call 0800 069 8630.