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Switzerland-Berne: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
(20007) 608 Public Clouds Federation
A maximum of 5 Cloud Service Providers will be sought for the delivery of Public Cloud Services.
The successful tenderers should be able to offer a comprehensive catalogue of services with, inter alia, the following characteristics:
— latest technologies and services in the fields of IoT, Big Data, AI/ML, Analytics, Blockchain, Mobile Services, Container, Event Stream Processing, dbPaaS, FaaS, API Management, etc.,
— mature and comprehensive services for:
— cyber defence, security, monitoring and developing tools,
— IaaS/PaaS Services in the field of computing, storage, network and middleware.
— All services meet the characteristics of the NIST definition for cloud computing and have a short delivery time;
— services must be available in a pay-as-you-go model;
— Pay-as-you-go investments are not necessary for the acquisition of technologies and services on the part of the cloud service provider and there is no obligation to purchase them.
Locations of the Swiss Federal Administration, worldwide.
— All services meet the characteristics of the NIST definition of cloud computing and have a short delivery time;
The services will be put out to tender on a purely optional basis. The maximum of 5 framework contracts to be concluded does not give rise to any obligation on the part of the contracting authority to purchase.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The following proofs of suitability must be confirmed and fulfilled in full and without restriction or modification upon submission of the tender, otherwise the offer will not be considered.
The tenderer has sufficient economic/financial capacity to perform the contract.
Extract from the register of operations not more than 3 months old at the time of the request by the contracting authority. In the case of foreign providers, the current official document of the foreign country comparable.
Note: The contracting authority checks electronically the extract from the Central Company Index (www.zefix.ch).
In the case of foreign suppliers, an extract from the commercial register or an equivalent official document issued by the foreign country.
These qualifications must be submitted only upon request within 10 calendar days of the date of submission of the tender and before the award of the contract.
For providers with employees in Switzerland:
EK02a must be complied with when providers employ employees in Switzerland. If the providers employ (additional) employees abroad, the EK02b must also be complied with.
(a) Compliance with procedural principles
The supplier confirms that it complies with the procedural principles as set out in the self-declaration sheet of the Federal Government Procurement Conference (BKB), as well as the third parties (subcontractors and sub-suppliers) which it uses.
(b) Additional evidence of equal pay for women and men
Providers with more than 50 employees and their first-level subcontractors with more than 50 employees must, in addition to the self-declaration sheet, prove how the wage practice has been verified.
For providers with employees abroad:
The provider shall ensure compliance with the core conventions of the International Labour Organisation:
1. Convention No 29 of 28 June 1930 concerning forced or compulsory labour (RS 0.822.713.9);
2. Convention No 87 of 9 July 1948 concerning Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise (RS 0.822.719.7);
3. Convention No 98 of 1 July 1949 concerning the application of the principles of the right to organise and to bargain collectively (RS 0.822.719.9);
4. Convention No 100 of 29 June 1951 concerning equal pay for male and female workers for work of equal value (RS 0.822.720.0);
5. Convention No 105 of 25 June 1957 concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour (RS 0.822.720.5);
6. Convention No 111 of 25 June 1958 concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation (RS 0.822.721.1);
7.Convention No 138 of 26 June 1973 concerning the minimum age for admission to employment (RS 0.822.723.8);
8. Convention No 182 of 17 June 1999 concerning the prohibition and immediate action for the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (RS 0.822.728.2).
Site (s) of services
The provider has data centres on at least 3 continents (including the European Economic Area) and makes its public cloud services available to international customers.
The provider shall have at least the following (or equivalent) certifications for at least part of the service offer:
a. SOC 1 Type II,
b. ISO/IEC 27001 (ISMS),
C. ISO/IEC 27017 (Cloud Security),
D. ISO/IEC 27018 (Cloud Privacy).
a. contract negotiations will be conducted in German.
B. The contract document shall be drawn up in English or German.
C. Support during the performance of the service is available in English or in one of the national languages of Switzerland.
D. Documentation of the services offered is available in English or German.
In all cases, the level is at least B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Main elements of the contract
The supplier is prepared to accept without reservation the essential elements of the contract set out in point 8.1 ‘Essential contract elements’ of the terms of the contract.
These elements of the contract will be incorporated into the contract before the contract is concluded.
The tenderer agrees with the procedure set out in point 3.2.2 of the terms of reference.
All economically viable firms which fulfil the following selection criteria or qualifications referred to in point 3.8 are invited to submit a tender in Swiss francs (CHF), US dollar (USD) or euro (EUR).
Section IV: Procedure
The open opening and the opening protocol are not public.
Section VI: Complementary information
Partial offers are not accepted.
Conditions for countries not party to the WTO Agreement: none.
Terms and conditions: The minimum conditions laid down in clause 8.1 (see also EC05) apply.
Negotiations: Reserved. The consumer only conducts price negotiations if special circumstances, such as clarification or specification of the requirements, require it or it considers the price to be unusual.
General approach: The contracting authority shall award public contracts for services in Switzerland only to tenderers who ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and working conditions for workers and equal pay for men and women. If the service is provided abroad, the offeror shall at least ensure compliance with the core conventions of the International Labour Organisation as set out in Annex 2a of the VöB. The provider must confirm compliance with EK02a resp. EK02b. The self-declaration sheet of the Federal Procurement Conference (BKB) entitled ‘Self-declaration by the supplier of compliance with minimum social requirements’ must be attached to the tender.
Other information: Only the maturity of the project and the availability of the loans are reserved. Successful bidders undertake to adjust their prices accordingly in the event of market price reductions during the procurement period. The time of partial delivery and/or complete delivery is decisive for the assessment of any price reduction. A new invitation to tender shall be reserved if, over time, the tender accepted is no longer the most economically advantageous.
Instructions on right of appeal Pursuant to Article 30 of the BöB, a written appeal against this publication may be lodged with the Bundesverwaltungsgericht (Federal Administrative Court), Postfach, 9023 St. Gallen, within 20 days of its opening. The appeal shall be filed in duplicate and shall contain the requests, the statement of reasons, together with the evidence, as well as the signature of the complainant or his representative. A copy of this publication and available evidence must be attached.
Closing date/Comments: Comment on the submission of tenders: Place of submission, see point 1.2 above.
(a) In the case of delivery at the reception of the BBL (by the supplier or courier): No later than the date of submission referred to above, and during the opening hours of the acceptance of the goods (8.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00), delivery must be made against an acknowledgement of receipt issued by the BBL.
(b) If submitted by post: The postmark or barcode document with the possibility of tracing a consignment from a Swiss or State-recognised foreign mail service is decisive for the purposes of compliance with the deadline (company registries are not considered as postmarks). In the case of dispatching with WebStamp Frankatur, the burden of proof of timely submission is on the supplier.
(c) When the offer is handed over to a diplomatic or consular mission of Switzerland abroad: Foreign providers may submit their tender no later than the date of submission mentioned above, during opening hours against the issuance of an acknowledgement of receipt by a Swiss diplomatic or consular mission in their country. You will be obliged to send the acknowledgement of receipt from the relevant Representation to the Contracting Authority by fax (fax no. in accordance with point 1.2 above) no later than the deadline for submission. In any case, the supplier must ensure proof of the timeliness of the submission of tenders. Late tenders will not be considered. They will be returned to the sender.
Comments (deadline for written questions) If questions arise during the preparation of the tender, please contact the Q & A forum in anonymous form. www.simap.ch posts Questions submitted late can no longer be answered. Providers will be informed by email as soon as the replies to: www.simap.ch published.
National Reference Publication: SIMAP, 7.12.2020, Doc. 1136825. Deadline for written questions by: 12.1.2021.
Tender documents are available from 7.12.2020 onwards.
Conditions relating to the reference to the tender dossier: The tender dossier is available in English and partly in English. You can access the documents online from the electronic platform www.simap.chDownload “Public Procurement, Tender Bund”. To do so, you must register in the project and then download the requested documents using a login and password, which you receive by email. A question forum is also available.