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Services - 600328-2019

18/12/2019    S244    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Data services

2019/S 244-600328

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Artificial Intelligence Dynamic Purchasing System

Reference number: RM6200
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of artificial intelligence services. The scope of the agreement will cover the following:

— general artificial intelligence services,

— discovery and consultancy work related to the use of artificial intelligence in public services,

— development, implementation and support of artificial intelligence systems in the public sector,

— data analytics using artificial intelligence,

— the development and implementation of intelligent virtual assistants and intelligent personal assistants.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 90 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Primarily in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The UK Government is seeking to accelerate the uptake of artificial intelligence services by government departments. The commercial agreement is to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK bodies, including but not limited to Central Government Departments and their agencies, non departmental public bodies, Devolved administrations, NHS Bodies and providers of services to the NHS, local authorities, police, voluntary sector, charities and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these public sector bodies. The proposed agreement is expected to be a dynamic purchasing system (DPS). This is to be confirmed within Government following market engagement. The Authority considers that this opportunity may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SME’s).

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those suppliers within the artificial intelligence market in order to gain feedback on the proposed format of the commercial agreement.

Further details will be provided when market engagement activities have been finalised and will be communicated.

To participate in market engagement please email:

Please include the following:

1) Organisation name;

2) Contact name;

3) Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation);

4) Contact phone number;

5) Contact email;

6) Organisation website link.

The DPS platform will be launched in the Supplier Registration Service (SRS):

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: