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Services - 607418-2021

26/11/2021    S230

Norway-Oslo: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2021/S 230-607418

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Oslo kommune v/Bydel Stovner
National registration number: 874 778 842
Postal address: Karl Fossums vei 30
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO081 Oslo
Postal code: 0985
Country: Norway
Contact person: Haakon S. Brænden
Telephone: +47 95160340
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Services within supplier independent research, analysis, and consultancy

Reference number: 202101674
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The contract will ensure that Stovner District has access to supplier independent research, analysis, and consultancy services within the ICT field. Stovner District intends to enter into a framework agreement with Gartner Norge AS. The contract period will be 1 year, with options for extensions (+1+1+1).

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 NOK
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72221000 Business analysis consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO081 Oslo
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Stovner District needs expertise within research, analysis, and consultancy. Tenderers must cover all aspects of the IT industry. This includes, amongst other things, monitoring suppliers in various technology markets, monitoring technology with trends for use, quantitative and qualitative market analyses and processes. The tenderer's analyses must be based on internationally recognised analysis models and research processes.

Stovner District would like, possibly in cooperation with the tenderer, to carry out

- Capability analysis of the entire organisation

- Maturity analyses within several areas

It must be followed to follow-up any analyses with different activities:

- Establish a baseline for how Stovner District looks as regards equivalent entities

- Uncover shortcomings in the entity

- Make plans for covering up competence or capability gaps

- Propose a new/changed organisation with role descriptions

- Propose different improvement initiatives

In order to ensure good and efficient execution of the above, and for continued work on the development of the organisation and competence in the remainder of the 3 year period, Stovner District needs a tenderer who can be an active sparring partner and who can contribute with access to analyses, methods, templates and tools within several fields, such as;

- Digitalisation strategy

- Sourcing strategy and outsourcing (service procurement)

- Business architecture

- IT Security and risk management

- Business Intelligence

- Portfolio management

- Technology and systems

- Supplier market

- Branch development

- IT Governance, organisation and management models (IT Governance)

- IT cost optimisation, efficiency improvement and profit realisation

It is a prerequisite that this is a total procurement in order to ensure consistent use of analyses, methodology and best practice, and that the tenderer can advise Stovner District in strategic choices when using the same material.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Option to extend after 1 year for a further 1+1+1 year.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

The contract will ensure Stovner District access to supplier independent research, analysis, and consultancy services within the ICT field. Stovner District intends to enter into a framework agreement with Gartner Norge AS. Based on our surveys and knowledge of the market, there is only one supplier that can meet our need for the services in question. Other suppliers have not been identified that provide this combination of access to independent research, analysis material, and consultancy services than Gartner Norge AS offers. Therefore the exception in the public procurement regulations, section 13-4 letter b) no. 2 can be applied as 'competition is impossible due to technical reasons'.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Gartner Norge AS
National registration number: 951456306
Postal address: Karenslyst allé 57
Town: Oslo
NUTS code: NO Norge
Postal code: 0277
Country: Norway
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 6 000 000.00 NOK
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Oslo tingrett
Postal address: Postboks 2106 Vika
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0125
Country: Norway
Telephone: +47 22035200
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: