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Services - 682092-2022

08/12/2022    S237

Netherlands-Amsterdam: Provision of External Services for Software Development, Implementation and Maintenance for All IT Systems through an Agile Capability Delivery Contract (ACDC)

2022/S 237-682092

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Postal address: Domenico Scarlattilaan 6
Town: Amsterdam
NUTS code: NL329 Groot-Amsterdam
Postal code: 1083 HS
Country: Netherlands
E-mail: procurement@ema.europa.eu
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.ema.europa.eu/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/about-us/procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of External Services for Software Development, Implementation and Maintenance for All IT Systems through an Agile Capability Delivery Contract (ACDC)

Reference number: EMA/2023/01/IT
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is planning to source DevOps services to support implementation of agile ways of working across the IT portfolio. Future contractors shall provide implementation, development and maintenance services across newly established value streams and on EMA IT systems built on different technologies. Future contractors shall provide resources for agile teams supporting EMA's value streams. In addition, future contractors shall provide system teams that will guardrail the architecture of the system ensuring that all agile teams delivering from different value streams on the same system follow shared architectural guide rails and best practices.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NL329 Groot-Amsterdam
Main site or place of performance:

Contractor's site within EU and contracting authority's HQ in Amsterdam:

European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Domenico Scarlattilaan 6

1083 HS Amsterdam


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement procedure is planned to be launched without lots.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is planning to conclude framework contracts with a maximum of 7 economic operators in priority order. The duration of the framework contracts will be 3 years with a possible one-year renewal. The estimated start date for the services is Q1 2024.

The services will be provided on a time and means basis, quoted time and means or fixed price basis. Award for the specific contracts will be done through cascade mechanism and reopening of competitions.

II.2.14)Additional information

The main technologies used to deliver under the future framework contract are:

MDM Informatica, Microsoft, SAP, ServiceNow, bespoke and legacy applications.

Further information on information technology (IT) systems and services managed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) can be found at:


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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: