Services - 9236-2018

10/01/2018    S6

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Telecommunications services

2018/S 006-009236

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: Scottish Government
Postal address: 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 8LU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: David Box
Telephone: +44 1412420345
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Telephony Services

Reference number: SP-17-032
II.1.2)Main CPV code
64200000 Telecommunications services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Scottish Ministers are seeking to establish a collaborative arrangement for telephony services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
64212000 Mobile-telephone services
64215000 IP telephone services
50330000 Maintenance services of telecommunications equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scottish Procurement intends to establish a collaborative arrangement for telephony services.

The new arrangement will look to develop and build upon the current collaborative Fixed Telephony Services framework agreement which is due to expire in June 2018.

The scope of the new collaborative arrangement is still being developed and there is a potential to have a multi lot arrangement around the following services:

1) Traditional Telephony;

2) IP Telephony (including SIP, VoIP etc);

3) Enterprise/bundled service encompassing a full range of telephony services and potentially including mobile voice & data services as a “one stop shop”;

4) Maintenance of telephony equipment.

Consideration is also being given to delivering this arrangement through a dynamic purchasing system (DPS). A key objective of a DPS is to offer a straightforward, flexible and suitable route to market for Scottish public sector organisations and further details on a DPS can found in our procurement journey —

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 PIN is issued for information only and does not constitute a call for competition.

The collaborative Telephony Services arrangement will be on behalf of the whole of the Scottish public sector including the third sector.

Views/comments are encouraged from suppliers interested in participating, particularly in regard to the potential scope, Lots and use of a DPS.

Any comments suppliers may have on the content of this PIN should be forwarded to David Box ( by 26 January 2018.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at:

(SC Ref:520376).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: