Services - 95868-2020

26/02/2020    S40

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Data services

2020/S 040-095868

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: Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9P
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
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

eDisclosure and Review Services

Reference number: RM6203
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72300000 Data services
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 eDisclosure and review services to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including local authorities, health, police, fire and rescue, education, devolved administrations and the third sector.

We are interested in hearing from potential users of this service within the public sector who would like to be consulted as part of our user engagement.

We are also looking for expressions of interest from suppliers who may be interested in this agreement.

The lotting structure of this framework will be determined as a result of the market engagement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 18 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes


Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72310000 Data-processing services
79100000 Legal services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown Commercial Service are designing this agreement to enable all central government, public and third sector organisations to easily access eDisclosure and associated services, including reviewers. The services required are based upon the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and requirements of part 31 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).

The lot structure will be informed by our user and supplier engagement.

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 within the eDisclosure market.

Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during Spring 2020 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing no later than midday on Monday the 23rd of March. Further details will be provided to you.

Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, company size (e.g. if an SME), and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement.

We are also interested in hearing from potential users of this service within the public sector who would like to be consulted as part of our user engagement.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [].

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.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU contract notice.

Please be advised that in preparation to participate in this competition for this framework that:

The Cyber essentials scheme is mandatory for central government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The government is taking steps to further reduce.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: