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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Liverpool: G-Cloud 12
Document Ref:
107620-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Date Published:
04 March 2020
Deadline Date:
22 April 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities and universities.The maximum initial duration of any call-off contract that may be placed by an eligible contracting authorities is 24 months with two extensions allowed, each of up to 12 months.G-Cloud services, available via the digital marketplace, will require frequent procurement refreshes to bring on new suppliers and services. New iterations of this framework are being considered at a frequency of 12 months depending on demand and/or availability of new services as the IT Cloud market develops.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

The Capital Building, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

UK

Telephone: +44 3454102222

E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.gov.uk

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to 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

II.1.1) Title

G-Cloud 12

Reference number: RM1557.12

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities and universities.

The maximum initial duration of any call-off contract that may be placed by an eligible contracting authorities is 24 months with two extensions allowed, each of up to 12 months.

G-Cloud services, available via the digital marketplace, will require frequent procurement refreshes to bring on new suppliers and services. New iterations of this framework are being considered at a frequency of 12 months depending on demand and/or availability of new services as the IT Cloud market develops.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 950 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Cloud Hosting

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

72300000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Cloud hosting services sold through G-Cloud are cloud platform or infrastructure Services that can help buyers do at least one of the following:

Deploy, manage and run software provision and use processing, storage or networking resources.

Buyers only need to pay for what they use.

The G-Cloud cloud hosting lot is equivalent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definitions of ‘Platform as a Service’ and ‘Infrastructure as a Service’:

http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf

G-Cloud cloud hosting suppliers will provide services in at least one of these categories:

Archiving, backup and disaster recovery

Compute and application hosting

Container service

Content delivery network

Cyber security

Database

Data warehousing

NoSQL database

Relational database

Load balancing

Logging and analysis

Message queuing and processing

Networking (including Network as a Service)

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Infrastructure and platform security

Distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) protection

Firewall

Service intrusion detection

Protective monitoring

Search

Storage

Block storage

Object storage.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The framework agreement duration is for 12 months however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this framework agreement for any period up to a maximum of Twelve (12) months from the expiry of the initial term.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Cloud Software

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Cloud Software Services sold through G-Cloud are applications that are accessed over the internet and hosted in the cloud. Buyers only need to pay for what they use.

The G-Cloud cloud software lot is equivalent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition of Software as a Service:

http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-145.pdf

G-Cloud cloud software suppliers will provide cloud software services in at least one of these categories:

Accounting and finance

Analytics and business intelligence

Application security

Collaborative working

Creative, design and publishing

Customer relationship management (CRM)

Cyber security

Electronic document and records management (EDRM)

Healthcare

Human resources and employee management

Information and communication technology (ICT)

Legal and enforcement

Marketing

Operations management

Project management and planning

Sales

Schools, education and libraries

Software development tools

Transport and logistics

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The framework agreement duration is for 12 months however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this framework agreement for any period up to a maximum of twelve (12) months from the expiry of the initial term.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Cloud Support

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

72500000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

Main site or place of performance:

UK.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Cloud support services sold through G-Cloud can help buyers set up and maintain their cloud software.

G-Cloud cloud support suppliers will provide Services in at least one of these categories:

Non-accredited cyber security services

Planning

Setup and migration

Testing

Training

Ongoing support

Additional services, through lot 3 only, must support buyers in their transition to cloud services.

A description for additional services must be included by the Supplier and it must be G-Cloud service-related. Additional services must help the supplier with its main G-Cloud services offering. Non-G-Cloud services will be removed from the digital marketplace.

Additional services must not include:

Services that aren’t cloud-related recruitment or contractor (contingent labour) Services or Services that are inside IR35 ‘colocation’ services, for example space the buyer rents from a supplier’s

Datacentre

Hardware

Bespoke design or development

The buyer doesn’t have to buy any additional services from the supplier and can buy services that are the same as or similar to the additional services from any third party.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 250 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The framework agreement duration is for 12 months however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this framework agreement for any period up to a maximum of twelve (12) months from the expiry of the initial term.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Bidders will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) registering for access.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 999

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 22/04/2020

Local time: 17:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/04/2020

Local time: 17:01

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

Potential Bidders should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service intends to publish the Invitation to Tender document and the text of any framework agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of Crown Commercial Service. The terms of the proposed framework agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this framework agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-and-contracting-transparency-requirementsguidance

Crown Commercial Service expressly reserves the right:

(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will Crown Commercial Service be liable for any costs incurred by the Potential Providers. If Crown Commercial Service decides to enter into a framework agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential providers. Any orders placed under this framework agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this framework between the Supplier and the specific requesting other contracting authority(s). Crown Commercial Service and other contracting authorities utilising the framework agreement reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement. The duration referenced in Section II.1.4) is for the placing of orders.

The value provided in Section II.1.4) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee Suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Crown Commercial Service wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations)

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/2cc07a58-348f-447a-913c-e664fb99f8f2

Please note that the envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement is unlimited, section IV.1.3) states 999 as this is the highest value that we can enter on the OJEU notice.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital Building, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

UK

E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

28/02/2020

Current Notes