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  • Notice Summary
    United Kingdom-Liverpool: G-Cloud 11
    139229-2019
    The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
    26 March 2019
    15 May 2019
    Contract Notice - Open Procedure
  • Notice Abstract

    Crown Commercial Service is implementing a Framework Agreement for UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations) which include Central Government Departments, their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities, who need a compliant procurement vehicle to access cloud computing services.The maximum initial duration of a call-off contract is 2 years with 2 extensions allowed each of up to 1 year.G-Cloud procurement refreshes are considered annually to allow for new suppliers and services. Applicants must respond to this procurement via the Digital Marketplace. To register and see details of the steps applicants must take to offer services on the Digital Marketplace go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/g-cloud-suppliers-guide#how-to-applyIn Section IV.1.3) the maximum number of participants is 999, the highest allowable on the eNotice but the envisaged number of suppliers is unlimited.

  • Notice Details

    Contract notice

    Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

    Directive 2014/24/EU

    Section I: Contracting Change 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

    Contact person: +44 3450103503

    Telephone: +44 3450103503

    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 11

    Reference number: RM1557.11

    II.1.2) Main CPV code

    48000000

     

    II.1.3) Type of contract

    Services

    II.1.4) Short description

    Crown Commercial Service is implementing a Framework Agreement for UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations) which include Central Government Departments, their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities, who need a compliant procurement vehicle to access cloud computing services.

    The maximum initial duration of a call-off contract is 2 years with 2 extensions allowed each of up to 1 year.

    G-Cloud procurement refreshes are considered annually to allow for new suppliers and services. Applicants must respond to this procurement via the Digital Marketplace. To register and see details of the steps applicants must take to offer services on the Digital Marketplace go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/g-cloud-suppliers-guide#how-to-apply

    In Section IV.1.3) the maximum number of participants is 999, the highest allowable on the eNotice but the envisaged number of suppliers is unlimited.

    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

    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

    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 1 of:

    — 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

    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

    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 1 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:

    Candidates 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:

    Candidates 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: 15/05/2019

    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: 15/05/2019

    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 providers 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-requirements-guidance

    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 bodies 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):

    A list of customers eligible to use the Framework Agreement should be listed in this section. A full list of potential Contracting Authorities can be found here under the “June 2017” file:

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide

    The following public bodies may also use the Framework Agreement:

    http://www.wales.com/study/universities-wales

    http://gov.wales/topics/improvingservices/devolution-democracy-delivery/register-of-public-bodies/?lang=en

    https://www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/publications/public-bodies-and-public-appointments-annual-report-201415

    http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

    As part of this Contract Notice the following documents can be accessed at:

    https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/5e151015-9ce3-461f-addb-fa1fb39a3489

    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

    21/03/2019