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  • Notice Summary
    United Kingdom-Norwich: Technology Products and Associated Services
    196685-2019
    The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
    29 April 2019
    03 June 2019
    Contract Notice - Open Procedure
  • Notice Abstract

    Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan-Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for the supply of commodity technology goods and associated services for use by UK public sector. There are four (4) lots in total, for the detailed description please refer to the Specification (Framework Schedule 1).The agreement will facilitate the purchase of technology hardware, software and associated services. Associated services are summarised below (note — associated services can only be ordered with goods).— end user support,— service desk,— integration,— system installation,— project management,— training,— leasing (hire of goods),— security management,— hardware asset management,— software asset management,— network infrastructure management service,— device as a service,— escrow.There will be a separate procurement for Technology Products Online Purchasing Content (RM6147)

  • 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

    Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park

    Norwich

    NR7 0HS

    UK

    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://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.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://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk


    Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

    https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.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

    Technology Products and Associated Services

    Reference number: RM6068

    II.1.2) Main CPV code

    30200000

     

    II.1.3) Type of contract

    Supplies

    II.1.4) Short description

    Crown Commercial Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan-Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for the supply of commodity technology goods and associated services for use by UK public sector. There are four (4) lots in total, for the detailed description please refer to the Specification (Framework Schedule 1).

    The agreement will facilitate the purchase of technology hardware, software and associated services. Associated services are summarised below (note — associated services can only be ordered with goods).

    — end user support,

    — service desk,

    — integration,

    — system installation,

    — project management,

    — training,

    — leasing (hire of goods),

    — security management,

    — hardware asset management,

    — software asset management,

    — network infrastructure management service,

    — device as a service,

    — escrow.

    There will be a separate procurement for Technology Products Online Purchasing Content (RM6147)

    II.1.5) Estimated total value

    Value excluding VAT: 6 500 000 000.00 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: 4

    The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

    If during standstill we receive a substantive challenge to our decision to award and the challenge is for a certain lot, we reserve the right, to conclude a framework agreement with successful bidders for the lot(s) that have not been challenged.

    II.2) Description

    Lot No: 1

    II.2.1) Title

    Hardware and Software and Associated Services

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    30000000

    30100000

    30200000

    30210000

    30213000

    30213200

    30213300

    30215000

    30230000

    30231000

    30232000

    30233000

    30234000

    30236000

    30237000

    30237300

    31154000

    31300000

    32232000

    32250000

    32260000

    32270000

    32420000

    32421000

    32422000

    32423000

    32424000

    32425000

    32427000

    34421000

    48000000

    48100000

    48200000

    48210000

    48220000

    48300000

    48400000

    48500000

    48600000

    48700000

    48730000

    48731000

    48732000

    48800000

    48900000

    50300000

    50312000

    50320000

    51000000

    51600000

    51610000

    72000000

    72100000

    72200000

    72210000

    72212732

    72500000

    72800000

    72900000

    80533000

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UK

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    This lot is aimed at Suppliers with the capability of providing hardware, software and services.

    This lot is for the provision of combined requirements:

    — hardware and software and/or

    — hardware and software and associated services.

    For a detailed description of the requirements please refer to the Specification (Framework Schedule 1).

    II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

    Duration in months: 48

    This contract is subject to renewal: No

    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

    Hardware and Associated Services

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    30000000

    30100000

    30200000

    30210000

    30213000

    30213100

    30213200

    30213300

    30215000

    30230000

    30231000

    30232000

    30233000

    30234000

    30236000

    30237000

    30237300

    31154000

    31300000

    32232000

    32250000

    32260000

    32270000

    32351000

    32420000

    32421000

    32422000

    32423000

    32424000

    32425000

    32427000

    34421000

    50300000

    50312000

    50320000

    51000000

    51600000

    72000000

    72100000

    72500000

    72800000

    72900000

    80533000

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UK

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    This lot is aimed at Suppliers who have the capability to provide hardware requirements, including, but not limited to; end user devices, infrastructure hardware, consumables and peripheral equipment with Associated Services.

    Suppliers will have the ability to provide extended product warranties; support; upgrade and maintenance services associated with products purchased; hardware configuration; imaging devices (utilising Buyer’ pre-owned or separately procured software licences where applicable); delivery to desk/server room; installation; consignment stocking and deliveries as required; project management of implementations e.g. estate refreshes; provision of management information reports to Buyers; technical support; on-site warranty repairs (as required); and loaning test devices.

    For a detailed description of the requirements please refer to the Specification (Framework Schedule 1).

    II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

    Duration in months: 48

    This contract is subject to renewal: No

    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

    Software and Associated Services

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    48000000

    48100000

    48200000

    48210000

    48220000

    48300000

    48400000

    48500000

    48600000

    48700000

    48730000

    48731000

    48732000

    48800000

    48900000

    50300000

    72000000

    72200000

    72210000

    72212732

    72300000

    72500000

    72800000

    72900000

    80533000

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UK

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    This lot is aimed at Suppliers for software, who have the capability to supply a full range of commercial and Open Source commodity off-the-shelf software, software licenses and associated commoditised software services.

    Suppliers will have the ability to provide (not limited to) warranties; including but not limited to; extended product warranties; repairs and bug fix warranties in addition to that, the Supplier shall manage such product returns and replacements as appropriate. This includes third party relationship management across the provision of such warranties.

    For a detailed description of the requirements please refer to the Specification (Framework Schedule 1).

    II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

    Duration in months: 48

    This contract is subject to renewal: No

    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: 4

    II.2.1) Title

    Information Assured Products and Associated Services

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    30000000

    30100000

    30191400

    30200000

    30210000

    30213000

    30213200

    30213300

    30215000

    30230000

    30231000

    30232000

    30233000

    30234000

    30236000

    30237000

    30237300

    31154000

    31300000

    32231000

    32232000

    32234000

    32235000

    32260000

    32270000

    32300000

    32320000

    32333000

    32341000

    32342000

    32343000

    32351000

    32420000

    32421000

    32423000

    32424000

    32425000

    32427000

    34421000

    35700000

    35710000

    38653400

    48000000

    48100000

    48120000

    48130000

    48200000

    48300000

    48400000

    48500000

    48600000

    48700000

    48730000

    48731000

    48732000

    48800000

    50300000

    50312000

    50320000

    51000000

    51310000

    51600000

    51610000

    72000000

    72100000

    72200000

    72210000

    72212732

    72212900

    72300000

    72800000

    72900000

    80533000

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UK

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    This lot is aimed at Suppliers of commoditised IT products and solutions that are capable of meeting specific protective, information assurance requirements.

    Suppliers will be able to provide a range of associated services.

    For a detailed description of the requirements please refer to the Specification (Framework Schedule 1).

    II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

    Duration in months: 48

    This contract is subject to renewal: No

    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 the bid pack..

    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 the bid pack..


    III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

    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 the bid pack.

    In accordance with PPN04-15 (Taking Account of Suppliers’ Past Performance) the Contracting Authority will also assess whether this selection criterion is met on request from the framework agreement user prior to the proposed conclusion of a call-off contract with a value of 20 000 000 GBP or greater (excluding VAT). Failure to meet the selection criterion set will render the supplier ineligible for that call-off contract. This applies to Lots 1 and 3 only.


    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.

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

    The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

    IV.2) Administrative information

    IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

    Notice number in the OJ S:

    2018/S 132-300038

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

    Date: 03/06/2019

    Local time: 15:00

    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

    Tender must be valid until: 23/10/2019

    IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

    Date: 03/06/2019

    Local time: 15:01

    Place:

    Electronically, via web-based portal.

    Section VI: Complementary information

    VI.1) Information about recurrence

    This is a recurrent procurement: No

    VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

    Electronic ordering will be used

    Electronic invoicing will be accepted

    Electronic payment will be used

    VI.3) Additional information

    The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework.

    The duration of the framework agreement will be a maximum of 4 years, with the first term being 2 years, with a further possible extension of 2 (two) 1-year periods.

    The framework agreement will utilise the Public Sector Contract. The core terms of the Public Sector Contract can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-public-sector-contract-core-terms

    All schedules and specific documentation related to this procurement will be included within the bid pack at https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

    where access is unrestricted and free of charge.

    Electronic auctions may form part of any further competition process under this framework agreement.

    As part of this Contract Notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/ee76a0ac-54a7-4e80-9fe1-e703cd471e01

    1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement;

    2) Contract notice authorised customer List;

    3) Rights reserved for CCS Framework;

    4) Lot structure and number of awards (if applicable)

    Registering for access:

    This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

    To register, you will need to:

    1) Go to the URL: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

    2) Select the link “I am a new supplier user”;

    3) Read and agree to the portal user agreement;

    4) Complete the registration form, providing information including:

    — the full legal name of your organisation,

    — your company registration number,

    — your DUNS number — a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun and Bradstreet,

    — user and contact details.

    Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification e-mail to alert them once this has been done.

    Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the Invitation to Tender ITT, DO NOT repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via “User Management” > “Manage Users” > “Users” > “Create”.

    Expressing an interest:

    To express your interest in this procurement:

    1) Login to the BravoSolution eSourcing Suite portal: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

    2) On the dashboard select the link ITTs Open to All Suppliers;

    3) On the “ITTs Open to All Suppliers” webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;

    4) Click on Express Interest at the top of the next screen;

    5) You can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.

    For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by BravoSolution by email at help@bravosolution.co.uk or call 0800 069 8630.

    VI.4) Procedures for review

    VI.4.1) Review body

    Crown Commercial Service

    Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park

    Norwich

    NR7 0HS

    UK

    Telephone: +44 3450103503

    E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

    VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

    24/04/2019