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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Web Development Services
431374-2019
The Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd
13 September 2019
16 October 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

Skills Development Scotland are conducting this tender process to establish a multi lot framework agreement for the provision of a range of web development services. The framework will be split into three (3) separate lots as follows:Lot 1: Digital Experience Design;Lot 2: Development — Front End and Back end Umbraco;Lot 3: Development — Front End and Back end Drupal.Suppliers may bid for appointment to 1 or more lots.The maximum value of call-off contracts placed under the framework agreement over the maximum 4 year term is 3 725 000 GBP.

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 Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd

Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Telephone: +44 1412256710

E-mail: procurement@sds.co.uk

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12862

I.3) Communication

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

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: National Skills Agency

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Framework Agreement for the Provision of Web Development Services

Reference number: P18-184

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72400000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Skills Development Scotland are conducting this tender process to establish a multi lot framework agreement for the provision of a range of web development services. The framework will be split into three (3) separate lots as follows:

Lot 1: Digital Experience Design;

Lot 2: Development — Front End and Back end Umbraco;

Lot 3: Development — Front End and Back end Drupal.

Suppliers may bid for appointment to 1 or more lots.

The maximum value of call-off contracts placed under the framework agreement over the maximum 4 year term is 3 725 000 GBP.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum 3 lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Lot 1: Digital Experience Design

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72413000

72212224

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 1: digital experience design.

It is envisaged that the services included under this lot shall include but not be limited to: user experience, user centered design, information architecture, interaction design, usability, usability testing, accessibility, web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) compliance, human-computer interaction, web design, illustrations, design prototyping, user interface design, content strategy and design (including video), agile practice.

Suppliers will be required to be capable of providing a range of these services.

SDS may from time to time have requirements for a supplier to work on site in their offices at Lomond House, George Square, Glasgow to deliver the services required under a call-off contract. Digital services have a well-established in-house development team and, in our experience, suppliers working onsite with the teams increases collaboration, idea generation and problem solving. For some projects a large number of stakeholders from within the business are involved. The supplier being based on site helps with getting a better understanding of the requirements first hand being part of these scoping/briefing meetings. This further aids teamworking when the internal digital services and supplier team are working on the project as a tight knit team.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 241 666.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

SDS shall have the option to extend this framework agreement by up to twelve (12) months on 2 separate occasions (2 + 1 + 1), maximum duration of four (4) years.

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Lot 2: Development — Front End and Back End Umbraco

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72212224

72413000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 2: development — front end and back-end Umbraco.

It is anticipated that services under this lot shall include but not be limited to: (Bootstrap and Semantic — UI), technical support, Azure DevOps, prototype development, emerging technologies (data — analysis and integration, voice technologies, chatbots, AI, etc.), testing (automation, regression, testing standards), development using agile principles.

Suppliers shall be required to be capable of providing a range of these services.

SDS may from time to time have requirements for a supplier to work on site in their offices at Lomond House, George Square, Glasgow to deliver the services required under a call-off contract. Digital Services have a well-established in-house development team and, in our experience, suppliers working onsite with the teams increases collaboration, idea generation and problem solving. For some projects a large number of stakeholders from within the business are involved. The supplier being based on site helps with getting a better understanding of the requirements first hand being part of these scoping/briefing meetings. This further aids team working when the internal Digital Services and supplier team are working on the project as a tight knit team.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 241 667.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

SDS shall have the option to extend this framework agreement by up to twelve (12) months on 2 separate occasions (2 + 1 + 1), maximum duration four (4) years.

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Lot 3: Development — Front End and Back End Drupal

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72212224

72413000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Lot 3: development — front end and back-end Drupal.

It is anticipated that services under this lot shall include but not be limited to: (Semantic — UI), technical support, prototype development, emerging technologies (data — analysis and integration, voice technologies, chatbots, AI, etc), testing (automation, regression, testing standards), development using agile principles.

Suppliers shall be required to be capable of providing a range of these services.

SDS may from time to time have requirements for a supplier to work on site in their offices at Lomond House, George Square, Glasgow to deliver the services required under a call-off contract. Digital Services have a well-established in-house development team and, in our experience, suppliers working onsite with the teams increases collaboration, idea generation and problem solving. For some projects a large number of stakeholders from within the business are involved. The supplier being based on site helps with getting a better understanding of the requirements first hand being part of these scoping/briefing meetings. This further aids team working when the internal digital services and supplier team are working on the project as a tight knit team.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 60

Price / Weighting:  40

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 241 667.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

SDS shall have the option to extend this framework agreement by up to twelve (12) months on 2 separate occasions, (2 + 1 + 1), maximum duration four (4) years.

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

Not applicable.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please note that the relevant selection criteria is included in the ESPD Scotland module.


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please note that the relevant selection criteria is included in the ESPD Scotland module.


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 14

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: 16/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

This is the first time SDS have sought to establish a framework agreement for these services, provided it is successful and the requirement still exists for the services, it is envisaged that a new procurement process would take place to have in place a new agreement in anticipation for this agreement expiring.

VI.3) Additional information

This framework agreement shall be for the sole use of The Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd.

Bidders shall be asked to respond to a question in relation to 4 categories of community benefits in their response. While the responses to this question will not be evaluated as part of the tender process, if successful, proposals shall form part of the framework agreement with the suppliers.

SDS reserve the right include community benefits in subsequent call-off contracts if considered appropriate.

Please note there are minimum requirements concerning cyber security for this framework agreement, which will be a pass/fail criteria assessed as part of the Stage 1: selection criteria at Section 4D of the ESPD Scotland module. Bidders are required to provide evidence of cyber essentials certification as a minimum or be able to provide evidence of third party certified equivalency such as cyber essentials Plus, ISO27001 or IASME. Details are set out in the procurement documents. A contract condition for this procurement requires the tenderer to comply with the minimum security requirements.

This is a framework agreement and there is no guarantee of any volume of call-off contracts by SDS.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=586644

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Bidders are asked to provide details of community benefit opportunities they can offer if successful, in relation to the following 4 categories:

— targeted recruitment and training; offering individuals training, apprenticeships and employment as part of the framework agreement,

— placements and work experience opportunities for individuals to gain experience in the workplace as part of the framework agreement,

— mentoring: private sector suppliers can often offer support and guidance to smaller organisations or individuals in their delivery of contractual requirements,

— helping us reduce our carbon footprint, minimise our future environmental impact or any other relevant area.

(SC Ref:586644)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=586644

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Ltd

Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square

Glasgow

G2 1DY

UK

Telephone: +44 1412256710

Internet address(es)

URL: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

12/09/2019