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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-London: Themis
Document Ref:
442736-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation
Published By:
Financial Conduct Authority
Date Published:
20 September 2019
Deadline Date:
24 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

As part of the Themis project the FCA is seeking to replace its existing intelligence management solution and procure a separate or combined solution for search and discovery. The opportunity is being divided into lots to enable the FCA to procure the most appropriate solution, the lots will be:Lot 1: Quantum (Intelligence Management Solution);Lot 2: Search and Discovery;Lot 3: Quantum (Intelligence Management Solution) and Search and Discovery.Not all lots will be awarded. Applicants may decide to submit proposals for 1, 2 or all 3 lots. If choosing to bid for more than 1 lot, applicants must ensure they complete the relevant response questionnaire.

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

Financial Conduct Authority

12 Endeavour Square

London

E20 1JN

UK

Telephone: +44 2070660911

E-mail: Paul.Riley@fca.org.uk

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.fca.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://fca.delta-esourcing.com

I.3) Communication

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

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Software-package-and-information-systems./XB484CTJ48


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Themis

Reference number: CON-19-167

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

As part of the Themis project the FCA is seeking to replace its existing intelligence management solution and procure a separate or combined solution for search and discovery. The opportunity is being divided into lots to enable the FCA to procure the most appropriate solution, the lots will be:

Lot 1: Quantum (Intelligence Management Solution);

Lot 2: Search and Discovery;

Lot 3: Quantum (Intelligence Management Solution) and Search and Discovery.

Not all lots will be awarded. Applicants may decide to submit proposals for 1, 2 or all 3 lots. If choosing to bid for more than 1 lot, applicants must ensure they complete the relevant response questionnaire.

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: 2

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Quantum (Intelligence Management Solution)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48000000

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The FCA objectives and outcomes for quantum are:

— deliver the ability to securely capture, locate, manage and share intelligence — through enhanced search, intelligence management and user experience capabilities,

— enable earlier intervention and insight in the harm lifecycle — by using more sophisticated analytical and reporting capabilities to enhance proactive intelligence linking and discovery across disparate FCA data sets including quantum,

— enable more effective external collaboration — through effective dissemination of intelligence with FCA law enforcement and regulatory partners,

— deliver an intuitive and user friendly solution — by ensuring that the solution is configurable and efficient to manage and maintain,

— ensures the FCA is legally compliant with GDPR, CPD/LED and CPIA,

— the FCA is seeking an integrated, value-for-money, secure and evergreen intelligence management solution, which can scale with the FCA’s strategic ambition for how to use intelligence whilst satisfying the FCA’s external intelligence partner’s security expectations.

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: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

At the end of the initial term of 60 months, the FCA will renew annually for the next five (5) years.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 3

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Stated within the procurement documents.

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/XB484CTJ48

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Search and Discovery

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48000000

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The FCA's objectives and expected outcomes for search and discovery are listed below:

— an enterprise search, which allows users to identify data quickly, accurately and with some level of context,

— provide the capability to add external sources such as Companies House,

— discovery analytics provides users with access to a richer context and additional intelligence within the data through inexact matching, visualisations, collaboration, notifications, analytics, and discovering new data sets,

— identify results beyond a simple search with visualisation to help interpretation by non data/intelligence specialists,

— enable ‘push’ notifications of linked information from rules that are based on issues of current importance to the FCA,

— be programmed to alert on specific ‘typologies’ that indicate cause for concern, e.g. when a firm is failing to submit SARs*, is phoenixing through use of shadow directors, or is linked to risky investments or jurisdictions of concern,

— enhance the FCA’s capacity to identify new risks,

— empower users to conduct powerful searches across the data and collaborate with colleagues as part of their existing work.

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: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

At the end of the initial term of 60 months, the FCA will renew annually for the next five (5) years.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 3

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Stated within the procurement documents.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/5B65C33Q3Q

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Quantum (Intelligence Management Solution) and Search and Discovery

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48000000

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI

Main site or place of performance:

London.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The FCA is seeking a solution, which combines it's objectives for quantum (intelligence management solution) and search and discovery.

The objectives and outcomes for quantum are:

— deliver the ability to securely capture, locate, manage and share intelligence — through enhanced search, intelligence management and user experience capabilities,

— enable earlier intervention and insight in the harm lifecycle — by using more sophisticated analytical and reporting capabilities to enhance proactive intelligence linking and discovery across disparate FCA data sets including quantum,

— enable more effective external collaboration — through effective dissemination of intelligence with FCA law enforcement and regulatory partners,

— deliver an intuitive and user friendly solution — by ensuring that the solution is configurable and efficient to manage and maintain,

— ensures the FCA is legally compliant with GDPR, CPD/LED and CPIA,

— the FCA is seeking an integrated, value-for-money, secure and evergreen intelligence management solution — which can scale with the FCA’s strategic ambition for how to use intelligence whilst satisfying the FCA’s external intelligence partner’s security expectations.

The FCA's objectives and expected outcomes for search and discovery are listed below:

— enterprise search allows users to identify data quickly, accurately and with some level of context,

— provide the capability to add external sources such as companies house,

— discovery analytics provides users with access to a richer context and additional intelligence within the data through inexact matching, visualisations, collaboration, notifications, analytics, and discovering new data sets,

— identify results beyond a simple search with visualisation to help interpretation by non-data/intelligence specialists,

— enable ‘push’ notifications of linked information from rules that are based on issues of current importance to the FCA,

— be programmed to alert on specific ‘typologies’ that indicate cause for concern, e.g. when a firm is failing to submit SARs*, is phoenixing through use of shadow directors, or is linked to risky investments or jurisdictions of concern,

— enhance the FCA’s capacity to identify new risks,

— empower users to conduct powerful searches across the data and collaborate with colleagues as part of their existing work.

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: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

At the end of the initial term of 60 months, the FCA will renew annually for the next five (5) years.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 3

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Stated within the procurement documents.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/49642S6YV6

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

As stated within the procurement documents.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5) Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations

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: 24/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 07/11/2019

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: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The individual SQ exercises will open at 12.00 on the 24th September (24.9.2019). The SQ stage(s) will close at 12.00 on the 24th October (24.10.2019). Any questions related to the opportunity will need to be submitted before the 4.10.2019 and responses will be provided in the week commencing the 7.10.2019.

Lot 1 access code: XB48CTJ48

Lot 2 access code: 5B65C33Q3Q

Lot 3 access code: 49642S6YV6

The opportunities can be accessed via the links made available on the details provided for each lot.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://fca.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=430505478

GO Reference: GO-2019918-PRO-15378096

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court of England and Wales

Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, Holborn

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any review proceedings will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ('PCR 2015'). Any review proceedings must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including, without limitation, PCR 2015. In accordance with PCR 2015, the contracting party will incorporate a minimum ten (10) calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The notification will provide full information on the award decision.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Financial Conduct Authority

FCA Head Office, 12 Endeavour Square

London

E20 1JN

UK

Telephone: +44 2070661000

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

18/09/2019

Current Notes