II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The Council of the London Borough of Waltham Forest (‘the Authority’) invites suitably qualified and experienced organisations to Tender for the contract for the provision of voice, unified comms and contact centre selection in the London Borough of Waltham Forest (‘the Contract’).
The contract will commence on 1.2.2020 and, subject to satisfactory performance, will operate for a period of (4) years, terminating at midnight on 31.1.2024 with an option to extend for further (2) years which end (‘the contract period’). At the sole discretion of the authority and subject to the satisfactory performance of the provider the contract period may be extended for up to two (2) years (in such period or periods as the authority deems appropriate) providing a total possible contract period to midnight on 31.1.2026.
Although this solution will provide new telephony, modern cloud systems are centred around interacting with customers across different channels easily. This means our objectives are:
A. Seamlessly switch between chat, text, IM, email, voice and web forms;
B. Build a process once and publish in any channel;
C. Utilise natural language processing to improve experiences – for example recognising sentiment or key words to help route calls;
D. Continuously build knowledge base capacity for responding to simple queries with a voice bot;
E. Automate processes, for example delivering end to end through improved voice recognition. Replace current ‘Hunt Groups’ with intelligent routing;
F. Increasing collaboration and mobility supporting the TH Campus programme, including making and receiving Council calls on laptops and mobile and significantly improved collaborative voice and video calling.
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
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
Possibility of 2 years extension depending on supplier's performance.
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: