Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive
Section I: Contracting Change
I.1) Name and addresses
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:
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
Mobile Voice and Data Services
Reference number: SP-19-002
II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description
Mobile voice and data services.
II.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint a single supplier national framework agreement for the provision of mobile voice and data services (MV&D). The scope of the collaborative arrangement will cover a wide range of MV&D services and a non-exhaustive list of these are as follows:
— calls and SMS,
— data services,
— mobile devices,
— account management,
— lone and remote worker services,
— mobile device management
— managed ,service,
— shared data,
— international calls and roaming.
The framework agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under Section 2 of the Local Government, etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Ltd, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Scottish Futures Trust, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of Section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by 1 or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by 1 or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by 1 or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Information about agencies of the Scottish Ministers, Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies and offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices are listed at https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-public-bodies-directory/
Overview of the governance structure of public procurement for Scotland, including the Public Procurement Group.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Quality
/ Weighting: 60 %
II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 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:
There is an option to extend the framework for a further 12 months.
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:
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
A form of company financial assessment from each tenderer is required. The tenderer financial risk will be evaluated as pass/fail.
There is no action required here for the tenderer, the authority will undertake an action, using Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), to obtain a Financial Risk Score (D&B Failure Score) for the tenderer and any consortia or reliance members.
If the financial risk score is 51 or more you will receive a pass for this assessment.
If the score is less than 51 or no financial risk score is available we will contact the tenderer and seek further information. We will then use this further information to assess the tenderer’s level of financial risk. If this assessment identifies an unmanageable risk (i.e. it is unacceptable) the tenderer will fail this assessment.
In the event that the tenderer does not meet the financial criteria above, they may still be considered via some form of other assurance (e.g. Parent company guarantee providing parent has a financial risk score of 51 or more) or a performance bond.
There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the tenderers economic and financial standing.
Details of the D&B ‘A Guide to Dun and Bradstreet’s Predictive Indicators’ – can be found using the http address below:
‘Note to Tenderers’ — there is no action for tenderers to undertake regarding company financial asessment. The authority will undertake the action as detailed above.
Minimum level(s) of standards required:
It is a requirement of this framework agreement that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance, as a minimum, indicated below:
— employer's (compulsory) liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP,
— public liability insurance: 1 000 000 GBP,
— professional indemnity insurance: 1 000 000 GBP.
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Tenderers must confirm they meet the selection criteria as follows:
Hold and maintain information security standards accreditation to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 or equivalent relevant to the delivery of this framework agreement.
Maintain standards of environmental protection including, where appropriate, certification to ISO 14001/EMAS or equivalent standards relevant to the delivery of this framework agreement.
Meet the liability and indemnity insurance levels as detailed above in III.1.2) ‘Economic and Financial Standing’.
III.2) Conditions related to the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1) Type of procedure
IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.
IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement:
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S:
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Local time: 13:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement:
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:
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
Although the framework agreement is for a maximum period of 36 months, call-off contracts can be for up to 48 months duration.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 14279. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
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:
The Scottish Government is committed to contributing to the social economic and environmental wellbeing of the people of Scotland, in order to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth. Accordingly, while the community benefit objectives will not be evaluated as part of the tender process, tenderers will be asked to respond to the community benefit question as part of their technical response.
The successful tenderer may be asked to provide a more detailed response in relation to community benefits in regard to specific contracts awarded via the framework as part of the quarterly management information.
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
Victoria Quay, Leith
Telephone: +44 1312447556
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice