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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Mobile Voice and Data Services
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Scottish Government
Date Published:
15 November 2019
Deadline Date:
18 December 2019
Document Source:
Alert Profile:

Notice Abstract

Mobile voice and data services.

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

Scottish Government

5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw


G2 8LU


Contact person: David Box

Telephone: +44 1412420345



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:

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

II.1.1) Title

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: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


























II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


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

Overview of the governance structure of public procurement for Scotland, including the Public Procurement Group.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 60 %

Price / Weighting:  40 %

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: 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.1.2) 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) 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 a single operator.

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:

2019/S 054-124599

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

Date: 18/12/2019

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

Date: 18/12/2019

Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

June 2022.

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:

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

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.

(SC Ref:599713)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith




Telephone: +44 1312447556

Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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