II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The CDC2 Programme is the successor to CDC1 Programme and will be undertaken between 2020 and 2025. In addition to the IT solution, the DfE intends to procure 3 Surveying Organisations (‘SO’), an organisation to provide aerial photography of school buildings and a Technical and Quality Management organisation (‘TQM’) to deliver the services required by the programme. This notice relates to the procurement of the cloud based Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) software solution (the ‘IT Solution’).
The IT Solution supplier will be required to work together with the aforementioned suppliers on the CDC2 Programme. Aerial photography for the first tranche of CDC2 schools is expected to be procured and managed directly by the DfE. Please note that the IT solution supplier will be procured first, followed by the procurement of aerial photography, the SOs and TQM, as per the indicative timetable set out in the procurement documents.
In summary the IT Solution must provide:
— field based data collection for both school and further education establishments via a surveyor operated mobile device app,
— development and manipulation of the data by SOs PMO team via a web app,
— web app ‘data audit’ functionality operable by an audit team,
— functionality to enable secure reporting to schools, colleges, responsible bodies and a variety of other stakeholders.
Data being collected, stored and processed via the IT Solution has been classified as official and/or official sensitive, as such the IT Solution must be capable of providing sufficient data security at the level of official sensitive.
New data is provided by a large number of internal and external users across a range of devices. The IT Solution will need to be capable of allowing the DfE to draw live or near- live data into an existing internal database via API in a form that enables bespoke analysis by the DfE’s analysts.
The contract for the IT Solution (the ‘Agreement’) will be divided into 2 stages. The first stage will be a mobilisation phase during which the supplier will implement their solution, including API links, migration of CDC data, functional testing and UAT. The second stage will be the operational phase and this will be contingent on the successful procurement of the SO and TQM supplier contracts. Further detail is contained in the ‘Read Me First’ document and the Agreement.
It is envisaged that the initial term of the contract will be 6 years, with option to extend for a further period or periods of up to a maximum overall extension of two (2) years. The initial term begins with an implementation period of 6 months and allows for a 5 month handover period prior to expiry (and the optional extension). This is to accommodate the 5 year CDC2 programme. Applicants are referred to the invitation to tender (‘ITT’) and the accompanying procurement documents for further information on the description of the procurement, the agreement and the DfE’s needs and requirements.
Supplementary to the CDC2 programme and process, the DfE may require the IT Solution to collect data to support the school NCA to understand the use of spaces within a school. This data is used to measure and plan school places provision. Tenderers will be required to submit a pre-priced fully developed contract variation in respect of the NCA requirement. Further details of the NCA are contained in the ITT and the procurement documents. The ITT will request information on how the CDC2 IT solution could support the collection of room level data to facilitate the DfE’s NCA processes. However, it is not known at the time of issuing this notice whether services relating to NCA will actually be commissioned under this agreement. On this basis the pre-priced variation will not be evaluated.
II.1.5) states the estimated maximum total value. The estimated value range is 3 000 000 GBP — 6 000 000 GBP.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Technical ability/quality
/ Weighting: 70 %
Quality criterion: Price
/ Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
Possibility of extension of 2 x 12 months.
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
II.2.11) Information about options
Description of options:
The agreement has provision to extend for a further period or periods of up to a maximum overall extension of two (2) years, to be exercised at the authority’s discretion.
The agreement provides the authority with the ability to instruct optional services and the ability to implement the NCA pre-priced contract variation at its discretion.
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
II.2.14) Additional information
Applicants are referred to the procurement documents accompanying this OJEU contract notice for additional information on this procurement, how to express an interest in the contract and the deadline for doing so.