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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Liverpool: Public Services Network (PSN) Core Services
Document Ref:
73741-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Crown Commercial Service
Date Published:
13 February 2020
Deadline Date:
23 March 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) intends to establish a framework for the provision of Public Services Network (PSN) core services which allow government to send information electronically and securely. The framework will replace 2 core services currently provided by the Government GSI Convergence Framework (GCF), made available under 2 lots: PSN Domain Name System (DNS) services and PSN Email Relay (including mail hygiene) services. The framework will be used by or on behalf of the whole of the UK public sector and their associated bodies and agencies, the voluntary sector, charities and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of the public sector delivering services of a public nature.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Crown Commercial Service

The Capital Building, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

UK

Telephone: +44 3450103503

E-mail: psncoreservices@crowncommercial.gov.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/crown-commercial-service

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:

https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk


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


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

Public Services Network (PSN) Core Services

Reference number: RM6167

II.1.2) Main CPV code

64000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) intends to establish a framework for the provision of Public Services Network (PSN) core services which allow government to send information electronically and securely. The framework will replace 2 core services currently provided by the Government GSI Convergence Framework (GCF), made available under 2 lots: PSN Domain Name System (DNS) services and PSN Email Relay (including mail hygiene) services. The framework will be used by or on behalf of the whole of the UK public sector and their associated bodies and agencies, the voluntary sector, charities and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of the public sector delivering services of a public nature.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 44 600 000.00 GBP

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

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1: PSN DNS Service;

Lot 2: PSN Email Relay Service.

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

PSN DNS Service

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48800000

64000000

72000000

72212200

72300000

72400000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

PSN Domain Name System (DNS) Nameserver services which reconcile website names and their underlying IP addresses, reachable by entities connected to and presented on both the PSN and the internet. To be provided by the successful supplier under the framework contract to buyers and end customers as part of their deliverables under a call-off contract and whose specification is set out in framework Schedule 1 Part 1.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 30 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 16/06/2020

End: 15/12/2024

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Optional extensions permitted.

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

II.2.14) Additional information

The framework contract will be established from execution (signing of the framework contract) and the services will commence from the service go live date. Prior to the service go live date there will be an initial 6 months which will allow for the implementation plan and testing stage during which the supplier will build/bespoke their solution and upon achieving a migration go-live date,

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

PSN Email Relay Service

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48800000

64000000

72000000

72212200

72300000

72400000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

PSN Email Relay Service (including mail hygiene) which enables correct email delivery both between PSN users and to the wider internet, reachable by entities connected to the PSN. To be provided by the successful supplier under the framework contract to buyers and end customers as part of their deliverables under a call-off contract and whose specification is set out in framework Schedule Part 2.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 30 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/06/2020

End: 01/12/2024

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Optional extensions permitted.

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

II.2.14) Additional information

The framework contract will be established from execution (signing of the framework contract) and the services will commence from the service go live date. Prior to the service go live date there will be an initial 6 months which will allow for the implementation plan and testing stage during which the supplier will build/bespoke their solution and upon achieving a migration go-live date,

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:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an invitation to tender (ITT) registering for access.

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

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 several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 8 years: The Framework Contract will be established from execution (signing of the Framework Contract) and the Services will commence from the Service Go Live Date. Prior to the Service Go Live Date there will be an initial six (6) months which will allow for the implementation plan and testing stage during which the Supplier will build / bespoke their solution and upon achieving a Migration Go-Live Date,

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 243-597318

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

Date: 23/03/2020

Local time: 15:00

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

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23/03/2020

Local time: 15:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

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

The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be

Accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/13aaced9-5012-4589-b1a1-b378bb77c355

1) ContracT notice transparency information for the agreement;

2) Contract notice authorised customer list;

3) Rights reserved for CCS framework;

4) Lot Structure and number of awards (if applicable).

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with potential providers. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

To register, you will need to:

1) Go to the URL:

https://crowncommercialservice.eSourcingsolution.co.uk.

2) Select the link ‘I am a new supplier’;

3) Read and agree to the portal user agreement;

4) Complete the registration form, providing information including:

— the full legal name of your organisation,

— your company registration number,

— your DUNS number — a unique 9-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun and Bradstreet,

— user and contact details.

Once you have registered on the eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

Note: If you require additional users from your organisation to see the invitation to tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user and add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via ‘User Management’ ‘Manage users’ ‘Users’ ‘Create’.

Expressing an interest:

To express your interest in this procurement:

1) Login to the eSourcing Suite portal:

https://crowncommercialservice.eSourcingsolution.co.uk

2) On the dashboard select the link ITTs Open to All Suppliers;

3) On the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ webpage you will see one or more procurement listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;

4) Click on Express Interest at the top of the next screen;

5) You can now access the published documents in the portal.

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help-desk operated by email at help@eSourcingsolution.co.uk or call 0800 069 8630.

On 2.4.2014 the Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme which replaced the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this was the reduction in the number of security classifications used.

All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the GSC: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Please be advised this procurement is exempt from Cyber Security Please refer to the Procurement Policy Note (PPN - page 5)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/526200/ppn_update_cyber_essentials_0914.pdf

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street

Liverpool

L3 9PP

UK

Telephone: +44 3450103503

E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

11/02/2020

Current Notes