II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Manchester City Council is inviting tenders for an ‘End User Devices and Associated Peripherals’ framework.
The Council, has approximately 7 300 staff located over 300 locations, with a mixed estate of approximately 15 000 hardware devices split between laptops, desktops, thin client terminals, tablets and mobile phones. The Council is looking to improve the user experience by appointing partner(s) for the provision of all IT end user devices (EUD), associated peripherals/equipment and supporting services in order to support and enhance the Council’s EUD strategy and service offering.
The primary partner will assist the Council’s ICT team in the identification, procurement and provisioning of all EUD equipment for staff working within and for the Council. The Council wants to have a ‘one stop shop’ for all IT EUD equipment. This includes (but is not limited to): Desktop PC’s, laptops, tablets, unlocked mobile phones (smartphones, feature phones and ruggedised devices), 2-in-1 hybrid devices, cables, monitors keyboards and mice.
The framework will be for a 2-year period with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years commencing in October 2020.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Quality
/ Weighting: 40
Quality criterion: Social and ethical value
/ Weighting: 20
II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 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:
The framework will be for a 2-year period with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years commencing in October 2020. A decision to extend the framework beyond the initial 2 years will be taken in year 2 of the framework.
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:
II.2.14) Additional information
The Council is using the eBusiness portal known as the Chest. Applicants will need to register their details at the following link http://www.the-chest.org.uk Once registered, applicants will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the documentation relating to this opportunity. Applicants will need to electronically submit their completed tender documents, including online questionnaire, via the on-line portal by 11 a.m. on 21 August 2020 as referred to in IV.2.2). Any clarification queries must also be submitted via the Chest website by the date referred to in the tender documentation.
The framework will be for 2 years, expected to commence October 2020 with an option to extend for up to an additional 2 years.
The successful supplier will be required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of and surroundings of, the place of delivery of the contract. Therefore, selection and award criteria, specification requirements and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations as relevant to the subject matter of this project.
The Council reserves the right not to award the framework, as a result of this contract notice. The Council shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any organisation in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed framework.
All submissions must be in English, with any clarifications or discussions conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in pounds sterling and all payments under the proposed contract will be made in pounds sterling.
Tenders should note that although quantities and descriptions in the tender are those used and required by Manchester City Council this framework is open to and may be used by (upon gaining permission by the Council) other association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) and its associate members and MANCHESTER partners — this includes the following Councils, Bolton, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Trafford, Rochdale, Bury, Salford, Wigan, Blackburn Darwen BC, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Warrington, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Greater Manchester Police Authority, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, Manchester Central Convention Complex, Commission for New Economy, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (TFGM),Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Integrated Transport Authority. Public sector bodies with offices based with the Greater Manchester area may also use this framework.
The result of this tender may not be exclusive to one supplier and Manchester City Council reserves the right to place orders with more than one approved successful tenderer for the above said items or work required. This constitutes a framework agreement.