Scottish National Advertising Portal

Scottish National Advertising Portal

The aim is to establish a Scottish National Advertising Portal which will be used by Scottish public sector bodies and organisations including the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, Higher and Further Education, Police and Fire Authorities and Third Sector organisations to advertise contract opportunities, manage the procurement process for low value procurements and record contract award information and data.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2015/S 137-253028

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Scottish Government
Floor 1, Europa Building, 450 Argyle Street
For the attention of: Dawn Swan
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412425595
E-mail: dawn.swan@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Scottish National Advertising Portal (Public Contracts Scotland).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Scottish Ministers (the Authority) are seeking to put in place a contract for the provision of a Scottish National Advertising Portal (Public Contracts Scotland).
The aim is to establish a Scottish National Advertising Portal which will be used by Scottish public sector bodies and organisations including the Scottish Government, Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, Higher & Further Education, Police & Fire Authorities and Third Sector organisations to advertise contract opportunities, manage the procurement process for low value procurements and record contract award information and data. The portal will also be used by the General Public (including Suppliers).
The portal which is currently in place is used approximately 160,000 times per month and users access over 1 100 000 pages of information each month. It has been used to create over 96 000 contracts and associated awards since its inception in 2008. The service has continued to expand year on year; there are currently 67,000 user registrations. The Service Provider will be required to manage the migration of data from the current system.
The Service Provider will be required to provide a fully managed and hosted service to design and host the Portal. The Service Provider will also be responsible for providing on-going user support including a dedicated helpdesk and delivering future service enhancements to meet customer needs, developments in technology and changes in EU and other relevant procurement legislation.
The Service Provider must be a registered TED eSender by the Service Commencement date.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 4043 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 80533000, 72400000, 72320000, 72222300, 72230000, 72250000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 600 000 and 3 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract duration will be 60 months, with the option to extend for a period or periods up to a further 60 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent Company and or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by Scottish Procurement. Participants will be advised during the procurement process if these are required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where consortia or other grouping of organisations submit a bid, they will be required to accept joint and several liability prior to being awarded the contract if successful. Such consortia or other groupings of organisations must nominate a lead member to deal with the Scottish Government on all matters relating to this procurement exercise.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(6) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
As stated in the Invitation to Tender Documentation, Candidates may be excluded in accordance with Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulation 2012.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
As stated in the invitation to tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Service Providers must be a registered TED eSender by Service Commencement Date.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SP-15-009
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.9.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 3.9.2015 – 12:00

Place:

Floor 1, Europa Building, 450 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8LG

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:397416).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: An economic Operator that suffers or risks suffering loss or damage attributable to breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.7.2015

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