Digital Policing – IT Solutions Framework

Digital Policing – IT Solutions Framework

This will include IT services such as consulting, software development, Internet and support.

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

2016/S 213-388019

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Metropolitan Police Service
Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Earls Court
Greater London
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kevin Murray
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


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 submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Metropolitan Police Service — Digital Policing — Solution Provider Framework.

Reference number: SS3/16/110

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

MOPAC (acting as Police Authority for the MPS) is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of services relating to end-to-end digital solutions that solve business problems. This will include IT services such as consulting, software development, Internet and support.

MOPAC is seeking to establish this Framework Agreement to be used by MPS as well as other Police Services in the UK including the Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC’s), the GLA and its functional bodies.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Solution Provider Framework will establish a panel of Solution Providers from whom MPS and the other contracting authorities will procure end-to-end digital solutions that solve business problems mainly through mini-competitions (Call offs), with direct awards in specifically defined circumstances. The Framework will include providers capable of delivering complex, multi-phased, technologically advanced end-to-end digital solutions.

Solution Providers will be expected to bring knowledge, experience and functional expertise, which can be drawn upon flexibly to deal with and deliver digital services solutions as a part or as a whole project that meets MPS and the other contracting authorities’ requirements.

This Framework is designed to enhance the MPS’ current Solution Delivery supply chain. It will fill the gap between other Government Frameworks (e.g. G-Cloud) and lengthier, higher value, more complex procurements which would require the formal OJEU process, by providing a rapid route-to-market whilst still maintaining ongoing competitiveness.

It is expected that the MPS will commission approximately 10 projects each year (2 large, 4 medium and 4 small) with an average of 16 active projects at any given time.

The services MOPAC is seeking to be included in the Framework fall under the following general categories: Project Management, Solution Proposals, Detailed Solution Design, Build / Development, Business and Technical Analysis, Environment Management and 3rd Line Support.

The sorts of workloads which will be typically, but not exclusively put through the Framework are as follows:

— Bespoke Application Developments — primarily software based although they may have an aspect of hardware. Generally characterised by having requesting parties’ specific requirements. A recent example which would fit this category would be the Automatic Number Plate Recognition system (ANPR).

— Application Configuration using Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Solutions — where the business requirements can be wholly provided by currently available commercial software then a COTS solutions is relevant. These workloads will be characterised by a heavy reliance on the configuration aspects of deployment. A recent example of this sort of development would be the Intranet Content Management project.

— Software As A Service (SaaS) solution — is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted by a software provider. It is sometimes referred to as ‘on-demand software’ and is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser. An example of SaaS would be Microsoft’s Office 365 solution.

— Device and Software Development and Implementation — a combination of software and hardware, developed and configured together to provide a complete solution. They will generally be characterised by having requirements which are specific to the requesting party and not a generic solution which can be purchased then configured. A recent example which would fit this category is the Body Worn Video project.

— Integration Projects — developments which are primarily concerned with bringing together component subsystems so that they work as a co-ordinated whole. A recent example of an Integration Project would be the Emergency Services Network (ESN) Implementation.

— Application Development Enhancements — development work concerned with the enhancement, maintenance or updating of an existing Application. These will be classified as Major or Minor depending on the cost/time parameters. Examples of these developments would be the addition of new functionality to the CRIS or CRIMINT systems.

— Turnkey Infrastructure plus Software Implementations — A development which is created separately and presented as a complete package ready to be deployed into the MPS systems. An example would be the Internet Hosting and Content Mgt project.

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: 350 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Any replacement framework will be procured under the relevant procurement regulations that are applicable at that time.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 15
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The selection criteria are set out in the document containing the Standard Selection Questionnaire, available through the Bluelight e-tendering portal.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Full details of the background, scope and requirements can be found in the Solution Summary document available through the Bluelight e-tendering portal.

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

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 186-333786

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

Date: 30/11/2016
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 16/12/2016

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:


VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Full details of the background, scope and requirements can be found in the Solution Summary document available through the Bluelight e-tendering portal.

Contracting authorities are entitled to award contracts under the Framework at any point up to the end of the four year period, which means that a specific contract can extend beyond the lifespan of the Framework Agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Metropolitan Police Service
Empress State Building, Lillie Road, Earls Court
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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