Drupal Services Tender

Drupal Services Tender

Invest NI wish to appoint a Contractor to migrate, configure, maintain and support its key corporate websites on the Drupal 8 platform. 

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

2018/S 094-213664

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for Economy – Invest NI
Bedford Square, 1 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7ES
United Kingdom
E-mail: ICT.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.1)Name and addresses

Department for the Economy – Invest NI
Bedford Square, 1 Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7ES
United Kingdom
E-mail: ICT.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves 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://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CFT 1458670 — DfE Invest NI — Provision of Drupal Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Invest NI wish to appoint a Contractor to migrate, configure, maintain and support its key corporate websites on the Drupal 8 platform. The scope of this contract will include the following services:

— design and build of a Drupal 8 environment including operating systems on supplied hardware, and with separate instances, suitable for all Invest NI corporate websites including the future migration of NIBusinessInfo,

— migration to Drupal 8 and provision of ongoing support and maintenance including operating system patching for the following Invest NI websites from the date the sites have been successfully migrated:

—— InvestNI.com,

—— NIConnections.com,

—— BuyNIFood.com, and

—— Invest NI Corporate Intranet.

— future planned migration of nibusinessInfo.co.uk to Drupal 8,

— provision of ongoing support and maintenance,

— provision of Drupal technical and development resource through additional development days in support of our internal development team.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invest NI wish to appoint a Contractor to migrate, configure, maintain and support its key corporate websites on the Drupal 8 platform. The scope of this contract will include the following services:

— design and build of a Drupal 8 environment including operating systems on supplied hardware, and with separate instances, suitable for all Invest NI corporate websites including the future migration of NIBusinessInfo,

— migration to Drupal 8 and provision of ongoing support and maintenance including operating system patching for the following Invest NI websites from the date the sites have been successfully migrated:

—— InvestNI.com,

—— NIConnections.com,

—— BuyNIFood.com, and

—— Invest NI Corporate Intranet.

— future planned migration of nibusinessInfo.co.uk to Drupal 8,

— provision of ongoing support and maintenance,

— provision of Drupal technical and development resource through additional development days in support of our internal development team.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Award criteria / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion – Name: Financial evaluation / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 129
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

This contract will start on the Contract Commencement Date and will run for an initial period of 3 years and up to 9 months.

There are also seven (7) optional extension periods of one (1) year i.e. 3 years plus 9 months + 1 year + 1 year + 1 year + 1 year + 1 year + 1 year + 1 year.

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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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:

As per the Terms and Conditions of Contract.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 21/06/2018
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 19/09/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/06/2018
Local time: 15:30
Place:

Central Procurement Directorate, 303 Airport Road West, BT3 9ED.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

CPD Representatives with access to the project on eTendersNI.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The figure indicated in II.1.5 represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value. This value reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account such changes to the scope / and or scale which may result.. from future operational requirements. The pricing strategy applied and the setting of cost / profit margins are a commercial decision for.. economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition. In addition, neither CPD nor the Authority can provide any guarantee… as to the level of business under this contract. Contract Monitoring — The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will… be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not… getting what it is paying for If a Contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time… to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance the matter will be escalated to… senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the… specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Notice of Unsatisfactory… Performance and the contract may be terminated. The effect of the Notice will be to enable any Department, at its discretion, to exclude… the supplier from future procurement competitions being undertaken for a period of three years. This contract will not be awarded in.. Lots as a single supplier is required.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal / mediation procedures.
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where.. appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the.. contract.. is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/05/2018

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