ICT Core Services for The Highland Council
The scope of the ICT Core Services to be sourced under this procurement may be broadly defined as providing managed technology infrastructure, application systems and desktop services.
United Kingdom-Inverness: Information technology services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Contact point(s): Strategic Procurement, Finance Service
For the attention of: Dorothy Low
IV3 5NX Inverness
Telephone: +44 1463702789
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.highland.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
High Life Highland
Highland and Western Isles Joint Valuation Board
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Highlands.
NUTS code UKM6
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The following requirements are specifically excluded from this procurement:
Wide Area Networking;
Full telephony services (including fixed and mobile);
Cabling and Cabinets.
It should be noted that these items are subject to existing contracts.
The following requirements will form optional services within the ICT Core Services contract:-
Managed Print Services;
End user device provision including peripherals and AV equipment
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72222300, 72267200, 72267100, 50312620, 50312610, 30213100, 30213300, 30213200, 30211300, 30211400, 30230000, 30231000, 30231100,30233100, 30236000, 30237000, 30237300, 72540000, 72541000, 72590000, 72600000, 72610000, 72611000, 72700000, 72800000, 72810000,72820000, 72900000, 72910000, 72920000, 51600000, 51610000, 51611000, 80533100, 72212650, 72212900, 72252000, 72510000, 72150000,50300000, 50312000, 50320000, 50321000, 50322000, 50323000, 50323100, 50323200, 48624000, 48822000, 48900000, 30200000, 72500000,30237200, 50324000, 72222100, 72222000, 72223000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The lower end of the range is calculated by taking the Council’s budget of 8 650 000 GBP/ year, multiplying it by the minimum contract length of 5 years and the reducing it by the maximum potential savings anticipated (20 %). An increment is then added as an estimate of transition and transformation costs.
The high end of the range is calculated by taking the Council’s budget of 8 650 000 GBP/ year and multiplying it by the maximum contract length of 7 years. To this is then added an increment for estimated transition and transformation costs, estimated values for the commodity contracts that are optional services, plus an allowance of ~24 % for additional spend with the new contractor based on historic levels of additional spend.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 38 000 000 and 125 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract will be for a 5 year duration with the potential to extend for up to 2 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 2
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees 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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the PQQ questions.
This area will be assessed through the PQQ questions.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the PQQ questions.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The six bidders scoring most highly as a result of their PQQ submissions shall be Invited to Participate in Dialogue. This number shall be reduced through the Competitive Dialogue.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority currently provides ICT services delivered as part of its current contract to a number of other public bodies as third party customers. This may be subject to change and may therefore affect the level of business required under this forthcoming contract, however candidates may wish to note that these are currently:
— Highlife Highland
— Highland and Western Isles Joint Valuation Board
— NHS Highland (up to 500 staff)
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
The Highland Council. Strategic Procurement
The Town House, High Street
IV1 1JJ Inverness
Telephone: +44 1463785148
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: