Information Service Framework for Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Information Service Framework for Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

As such, it is vital that it has appropriate and fit for purpose application development services to support the delivery and management of projects, and which are capable of supporting growth in the business.

United Kingdom-Blyth: Software package and information systems

2014/S 249-442316

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Offshore House, Albert Street
Contact point(s): Procurement and Commercial Team
For the attention of: Gillian Sharp
NE24 1LZ Blyth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3330041400
Fax: +44 3330041399

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ore.catapult.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA20484

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

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: offshore renewable energy

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:

Information Service Framework.

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: Glasgow and / or Blyth.

NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 2

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

ORE Catapult has a requirement for an Information Service Framework to provide application development support and generic hosting services and support (the ‘Service’).
The Service will be utilised as and when required, on a call-off basis by ORE Catapult in Glasgow and Blyth.
The ORE Catapult will be involved in a range of highly technical and geographically diverse projects and programmes which will generate substantial information and data. As such, it is vital that it has appropriate and fit for purpose application development services to support the delivery and management of projects, and which are capable of supporting growth in the business.
All ORE Catapult systems currently reside on MicroSoft SQL server platform with MicroSoft.net-based front-end applications and any subsequent solutions shall need to be compatible with this current set-up.
The tender process seeks to establish a framework for the delivery and support of information systems to support ORE Catapult internal and external stakeholders. The process may appoint a number of Contractor/s with the necessary breadth and depth of skills and experience to successfully deliver our Information Systems and Knowledge Management agenda.
The duration of this Information Service Framework will be for a period of 2 years with the option to extend the duration for up to a further 24 months, at the sole discretion of the ORE Catapult and subject to satisfactory performance of the Contractor/s.
The Service is divided into Lots.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=331383

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

As per ITT.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Digital Design

1)Short description

Examples of the capabilities included within this lot are User Experience (UX), Website design and configuration, graphical design and content and digital marketing.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

3)Quantity or scope

As required.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Software configuration

1)Short description

Examples of the capabilities included within this lot are design, implementation and configuration of software components to address individual project requirements e.g. SharePoint.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

3)Quantity or scope

As required.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Software Development

1)Short description

Examples of the capabilities included within this lot are Design and development of specific database and software solutions, implementing relevant stages of the software development cycle:
— Database design;
— Application design;
— Application development (and application development consultancy services);
— Application testing;
— Application documentation;
— Application training.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

3)Quantity or scope

As requred.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Generic Hosting Services

1)Short description

Examples of the capabilities included within this lot are to provide a hosted service solution for a number of future projects including, but not limited to:
— Hosting;
— Storage;
— Visualisation;
— Communications Links;
— Security Services;
— Database hosting;
— Backup;
— Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Planning.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

3)Quantity or scope

As required.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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

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: As per PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per PQQ.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
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:

CT/14/79
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

30.1.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.2.2015

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

Section VI: Complementary information

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

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:331383).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.12.2014

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