IT Professional Services Framework

IT Professional Services Framework

The purpose of this tender is to support the existing IT Professional Services Framework within the NGN 3iG Team, with the addition of new roles and an opportunity to invite new suppliers to join the framework.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Computer support and consultancy services

2016/S 162-293132

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northern Gas Networks Limited
1100 Century Way, Thorpe Park Business Park Colton
For the attention of: Harriet Wilkes
LS15 8TU Leeds
United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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:Northern Gas Networks
LS15 8TU
OX14 4SH Leeds
United Kingdom

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Northern Gas Networks
LS15 8TU Leeds
United Kingdom

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: utilities

I.3)Main activity

Other: gas distribution, repair, maintainence and asset replacement

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

IT Professional Services Framework — Phase 2.

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: Northern Gas Networks
1100 Century Way,
Thorpe Park Business Park,
LS15 8TU.
NUTS code

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

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

The purpose of this Tender is to support the existing IT Professional Services Framework within the NGN 3ig team, with the addition of new roles and an opportunity to invite new suppliers to join the framework.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

The purpose of this tender is to support the existing IT Professional Services Framework within the NGN 3iG Team, with the addition of new roles and an opportunity to invite new suppliers to join the framework. The following are key requirements for the framework:
— On demand capability to join the NGN Delivery work streams which will include:
o Access to experts for advice and guidance through calls and meetings
o Experts to be able to join NGN teams on a NGN site for short-term assignments, ranging in duration from single days to approximately three months
o The ability to end early, without financial penalty, assignments if no value added or change in strategy
— Value driven engagements with focus on how the expert is adding value to NGN
— Proactive presentation of innovation ideas to NGN
NGN anticipate having a number of partners under this Framework Agreement with various areas of expertise who will fulfil our requirements.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 17 000 000 and 20 000 000 EUR

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
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
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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:
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

23.9.2016 – 17:00
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

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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Please submit all queries to

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:



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