Knowledge Base Service Tender

Knowledge Base Service Tender

NICE is seeking to procure a Link Resolver and Knowledge Base Service that resolves the links between the Users’ search query and the relevant full text journal articles.

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

2016/S 237-432595

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BD Manchester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +49 1618703198
E-mail: irene.walker@nice.org.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BD Manchester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +49 1618703198
E-mail: irene.walker@nice.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.nice.org.uk/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Irene Walker
Level 1, City Tower, Piccadilly Gardens
M1 4BT Manchester
United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BD Manchester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +49 1618703198
E-mail: contract.bids@nice.org.uk
Internet address: http://www.nice.org.uk/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Health

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:

Link Resolver and Knowledge Base Service.

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: Manchester England.

NUTS code UKD3

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

NICE is seeking to procure a Link Resolver and Knowledge Base Service that resolves the links between the Users’ search query and the relevant full text journal articles that sit in a Knowledge Base. The Knowledge Base is an up-to-date and accurate repository of all the Content available to an organisation.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72320000, 92510000, 72512000

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

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:

NICE requires the provision of a Link Resolver and Knowledge Base Service that allow HDAS (and potentially other systems) to pass Citations and a User’s Organisational Identifier and receive links that resolve to Content they are eligible to access. The Service will provide a seamless journey for Users typically from searches undertaken against structured bibliographic databases (also referred to as abstracting and indexing databases) and to the Content they are eligible to access. Content is made available through the NICE Evidence Services, in particular the Health Database Advanced Search (HDAS) facility, a federated search service for the NHS. HDAS allows Users to simultaneously search multiple bibliographic databases from a single search interface, and provides links in the search results to Content to which the User has access. Users are required to sign-in to the HDAS service and the Unique Identifier for the Organisation of which they are a member is used to determine the Content and Holdings to which they have access. 2.2. Content is purchased by individual Trusts, individual Organisations, multiple Organisations collectively (Consortia), Clinical Commissioning Groups or nationally by Health Education England on behalf of Users working within the NHS.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 388 000 GBP

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: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)

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:

As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

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 detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

Open
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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

LRKB 2016

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 021-033320 of 28.1.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.1.2017 – 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

Any EU official language

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17.1.2017

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The full documents of the Tender pack can be downloaded by interested suppliers from https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NICE will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenders. This Period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the contracting authority named in section l.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales EN Standard form 02 — Contract notice 12 / 16 and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within three months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

6.12.2016

 

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