Microsoft Licensing Tender 2013 – 2017

Microsoft Licensing Tender 2013 – 2017

Translink (Comprising of Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Co Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd) and including Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) (known as ‘The Group’) are seeking to appoint a supplier to provide Microsoft Licensing.

UK-Belfast: Software-related services

2012/S 244-401868

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Translink
3 Milewater Road
For the attention of: Marcia Clarke
BT3 9BG Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +49 2890354076
E-mail: marcia.clarke@translink.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.translink.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://translink.co.uk/Corporate/Procurement/

Further information can be obtained from: e-Sourcingni
Internet address: www.-esourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: e-Sourcingni
Internet address: www.e-sourcingnibravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: e-Sourcingni
Internet address: www.e-Sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Main activity
Railway services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting entity:
Microsoft Licensing 2013 – 2017.
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: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN0
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):
Translink (Comprising of Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Co Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd) and including Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC) (known as ‘The Group’) are seeking to appoint a supplier to provide Microsoft Licensing
Licensing Requirements –
The 2 agreements are:
– EA Enterprise Agreement,
– EAP Application Platform,
Commencement Date l May 2013.
Duration 2 years with 2 options to extend – each option being a period of 1 year.
Mandatory companies must be registered Microsoft LARS – (Large Account Resellers).
Translink are using the Buying Solutions and Microsoft UK Public Sector Agreement PSA12.
Please see full PQQ / ITT for further details.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72260000, 72268000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
See above.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Duration of Contract is anticipated to be 2 years initially with 2 options to extend – each option being a period of 1 year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent calls for competition:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (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:

If required this will be listed in the joint PQQ / ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

If required this will be listed in the joint PQQ / ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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

If required this will be listed in the joint PQQ / ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: These will be listed in the joint PQQ / ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk ITT
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: If required this will be listed in the joint PQQ / ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: If required this will be listed in the joint PQQ / ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: If required this will be listed in the joint PQQ / ITT documentation on www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
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 entity:
NOTE – this is a joint PQQ / ITT and is issued under ITT 15424 (on e-sourcing).
Translink File Reference 004/0083/12.
Bravo Project Reference 10413.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: ..
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.1.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months.
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:
Let’s work together:
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com /TranslinkB2B for opportunites worth GBP 30,000 or more.

Check out our website at www.translink.co.uk /Corporate/Procurement/.

Participate in tenders at www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

1. Browse to the eSourcing portal: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

2. Click the “Click here to register” link;
3. Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”;
4. Enter your correct business and user details;
5. Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete;
6. You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);
7. Login to the portal with the username/password;
8. Click the “PQQs Open to All Suppliers” link (these are PQQs open to any registered supplier);
9. Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content;
10. Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page. This will move the PQQ over to the “My PQQs” page (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
11. Click on the PQQ code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page;
12. You can now Reply or Reject (please give a reason if rejecting);
13. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ.
If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8:00am – 6:00pm) on:
— Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— Phone: uk 08003684850 Phone (outside UK): +442033496601.
Note: Do not leave completing your PQQ/ITT response until the last minute, late responses shall be rejected. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
About Translink:
Throughout the documentation, both “Translink” and “Group” refer to the same corporate entities. Both shall be taken to comprise the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHCO) in addition to its main operating subsidiaries Citybus Ltd, Northern Ireland Railways Company Ltd and Ulsterbus Ltd.
Translink provide integrated public transport across Northern Ireland. The organisation is one of Northern Ireland’s largest employers with approximately 4,000 employees and a turnover in excess of £168m. Over 81 million passenger journeys are made on Translink services each year.

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

Please see section VI.4.2)

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Translink will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Please see section VI.4.2)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15.12.2012

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