National Fraud Initiative Data Matching Services

National Fraud Initiative Data Matching Services

The Cabinet Office requires a managed service to deliver all aspects of National Fraud Initiative (NFI) in an environment that meets the Cabinet Office security requirements and is accredited against relevant Government Information Assurance Standards. 

United Kingdom-London: Database and operating software package

2017/S 229-477360

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Minister for the Cabinet Office — part of the Crown
Cabinet Office 70 Whitehall, Westminster
London
SW1A 2AS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

National Fraud Initiative Data Matching Services.

Reference number: RM6010

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Cabinet Office requires a managed service to deliver all aspects of National Fraud Initiative (NFI) in an environment that meets the Cabinet Office security requirements and is accredited against relevant Government Information Assurance Standards. The supplier will be expected to ensure that the system is updated in line with future Government security standards and future changes to data protection legislation. The NFI is a complex project requiring expertise, flexibility and close collaboration. The supplier will be required to work in partnership with the Cabinet Office to jointly drive innovation and continual programme development. For example developing enhanced data matching/analytics techniques, overcoming specific data related problems, contacting participants needing support and developing enhanced functionality for the NFI web application.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48613000
48612000
48614000
48610000
48611000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI32

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Cabinet Office requires a managed service to deliver all aspects of National Fraud Initiative in an environment that meets the Cabinet Office security requirements, accredited against relevant Government Information Assurance Standards. The supplier will ensure that the system is updated in line with future Government security standards and any future changes to data protection legislation. The NFI is a complex project requiring expertise, flexibility and close collaboration. The supplier will be required to work in partnership with Cabinet Office to jointly drive innovation and continual programme development. E.G. developing enhanced data matching/analytics techniques, overcoming specific data related problems, contacting participants needing support and developing enhanced functionality for the NFI web application. The length of the agreement will be 57 months (including 7 month delivery phase) with the option of a two year extension.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 57
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that from Award and Execution of the Contract there will be a testing (including obtaining appropriate certification) / implementation period prior to commencement of data matching services. This may be up to 6 months long and it will be a requirement for the Supplier to pass this period to enable them to commence the service. There is an option to extend for a further 2 years.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Regulation 58 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 on the basis of information provided in response to Part A of the Document titled ‘Your Offer’ .

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Services e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link Register for CCS eSourcing. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to the Emptoris messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Support Desk email: eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 198-407252

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/01/2018
Local time: 14:59
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/01/2018
Local time: 15:00
Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Bidders should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) intends to publish the Procurement documents and the text of any Contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Basic/eeca3dc1-94c6-4588-8620-bd1299480ee5#field_notice_identifier. Further information can be found at https:// www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-and-contracting-transparency-requirements-guidance. The Customer expressly reserves the right (i) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice: (ii) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition: in no circumstances will the Customer be liable for any costs incurred by Applicants. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Applicants.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Crown Commercial Service
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
Norwich
NR7 0HS
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

There is no right of appeal in this procurement. If you have a complaint or seek to challenge the outcome, please follow the guidance on procedure contained in the previous section.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Not Applicable
Not Applicable
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/11/2017

 

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