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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Cabinet Office 70 Whitehall, Westminster
Telephone: +44 3450103503
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk/ccs
Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
National Fraud Initiative Data Matching Services.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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:
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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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Electronically, via web-based portal.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation 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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: