Research and Development and Software Development Tender

Research and Development and Software Development Tender

This framework is concerned with the delivery, improvement and support of data services and the creation and maintenance of data solutions for internal and external users.

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

2015/S 216-394270

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UKHO
UK Hydrographic Office, Admiralty Way
For the attention of: Mr Aled Evans
TA1 2DN Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823723356
E-mail: aled.evans@ukho.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ukho.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: UKHO
UK Hydrographic Office, Admiralty Way
For the attention of: Mr Aled Evans
TA1 2DN Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823723356
E-mail: aled.evans@ukho.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: UKHO
UK Hydrographic Office, Admiralty Way
For the attention of: Mr Aled Evans
TA1 2DN Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823723356
E-mail: aled.evans@ukho.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: UKHO
UK Hydrographic Office, Admiralty Way
For the attention of: Mr Aled Evans
TA1 2DN Taunton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1823723356
E-mail: aled.evans@ukho.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Defence
Public order and safety

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:

The Provision of Research and Development and Software Development and Support.

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

NUTS code UKK23

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: 0

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 3 900 000 GBP

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

The provision of research & development and software development and support
This framework is concerned with the delivery, improvement and support of data services and the creation and maintenance of data solutions for internal and external users. This may involve the creation of new products and services, and/or new or improved methods of producing, delivering and/or supporting products and services. These services, products and solutions may include, but are not limited to: manipulation, interrogation, management and display of information; designing, prototyping, modification, integration and/or data services with or integration into online, web-based or mobile/tablet delivery systems. Information and data may be spatial or textual or, increasingly, a fusion of both.
The Authority aspires to routinely create new data products or services in near real-time. The framework will enable the Authority to move towards its goal of holding data in such a way that it is discoverable to a user with necessary access rights and clearances with a single search and to automatically search for new source data and assess, ingest, meta-tag, store and make available for exploitation.
It is envisaged that development activity that may include short research and development tasks and consultancy and advice services relating to any of the above; but the scope also includes delivery of and migration to final Production systems, or IT software solutions and support thereof.
Outputs from specific Lots may be used to inform requirements and task suppliers under other Lots or other contracts.
Task 1 under the framework is being let at the same time. Detailed requirements are available under Lot 3- Rules Automation and Workflow for Task 1- Automated Assessment. It should be noted that bidders are free to bid for a place on this Lot without also bidding for Task 1, as the scoring of the Lot and scoring of Task 1 are independent of each other.
Suppliers will be expected to work with the Authority and any other third party supplier the Authority may appoint during the life of the framework agreement.
The Lots are as follows:
— Lot 1 Software Development.
— Lot 2 Mobile Apps.
— Lot 3 Rules Automation and Workflow.
— Lot 4 Automated Data Mining, Transformation and Content Generation.
— Lot 5 Open Source, Open Standards and Non-Relational Databases.
— Lot 6 Data Discovery and Supply.
Further information can be found in the ITT document.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000, 73000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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 provision of research and development and software development and support:
The Lots are as follows:
— Lot 1 Software Development.
— Lot 2 Mobile Apps.
— Lot 3 Rules Automation and Workflow.
— Lot 4 Automated Data Mining, Transformation and Content Generation.
— Lot 5 Open Source, Open Standards and Non-Relational Databases.
— Lot 6 Data Discovery and Supply.
Further information can be found in the ITT document.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Binding option of 1 year extension to duration, total framework duration 4 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

As detailed in ITT document.

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 ITT document.

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 ITT document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in ITT document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in ITT document.
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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

-A3XG-V39PTJ
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

7.12.2015 – 12:00
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

English.

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 7.12.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

To be able to access and receive the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation, all interested suppliers shall need to register on the UK Hydrographic Office e Procurement portal, called ProContract, unless already registered. For those interested suppliers not yet registered, please go to the following link and complete the relevant company details. Registration is free and once on the system your company will be able to receive details of any other future requirements which you may be able to supply. The link is as follows:https://ukhocontracts.ukho.gov.uk/procontract/ukho/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm Once registered, you can access the ITT documents in the following way;

— Logon as a supplier
— Go to My Opportunities link
— located on the right hand side of the screen
— When in My Opportunities ensure that organisation drop down selection is set to UKHO
— This will then show you the opportunities for UKHO only
— Suppliers need to access the opportunity referenced
— See the initial My Opportunities page for this requirement
— This should then load up the Contract page for Suppliers. Click the View button.
— Half way down next page, see Attachments section. Click on the ITT linked document Any problems registering on ProContract and/or accessing the ITT documents please contact Aled Evans on +44 1823723356.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

as point of contact above
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

4.11.2015

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