Robotic Process Automation Partnership – Crown Commercial Service

Robotic Process Automation Partnership – Crown Commercial Service

It is seeking a partner or partners that will help run a programme of education and demonstration of the potential of RPA and help departments build business cases.

United Kingdom-London: Programming services of application software

2017/S 095-186967

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
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 1HQ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Charles Stevenson
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office

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

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

Other activity: general public services, public procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Robotic Process Automation Partnership.

Reference number: RM3838

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72212000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

UK Government is seeking to accelerate the uptake of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) by central government departments and agencies (as at the publication of the Contract Notice the latest list of UK central government bodies can be found in the ‘Central Government’ worksheet in the guide here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide ).

It is seeking a partner or partners that will help run a programme of education and demonstration of the potential of RPA and help departments build business cases. All services will be provided by the partner to the Authority and the Authority will establish a cross-charge mechanism with the relevant departments via an MOU. Further information is available at Section II.2 and also in the procurement documents.

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)

72266000
72221000
72262000
72263000
72243000
72212000
72246000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

In the UK with limited requirements overseas.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Government is seeking to accelerate the uptake of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) by central government departments and agencies. It is seeking a partner or partners that will help run a programme of education and demonstration of the potential of RPA and help departments build business cases. Under the terms of the contract the partner will be able to build RPA applications for departments and either be paid for development and deployment or be paid out of benefits. Potential partners should have a substantial track record of successful development and be prepared to invest in this opportunity.

The period referred to in II.2.7 is 3 years maximum with a breakpoint after 2 years.

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

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

In accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, Crown Commercial Service intends to publish the procurement documents and the text of any contract awarded, subject to possible redactions at its discretion. Further information on transparency can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-and-contracting-transparency-requirements-guidance

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 Contracts Regulations 2015, on the basis of information provided in response to a Selection Questionnaire.

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s 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 ExpressionOfInterest@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.2.2.

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

Restricted 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 070-133508

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

Date: 16/06/2017
Local time: 15:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

N/A
N/A
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

N/A
N/A
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 refer to the procurement documents for the required method of communication.

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

N/A
N/A
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/05/2017

 

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