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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
1 Horse Guards Road
Contact person: Charles Stevenson
Telephone: +44 3450103503
NUTS code: UK
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/cabinet-office
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Robotic Process Automation Partnership.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)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.2.7)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
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:
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 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.
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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
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.4.2)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 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
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: