SAP Hosting Services Contract
The successful economic operator will be required to deliver the dedicated private managed cloud infrastructure/servers to the specification stated.
United Kingdom-London: System implementation planning services
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
I.1)Name and addresses
Berger House, 36-38 Berkeley Sq
Contact person: Andrew Jarvis
NUTS code: UKN0
Section II: Object
Provision of SAP Hosting Services on Behalf of their Kilroot and Ballylumford Power Stations
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The successful economic operator will be required to deliver the dedicated private managed cloud infrastructure/servers to the specification stated, within maximum permissible timescales, to ensure that the client(s) can meet their contractual obligations to take on the ‘carved out’ SAP data under a Transfer services agreement (TSA) in place with the organisation that EP UKI have acquired the power stations from, namely AES (Global) Ltd, a power generator operating mainly out of North America.
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
Northern Ireland is the location of the 2 operations in question — however, the SAP hosting services can be provided anywhere within the EU/EEA.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Economic operators are required to confirm that they can deliver a dedicated, private, managed cloud infrastructure/solution to the specification stated below; please confirm that your company is able to meet the 7 (seven) elements of this specification:
HANA Version 1.00.122.08 / S4HANA on Premise 1610 SP 02 (05/2017) FP
Database: ASE Version: ASE 16.0 SP02 PL04 26664 EBF
SAP UI5 version 1.44.7
Database: MAX DB Version 7.9.08.35
Content server Version: Content Server 6.50
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract will be awarded for an initial period of two (2) years, with the potential option for the Clients to extend (at their sole discretion), for agreed and specified periods, up to a maximum of seven (7) years in total.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
As detailed within the selection questionnaire.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The contract will be awarded for an initial period of two (2) years, with the potential option for the clients to extend (at their sole discretion), for agreed and specified periods, up to a maximum of seven (7) years in total.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
EP Kilroot Ltd and EP Ballylumford Ltd reserve the right to require such assurances as they consider necessary and/or the provision of a guarantee, performance bond, direct agreement or collateral warranty from any third party entities the Economic Operator wishes to rely on.
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Each consortium member will be required to contract with EP Kilroot Ltd and EP Ballylumford Ltd on such basis as they consider appropriate, having regard to the nature, size and complexity of the contract. In particular, EP Kilroot Ltd and EP Ballylumford Ltd may require:
— some or all consortium members to contract on the basis of joint and several liability,
— 1 consortium member to contract as the prime contractor (with other consortium members entering into direct agreements, collateral warranties or guarantees), or
— the consortium to form an incorporated, special purpose vehicle to contract with EP Kilroot Ltd and EP Ballylumford Ltd.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This procurement is being conducted in accordance with the negotiated procedure under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 (Regulations).
The procedure to be followed for this tender process is the negotiated procedure with a prior call for competition (Regulation 47).
Economic operators who wish to participate in this procurement are required to provide details of their contact point, together with an email address and telephone number by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com in order to receive clarification responses. It is the responsibility of each economic operator to register in this manner. Economic operators who fail to provide their details or register in this manner will not receive any clarifications or updated information provided during the procurement process.
The costs of responding to this process and participation in the process (including any and all negotiations) will be borne by each economic operator.
All discussions and correspondence will be deemed strictly subject to contract until a formal contract is entered into.
The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of all parties.
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
There will be a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all economic operators. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision before the contract was entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: