Scottish Government Electronic Vote Counting System

Scottish Government Electronic Vote Counting System

Scottish Ministers invite you to tender to provide an Electronic Counting System for the Scottish Local Government Elections in 2017 and any Local Council By-Election until 2021.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Data capture services

2015/S 099-180447

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Government
Europa Building, 450 Argyle Street
Contact point(s): Scottish Procurement
For the attention of: Douglas Martin
G1 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412420478
E-mail: douglas.martin@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

The Scottish Government Core Directorates

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Angus Council

Argyll and Bute Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dundee City Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Lothian Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Falkirk Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Highland Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

Moray Council, The

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Orkney Islands Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Shetland Islands Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Stirling Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Lothian Council

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Scottish Local Government Elections 2017 – Electronic Vote Counting System.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.

NUTS code UKM

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: 32

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 63
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The framework period is for 5 years 3 months to ensure the necessary continuity in service during the Scottish Local Government Elections in 2017 and any subsequent Local Council By-Election until 2021. Not only will this achieve continuity of service but will also represent best value for money. It is also necessary in order to ensure economic viability of the framework having regard to the nature of the requirement and the investment needed in the system development and equipment/tools.

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 000 000 GBP

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

Scottish Ministers invite you to tender to provide an Electronic Counting System for the Scottish Local Government Elections in 2017 and any Local Council By-Election until 2021.
Tenderers will be expected to deliver a complete solution for the required infrastructure and services. The end-to-end solution includes the production of ballot papers and postal voting packs and the process from receipt of ballot boxes to the result being calculated and made available to the Returning Officer to declare. This will require a broad range of technologies and capabilities.
The Contractor will carry out services over four distinct Stages. Requirements for Stages 1, 2 and 3 will be subject to a single contract between the Contractor and the Scottish Ministers, acting through the Scottish Government (the Contracting Authority). Individual Local Authorities will enter into separate contracts, referred to as ‘call-off’ contracts, with the Contractor for Stage 4 requirements in relation to the Local Government Elections in 2017 and where necessary thereafter for Local Authority by-elections post 2017.
Scottish Ministers and Local Authorities will enter into separate contracts with the Contractor for their respective requirements.
The Framework Agreement covers Local Government elections in 2017 and Local Authority requirements for any Local Government by-elections required during the period 2017 – 2021. Use of the Framework for by-elections is not mandatory and Local Authorities may choose not to make use of the Framework, where a manual count for a local by-election is the preferred method of delivery, or where they already have alternative arrangements in place.
NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 3482 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72313000, 72314000, 22821000, 72500000, 72140000, 72212900

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 2.11.2015. Completion 28.2.2021

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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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 within Selection Criteria in Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed within Selection Criteria within Invitation to Tender.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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: yes

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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Technical. Weighting 70

2. Commercial. Weighting 30

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:

Case/217433

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 37-063245 of 21.2.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.6.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:334547).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:

21.5.2015

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