Software integration consultancy services

Software integration consultancy services

The trust is seeking to procure an integration system and related services. The system will support the key operations of message validation, enrichment and routing, and connections to other systems over a wide variety of communication protocols. UK-London: Information technology services

2013/S 020-031481

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street
For the attention of: Kim Hillman
WC1N 3JH London
Telephone: +44 2078298667
Fax: +44 2072424901

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Integration System and related services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Information technology services. Software integration consultancy services. Hardware integration consultancy services. Installation services of computers and information-processing equipment. The trust is seeking to procure an integration system and related services. The system will support the key operations of message validation, enrichment and routing, and connections to other systems over a wide variety of communication protocols. It will be possible to deploy such operations in a distributed server environment that promotes high levels of performance, integrity, security, availability and extensibility.
There will be sophisticated tools for the management of production environments and for the development of message templates, operations and connectors. The system must be able to support all message formats and integration patterns in common use within healthcare and the NHS in particular.
The trust requires the following services: installation and implementation, including pre-configuration of health-orientated messages and operations; training on development and management tools; on-going support and upgrades; consultancy and development services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72222300, 72227000, 72228000, 51610000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
Deposits and guarantees may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be advised as part of the process.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability. If a contract is awarded to a consortium, applicants will be required to nominate a leadservice provider with whom the contracting authority can contract, or form themselves into a single legal entitybefore contract award. The contracting authority may award more than one contract for all, or part only of theservices/products required.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
to be demonstrated at PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given:
– where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority,
– where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate
f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years;
i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
k) With regard to the products to be supplied:
i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests;
ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards
to be demonstrated at PQQ.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: To be advised as part of the process.
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 yes
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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
4.3.2013 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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
Tenders and all supporting documentation will only be issued those suppliers who are shortlisted at PQQ stage. All documents must be priced in sterling. Suppliers who wish to express an interest in this contract notice must do so only via the e-sourcing portal e-mail
The awarding authority reserves the right not to proceed with the process at any stage of the procurement andshall not be liable for any abortive costs incurred. The Trust reserves the right to award contracts to one or more bidder and/or to split the award.
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GO Reference: GO-2013125-PRO-4541859.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Trust will incorporate the mandatory 10 day stand still.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.1.2013

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