Software Programming for Cabinet Office

Software Programming for Cabinet Office

Procurement of Support, Maintenance and Development Services for e-PIMS – the electronic Property Information Mapping Service.

UK-London: software programming and consultancy services

2012/S 150-251116

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cabinet Office
1 Horse Guards Road
Contact point(s): epimsprocurement@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk
For the attention of: Chris Statham
SW1A 2HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: chris.statham@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: Cabinet Office
1 Horse Guards Road
Contact point(s): epimsprocurement@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk
For the attention of: Chris Statham
SW1A 2HQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: chris.statham@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk

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: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Procurement of Support, Maintenance and Development Services for e-PIMS – the electronic Property Information Mapping Service.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UK
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This notice is an invitation to interested parties to participate in a market testing exercise. The specifics of the requirement have not yet been decided and will be subject to further review.
The Cabinet Office is considering the options available for the provision of support, maintenance and development services for the electronic Property Information Mapping Service (e-PIMS™) platform.The e-PIMS™ platform hosts a number of live applications, which are primarily used by UK Government Departments, Scottish Government and the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland and Wales to support the delivery and monitoring of activity in key policy areas, such as property and sustainability.
In light of emerging policy developments and wider changes, including the Civil Service Reform plans, the Cabinet Office is reviewing its Management Information (MI) strategy. This includes establishing the technologies that are necessary to collect and analyse management information from departments across key workstreams, such as ICT, finance and procurement. One of the options under consideration is to extend the role of the e-PIMS platform to improve capabilities in this area.
At this stage, we wish to explore with the market the potential to either continue with the development of the existing platform or to create a new platform for both the existing applications and future developments.
We also wish to explore the feasibility of structuring the contract to allow Other Government Departments within UK Government and other agreed public bodies to utilise the contract via an enabling agreement.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000, 72300000, 48200000, 48710000, 48930000, 48980000, 48990000, 72260000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
1.10.2012
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
This notice is an invitation to interested parties to participate in a market testing exercise. The specifics of the requirement have not yet been decided and will be subject to further review.
The Cabinet Office is considering the options available for the provision of support, maintenance and development services for the electronic Property Information Mapping Service (e-PIMS™) platform. The e-PIMS™ platform hosts a number of live applications, which are primarily used by UK Government Departments, Scottish Government and the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland and Wales, and their agencies to support the delivery and monitoring of activity in key policy areas, such as property and sustainability.
In light of emerging policy developments and wider changes, including the Civil Service Reform plans, the Cabinet Office is reviewing its Management Information (MI) strategy. This includes establishing the technologies that are necessary to collect and analyse management information from departments across key workstreams, such as ICT, finance and procurement. One of the options under consideration is to extend the role of the e-PIMS platform to improve capabilities in this area.
At this stage, we wish to explore with the market the potential to either continue with the development of the existing platform or to create a new platform for both the existing applications and future developments.
We also wish to explore the feasibility of structuring the contract to allow Other Government Departments within UK Government and other agreed public bodies to utilise the contract via an enabling agreement.
Potential suppliers are requested to register their interest by emailing epimsprocurement@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk no later than noon on 14.8.2012 (quoting e-PIMS PIN 2012 as the reference) to receive an information pack, which includes details about the likely nature of the requirements and further background information about the current arrangements and policy context for the emerging requirements. An industry day will be held on 22nd August in London, England and all potential suppliers are encouraged to attend this session. Information from the day will be made available on-line for those who are unable to attend.

Potential suppliers will be requested to provide a written response to a number of questions that will be included in the information pack around the outline requirements and strategic options. Responses will be required by noon on 6th September 2012.
This market sounding exercise does not form part of a formal procurement process and the Cabinet Office reserves the right to decide whether or not to proceed with any tendering procedure in the future. Potential suppliers shall be solely responsible for any costs which they incur as a result of participating in any aspect of this market testing exercise.
Further information for Section I.4 – we have selected that we are not purchasing on behalf of other Contracting Authorities as this is not finalised – however we do expect this to be the case. Additionally, we are exploring during the market testing, whether it is suitable for Contracting Authorities to contract directly with the successful supplier(s).
Further information for Section II.4 (Lots) – we are exploring through the market testing phase a range of options on whether this will result in a procurement(s) for a single contract, a lotted contract or a contract and a framework agreement.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Support and Maintenance Services

1)Short description:
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000, 72300000, 48200000, 48710000, 48930000, 48980000, 48990000, 72260000

5)Additional information about lots:
Further information for Section II.4 (Lots) – we are exploring through the market testing phase a range of options on whether this will result in a procurement(s) for a single contract, a lotted contract or a contract and a framework agreement. Therefore at this stage we are unable to define which services fall under Lot 1.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Development Services
1)Short description:
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000, 72300000, 48200000, 48710000, 48930000, 48980000, 48990000, 72260000

5)Additional information about lots:
Further information for Section II.4 (Lots) – we are exploring through the market testing phase a range of options on whether this will result in a procurement(s) for a single contract, a lotted contract or a contract and a framework agreement. Therefore at this stage we are unable to define which services fall under Lot 2.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Environmental protection legislation http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Employment protection and working conditions http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.8.2012

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