Tender for Delivery of IT Infrastructure Operations

Tender for Delivery of IT Infrastructure Operations

Through the accelerated adoption of cloud services and the transition of current “on premise” technology solutions to more flexible and cost controllable ways of working, the authority wishes to deliver more value to the business, drive down the cost to serve and make it easier for the business to engage IT.

United Kingdom-Reading: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2019/S 030-068405

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

SSE Services Plc
No, 1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbry Road
Reading
RG1 3JH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Charlotte Brocks
Telephone: +44 7876836903
E-mail: fit.procurement@sse.com
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.sse.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://ssecom.sharepoint.com/sites/extranet-corporate-it_CIOOP/Shared%20Documents/Future%20IT
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
SSE Services Plc
Reading
United Kingdom
Contact person: Charlotte Brocks
E-mail: Fit.Procurement@sse.com
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.sse.com
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
SSE Services Plc
Reading
United Kingdom
Contact person: Charlotte Brocks
E-mail: fit.procurement@sse.com
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: www.sse.com

I.6)Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

SSE CB 7482 OO Services — Infrastructure Operations and Support Services — Multi Site 0622

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Infrastructure operations and support services — full details available in procurement documents that can be accessed upon expression of interest sent to Fit.Procurement@sse.com

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72100000
72300000
72400000
72500000
72600000
72700000
72800000
72900000
72253000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
NUTS code: IE
Main site or place of performance:

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Dublin, ROI

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

SSE Services Plc is a subsidiary of SSE Plc and currently procures and provides infrastructure operations and support services on behalf of and for the SSE Group of Companies. SSE Services Plc currently manages SSE’s IT infrastructure operations and related support service using mainly in-house services with a small number of specific area under a managed service with external suppliers.

Through the accelerated adoption of cloud services and the transition of current “on premise” technology solutions to more flexible and cost controllable ways of working, the authority wishes to deliver more value to the business, drive down the cost to serve and make it easier for the business to engage IT.

To achieve these outcomes, the authority wishes to explore options for entering into a partnership agreement with a suitable supplier for the delivery of its IT infrastructure operations (scope of related service lines are highlighted below). It is the intention of SSE Services to award a contract to a prime Supplier to continue the provision and delivery of these services to the SSE Group and in accordance with the agreed terms of the contract.

Infrastructure service lines in scope of the services to be delivered:

— strategy and management (project and professional services including service transition and Service Integration and Management (SIAM)),

— service desk,

— deskside and field services,

— end user computing and workplace services,

— infrastructure management,

— framework design,

— security management,

— application monitoring,

— network management,

— vendor management.

If any of the SSE Group is divested during the term of the contract SSE Services Plc may continue to provide services to that divested entity(s) for a minimum period of 12 months. The volumes underneath each of the service lines will be amended in accordance with any divestment that may occur.

An initial contract term of 3 years is anticipated with a unilateral option for SSE Services Plc to extend such contract by (up to) 2 x 12 month extension periods.

Supplier instructions:

All procurement documentation pertaining to this PQQ will be accessible via an External SharePoint Site.

Access to the External SharePoint Site will be granted upon an expression of interest being sent via email to potential suppliers to fit.procurement@sse.com.

The email requesting access should contain a maximum of three first name, last name and email addresses of users from the potential supplier that are to be granted access to the External SharePoint Site. Users (to the maximum of 3) can be added at any time up to the closing date for clarification questions by emailing first name, last name and email address to fit.procurement@sse.com.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

An initial contract term of 3 years is anticipated with a unilateral option for SSE Services Plc to extend such contract by (up to) 2 x 12 month extension periods.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

All potential suppliers that fulfil/pass the objective criteria for the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (found in the procurement documents) will automatically be taken through to the next stage of the procurement process.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

SSE Services Plc may disqualify any potential supplier who fails to comply with the requirements set out in the procurement documents provided upon expression of interest being sent to Fit.Procurement@sse.com

The PQQ is based purely on objective pass/fail scoring criteria that measures a potential supplier’s knowledge, financial standing, experience and capability against the requirements.

All questions identified within the “Mandatory Criteria” are classified as such and an unsatisfactory answer to these questions will lead to an automatic exclusion. All potential suppliers that give a satisfactory answer to all questions in this document will be taken through to the next stage of the procurement event.

SSE Services Plc is permitting that potential suppliers self-certify that a response of “yes” is correct and supporting evidence for the mandatory criteria is not required at this stage. However, SSE Services Plc reserves the right to verify all or any responses at any stage during the process, and where that reveals that the response was incorrect, the potential supplier may be eliminated.

All questions in the “Information Only” worksheet of the procurement documents are classified as such.

SSE Services Plc may seek independent financial and market advice to validate information declared, or to assist in the evaluation of the potential supplier’s response throughout the procurement event.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

Further information provided in the procurement documents which can be accessed upon receiving an expression of interest at Fit.Procurement@sse.com

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

SSE Services Plc reserves the right to require a guarantee or other security.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 22/02/2019
Local time: 09:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 28/02/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Procurement and Commercial
SSE, 4, Penner Road
Havant
PO9 1QH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7876836903
E-mail: fit.procurement@sse.com
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/02/2019

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