Tender for Digital Development Services and Solutions

Tender for Digital Development Services and Solutions

To establish contractual arrangements for the provision of ICT services to assist in the delivery of its ICT enabled change programmes. 

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

2018/S 105-239979

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4 3SB
United Kingdom
Contact person: ict.cpdfinance-ni.gov.uk
E-mail: ict.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKN0
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DAERA — Digital Development Services and Solutions

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is preparing this Open Competition to establish contractual arrangements for the provision of ICT services to assist in the delivery of its ICT enabled change programmes. These services include application development, technical delivery support, testingand GIS. These ICT services will assist in delivering line of business software solutions and outcomes. It is anticipated the contract will be awarded by the autumn 2018. Under this procurement the Contractor will be required to support the Authority’s social benefit objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate, in particular, to social considerations.

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)

72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is preparing this Open Competition to establish contractual arrangements for the provision of ICT services to assist in the delivery of its ICT enabled change programmes. These services include application development, technical delivery support, testing and GIS. These ICT services will assist in delivering line of business software solutions and outcomes. It is anticipated the contract will be awarded by the autumn 2018. Under this procurement the Contractor will be required to support the Authority’s social benefit objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate, in particular, to social considerations.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Qualitative / Weighting: 70
Cost criterion – Name: Quantitative / Weighting: 30

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: 108
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract period is 3 years, there are 3 optional extension periods of 2 years each.

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

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the Terms and Conditions of Contract.

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

Open procedure
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
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 091-206777

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

Date: 04/07/2018
Local time: 15:00
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:

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

Date: 04/07/2018
Local time: 15:30
Place:

Central Procurement Directorate, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9ED.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Authorised Procurement Persons within Central Procurement Directorate.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The figure indicated in II.1.5 represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value up to 150 000 000 GBP. This range reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account such changes to the scope/and or scale which may result from future operational requirements. The pricing strategy applied and the setting of cost/profit margins are a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition.In addition, neither CPD nor the Authority can provide any guarantee as to the level of business under this contract. Contract Monitoring. The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Notice Satisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland. Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the Notice. This contract will not be awarded in Lots as a single supplier is required.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures.
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/06/2018

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