Tender for Public Cloud Services – NHS Education for Scotland

Tender for Public Cloud Services – NHS Education for Scotland

Development of the National Digital Platform (NDP) is a commitment under the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy which was published in April 2018. 

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

2019/S 048-110396

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Education for Scotland
2nd floor, Westport, 102 Westport
Edinburgh
EH3 9DN
United Kingdom
E-mail: jim.binnie@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKM75
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Default.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Default.aspx

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Public Cloud for the National Digital Platform

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) wishes to contract for provision of public cloud services to host the National Digital Platform.

Development of the National Digital Platform (NDP) is a commitment under the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy which was published in April 2018. The NDP work is being taken forward by NES Digital Service.

The platform will:

— make it possible to create and deploy real time data at the point of care (including through self-service) to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes,

— operate to a predictable architecture which to enable new and innovative products to be developed and implemented across the health and care system; and

— enable the use of data at scale for quality improvement and to support research and innovation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 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)

72317000
72315000
72510000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

SCOTLAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) for provision of public cloud services to host the National Digital Platform.

Development of the National Digital Platform (NDP) is a commitment under the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy which was published in April 2018. The NDP work is being taken forward by NES Digital Service.

The platform will:

— make it possible to create and deploy real time data at the point of care (including through self-service) to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes,

— operate to a predictable architecture which to enable new and innovative products to be developed and implemented across the health and care system; and

— enable the use of data at scale for quality improvement and to support research and innovation.

The cloud infrastructure would be used to host the NDP including: repositories for storing structured and unstructured clinical data, web services to power web and mobile applications, an integration layer and web apps.

The procurement will include minimum security standards, desired security outcomes and some specific security requirements such as:

— compliance with NCSC cloud security principles,

— ISO27001 or equivalent.

The cloud services need to include platform as a service and infrastructure as a service, with provision for virtual networks, on demand computing and data storage.

In considering bids, NES Digital Service will be interested in additional services related to the storage and management of clinical data.

In considering bids, NES Digital Service will be interested in the opportunities presented by the bidder for the collaborative development of new technology related to healthcare and healthcare data.

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: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Options of 2 and 5 years.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 3

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD Q.4B.1.1 Bidders will be required to have a minimum “general” yearly turnover of 3 000 000 GBP for the last 2 years: please provide annual accounts for the relevant 2 years.

ESPD Q.4B.5.1 Please provide evidence of insurance levels listed below.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD Q.4B.1.1 Suppliers must demonstrate the following financial capacity over the last 2 years: turnover of 3 000 000 GBP per annum over last 2 financial years.

Q.4B.5.1. It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employers liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP.

Public liability insurance: 1 000 000 GBP.

Professional indemnity insurance: 1 000 000 GBP.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

4C.1.2 Please provide details of 3 relevant examples of services carried out during the last 3 years as specified in the contract notice. Weighing 60 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.

4.C.2 Bidders will be required to confirm details of the technicians or technical bodies and certifications such as ISO 27001 or equivalent who they can call upon, especially those responsible for quality control and security standards. Weighting 20 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.

4.C.6 Professional qualifications or certifications held by the service provider or the contractor itself: ITIL qualifications or equivalent and other professional qualifications relevant to the services outlined in the Contract Notice.

Weighing 10 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.

4C.8.1 Bidders will be required to confirm their average annual manpower for the last 3 years. Weighing 10 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

4C.2 Minimum standard ISO 27001 or equivalent.

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:
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 procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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

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

Date: 05/04/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 15/04/2019

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: 6 (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:

ESPD Evaluation as outlined in scoring document attached to this notice.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=575552.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits [as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014] in this contract for the following reason:

Up to prime contractors to apply.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Clauses included in the contract.

(SC Ref: 575552)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NHS Education for Scotland
2nd floor, Westport, 102 Westport
Edinburgh
EH3 9DN
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316563200Internet address: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk
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:

04/03/2019

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