Web Portal Development for Newcastle City Council
Newcastle City Council is looking for a self-service option for providing online access to council tax accounts, business rates accounts, housing benefit claims, council tax support claims, rent account details and landlord accounts and claims.
United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Newcastle City Council
City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Room 104, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
For the attention of: Andrew Richardson
NE1 8QH Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912116936
Fax: +44 1912114832
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Newcastle upon Tyne.
NUTS code UKC22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
We reserve the option to extend the procurement at a later date, to include a provision to extend the online offering to include additional services such as Commercial Rent (Technology Forge), Electoral Registration, Parking (3sixty), Sundry Debt (ASH Debtors), Environmental Services and Licensing in order to generate further savings and increase levels of take-up.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 175 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: As detailed above.
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.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Contractor Evaluation Questionnaire.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
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
Via electronic e-tendering portal system or in accordance with NCC tender opening procedures for hard copy tenders.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: In accordance with NCC tender opening procedures.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Please go to our web site located at www.nepoportal.org to register and download the documents, please ensure you can access the system and documents within the timeframes.
‘Under this procurement, the contractor is required to participate actively in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of, and surroundings of, the place of delivery for the procurement . Contract performance conditions may therefore relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.’
In addition to use of the contract by Newcastle City Council, this contract may, if they decide to exercise this option, also be used by;
(a) other Local Authorities in England and Wales including but not limited to; Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council; South Tyneside Council; North Tyneside Council; Durham County Council; Northumberland County Council; Sunderland City Council; and
(b) other public sector organisations including the North East Purchasing Organisation; [One North East]; Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority; Tyne and Wear Museums; Newcastle University; Northumbria University; Your Homes Newcastle; the Newcastle Partnership; and
(c) any other public-private entity in which Newcastle City Council holds a shareholding.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 No. 2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action which does not seek a declaration of ineffectiveness must be brought promptly (and in any event within 3 months.)
An application for ineffectiveness must be made within 30 days of publication of a contract award notice or notification of the conclusion of the contract with a summary of relevant reasons, or in any other case within 6 months of the date the contract was entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness and order payment of a civil financial penalty. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into. The commencement of proceedings before the contract has been entered into requires the authority to refrain from entering into the contract.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: