Application Development Framework

Application Development Framework

Dorset County Council shall be seeking tenderers to establish a framework agreement with suitable suppliers to provide supporting expertise and resource in the field of Application Development, Infrastructure Support, Application Support and Project Management.

UK-Dorchester: Hardware consultancy services

2013/S 120-205550

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Dorset County Council
Dorset Procurement, County Hall
DT1 1XJ Dorchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: d.d.adams@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dorsetforyou.com

Further information can be obtained from: Dorset County Council
ICT Services, County Hall, Colliton Park
Contact point(s): Philippa Purchase / James Ailward
DT1 1XJ Dorchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: technicalresourcing@dorsetcc.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
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: yes

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ICT Technical Resourcing Framework
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Various locations within the County of Dorset.
NUTS code UKK22

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

SCOPE: Dorset County Council shall be seeking tenderers to establish a framework agreement with suitable suppliers to provide supporting expertise and resource in the field of Application Development, Infrastructure Support, Application Support and Project Management.
The suppliers would be expected to have a strong background in developing using the most up to date technologies and to have a good understanding of the local authority business environment, ideally having worked previously in this sector or a sector similar to the demands of a local authority.
LOTS: It is the intention for the framework to be split into potentially 5 x Lots over various ICT disciplines.
Technology requirements:
Infrastructure: MS Windows Server (2003-12), Active Directory and Group Policy; MS Windows Server remote desktop services (2003-12); MS Virtual desktop Infrastructure services; MS Windows operating system (XP on) and Sysprep image preparation; Microsoft AppV application virtualisation; Microsoft SCCM suite (2003 on).
Application Development: Java; .net; Web services; HTML; XML; SQL (preferably Microsoft); e-form tools (such as Achieveforms).
Application Support: SAP.
Other Skills: Desktop design methodologies; Structured testing approach; Thin and thick client device technologies; Entity modelling; Database design; Security protocols such as authentication and impact levels; Understanding of the application and database layers.
Other Frameworks / Methodologies: Agile methodology; ITIL Service management; Togaf EA framework; Accessibility guidelines.
Framework access: Whilst principally for use by the Council, subject to prior agreement with the Council, the Framework will also be open for collaboration and access by other public sector bodies (‘End Users’) such as Local Authority Councils: County, Unitary, District and Borough, including Parish and Community Councils. Indication of Potential End Users are provided within the following links: https://www.gov.uk/find-your-localcouncil
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7448/1622442.pdf
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/local-councils-in-northern-ireland
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/02/2421/1
http://wales.gov.uk/topics/localgovernment/localauthorities/?lang=en
Estimated value of framework: The estimated potential value of business in respect of Dorset County Council is GBP 1,000,000 based on a 4 year period. This figure is given in guidance only and the Council cannot guarantee that this value of business will be generated during the period of the framework. To allow for interest from other public sector bodies and collaborative access, the estimated value for the entire duration of the framework shall range between GBP 1,000,000 and GBP 100,000,000.
Supplier engagement event: The Council will be holding a Supplier Engagement Event on 1 August 2013 (9:00 am to 12:30 pm). For further details e-mail: technicalresourcing@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72100000, 72200000, 72600000, 72700000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

This opportunity and all documentation relating to this opportunity will be available on e-tender system Pro Contract hosted via the following link: http://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Interested suppliers are requested to register against the CPV codes quoted in this notice. By registering against the CPV codes you will be able to see this opportunity when it becomes available and other opportunities against those CPV codes.
New users will be required to register into the Pro Contract e-tender system. The system provides clear instructions and supplier help is available via a Supplier Help icon.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Application Development

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

72100000, 72200000, 72600000, 72700000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Application Support

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

72100000, 72200000, 72600000, 72700000

3)Quantity or scope:

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Infrastructure Support

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

72100000, 72200000, 72600000, 72700000

3)Quantity or scope:

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 4 Lot title: Architecture and Strategy

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

72100000, 72200000, 72600000, 72700000

3)Quantity or scope:

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 5 Lot title: Project Management

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

72100000, 72200000, 72600000, 72700000

3)Quantity or scope:

5)Additional information about lots:

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
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.6.2013
Requirement: Application Development