Application Development and Testing Services Tender

Application Development and Testing Services Tender

The FCA is seeking to establish a strategic partnership for Application Development (AD) services for their existing application estate.

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

2014/S 220-389213

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
E14 5HS London
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.fca.org.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Bank of England

Prudential Regulation Authority

Payment Systems Regulator

Financial Ombudsman Service

Money Advice Service

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ACT (14-005) – Sourcing Programme Wave 2 — Application development and testing.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The FCA is seeking to establish a strategic partnership for Application Development (AD) services for their existing application estate. This will rationalise the current supplier base for Application Development, reducing the number of existing suppliers that will provide application development services for future changes on the systems in scope to one supplier.
The FCA is seeking to establish a strategic partnership for Testing services. The initiative aims to reduce the number of existing Testing suppliers to one supplier. This supplier will provide testing services for across FCA’s IS estate.
It is expected that these contracts will be for an initial 36 month period with a further 24 months extension if performance during the initial period has been satisfactory.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Application development

1)Short description

Within the range of the full Application Development services, the following capabilities are in scope:
— Solution Architecture: Analysing and translating the Enterprise, Business, IT, Operational and Quality requirements into a solution and standards for delivery.
— Application Configuration: Adding or enhancing functionality of a given application by using existing features to enable extended or improved Business operations.
— Application Development: Design, development, Unit testing and Link Testing of application changes and their integration, including any regression testing to ensure existing functionality prevails.
— Application Design and Delivery: Providing governance and prioritisation of demand for application change in accordance with Enterprise Architecture and product roadmap.
Additionally, it will also look to utilise the new AD supplier to offer resource augmentation services for Business Analysis, Infrastructure Architecture, Project Management, PMO and Business Intelligence Analytics capability.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Testing

1)Short description

The in-scope services include the following:
— Test Management, Planning, Design and Execution: Defining and managing the strategy and approach for functional and non-functional testing, and providing testing governance, QA and execution through the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to service transition including project and BAU activities.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 48000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://fca.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the user-name you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the user-name/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
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

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.12.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.11.2014