CivTech Sprint 3 – Business Support Services

CivTech Sprint 3 – Business Support Services

Across the country there are problems public sector organisations would like to solve and in the current environment the need for smart, efficient and effective products has never been greater.

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

2020/S 208-509169

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: 5 Atlantic Quay
Town: Glasgow
NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: andy.scott@gov.scot
Telephone: +44 7920477552
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CivTech Sprint 3 — Business Support Services

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Please visit our website for information on CivTech and how to get involved: https://www.civtechalliance.org/civtech-sprints

And

https://www.civtechalliance.org/civtech-sprint-helping-better-understand-business-support

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM SCOTLAND
Main site or place of performance:

Edinburgh.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

About CivTech

CivTech brings together public sector expertise and private sector innovation to solve real problems, develop new products, and deliver better, faster and easier services for everyone. Central to the approach is co-production with the citizen.

Part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate, CivTech’s approach is helping transform public sector engagement with tech and innovation, delivering significant benefits to public services, producing genuine uplifts for the Scottish economy — and along the way, making lives better.

Across the country there are problems public sector organisations would like to solve and in the current environment the need for smart, efficient and effective products has never been greater. The Scottish Government is aware innovation is a good way to create them and is committed to ensuring a large part of its tech spend goes to smaller, innovative businesses. This is where CivTech comes in.

The CivTech Innovation Flow is designed to create solutions to public sector problems as quickly and effectively as possible. For you — whether you’re an individual, team or company — it’s an opportunity to take a challenge, solve it, and win contracts with a blue-chip public sector organisation. You’ll build a product, and a business to take it as far as possible. Because here’s the kicker: the challenges we issue aren’t ‘single organisation’ problems — most exist worldwide.

In short: open challenges are set. Any organisation, team or individual can respond to them. Applications are assessed, and shortlisted proposals go into an exploration stage where they’re developed further. The best go through to the Development — a period of intensive work to create the solution, and through CivTech’s unique business workshop system, a business capable of taking the emerging product to the world.

CivTech Sprints: open challenges are set. Any organisation, team or individual can respond to them. Applications are assessed, and shortlisted proposals go into an exploration stage to be held between 7 December 2020 and 18 December 2020 where they’re developed further. The best go through to the MVP Development Stage, to be held between 5 January 2021 and 28 March 2020 where you will have 12 weeks to work collaboratively with your challenge sponsor to develop a minimum viable product. From there may be an opportunity is for further contracts to develop your solution through to a commercially viable solution.

Please note that with this challenge, the opportunity for pre-commercial or follow-on contracts with the challenge sponsor, is not only dependent on the suitability and success of the MVP produced during the development stage; the opportunity for further contracts will be dependent on the challenge sponsor being able to secure further funding, which is not guaranteed. We welcome all ideas and applications, and particularly encourage proposals that can make the most of the exploration and development stages.

The above dates are specific to this challenge and respondent should be able to commit to the dates outlined. Please note this process is separate to the CivTech 5.0 Cohort of challenges and is working to a separate timescale.

https://www.civtechalliance.org/civtech-sprints

And

https://www.civtechalliance.org/civtech-sprint-helping-better-understand-business-support

 

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: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Potential extensions to complete work and/or milestones.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

The procedure is fully electronic and responses are required by a specific date to meet deadlines for project delivery.

 

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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

Date: 18/11/2020
Local time: 10:00
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/11/2020
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Glasgow.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Suppliers are asked to read all the attached documentation, which will provide detailed information.

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 problem.

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=631940

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.

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=633413

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.

(SC Ref:633413)

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Edinburgh Sheriff Court
Postal address: 27 Chambers St
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21/10/2020