Cloud Services Tender Coventry

Cloud Services Tender Coventry

The scope of this joint procurement is for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS).

United Kingdom-Coventry: Computer-related management services

2019/S 071-169025

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Severn Trent Water Limited (STW)
Severn Trent Centre, 2 St John’s Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen Wildes
Telephone: +44 2477715000
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.1)Name and addresses

Hafren Dyfrdwy Cyfyngedig (HD)
Packsaddle Wrexham Road, Rhostyllen
LL14 4EH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen Wildes
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of Cloud Services

Reference number: Project_706 – Provision of Cloud Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Each of STW and HD wish to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), Platform as a Service (Paas), Core, Innovation and other Cloud Services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 13 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The scope of this joint procurement is for the provision of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), core, innovation and other cloud services to enable the Utilities chosen SI to perform the following services:

— full scale data centre migration to public cloud,

— migration of workloads into public cloud,

— transformation of workloads already within public cloud,

— partial migration of some systems into public cloud,

— ongoing management of workloads within public cloud.

The utilities are looking to appoint a number of framework providers (up to a maximum of 6). It is envisaged that the Utilities will nominate a primary framework holder and a number of secondary framework holders. The primary framework holder will be responsible for performing the utilities core work under the framework. The utilities will be free to award works packages to the primary framework holder without consulting the secondary framework holders. Where the Utilities have a niche or specific need (as determined by the utilities), the utilities may offer the primary and secondary framework holders an opportunity to participate in a mini tender process to identify who a works package should be awarded to. The utilities will award the relevant works package to the framework holder who is successful in the mini tender process. Full details on the framework structure will be published in the RFP. Please note that due to the diversity and broad nature of the public cloud market, this envisaged structure is subject to change.

There will be an immediate requirement to contract under the Framework Agreement for an initial works package to enable the migration of the utilities data centres by our existing SI Framework. This works package will be awarded to the primary framework holder.

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

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

Start: 05/08/2019
End: 04/08/2027
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Not applicable.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As set out in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6

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.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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: 06/06/2019
Local time: 15:00

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

Date: 05/04/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 12 (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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Applicants should refer to the instructions to participants for the timetable for responding to the pre-qualification questionnaire. There is no guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender. STW and HD are not bound to enter into agreements with any party. There is no contractual right (express or implied) which arises from this notice or the procurement process at any time. Response to this notice, the submission of a response to the PQQ, submission of tenders and/or participation in the procurement process is at the candidates own costs and expense. There is no guarantee of volume or exclusivity under the framework.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Severn Trent Water Ltd
2 St Johns Street
United KingdomInternet address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

STW and HD will incorporate a ten (10) calendar day standstill period in accordance with the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016. The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm to take action in the High Court of England and Wales.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Severn Trent Water
2 St John’s Street
United Kingdom
E-mail: address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: