Corporate Workforce Scheduling Software
Workforce scheduling with a mobile element has been identified as an investment delivery for 2013 – 2015. The two main services that would seek to benefit significantly are: Newcastle Furniture Service and Concierge Services.
United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Software package and information systems
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
For the attention of: David Bell
NE1 8PR Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912787765
Fax: +44 1912788768
General address of the contracting authority: www.qtegov.com
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
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Your Homes Newcastle Limited
YHN House, Benton Park Road
NE7 7LX Newcastle Upon Tyne
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Corporate Workforce Scheduling
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)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
In YHN there are several internal services where their major function involves visits to customers for delivery, collection, repair and supporting tasks. Each have their own systems for scheduling, tracking and managing these activities.
Workforce scheduling with a mobile element has been identified as an investment delivery for 2013 – 2015. The two main services that would seek to benefit significantly are;
Newcastle Furniture Service and Concierge Services
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
First Phase approximately 120 staff with possible expansion to approximately 300 staff in subsequent phases.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 370 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Initial term of 36 months with an option to extend of a further 1 x 12 months
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance, or any other form of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be set out in the contract documents
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
To be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: All applicants are required to complete and return a detailed pre-qualification questionnaire prepared by the Contracting Authority and provide such supporting evidence as may be requested by the deadline stated in IV.3.4. The PQQ is available for download from www.qtegov.com.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
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
5.8.2013 – 09:00
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
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
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
1. Other organisations (such as Leazes Homes, Byker Community Trust, NEPO, the Newcastle Partnership, Newcastle City Council) may wish to engage these services through this contract.
2. 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.
3. The Contracting Authority reserves the right in line with Regulation 14 (1) (d) (ii) of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (Article 31 (4) (b) of Directive 2004/18/EC) to award further contracts to the successful provider where these are a repetition of the services to be provided under this contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period (in the case of notices sent by electronic or facsimile means) and a minimum 15 day standstill period after the date of sending or minimum 10 days after the date of the last unsuccessful tenderers receipt (where notices are not sent electronically) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to query the information provided and/or decide whether or not they wish to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Queries should be directed to the address in part I.1.
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 and 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.7.2013