Customer and supplier registration contract for the Cabinet Office

UK-Liverpool: data supply services

Customer and supplier registration contract for the Cabinet Office

2012/S 4-005779

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

This notice is covered by: Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

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

Cabinet Office, as represented by the Government Procurement Service, a trading fund of the Cabinet Office
9th floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Contact point(s): Spot Buying Team
L3 9PP Liverpool

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority/entity:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Government procurement agency procuring on behalf of the wider public sector
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities

The contracting authority/entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract

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

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

To appoint a provider to provide a global supplier identification that can be migrated into eEnablement applications which would be supplemented with a data packet providing basic supplier information, including details of the global corporate family, location information, SME identifier and financial risk assessment.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Value: 3 120 000,00 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated without publication of a contract notice / call for competition
Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC or 2004/17/EC respectively
No tenders or no suitable tenders in response to: open procedure
The works/goods/services can be provided only by a particular tenderer for reasons that are: technical
Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU
The contract has as its object services listed in Annex II B to the Directive
The customer and supplier registration contract was awarded without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union as the tenderer was the only company with the technical ability to provide the full scope of required services (i.e. identification for any organisation who chooses to register including charities, voluntary sector and public sector organisations as well as the private sector with the provision of a unique identifier for use across all procurement related applications and additional information provision about the supplier attributes such as the sector they belong to and SME identification).
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Scope of identification. Weighting 20
2. Scope of data provision. Weighting 20
3. Scope of services. Weighting 20
4. Price. Weighting 40
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority/entity

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: RM1630

V.1)Date of contract award decision:

V.2)Information about offers

Number of offers received:1
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Dun & Bradstreet Ltd.
Marlow International Parkway, Buckinghamshire
SL7 1AJ Marlow
Telephone: +44 1628492436
Fax: +44 1628492828

V.4)Information on value of contract

Initial estimated total value of the contract
Value: 3 120 000,00 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract
Value: 3 120 000,00 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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:

The total final value of the contract has been quoted as 3 120 000 GBP however this is for the initial 5 year period. The contract may be extended for a further 3 years and then extended again for a further 2 years, resulting in a 10 year maximum contract period.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Government Procurement Service
9th floor, The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
Telephone: +44 3454102222

Body responsible for mediation procedures

DRS-CIArb, on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
Telephone: +44 8452707055
Internet address:

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals This contract has been awarded as only one supplier was able to provide the global capacity in the provision of a supplier identifier, global corporate families and deliver the technical requirements. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.1.2012