Development and delivery of the next generation spogo multi-channel managed service
Sport England is seeking an innovative private sector partner or partners by way of a pre determined consortium arrangement with a lead contracting party (“the Service Provider”) to participate and invest in the development and operation of a viable and sustainable multichannel managed service (for which a pilot has been developed by Sport England to date under the project name, spogo.
United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
3rd Floor, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square
For the attention of: Nick Evans
WC1B 4SE London
Telephone: +44 20723835740
General address of the contracting authority: www.sportengland.org
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: 275RXZRS7H
Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: 275RXZRS7H
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: 275RXZRS7H
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
The contract term will be for an initial period of 5 years with periodic options to extend (exercisable in accordance with the terms of the partnering contract and in line with pre-agreed performance criteria being met) up to a maximum period of 15 years.
It is expected that any amount made available by Sport England for priming the Project will be recovered by Sport England from income generated by the Service Provider during the initial five year period of the contract.
It is anticipated that the Project will involve spogo being developed further by the Service Provider to ultimately deliver a solution which enables the general public to find venues and scheduled activities, in order to engage in sporting and physical activities across England and to facilitate the online booking of such sport and physical activities. The aim of spogo is to contribute to increasing the general public’s participation in sport and physical activities.
The core technical solution (“the Solution”) to be provided by the Service Provider shall include as a minimum, but shall not be limited to:
— A desktop and mobile consumer website for the general public to find sports and physical activities and facilitate their booking, also delivering rich targeted content to end-users.
— A web Application Programming Interface (API) exposing the core sports and physical activities finder and content syndication provided by the technical solution
— Website widgets and/or white label websites for easy integration of the functionality into existing websites or as a branded website.
— A B2B self-service website and data provision web API for sports and physical activities data providers as well as third party tools providers to feed and manage their data.
— A regular Open Data extract of the relevant data managed by the service
The Services to be provided by the private sector partner shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following (“the Services”):
— Agile software development and application management.
— Infrastructure provision and management.
— Marketing, content management and SEO services.
— Customer services.
— Data management.
— Sports sector relationship management (sports and activities providers as well as third party tools providers).
— Revenue management.
— Project Management including day to day operational management up to, including and beyond the build and implementation phases
Due to the nature of the Project, there are likely to be directly relevant technological advances during the term of the contract and it shall therefore be necessary to revise any baseline technological specification in line with such advancements. Sport England therefore reserves the right to reflect (by way of a pre-agreed change mechanism) a revised specification which reflects the general level of technological advancements in relation to products and services similar to (or replacing) any such baseline technological specification.
The Service should also be able to produce data that will then be consumed into a separate insights generation system. Such data will include raw data to generate statistics on the use of the Service.
The current pilot service is called spogo and specific elements of it will be made available to the Service Provider if requested: The following elements have been identified at this point in time:
a. The branding work that has been done on the spogo branding, colour schemes, etc. should be reused
b. NGBs and clubs data as it has been significantly improved via the spogo pilot
The current pilot service is a website that can be accessed at this address: www.spogo.co.uk
The preferred option for Sport England is to select a Service Provider. Consortium bids will however be acceptable if submitted with a single leading contracting entity.
The contract will be available for use by UK Sport, Sportscotland, Sports Council for Wales and Sport Northern Ireland and Local Authorities.
Further details in relation to the Project are included within the Memorandum of Information. Please see section I.1.2 for details of how to obtain the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire or go to https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code: 275RXZRS7H
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The value of the contract cannot be accurately determined at this stage as it will be dependent on the success of the Service Provider’s engagement with the market. Sport England’s preference is for a solution that will allow any initial investment to be recouped through future revenue. It is currently anticipated that a sum of approximately £1.65m will be available for priming the project. It is expected that this amount will be recovered by Sport England from income generated by the Service Provider during the initial five year period of the contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 650 000 GBP
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Yes, as detailed in the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 – 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 – 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available at the https://www.delta-esourcing.com Access Code : 275RXZRS7H
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available at the URL set out in section I.1.2).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document.
In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available at the URL set out in section I.1.2).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) document.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in the Invitation to Participate Documents.
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 232-381947 of 1.12.2012
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
A Memorandum of Information is available via the contact point. Two open days have been conducted and videos and copies of the presentations are available at the following URL: http://www.sportengland.org/about-us/corporate-information/tenders-contracts/
Variants will be accepted subject to Sport England’s minimum requirements (as set out within the Invitation to Participate in Dialogue) being met.
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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GO Reference: GO-2013628-PRO-4914395
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.6.2013