Estate Management Services for UK Government and Public Sector

Estate Management Services for UK Government and Public Sector

Estate Management Services is a multi-Lot Framework Agreement available for use by UK public sector bodies and future successor organisations, which includes Central Government Departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, the wider public sector and third sector including, but not limited to, local government, health, education, police, fire and rescue, housing associations and charities.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Real estate services

2020/S 237-586930

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

I.3)Communication

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

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

Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Estate Management Services

 

Reference number: RM6168

II.1.2)Main CPV code

70000000 Real estate services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Estate Management Services (EMS) is a multi-lot framework agreement available for use by UK public sector bodies and future successor organisations, which includes Central Government Departments and their arm’s length bodies and agencies, the wider public sector and third sector including, but not limited to, local government, health, education, police, fire and rescue, housing associations and charities. This framework agreement will replace the Estate Professional Services Framework (RM3816). Services will be delivered primarily within the United Kingdom, with some limited requirements overseas.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Total Estate Management

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32420000 Network equipment
32423000 Network hubs
32580000 Data equipment
48332000 Scheduling software package
48333000 Contact management software package
66000000 Financial and insurance services
70000000 Real estate services
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70111000 Development of residential real estate
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70121000 Building sale or purchase services
70121100 Building sale services
70121200 Building purchase services
70122000 Land sale or purchase services
70122100 Land sale services
70122110 Vacant-land sale services
70122200 Land purchase services
70122210 Vacant-land purchase services
70123000 Sale of real estate
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70130000 Letting services of own property
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
70220000 Non-residential property renting or leasing services
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
70310000 Building rental or sale services
70311000 Residential building rental or sale services
70320000 Land rental or sale services
70321000 Land rental services
70322000 Vacant-land rental or sale services
70330000 Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
70331000 Residential property services
70331100 Institution management services
70332000 Non-residential property services
70332100 Land management services
70332200 Commercial property management services
70332300 Industrial property services
70333000 Housing services
70340000 Time-sharing services
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
71200000 Architectural and related services
71222100 Urban areas mapping services
71222200 Rural areas mapping services
71240000 Architectural, engineering and planning services
71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71242000 Project and design preparation, estimation of costs
71300000 Engineering services
71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71311300 Infrastructure works consultancy services
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71313000 Environmental engineering consultancy services
71313100 Noise-control consultancy services
71313200 Sound insulation and room acoustics consultancy services
71313400 Environmental impact assessment for construction
71314000 Energy and related services
71314300 Energy-efficiency consultancy services
71315100 Building-fabric consultancy services
71315200 Building consultancy services
71315210 Building services consultancy services
71315300 Building surveying services
71315400 Building-inspection services
71317210 Health and safety consultancy services
71321400 Ventilation consultancy services
71324000 Quantity surveying services
71336000 Engineering support services
71351800 Topographical and water divining services
71351900 Geology, oceanography and hydrology services
71356000 Technical services
71356100 Technical control services
71356200 Technical assistance services
71356300 Technical support services
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
71410000 Urban planning services
71420000 Landscape architectural services
71620000 Analysis services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212500 Accounting review services
79220000 Fiscal services
79342311 Customer satisfaction survey
79342410 Electronic auction services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
79411000 General management consultancy services
79411100 Business development consultancy services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
79415200 Design consultancy services
79417000 Safety consultancy services
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
79420000 Management-related services
79993000 Building and facilities management services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Operation and management to support the occupation of the central government and wider public sector estate, providing technical due diligence where required, providing an end to end service provision for the lifecycle of a property.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

 

The framework will be established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

A framework contract will be awarded to all bidders who achieve or exceed a final score of 42.

Bidders can bid for one or more lots, however bidders cannot bid as a single legal entity and as a consortium member in the same lot.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Estate (Property) Management

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48420000 Facilities management software package and software package suite
48421000 Facilities management software package
66000000 Financial and insurance services
70000000 Real estate services
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70111000 Development of residential real estate
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70121000 Building sale or purchase services
70121100 Building sale services
70121200 Building purchase services
70122000 Land sale or purchase services
70122100 Land sale services
70122110 Vacant-land sale services
70122200 Land purchase services
70122210 Vacant-land purchase services
70123000 Sale of real estate
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70130000 Letting services of own property
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
70220000 Non-residential property renting or leasing services
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
70310000 Building rental or sale services
70311000 Residential building rental or sale services
70320000 Land rental or sale services
70321000 Land rental services
70322000 Vacant-land rental or sale services
70330000 Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
70331000 Residential property services
70331100 Institution management services
70332000 Non-residential property services
70332100 Land management services
70332200 Commercial property management services
70332300 Industrial property services
70333000 Housing services
70340000 Time-sharing services
79993000 Building and facilities management services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Operation and management to support the occupation of the central government and wider public sector estate, providing technical due diligence where required, including providing an oversight of the property to include policy, maintenance, capital works and strategic asset management plans.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 75 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

 

The framework will be established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

A framework contract will be awarded to all bidders who achieve or exceed a final score of 42.

Bidders can bid for one or more lots, however bidders cannot bid as a single legal entity and as a consortium member in the same lot.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Agency and Lease Management

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48420000 Facilities management software package and software package suite
48421000 Facilities management software package
70000000 Real estate services
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70111000 Development of residential real estate
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70121000 Building sale or purchase services
70121100 Building sale services
70121200 Building purchase services
70122000 Land sale or purchase services
70122100 Land sale services
70122110 Vacant-land sale services
70122200 Land purchase services
70122210 Vacant-land purchase services
70123000 Sale of real estate
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70130000 Letting services of own property
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
70220000 Non-residential property renting or leasing services
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
70310000 Building rental or sale services
70311000 Residential building rental or sale services
70320000 Land rental or sale services
70321000 Land rental services
70322000 Vacant-land rental or sale services
70330000 Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
70331000 Residential property services
70331100 Institution management services
70332000 Non-residential property services
70332100 Land management services
70332200 Commercial property management services
70332300 Industrial property services
70333000 Housing services
70340000 Time-sharing services
79993000 Building and facilities management services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Management of freeholds or leaseholds to support the acquisition, occupation or disposal of the central government and wider public sector estate, providing technical due diligence where required.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 75 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

 

The framework will be established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

A framework contract will be awarded to all bidders who achieve or exceed a final score of 42.

Bidders can bid for one or more lots, however bidders cannot bid as a single legal entity and as a consortium member in the same lot.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Surveying and Strategic Advice

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32420000 Network equipment
32423000 Network hubs
32580000 Data equipment
48332000 Scheduling software package
48333000 Contact management software package
48420000 Facilities management software package and software package suite
48421000 Facilities management software package
66000000 Financial and insurance services
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
71200000 Architectural and related services
71210000 Advisory architectural services
71222100 Urban areas mapping services
71222200 Rural areas mapping services
71240000 Architectural, engineering and planning services
71241000 Feasibility study, advisory service, analysis
71242000 Project and design preparation, estimation of costs
71300000 Engineering services
71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
71311300 Infrastructure works consultancy services
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71313000 Environmental engineering consultancy services
71313100 Noise-control consultancy services
71313200 Sound insulation and room acoustics consultancy services
71313400 Environmental impact assessment for construction
71314000 Energy and related services
71314300 Energy-efficiency consultancy services
71315100 Building-fabric consultancy services
71315200 Building consultancy services
71315210 Building services consultancy services
71315300 Building surveying services
71315400 Building-inspection services
71317210 Health and safety consultancy services
71321400 Ventilation consultancy services
71324000 Quantity surveying services
71336000 Engineering support services
71351800 Topographical and water divining services
71351900 Geology, oceanography and hydrology services
71356000 Technical services
71356100 Technical control services
71356200 Technical assistance services
71356300 Technical support services
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
71410000 Urban planning services
71420000 Landscape architectural services
71620000 Analysis services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212500 Accounting review services
79220000 Fiscal services
79340000 Advertising and marketing services
79342311 Customer satisfaction survey
79342410 Electronic auction services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
79411000 General management consultancy services
79411100 Business development consultancy services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
79415200 Design consultancy services
79417000 Safety consultancy services
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
79420000 Management-related services
79993000 Building and facilities management services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of surveys, studies and strategic advice to support the occupation of the central government and wider public sector estate, providing technical due diligence where required.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

 

The framework will be established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

A framework contract will be awarded to all bidders who achieve or exceed a final score of 42.

Bidders can bid for one or more lots, however bidders cannot bid as a single legal entity and as a consortium member in the same lot.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Valuation and Compulsory Purchase Orders

 

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48420000 Facilities management software package and software package suite
66000000 Financial and insurance services
70000000 Real estate services
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70111000 Development of residential real estate
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70121000 Building sale or purchase services
70121100 Building sale services
70121200 Building purchase services
70122000 Land sale or purchase services
70122100 Land sale services
70122110 Vacant-land sale services
70122200 Land purchase services
70122210 Vacant-land purchase services
70123000 Sale of real estate
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70130000 Letting services of own property
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
70220000 Non-residential property renting or leasing services
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
70310000 Building rental or sale services
70311000 Residential building rental or sale services
70320000 Land rental or sale services
70321000 Land rental services
70322000 Vacant-land rental or sale services
70330000 Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
70331000 Residential property services
70331100 Institution management services
70332000 Non-residential property services
70332100 Land management services
70332200 Commercial property management services
70332300 Industrial property services
70333000 Housing services
70340000 Time-sharing services
79993000 Building and facilities management services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Valuation of built, physical, mechanical and electrical assets ranging from desktop to red book methodologies to comply with IFRS, RICS or departmental internal accounting procedures and compliance for central government and wider public sector estate, including services to support compulsory purchase orders.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

 

The framework will be established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

A framework contract will be awarded to all bidders who achieve or exceed a final score of 42.

Bidders can bid for one or more lots, however bidders cannot bid as a single legal entity and as a consortium member in the same lot.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Business Rating Services

 

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48420000 Facilities management software package and software package suite
48421000 Facilities management software package
66000000 Financial and insurance services
70000000 Real estate services
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70111000 Development of residential real estate
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70121000 Building sale or purchase services
70121100 Building sale services
70121200 Building purchase services
70122000 Land sale or purchase services
70122100 Land sale services
70122110 Vacant-land sale services
70122200 Land purchase services
70122210 Vacant-land purchase services
70123000 Sale of real estate
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70130000 Letting services of own property
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
70220000 Non-residential property renting or leasing services
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
70310000 Building rental or sale services
70311000 Residential building rental or sale services
70320000 Land rental or sale services
70321000 Land rental services
70322000 Vacant-land rental or sale services
70330000 Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
70331000 Residential property services
70331100 Institution management services
70332000 Non-residential property services
70332100 Land management services
70332200 Commercial property management services
70332300 Industrial property services
70333000 Housing services
70340000 Time-sharing services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of rating support (Inc. payment) and rating appeal services as per check, challenge and appeal process for England, and the rateable value services for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for central government and wider public sector estate.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

 

The framework will be established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

A framework contract will be awarded to all bidders who achieve or exceed a final score of 42.

Bidders can bid for one or more lots, however bidders cannot bid as a single legal entity and as a consortium member in the same lot.

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Integrated Workplace Management

 

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32420000 Network equipment
32423000 Network hubs
32580000 Data equipment
48332000 Scheduling software package
48333000 Contact management software package
48420000 Facilities management software package and software package suite
48421000 Facilities management software package
66000000 Financial and insurance services
70000000 Real estate services
70100000 Real estate services with own property
70110000 Development services of real estate
70111000 Development of residential real estate
70112000 Development of non-residential real estate
70120000 Buying and selling of real estate
70121000 Building sale or purchase services
70121100 Building sale services
70121200 Building purchase services
70122000 Land sale or purchase services
70122100 Land sale services
70122110 Vacant-land sale services
70122200 Land purchase services
70122210 Vacant-land purchase services
70123000 Sale of real estate
70123100 Sale of residential real estate
70123200 Sale of non-residential estate
70130000 Letting services of own property
70200000 Renting or leasing services of own property
70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services
70220000 Non-residential property renting or leasing services
70300000 Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis
70310000 Building rental or sale services
70311000 Residential building rental or sale services
70320000 Land rental or sale services
70321000 Land rental services
70322000 Vacant-land rental or sale services
70330000 Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
70331000 Residential property services
70331100 Institution management services
70332000 Non-residential property services
70332100 Land management services
70332200 Commercial property management services
70332300 Industrial property services
70333000 Housing services
70340000 Time-sharing services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79210000 Accounting and auditing services
79211000 Accounting services
79211200 Compilation of financial statements services
79212500 Accounting review services
79220000 Fiscal services
79340000 Advertising and marketing services
79342311 Customer satisfaction survey
79342410 Electronic auction services
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
79411000 General management consultancy services
79411100 Business development consultancy services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
79415200 Design consultancy services
79417000 Safety consultancy services
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
79420000 Management-related services
79993000 Building and facilities management services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the IWM Lot is to allow the Buyer to develop a single point of contact (in-house under the light option or service delivery partner under the full Integrator option) to instruct and monitor the provision of those services delivered by third party suppliers, and to facilitate asset, building and property data and management information to enable the buyer to make informed decisions to support capital investment, estate strategy and cost/resource optimisation.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70 %
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

 

The framework will be established for 36 months, with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of CCS.

A framework contract will be awarded to all bidders who achieve or exceed a final score of 42.

Bidders can bid for one or more lots, however bidders cannot bid as a single legal entity and as a consortium member in the same lot.

 

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an invitation to tender (ITT) registering for access.

 

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
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: 12/02/2021
Local time: 13:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/02/2021
Local time: 13:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

 

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/aae8d0aa-ef61-485b-b7d4-495c28b5eb94

1) Contract notice transparency information;

2) Contract notice authorised customer list;

3) Reserved Rights for CCS framework.

CCS will conduct a webinar at 2 p.m. on the 16 December 2020.

The webinar will last no longer than 15 minutes and will provide bidders with:

— EMS overview

— Tender timescales

— Tender key points.

Attendance is not mandatory and a copy of the slides will be available after the session via https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM616

Please email ems-cps@crowncommercial.gov.uk to register for the webinar

On 2 April 2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the

Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by cyber essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.

Please note:

All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by Accreditation Bodies other than IASME. On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire.

Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information.

Some purchases under this framework agreement may have requirements that can be met under this framework agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the

invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, call-offs from this framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the framework and any call-off contracts to

reflect that buyer’s specific needs.

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

For assistance please contact the eSourcing help desk operated by eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk email address or by calling 0345 410 2222 and selecting option 2.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: 9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/11/2020