FITS Data Centre Services for Ministry of Justice
The scope of the Hosting and EUC Towers, as described in the PIN, have been amended, separating out Data Centre Services. This Contract Notice covers the procurement of Data Centre Services.
United Kingdom-London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
Ministry of Justice, ICT Procurement, 2nd Floor, 102 Petty France
For the attention of: Russell Turner
SW1A 9AJ London
Telephone: +44 2033343227
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.justice.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/procurement
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)
Public order and safety
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout the UK, to include MoJ Headquarters, HM Prisons, HM Courts and Tribunals centres, Probation Services centres and a range of other locations.
NUTS code UK
The scope of the Hosting and EUC Towers, as described in the PIN, have been amended, separating out Data Centre Services. This Contract Notice covers the procurement of Data Centre Services. A separate Contract Notice was issued for Hosting Services on 31/05/2013 reference 2013/S 104-178628, with additional information issued to amend this Contract Notice on 19/06/13 reference
2013/S 117-199832. Separate Contract Notice(s) will be issued for the EUC Tower, at a later date.
Data Centre Services:
The MoJ is looking for a strategic partner to provide Data Centre Services that are likely to include the following:
— Provision of secure (IL3, IL4 with future potential for IL5) Data Centre Services from at least two data centres, sufficiently separate so as to mitigate loss of both facilities through an event affecting a wide geographic area, but close enough to allow synchronous replication of data.
— Environments and services with the flexibility to increase or decrease the volume of the service during the contract term.
— Physical security relating to the Data Centre Services.
— ITIL service wrap and interface with the SIAM Supplier and other FITS Tower Suppliers.
— Utility based charging (paying only for what is used) with separation of space from power charges.
— Facilities for use by other MoJ suppliers, – i.e. goods in/out, storage, office facilities, boarding/build.
— Fit out of the data centre facilities including but not limited to, racks, power distribution and structured cabling (copper and fibre).
The Data Centre Supplier may also be required to provide cross site connectivity between the data centres in the form of multiple dark fibre cores or wavelengths
The volume of rack space required will be defined by the parallel competitions for the other FITS Services, in particular Hosting and EUC.
72000000, 30000000, 31000000, 32000000, 48000000, 50000000, 51000000, 72514000
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 12 000 000 and 24 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: The MoJ plans to enter into a contract with an initial duration of three years with the option for the MoJ to extend this by one or more periods up to a maximum duration of five years. The period of any individual extension will be a minimum duration of 12 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: See PQQ Descriptive Document.
See III.2.1 and III.2.2 above.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selected Potential Providers will be issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) following evaluation of responses to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The MoJ will rank Potential Providers relative to one another and it will then select a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 potential providers who will be issued an ITT:
1) Subject to bullet 2 below Potential Providers must pass the minimum threshold (as set in the PQQ);
2) In the event that less than 5 Potential Providers pass the minimum threshold then the MoJ reserves the right to select those that did pass the minimum threshold, select the 5 top scoring Potential Providers or cancel the procurement;
3) In the event that more than 8 potential providers exceed the minimum threshold then the MoJ will only select the 8 highest scoring potential providers.
Prior information notice
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Within 2 years of award
If you are not already registered on the eSourcing Portal, or if you are already registered on the eSourcing Portal and wish to access the FITS Data Centre Services PQQ event, please send an email to the relevant contact as stated in the notice/advert:
— company name,
— your name,
— contact email.
Sourcing Reference Number: 3183-1-ICT-ICT FITS Data Centre Services PQQ
The MoJ will then contact you with the registration process and/or instructions for registered suppliers interested in participating in this procurement.
HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts with a value exceeding GBP 10 000 over the life of the contract are published online (www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk) for the general public. The resulting contract shall also be published. The Ministry of Justice may use its discretion to redact information to protect key commercial interests or on prescribed grounds. Therefore, bidders who wish information not to be published if successful should secure agreement with the Ministry of Justice prior to submission. Only documentation relating to awarded contracts will be published. Key commercial interests would be trade secrets and commercial interests which would be prejudiced by publication, following the tests in section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/docs/foi-exemption-s43.pdf
The prescribed grounds for redaction are:
(a) national security;
(b) personal data;
(c) information protected by intellectual property law;
(d) information which it is not in the public interest to disclose (following the tests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000)
(e) third party confidential information;
(f) IT security; or
(g) prevention of fraud.
Conflicts of interest:
MoJ does not propose to place any specific constraints on the number or combination of contracts for which any supplier may bid in this and later competitions within the FITS programme. However, in order to minimise any conflict of interest if the successful bidder for Data Centre Services is also awarded another contract under the FITS Programme, the successful bidder will be asked to demonstrate appropriate ethical walls are in place between the parts of its organisation responsible for the delivery of Data Centre Services and those parts that may be responsible for the delivery of services under the other contract(s). Suppliers who are considering bidding for Data Centre Services and any other competitions under the FITS programme should consider the implications this will have for them, the MoJ and other Service Suppliers. MoJ will need to be satisfied that the proposed measures to be put in place to avoid any conflict are suitable and effective.
SMEs: Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to express an interest in participating in the competition. This is consistent with the Government’s intention to increase the role of SMEs in its supply chains in order to encourage efficiency and innovation. Accordingly, SMEs are invited to complete PQQs and in the event that SMEs are not successful in their own right, SMEs will be given the option of their details being forwarded to qualifying suppliers.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.7.2013