Government Procurement Service – Enterprise Application Support Services
The direct provision of support and maintenance for Enterprise Application Software inclusive of any customisation and independent of normal product lifecycles as defined by the relevant Software Owner (for example to provide continued support beyond a product’s stated end of life).
United Kingdom-Norwich: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Prior information notice
Section I: Contracting authority
Government Procurement Service
Rosebery Court Central Avenue St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, eEnablement@gps.gsi.gov.uk
General address of the contracting authority: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: yes
72000000, 72200000, 72211000, 72250000, 72261000, 72265000, 72267000, 72300000, 72500000, 72510000, 72600000, 72900000
Information about lots
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Support for Oracle Enterprise Application Software
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority considers that this opportunity may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs). For the avoidance of doubt, the Contracting Authority points out that no weight will be attached to whether or not an economic operator is an SME in selecting economic operators to submit tenders or in assessing the most economically advantageous tender.
Any resultant framework agreement is anticipated to have an initial term of 2 years; with the option to extend by 2 further terms (with each further term being up to 1 year in duration). The maximum term of any resultant framework agreement is 4 years from date of contract award.
The duration of call-off contracts placed under any resultant framework agreement is expected to range to a maximum of 5 years
The contract durations available under any resultant framework will form part of further market engagement and may be subject to change.
Suppliers should note that Government Procurement Service reserves the right to cancel this Notice at any stage and not proceed to formal procurement activity.
Each supplier that participates in the procurement exercise shall bear their own costs of responding to this PIN and any subsequent participation in the procurement process generally.
To register your interest in this procurement and to be included in future communications and consultation relating to it please respond to the Request for Information (RFI) via our e-Sourcing Suite, This RFI is an opportunity to provide nominated contact point(s) for further engagement and contribute views and opinions on the subject and proposed structure of this procurement. In order to respond to the RFI you will need to have registered as a supplier on the eSourcing suite. To do this please follow the instructions below.
This Market Engagement will be managed electronically via the Government Procurement Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this Market Engagement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:
Note that, by registering for the eSourcing Suite in this way, you will then be in a position to express an interest in any future procurements run by Government Procurement Service.
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can request access to the Market Engagement. This is done by emailing: ExpressionOfInterest@gps.gsi.gov.uk with the reference “Enterprise Application Support Services (EASS) RFI”.
Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the Market Engagement; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Government Procurement Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the Market Engagement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. This RFI will close at 17:00 on 27 August 2013.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Government Procurement Service Helpdesk: Freephone: +44 3450103503 or Email: email@example.com
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VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.7.2013