Government Procurement Service G-Cloud IV

Government Procurement Service G-Cloud IV

The G-Cloud framework catalogue, known as Cloudstore, will require frequent procurement refreshes to bring on new suppliers and services. Refreshes are being considered at a varying frequency of 3-12 months depending on demand and/or availability of new services as the IT Cloud market develops, currently this is taking place every 6 months.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Software package and information systems

2013/S 154-268752

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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)

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)

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: Public Procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

G-Cloud IV
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements overseas.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 999
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 1
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for a compliant Procurement Vehicle to access Cloud Computing Services.
Government Procurement Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement(s).
This framework will be a recurring framework, the maximum duration of any Call-Off Contract that may be placed by an eligible Contracting Body is 24 months.
The G-Cloud framework catalogue, known as Cloudstore, will require frequent procurement refreshes to bring on new suppliers and services. Refreshes are being considered at a varying frequency of 3-12 months depending on demand and/or availability of new services as the IT Cloud market develops, currently this is taking place every 6 months.
To lessen the administrative burden on suppliers with frequent G-Cloud OJEU procurements, suppliers will be given the opportunity to continue to offer their services currently approved and listed on the Cloudstore in G-Cloud 4.
As part of this procurement (G-Cloud 4) suppliers with existing G-Cloud services will be asked whether they wish to continue to offer those services as part of the new procurement and for those services to remain active for the duration of that framework iteration.
If the supplier does not confirm the desire to continue to offer their services, either by declining or remaining silent, their services will cease to be available through the catalogue automatically on the expiry date of the associated G-Cloud Services procurement iteration pre-defined when the catalogue is loaded.
Full instructions are contained in the ITT for this procurement and detail the steps that suppliers need to take to continue to offer services currently listed within the Cloudstore. These instructions also guide suppliers on what is required should they wish to change or add services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 72000000, 72500000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

All Cloud based services
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS)

1)Short description

The definition of services within this Lot is:
the capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications; and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72500000

3)Quantity or scope

The definition of services within this Lot is:
the capability provided to the consumer is to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the consumer is able to deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications; and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreement duration is for 1 year however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this Framework Agreement for any period up to a maximum of six (6) months from the expiry of the Initial Term.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Platform As A Service (PaaS)

1)Short description

The definition of services within this Lot is:
the capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly configuration settings for the application-hosting environment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72500000

3)Quantity or scope

The definition of services within this Lot is:
the capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly configuration settings for the application-hosting environment.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreement duration is for 1 year however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this Framework Agreement for any period up to a maximum of six (6) months from the expiry of the Initial Term.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Software As A Service (SaaS)

1)Short description

The definition of services within this Lot is:
the capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72500000

3)Quantity or scope

The definition of services within this Lot is:
the capability provided to the consumer is to use the provider’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. The applications are accessible from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreement duration is for 1 year however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this Framework Agreement for any period up to a maximum of six (6) months from the expiry of the Initial Term.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Specialist Cloud Services

1)Short description

The provision of Cloud support services including but not limited to:
Onboarding services
Design Authority
Business Analysis
Design and Development
Project Specification and Selection
Deployment
Transition Management
User Management
Service Integration and Management Services (SIAM):
– Enterprise Architecture
– Project Management, Programme
Management and Governance
– Service and Systems Integration
– Service Management
– Software Support
– Helpdesk
Information management and digital continuity
– eDiscovery
– Data recovery, conversion and migration
– Data quality
– Digital archiving
– Data storage consultancy
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72500000

3)Quantity or scope

The provision of Cloud support services including but not limited to:
Onboarding services
Design Authority
Business Analysis
Design and Development
Project Specification and Selection
Deployment
Transition Management
User Management
Service Integration and Management Services (SIAM):
– Enterprise Architecture
– Project Management, Programme
Management and Governance
– Service and Systems Integration
– Service Management
– Software Support
– Helpdesk
Information management and digital continuity
– eDiscovery
– Data recovery, conversion and migration
– Data quality
– Digital archiving
– Data storage consultancy
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreement duration is for 1 year however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this Framework Agreement for any period up to a maximum of six (6) months from the expiry of the Initial Term.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will not be required to provide a deposit. No guarantees will be required at Framework Agreement level; Contracting Bodies may insist on a guarantee at Call-Off stage but this will be stipulated in their Order Form.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’).
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Contracting Authority’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, 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 namely the entity that will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and RM reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The Contracting Authority will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact the Contracting Authority Helpdesk : Freephone: +44 3450103503
email: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.
The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

The Contracting Authority is not conducting financial checks for appointment to the Framework Agreement. Financial checks may be performed by the Contrating Bodies at the time of Call-Off prior to direct award or as part of the process of a further competition.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.
The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

The Contracting Authority may have regard to either or both of the following means in its assessment:
(a) an assessment of the services proposed by the Supplier, the Contracting Authority will publish the minimum set of service criteria that suppliers are required to make visible as part of their catalogue entries and service definitions as part of the ITT.
(b) Using a “claims” based approach; the G-Cloud programme will confirm that the service makes clear and unambiguous statements about the published criteria. This will result in a high-level and initial G-Cloud Assurance.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:

RM1557iv
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.9.2013 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23.9.2013 – 14:01
Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Currently every 6 months
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

For the avoidance of doubt the time shown in IV.3.4 Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate 23.9.2013- 15:00 and IV.3.8 Conditions for opening of tenders Date: 23.9.2013- 15:01 do not reflect British Summer Time and therefore the actual deadlines are an hour later as shown in the eSourcing Suite.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector Contracting Authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at:
http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about-government-procurement-service/transparency-and-accountability/transparency-procurement

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any Framework Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The Contracting Authority wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-285768

Local Authorities
http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

www.ubico.co.uk (Agent acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council)

NDPBs
http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/a-f

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/g-l

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/m-r

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/s-z

National Parks Authorities
http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department
for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but
not Independent Schools
http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Police Forces in the United Kingdom
http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom
http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://dontgivefireahome.org/contacts

NHS Bodies England
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK
http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Scottish Public Bodies
The framework agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Local Authorities
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies
http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundUniversities.aspx

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Police
http://www.scottish.police.uk/

Scottish Housing Associations
http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office
http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) – Scotland
http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Schools
Primary Schools
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Secondary Schools
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Special Schools
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Welsh Public Bodies
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local
Authorities, and all bodies covered by:
www.buy4wales.co.uk/UsefulResources/contractsframeworks/organisationlist/poaplist.html?cat=14318

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

Schools
http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/about/reference/schooladdress

http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/ (The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a social action scheme for 16 and 17 year olds, which is currently delivered by the Cabinet Office)

Universities
http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/english/study/wales_universities/wales_universities.aspx

FE Colleges
http://www.collegeswales.ac.uk/en-GB/wales_colleges-42.aspx

Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies
http://wales.gov.uk/about/recruitment/ouropportunities/publicapps/pubb

NHS Wales
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

https://www.buy4wales.co.uk/UsefulResources/contractsframeworks/organisationlist/poaplist.html?cat=14318

Housing Associations – registered Social Landlords Wales
http://www.wao.gov.uk/reportsandpublications/housingassociations.asp

Social Care Wales
http://www.wlga.gov.uk/authorities.

NI Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Schools in Northern Ireland
http://www.deni.gov.uk/index/facts-and-figures-new/education-statistics/32_statistics_and_research-numbersofschoolsandpupils_pg/32_statistics_and_research-schoolleveldata_pg/statistics_and_research-school_enrolment_1112.htm

Universities in Northern Ireland
http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland
http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Police Service of Northern Ireland
http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice
The National Citizen Service (NCS)
https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/contact

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolutions
International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@cedr.com
Telephone: +44 2075366000
Internet address: http://www.cedr.com
Fax: +44 2075366001

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor, The Capital, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.8.2013