Government Procurement Service Hosting Services
Government procurement service as the Authority is putting in place a Pan government collaborative framework agreement for use by the UK public sector Contracting bodies. The scope of the hosting services required may include the transfer of assets to support the delivery of the required services.
UK-Liverpool: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
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)
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: Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements overseas.
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000,00 and 1 000 000 000,00 GBP
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for Hosting Services for large and complex application environments.
This procurement is targeted at provision of the applications and services required to make available the Government’s large, mission critical high availability services that utilise complex infrastructure with server or mainframe based technology typically hosted in one or more traditional data centre environments.
Any call off contracts established under the framework will focus on the operation of those applications and services through deployment, operation, and maintenance of data centre facilities and infrastructure and the delivery of the policies and processes required to maintain infrastructure and application availability.
The framework is designed to drive towards standardisation in accordance with the published Government ICT strategy.
The Authority 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).
The scope of the hosting services required may include the transfer of assets to support the delivery of the required services.
72000000, 48000000, 72200000, 72300000, 72500000, 72600000, 72700000, 72800000, 72900000
The framework agreement minimum duration is for 2 years however the Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of this framework agreement for any period up to a maximum of further two (2) years from the expiry of the initial 2 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Authority 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, 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:
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 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 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 Authority’s Helpdesk on: Freephone: +44 3450103503.
Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.
The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.
The Authority may take into account any of the following information:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(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.
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 Authority may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past three years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the Authority direct;
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years;
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Electronically, via web-based portal.
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract 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 Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the 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 Authority and other Contracting bodies utilising the framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
The Authority wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
For the avoidance of doubt, all other organisations listed in Schedule 1 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) shall be entitled to access this framework.
— Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies and NDPBs.
The government departments detailed in the following list are likely to use the contract, which includes ‘the Ministry of Defence and its agencies, trading funds and non departmental public bodies’, the Ministry of Justice and its agencies, trading funds and non departmental public bodies’ as well as.
Any other UK government department listed at the following link:
— Public Corporations.
Link to be identified – in the meantime please list as below.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Export Credits Guarantee Department.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Royal Mail Group plc.
United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA).
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
UK Hydrographic Office.
Forensic Science Service.
Actis Capital LLP.
CDC Group plc.
Working Links Limited.
British Waterways Authority.
Covent Garden Market Authority.
QEII Conference Centre.
Northern Ireland Water.
— Local Authorities.
— National Parks Authorities.
— Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but NOT.
— Police Forces in the United Kingdom.
— Fire and Rescue Services (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
— NHS Bodies England including Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts, including Ambulance Trusts. (There is also a drill down to NHS Doctors making them ‘easily identifiable’).
Hospices in UK including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
— Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations).
— Third Sector and Charities.
— Citizens Advice.
— Scottish Public Bodies.
Scottish Local Authorities.
Scottish Agencies, NDPBs.
Scottish NHS Bodies.
Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies.
Scottish Fire and Rescue.
Scottish Housing Associations.
The Scotland Office.
Scotland Citizens Advice.
— Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities.
NHS Wales GP Practices.
NI Public Bodies.
Northern Ireland Government Departments.
Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities.
Schools in Northern Ireland.
Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland.
Health and Social care in Northern Ireland.
Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Citizens Advice Northern Ireland.
Government Procurement Service
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Internet address: http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.7.2012