Home Office Facial Recognition Tender

Home Office Facial Recognition Tender

IPS requires a facial recognition system (FRS) to help determine an applicant’s entitlement and eligibility to a British Passport. The FR solution will be delivered as a discrete service within the existing IPS architecture, capable of performing one to one and one to many checks.

UK-Newport: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2012/S 110-182941

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Home Office
Procurement Centre of Excellence Room 2Y92 Concept House Cardiff Road
For the attention of: Russell Harry
NP10 8QQ Newport
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1633811600
E-mail: russell.harry@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

Facial Recognition.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services
United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

IPS requires a facial recognition system (FRS) to help determine an applicant’s entitlement and eligibility to a British Passport. The FR solution will be delivered as a discrete service within the existing IPS architecture, capable of performing one to one and one to many checks. The architecture will comprise a face recognition capability, business rules capability, workflow capability, management information, audit and an data interface from an existing application system. The solution will use existing biographic and biometric information as part of the FR checks, with appropriate result based data stored with each check.
Bidders will be welcome to submit bids for one or both Lots. The Authority reserves the right to award one contract for both requirements, or split the contract depending upon value for money considerations and effective contract management.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 12 800 000,00 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Facial Recognition Software Engine

1)Short description:

A facial recognition system (FRS) engine to help determine an applicant’s entitlement and eligibility to an adult British Passport. The solution will need to be capable of performing one to one and one to many checks, including against targeted data sets.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Administration Layer

1)Short description:

A system to interact with the FRS engine, including the provision of a business rules capability, workflow capability, management information, audit and an data interface from an existing application system will be required. The solution will use existing biographic and biometric information as part of the FR checks, with appropriate result based data stored with each check.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:

Division into Lots.
Bidders will be welcome to submit bids for one or both Lots. The Authority reserves the right to award one contract for both requirements, or split the contract depending upon value for money considerations and effective contract management.
The Contracting Authority considers that this contract(s) may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). For 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 assessing the most economically advantageous tender.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.6.2012