IBM Cognos Support Contract

IBM Cognos Support Contract

PSNI wishes to implement a contract for the provision of on-going software support and maintenance of its IBM Cognos software.

United Kingdom-Belfast: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2017/S 247-519576

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Police Service of Northern Ireland
42 Montgomery Road
United Kingdom
Contact person:
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


CFT1273690 – DOJ PSNI – IBM Cognos Support, Maintenance and Professional Services

Reference number: CFT1273690

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

PSNI wishes to implement a contract for the provision of on-going software support and maintenance of its IBM Cognos software products for a period of 4 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

PSNI wishes to implement a contract for the provision of on-going software support and maintenance of its IBM Cognos software products for a period of 4 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Award Criteria / Weighting: 35
Cost criterion – Name: Financial Evaluation / Weighting: 65
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The contractor must be an IBM authorised business partner at the time of tendering. Staff provided by the contactor must hold IBM Cognos designer BI certification.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As per terms and conditions of contract.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 31/01/2018
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 01/05/2018

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/01/2018
Local time: 15:30
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The figure indicated in II.1.5 represents the upper limit of an estimated contract value which ranges from (400 000 GBP to 500 000 GBP).. This. range reflects the potential scale of the contract and takes into account such changes to the scope /and or scale which may result. from future operational requirements. The pricing strategy applied and the setting of cost /profit margins are a commercial decision for. economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition. In addition, neither CPD nor the authority can provide any guarantee as to the level of business under this contract. Contract monitoring – The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for if a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time. to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the. specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of unsatisfactory. Performance and the contract may be terminated. The effect of the notice will be to enable any department, at its discretion, to exclude. the supplier from future procurement competitions.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal /mediation procedures.
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the public contracts regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



Read More

Sefton Council Outsourced ICT Service Contract

Managed Service for End-User Devices – Thames Valley Police

School ICT Managed Services London

Network Maintenance and Support Service Contract Leicestershire

SAN Replacement Contract