ICT Managed Service – Edinburgh
ICT managed service for the Lothian Pension Fund.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
NUTS code: UKM75
Postal code: EH8 8BG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1315296432
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Lothian Pension Fund ICT Managed Service
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Provision of ICT managed service for the Lothian Pension fund.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Lothian Pension Fund (‘LPF’) is the organisation responsible for administering the Local Government Pension Scheme in the Lothian area. The organisation currently comprises of 69 employees and manages a multi-employer scheme with more than 8 000 000 000 GBP assets as at 30.6.2019 with 84 000 members.
To meet LPF’s service plan objectives, including increasing resilience, complying with Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) standards for systems and controls, and adopting new technologies for its users and members, a solution from a new managed service provider (‘MSP’) is being sought.
This service will include Transition from the existing MSP, service design, operational services, support services, professional services and contract management services.
Further information can be found in the document CT0568 specification.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
It is the intention of Lothian Pension Fund that any contract resulting from this ITT will commence in autumn 2020 for a period of 5 years with the option to extend for up to a further 24 months undertaken at the sole discretion of Lothian Pension Fund.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Based on the evaluation panel’s assessment of the ESPD response the 7 highest scoring suitable tenderers will be shortlisted for invitation to tender.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Tenderers are required to have a minimum ‘general’ annual turnover of 500 000 GBP for the last 2 financial years. Where a tenderer does not have an annual turnover of this value, Lothian Pension Fund may exclude the tenderer from the competition or may apply discretion seeking supporting evidence to determine the tenderer’s suitability to proceed in the competition.
Tenderers are required to hold, or commit to obtaining prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract.
The formula for calculating a tenderer’s current ratio is current assets divided by current liabilities. The acceptable range for each financial ratio is greater than 1.15. Where a tenderer’s current ratio is less than the acceptable value, Lothian Pension Fund may exclude the tenderer from the competition or may apply discretion seeking supporting evidence to determine the tenderer’s suitability to proceed in the competition.
General annual turnover 500 000 GBP
Employers (compulsory) liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP
Product liability insurance: 5 000 000 GBP
Professional indemnity: 5 000 000 GBP
Current ratio for current year: 1,15
Current ratio for prior year: 1,15
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=612753.
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=612753
Postal address: Sherriff Court House, 27 Chambers Street
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: