ICT Managed Services Tender – Hartlepool
Ad Astra Academy Trust is currently out to tender for the provision of a full ICT managed service.
United Kingdom-Hartlepool: Computer-related services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Hub Two, The Innovation Centre, Venture Court, Queens Meadow Business Park
NUTS code: UKC11 Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees
Postal code: TS25 5TG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lorraine Ashover
Telephone: +44 1256467107
Main address: http://www.adastraacademytrust.com/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Ad Astra Academy Trust — ICT Managed Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Ad Astra Academy Trust requires a contractor to undertake the ICT managed service in accordance with good practice so as to provide a high service standard throughout the Trust schools for the benefit of school staff and pupils, the local community and any visitors to the site. Service provision to include on-site and remote Helpdesk support. Complete information regarding the Service requirement of the Trust can be found in the statement of requirements within the tender documentation. TUPE does not apply to this contract.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Please see following link for details of all Ad Astra Academy Trust sites including the Trust Central Office. http://www.adastraacademytrust.com/academy-partnerships/
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Ad Astra Academy Trust is currently out to tender for the provision of a full ICT managed service. The contract is being offered for 3 years with the option to extend for a further two periods of 12 months. The contract commencement date is 1 June 2021. The School requires a Contractor to undertake the ICT managed service in accordance with good practice so as to provide a high service standard throughout the schools for the benefit of school staff and pupils, the local community and any visitors to the site. Complete information regarding the service requirement at the Trust schools can be found in the statement of requirements document accompanying the tender pack. The contractor will be responsible for the provision of skilled ICT personnel to provide an efficient, timely and proactive ICT managed service.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The contract will be awarded for an initial period of 3 years with two possible extensions of 12 months meaning a maximum contract length of 5 years.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
A maximum of five suppliers will be taken forward to the Invitation to Tender stage of the process. Where less than five suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will be taken through to the Invitation to Tender stage. Where more than five suppliers meet the minimum standard, those suppliers with the highest scores will proceed to the Invitation to Tender stage.
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.1.1)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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a best estimate of the date, time and location based on what is known at the time of despatch of this notice.
Town: Please refer to Section V1.4.3
Country: United Kingdom
Ad Astra Academy Trust will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: