IT Major Projects Framework

IT Major Projects Framework

3 Lots. SAP Projects – Lot No: 1.

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

2020/S 104-252662

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Northern Gas Networks
Postal address: Northern Gas Network Operations Ltd, 1100 Century Way
Town: Leeds
NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Postal code: LS15 8TU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Rebecca Rowley
E-mail: rrowley@northerngas.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk/procurement/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

IT Major Projects Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Northern Gas Networks is looking to to establish a new suite of suppliers under an IT Major Projects Framework. The framework is split into three lots:

Lot 1: SAP Projects,

Lot 2: Infrastructure Projects,

Lot 3: Innovation Projects.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

SAP Projects

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Main site or place of performance:

Leeds, Sunderland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Partners in this lot will help NGN to deliver its investment plan in SAP Technologies and these will build on the recently delivered Future WoW Programme, which included the implementation of S4 HANA, SCP Applications, SAC, Success Factors, Concur and Ariba.

Successful bidders for this lot must be certified SAP partners and have a strong track record of delivering projects using SCP applications and S4 HANA technology

The work in this lot will most likely focus on developing NGN’s existing S4 HANA and SCP technology and utilising RPA technology to support NGN’s projects roadmap.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three 1 year renewal provisions available.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Infrastructure Projects

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Main site or place of performance:

Leeds, Sunderland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Partners in this lot will help NGN to deliver its investment plan in AWS Technologies and these will build on the recently delivered Future WoW Programme, a virtual private datacentre for our S4 HANA systems and our system control applications.

Successful bidders for this lot must be certified AWS partners and have a strong track record of delivering projects using AWS technology. They must also have cyber security certification, including ISO 270001.

The work in this lot will most likely focus on developing NGN’s existing S4 HANA and SCP technology and utilising RPA technology to support our projects roadmap. Where NGN require a partner to deliver an IT security improvement project it is likely to be awarded under this lot of the framework

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three 1 year renewal provisions available.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Innovation Projects

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE42 Leeds
Main site or place of performance:

Leeds, Sunderland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Partners in this lot will support NGN’s Digitalisation strategy by working on our IT innovation projects in GD2. This work will include, IoT, wearable technology, augmented reality, RPA and digital twins.

Successful bidders for this lot must have a proven track record of delivering these types of projects to secure production environments and have a clearly demonstrated approach to the delivery of innovation projects with uncertain scope at the outset.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Three 1 year renewal provisions available.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: no
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: 15/06/2020
Local time: 12:00
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:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Northern Gas Networks
Postal address: Northern Gas Network Operations Ltd, 1100 Century Way
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS15 8TU
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/05/2020