Local Authority Software Applications Tender

Local Authority Software Applications Tender

a) Revenue and Benefits systems; b) Payment Processing & Cash Receipting systems; c) Environmental, Planning, Building Control, Trading Standards and Licencing systems; d) Libraries systems; e) Housing and Property systems.

United Kingdom-Norwich: Industry specific software package

2014/S 062-105379

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Government Procurement Service
Rosebury Court St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.ukeEnablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Public Procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Local Authority Software Applications.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily in the UK with some limited requirements overseas.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 999
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Government Procurement Service is leading the procurement activity in partnership with Pro5, the London ICT Programme and the Local Government Association.
Government Procurement Service as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.
The above Public Sector Bodies have a need for software and related services that enable primarily Local Authorities within the UK to deliver services to their citizens these include:
a) Revenue and Benefits systems;
b) Payment Processing & Cash Receipting systems;
c) Environmental, Planning, Building Control, Trading Standards and Licencing systems;
d) Libraries systems;
e) Housing and Property systems;
f) Social Care systems;
g) Public Health systems;
h) Civil Enforcement systems;
i) Open Government Systems, Interoperability and Integration Services;
j) Democratic and Citizen Engagement systems;
k) Other Local Authority business systems including Waste Management, Registrar, Sports, Recreation and GIS.
Under the resultant framework suppliers will be required to provide software and related services, to include design, development, installation and commissioning of systems, ongoing support and maintenance and some related business process services, all in respect of public sector bodies’ core line of business functions and these ensuring systems stay up to date with technical and business standards.
A key part of the resultant Framework Agreement will be to further accelerate the development of open systems, data sharing and the interoperability of IT systems in government so that services can be delivered efficiently and respond more flexibly to the needs of citizens and businesses.
Such flexibility may apply within a Lot, for example allowing a different supplier to integrate with your system to provide the User Interface (UI) or workflow and / or may include functionality to enable other systems to connect to your system to enable data sharing and digital service delivery.
It is expected that Suppliers will set out clear plans for sharing developments with Contracting Bodies to accelerate innovation and reduce development costs for their customers.
The scope of this procurement is not intended for the supply of common or commodity software such as office suite or security software or enterprise back office software applications that are used across the public sector such as ERP systems or CRM. These systems can or will be procured via other existing or proposed arrangements.
Government Procurement Service reserves the right for an electronic auction to be held by Public Sector bodies during further competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement(s).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 33195000, 38221000, 48000000, 48160000, 48211000, 48300000, 48326000, 48420000, 48444100, 48980000, 50324100, 64222000, 72000000, 72200000, 72210000, 72220000, 72250000, 72260000, 72300000, 72400000, 72500000, 75112000, 75120000, 79512000, 80533000, 90714100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This procurement is intended for the supply of software and related services that enable primarily Local Government organisations within the UK to deliver services to their citizens, these include:
a) Revenue and Benefits systems;
b) Payment Processing & Cash Receipting systems;
c) Environmental, Planning, Building Control, Trading Standards and Licencing systems;
d) Libraries systems;
e) Housing and Property systems;
f) Social Care systems;
g) Public Health systems;
h) Civil Enforcement systems;
i) Open Government Systems, Interoperability and Integration Services;
j) Democratic and Citizen Engagement systems;
k) Other Local Authority business systems including Waste Management, Registrar, Sports, Recreation and GIS.
Suppliers will be required to provide software and related services, to include systems architecture, development, installation and commissioning of systems, ongoing support and maintenance and some related business process services, all in respect of public sector bodies’ core line of business functions.
As indicated in section II.1.5 there is an expectation that supplied systems will be open and support both interconnectivity and sharing of data.
This procurement is not intended for the supply of common commodity software such as office suite or security software or software applications that are common across the public sector such as ERP systems or CRM.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Revenues and Benefits systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or software to enable eligible customers to carry out at least one of the following business areas, completing ALL of the tasks/functions listed under that business area.
To clarify, you must be able to supply at least one of the following business area systems in full.
For example you can supply either Revenues and Benefits or Business Rates or both, or any combination of business areas as long as it is clear your system/software type covers all tasks/functions under those business areas you claim to supply:
Business area: Revenues and Benefits.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Council tax calculation and billing;
— Support for self-service enquiries and payments;
— Manage council tax discounts and exemptions;
— Benefit claims processing and payments;
— Revenues and Benefits workflow;
— Integration with EDRM;
— Integration with DWP;
— Integration with VOA;
— Integration with Finance/BACS;
and/or
Business area: Business Rates (NNDR).
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— NNDR calculation and billing;
— Self-service enquiries and payments;
— Manage discounts and exemptions;
— Integration with Finance/BACS;
— Integration with VOA;
— Integration with EDRM.
In the case of Council Tax and Business Rates there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 72000000, 72200000, 48000000, 64222000, 75112000, 72400000, 50324100, 80533000, 72250000, 72260000, 48300000, 72300000, 72210000, 79512000, 48444100, 72500000, 48211000, 72220000, 75120000, 48980000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Payment Processing & Cash Receipting systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or Software to enable eligible customers to complete all of the following tasks/functions;
— Agent-mediated, online and automated payment processing;
— Payment tracking, classification, reporting and reconciliation;
— Interfaces to major UK merchant service platforms;
— Interfaces to customer’s Customer Relationship Management, tax and financial accounting systems;
— Complies with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) standards.
In the case of payment processing and cash receipting systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 48444100, 72220000, 72400000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Environmental, Planning, Building Control, Trading Standards and Licencing systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or software to enable eligible customers to carry out at least one of the following business areas, completing ALL of the tasks/functions listed under that business area.
To clarify, you must be able to supply at least one of the following business area systems in full.
For example you can supply either Environmental Health or Planning or both, or any combination of business areas as long as it is clear your system/software type covers all tasks/functions under those business areas you claim to supply:
Business area: Environmental Health.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Case administration from initial report,
— Hazard assessment and prioritization,
— Officer task management,
— Modular support for:
– Animal welfare
– Food safety
– Noise and pest control
– Street works
and/or
Business area: Planning
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Administer all stages of planning application;
— Search and enquiries;
— Application of planning policy;
— Calculate charges and CIL;
— Process appeals;
— Planning enforcement;
— Flood defence;
And/Or
Business area: Building Control.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Administer applications and payments;
— Application tracking;
— Manage site inspections;
— Support for dangerous, special and temporary structures and demolition works;
And/Or
Business area: Local Land Charges.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Land charges register management;
— Searches;
And/Or
Business area: Trading Standards.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Database of Traders and past track record/behaviours;
— Manage and programme inspections / staff;
— Risk Assessment;
— Generation of forms/outputs required by statute;
And/Or
Business area: Licencing.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Licence administration and enforcement systems for:
– Personal Alcohol Licences;
– Premises Licences;
– Club Premises Certificates;
– Temporary Event Notices;
– Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles and drivers;
– Other licences.
In the case of Environmental, Planning, Building Control, Trading Standards and Licencing systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 48444100, 72220000, 72400000, 38221000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 90714100, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000, 48326000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 40 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Libraries systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or Software to enable eligible customers to complete all of the following tasks/functions:
— Catalogue search;
— Self-service reservation and renewal;
— Kiosk support;
— Procurement / acquisition;
— Digital library provision;
— Membership management;
— Records archiving.
In the case of libraries systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48160000, 80533000, 72000000, 48444100, 72220000, 72400000, 48100000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 40 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Housing & Property systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or software to enable eligible customers to carry out at least one of the following business areas, completing ALL of the tasks/functions listed under that business area.
To clarify, you must be able to supply at least one of the following business area systems in full.
For example you can supply either Property Management or Housing Repairs or both, or any combination of business areas as long as it is clear your system/software type covers all tasks/functions under those business areas you claim to supply:
Business area: Property or Housing Management.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Application and waiting list with status enquiry;
— Property or housing stock management;
— Tenancy management;
— Rent accounting and default management;
And/or
Business area: Property or Housing Repairs.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Self-service and agent-mediated case initiation;
— Online incident tracking; procurement and commissioning;
— Time and materials planning, job allocation and work recording;
And/or
Business area: E-Marketplaces for materials or services relating to maintenance.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Catalogues for a range of services;
– Materials;
– Labour costs;
– Planned maintenance programmes;
— Reporting tools;
— Integration with Finance/BACS.
In the case of Housing and Property systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 48444100, 72220000, 72400000, 72300000, 64222000, 48420000, 72200000, 72250000, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 40 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Social Care systems

1)Short description

Systems and/ or software to enable eligible customers to carry out at least one of the following business areas, completing ALL of the tasks/functions listed under that business area.
To clarify, you must be able to supply at least one of the following business area systems in full.
For example you can supply either a case management system or e-marketplace or both, or any combination of business areas as long as it is clear your system/software type covers all tasks/functions under those business areas you claim to supply:
Business area: Social care case management (Adult or children’s);
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Case management;
— Client services;
— Workforce planning and prioritization;
— Care commissioning;
And/or
Business area: Social Care Finance.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Personal budget management;
— Spend analysis;
— Financial assessment;
— Contract management;
And/Or
Business area: Social Care e-Marketplaces.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Catalogues for a range of services;
– Home care;
– Holistic therapeutic days out;
– Residential home places;
– Assistive equipment;
— Reporting tools;
— Integration with Finance/BACS.
In the case of social care systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 72220000, 72400000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Public Health systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or software to enable eligible customers to complete all of the following tasks/functions:
— Public Health Planning and Improvement;
— Public Health Protection;
— Public Health reporting and commissioning systems.
In the case of public health systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 72220000, 72400000, 38221000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 33195000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000, 48326000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Civil Enforcement systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or software to enable eligible customers to complete all of the following tasks/functions:
— Application for parking permits;
— Administration of penalty notices;
— Challenges and appeals;
— Collection of payments and collections.
In the case of civil enforcement systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 48444100, 72220000, 72400000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000, 48326000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Open Government Systems, Interoperability and Integration Services

1)Short description

Systems and services to create and improve openness , interoperability and data sharing between systems, citizens and staff and improve the experiences of system users and reduce costs of transactions/interactions.
This includes systems and services aimed at providing the necessary capability to enable and/or build new solutions and / or added value solutions based upon the services provided by the different Line Of Business systems provided through Lots 1 to 8, 10 and 11.
Suppliers should be able to provide services, platforms and capabilities to allow sharing of information based on open standards;
These could be:
— Interfaces;
— Brokered/managed workflow;
— Single front end;
— Commodity online services;
— Automated services across systems;
— Master Data Management;
— Mobile enablement of existing applications;
— Information search across structured and unstructured data sources;
— Identity Management.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72220000, 72400000, 72260000, 79512000, 80533000, 72200000, 50324100, 48000000, 72250000, 64222000, 48211000, 48100000, 72500000, 48980000, 72210000, 72000000, 72300000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 30 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Democratic and Citizen Engagement systems

1)Short description

Systems and/or software to enable eligible customers to carry out at least one of the following business areas, completing all of the tasks/functions listed under that business area. To clarify, you must be able to supply at least one of the following business area systems in full.
For example you can supply either a Elections management system or Committee Paper System or both, or any combination of business areas as long as it is clear your system/software type covers all tasks/functions under those business areas you claim to supply:
Business area: Electoral Management -– Systems/software that can complete all the following tasks/functions.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Voter registration and validation;
— Election management;
— Proxy voting;
— Postal voting administration;
— Moving constituencies;
And/or;
Business area: Citizen information provision and consultation -– systems/software that can complete ANY the following tasks/functions
Tasks/functions to include any of:
— Committee Paper Systems;
— Citizen consultation or survey systems;
— Social media management and monitoring tools.
In the case of democratic systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 72220000, 72400000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000, 48326000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 999 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Other Local Authority business systems

1)Short description

Systems and/ or Software to enable eligible customers to complete the following tasks/functions for at least one of the following business areas;
Systems and or software to enable eligible customers to carry out at least one of the following business areas, completing all of the tasks/functions listed under that business area. To clarify, you must be able to supply at least one of the following business area systems in full.
For example you can supply either a case waste management system or e-marketplacemuseum collections management system or both, or any combination of business areas as long as it is clear your system/software type covers all tasks/functions under those business areas you claim to supply:
Business area: Waste Management Systems that can complete all the following tasks/functions:
— Domestic and Trade Waste collection planning and scheduling;
— Special collection booking and planning;
— Street Cleansing scheduling;
— Waste dataflow management including collection of data from weighbridges and posting directly to DEFRA;
— Cesspool management and collections;
— Minerals and waste planning and management;
And/or;
Business area: Museums systems that can complete any the following tasks/functions:
— Collection management systems;
— Booking and ticketing systems;
And/or;
Business area: Sports and Recreation systems that can complete ANY the following tasks/functions:
— Asset Management Systems;
— Parks and Countryside Management;
— Facilities booking systems;
— Ticketing systems;
And/or;
Business area: Registrar systems that can complete ALL the following tasks/functions.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Manage appointments for Birth, Marriage and Death registration.
— Staff / event allocation and management.
And/or
Business area: Burial and Crematorium systems
Tasks/functions to include:
— Cemetery or crematoria administration/ management
And/or
Business area: GIS.
Tasks/functions to include all of:
— Geospatial Systems;
— Meet Open Geospatial Consortium Standards;
— Services relating to INSPIRE compliance.
In the case of other Local Authority systems there is an expectation that supplied systems are open and capable of sharing and interoperating with other IT systems and that the Suppliers will work with other Suppliers to deliver services to Contracting Bodies and their citizens.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48100000, 80533000, 72000000, 48444100, 72220000, 72400000, 38221000, 72300000, 64222000, 72200000, 72250000, 90714100, 72500000, 79512000, 48980000, 50324100, 48211000, 72210000, 75120000, 48000000, 72260000, 75112000, 48300000, 48326000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Framework Agreements will be awarded for a term of 2 years with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 12 months duration, to be exercised at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Sourcing Suite in this procurement exercise.
It is envisaged that the Framework Agreements will be awarded to a maximum of 30 suppliers.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish all procurement documentation and the text of the Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.
The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector body, awarding a call-off contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the public sector body.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Potential Providers will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by Government Procurement Service or proposed by Potential Providers if considered appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, the Contracting Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering into the Framework Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an Invitation to Tender (“ITT”).
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Government Procurement Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Government Procurement Service will process the email and then enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk: email: eEnablement@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.
The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Contracting Authority may take into account any of the following information:
a) a credit reference agency report (currently Experian);
b) a statement of Potential Provider’s turnover profit and loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading;
c) a statement of the Potential Provider’s cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position; and/or
d) an alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to an ITT.
The ITT can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1

The Contracting Authority may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:
(a) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(b) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(c) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(d) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

RM1059
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

of 30.7.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.5.2014 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13.5.2014 – 11:00
Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

It is intended that the initial term of this Framework Agreement will be a period of 2 years (24 months) with the Contracting Authority reserving the right to extend the framework agreement for two further consecutive periods of up to 12 months each from the date of expiry of the initial 2 year and subsequently from the date of the first extension period.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document and the text of any Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority. Further information on transparency can be found at:
http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/about-government-procurement-service/transparency-and-accountability/transparency-procurement

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework Agreement between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the Framework Agreement.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this Framework Agreement.
The Contracting Authority wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Local Authorities
http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

www.ubico.co.uk (Agent acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council)

National Parks Authorities
http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Education including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools
http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Police Forces in the United Kingdom
http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom
http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://dontgivefireahome.org/contacts

NHS Bodies England
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK
http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/

Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-322090

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

NDPBs
http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/a-f

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/g-l

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/m-r

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/recruitment/departments-and-accredited-ndpbs/s-z

Scottish Public Bodies
The Framework Agreement will be available for use by any Scottish Public Sector Body: the Authority; Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies; offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices; cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998; the Scotland Office; the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body; councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (except where they are acting in their capacity as educational authority); Scottish joint fire boards or joint fire and rescue boards; Scottish joint police boards or any successor National Police or Fire Authority; Scottish National Park authorities, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, Northern Lighthouse Board, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005 any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing.
Scottish Government
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Home

Scottish Parliament
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Local Authorities
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies
www.apuc-scot.ac.uk http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundUniversities.aspx http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Police
http://www.scottish.police.uk/

Scottish Housing Associations
http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office
http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) – Scotland http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Schools
Primary Schools
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Secondary Schools
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Special Schools
http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Welsh Public Bodies
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:
www.buy4wales.co.uk/UsefulResources/contractsframeworks/organisationlist/poaplist.html?cat=14318

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

Schools
http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/about/reference/schooladdress

Universities
http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/english/study/wales_universities/wales_universities.aspx

FE Colleges
http://www.collegeswales.ac.uk/en-GB/wales_colleges-42.aspx

Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies
http://wales.gov.uk/about/recruitment/ouropportunities/publicapps/pubb

NHS Wales
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

https://www.buy4wales.co.uk/UsefulResources/contractsframeworks/organisationlist/poaplist.html?cat=14318

Housing Associations – registered Social Landlords Wales
http://www.wao.gov.uk/reportsandpublications/housingassociations.asp

Social Care Wales
http://www.wlga.gov.uk/authorities.

NI Public Bodies
Northern Ireland Government Departments
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities
http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Schools in Northern Ireland
http://www.deni.gov.uk/index/facts-and-figures-new/education-statistics/32_statistics_and_research-numbersofschoolsandpupils_pg/32_statistics_and_research-schoolleveldata_pg/statistics_and_research-school_enrolment_1112.htm

Universities in Northern Ireland
http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm

Health and Social care in Northern Ireland
http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Housing Associations
http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Police Service of Northern Ireland
http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

The National Citizen Service (NCS)
https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/contact

Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolutions
International Dispute Resolution Centre 70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: info@cedr.com
Telephone: +44 2075366000
Internet address: http://www.cedr.com

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Framework Agreement is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the tenderer was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the Framework Agreement has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the Framework Agreement be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Government Procurement Service
9th Floor The Capital Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503
Internet address: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.3.2014