Met Office Delivery Partnerships Framework – Pre-Procurement Early Market Engagement

Met Office Delivery Partnerships Framework – Pre-Procurement Early Market Engagement

The potential Framework will help transform the Met Office by supporting a number of Strategic Actions, which could include: developing and nurturing capability partnerships, delivering a common Met Office Data Platform.

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

2020/S 141-348184

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Met Office
Postal address: Fitzroy Road
Town: Exeter
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: EX1 3PB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Kevin Ingram
E-mail: kevin.ingram@metoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3709000100
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.metoffice.gov.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://procontract.due-north.com/Login
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Met Office Delivery Partnerships Framework

Reference number: DN481606

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:

This framework will support the Met Office to award a number of potential future contracts which will include delivery partnership relationships of both a tactical (e.g. one-off developments) and strategic (longer term project and programme requirements) nature. The estimated value of GBP 30 million for this framework is based on the potential demand and varying length of contracts which the Met Office may seeks to award through it.

The potential framework will help transform the Met Office by supporting the following Strategic Actions identified by the MO:

— developing and nurturing capability partnerships,

— delivering a Common Met Office Data Platform,

— the future of Operational Meteorology (FOOM),

— exploiting the future of data sciences,

— taking a common approach to customer data services.

The Met Office is therefore considering establishing a framework with a number of companies who can help with that transformation, both by bringing new skills and knowledge and by bolstering the capacity and capability of existing Met Office teams to deliver required outcomes. This should also include being able to supply additional resource to augment teams if and where further gaps are identified, ensuring up-skilling is provided if required. This does not include contingent labour which the Met Office have separate contractual arrangements in place for.

The Met Office’s new strategy requires a significant step change in technology systems, resources and ways of working. This is encapsulated in a number of ‘Strategic Actions’. Several of these actions will be realised via programmes of work with both customer benefit and technology at their heart.

The amount of change ahead is large and many of these changes are interrelated and complex, and the Met Office cannot make these changes alone. By extending our capacity and capability, we can move faster and focus on the areas we add real value by leveraging the expertise of partners.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Met Office is considering establishing a framework with a number of companies which may include a number of lots.

The potential framework will help transform the Met Office by supporting a number of Strategic Actions, which could include:

— developing and nurturing capability partnerships,

— delivering a common Met Office Data Platform,

— the future of Operational Meteorology (FOOM),

— exploiting the future of data sciences,

— taking a common approach to customer data services.

Potential providers are encuoraged to review further information which can be accessed free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

This includes the ‘Delivery Partnerships Framework Agreement Pre-Procurement Early Market Engagement document’ which provides advice on how potential providers should respond, in order to help inform the future Met Office procurement approach for this requirement. The deadine for responses is 17 August 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

10/11/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20/07/2020