Moonshot code development

Moonshot code development

Moonshot code development, maintenance and support.

UK-Didcot: software programming and consultancy services

2012/S 68-112162

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The JNT Association
Lumen House, Library Avenue
For the attention of: Procurement Co-ordinator
OX11 0SG Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235822200
E-mail: procurement@ja.net
Fax: +44 1235822286

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.ja.net

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

Other: National education and research network provider
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Moonshot code development, maintenance and support.
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
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Software programming and consultancy services. JANET (UK) is launching a procurement for a service to provide development, maintenance and advanced non-customer facing support (3rd line support) for Moonshot federated authentication. The successful bidder will also need to actively engage in the relevant Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standardisation processes. Further information can be found in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000

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: no
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:

Janet has a requirement for the following services to support the Moonshot activity:
Development of the following artefacts:
— A Moonshot Windows SSP,
— A Trust Router (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-mrw-abfab-trust-router-01) and customer management / monitoring system,

— Ongoing development, in terms of supporting new features and enhancing the user experience of the Moonshot Identity selector,
— Ongoing development, in terms of supporting new features, of the existing Moonshot GSS library,
— The capability to call off additional development days throughout the duration of the contract as required,
— Code maintenance for all of the above, including security patching and bug fixes for the duration of the contract,
— 3rd line support dealing with Janet and/or its nominees for the duration of the contract,
— Active contribution within the IETF Abfab working group to promote the standardisation of Moonshot technology,
— Full documentation of code developed as part of this contract.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: JANET (UK) wishes to award a contract providing an initial 2 years of service with the possibility of up to 2 years extension subject to performance review.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per the evaluation criteria given in Section 3 of the pre-qualification questionnaire document.
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 2.5.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.5.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

25.5.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

Each interested supplier is required to register its intention to submit a response to this PQQ via the JANET (UK) e-tendering portal at:
https://tenders.ja.net. GO Reference: GO-201243-PRO-3829513

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

JANET(UK)
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

JANET (UK)
Lumen House
OX11 0SG Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235822220

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: JANET (UK) 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 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

JANET (UK)
Lumen House
OX11 0SG Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235822220

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.4.2012