Oracle Billing Systems Level 3 Support and System Upgrades
Provision of Level 3 Maintenance Support and the Upgrade of two Oracle based Customer Care Billing (CC&B) Systems operated by Viridian Group subsidiaries Energia and Power NI.
United Kingdom-Belfast: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Viridian Group Ltd
Procurement Section, Greenwood House, 64 Newforge Lane
For the attention of: Jim Clendinning, Service Delivery and Contracts Manager
BT9 5NF Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890685051
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.viridiangroup.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.viridiangroup.co.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Viridian Group Limited is the contracting authority for the purposes of this project and the procurement process. Viridian Group is procuring the contract on behalf of Power NI and Energia and their affiliated subsidiaries and trading entities (collectively the ‘Participating Organisations’) that are wholly owned by Viridian Group, Viridian Power and Energy Holdings Limited. Viridian Group reserves the right to allow any of the Participating Organisations to enter into the contract with the Supplier. Further information on the Participating Organisations is included in the Project Information Memorandum
Procurement Section, Greenwood House, 64 Newforge Lane
BT9 5NF Belfast
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
NUTS code UKN01
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Provision of Level 3 Maintenance Support and the Upgrade of two Oracle based Customer Care Billing (CC&B) Systems operated by Viridian Group subsidiaries Energia and Power NI. The introduction of Smart Metering in the Republic of Ireland which is estimated to take place during 2018, may also necessitate an additional upgrades to the CC&B systems.
Applicants will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended, and Part 9 of the European Communities (Award of Contracts by Utility Undertakings) Regulations 2007, as amended, on the basis of information provided in response to a pre-qualification questionnaire (‘PQQ’) copies of which are available on request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Completed PQQs must be returned to Viridian at the address in section I.1 before the deadline specified in section IV.3.4 below.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
72000000, 72210000, 72220000, 72230000, 72240000, 72250000, 72260000, 48000000, 48100000, 48400000, 48600000, 48800000, 48900000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 5 550 000 and 14 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: An option to upgrade the Customer Care and Billing Systems for Smart Metering implementation in the Republic of Ireland, which it is envisaged will take place by 2018, may be commissioned by Viridian Group. In addition, Viridian may also extend the initial contract duration period of 60 months up to a contract duration of 120 months in total.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: In order to be invited to negotiate, candidates must be able to evidence a turnover of at least GBP 5 000 000 per annum for the last 3 financial years.
Bidders have the option to satisfy these minimum turnover requirements by reference to their parent company’s turnover, provided that the parent company agrees to provide a Parent Company Guarantee in a form satisfactory to Viridian Group.
Please see the PQQ and Project Information Memorandum.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see the PQQ and Project Information Memorandum.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Viridian and the Participating Organisations expressly reserve the rights:
i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
iii) to award one or more contract(s) in relation to part only of the requirements covered by this notice;
iv) to award a contract(s) in stages;
and in no circumstances will Viridian or any Participating Organisation be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
See section 1 Contracting authority for details of Viridian Group Ltd contacts
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: