Purchase of IBM SPSS Subscription and Support

Purchase of IBM SPSS Subscription and Support

NISRA require Software Subscription and Support for the SPSS perpetual licences already purchased by NISRA.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Software package and information systems

2019/S 019-040984

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Finance
Colby House, Stranmillis Court
Belfast
BT9 5RR
United Kingdom
Contact person: ssdadmin.cpdfinance-ni.gov.uk
E-mail: ssdadmin.cpd@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

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://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DoF NISRA — Purchase of IBM SPSS Subscription and Support

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NISRA require Software Subscription and Support for the SPSS perpetual licences already purchased by NISRA. Where a Contractor can provide NISRA with access to licenced IBM SPSS products with subscription and support to replace the current portfolio held by NISRA, the products provided must be the same as those listed in the Specification.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 184 000.00 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)

72267000
72263000
48000000
48900000
72000000
72260000
72267100
72268000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NISRA require Software Subscription and Support for the SPSS perpetual licences already purchased by NISRA. Where a Contractor can provide NISRA with access to licenced IBM SPSS products with subscription and support to replace the current portfolio held by NISRA, the products provided must be the same as those listed in the Specification.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 100

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 184 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract will have an option to extend (subject to the terms of the contract and the performance of the successful Economic Operator) for 12 months and a second option to extend for 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will have an option to extend (subject to the terms of the contract and the performance of the successful Economic Operator) for 12 months and a second option to extend for 12 months.

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

The scope of the specification is for the (broad) amalgamation of the 3 main current contracts within DOF NISRA into the formation of 1 new contract for DOF NISRA. The subscription and support for the third contract’s licensed products must become coterminous with the annual subscription and support for the first 2 contracts licensed products from 1.2.2020.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

The Tenderer must be an IBM authorised software partner or reseller of SPSS products and Software Support and Subscription.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The Tenderer must be an IBM authorised software partner or reseller of SPSS products and Software Support and Subscription.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
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

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 25/02/2019
Local time: 15:00
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

Tender must be valid until: 26/05/2019

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/02/2019
Local time: 15:30
Place:

Clare House, 303 Airport Road, Belfast, BT3 9ED.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Construction and Procurement Delivery Authorised Personnel.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. Economic Operators remain responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by them or by any third party acting under instructions from the Economic Operator in connection with taking part in this procurement process, regardless of whether such costs arise as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of any amendments made to the procurement documents by the Contracting Authority at any time. No legally binding contract shall arise (and an Economic Operator shall have no legitimate expectation that a contract will be entered into) until such time as entry into the Contract has been confirmed by the Contracting Authority. Economic Operators should note that all dates, time periods and figures. in relation to values and volumes specified in this notice and the procurement documents are approximate only and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to change any or all of them. The pricing strategy applied and the setting of cost/profit margins are a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition. In addition, neither CPD nor the Contracting Authority can provide any guarantee as to the level of business under this contract. The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Notice of unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland. Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the Notice. This contract will not be awarded in Lots as a single supplier is required.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Royal Courts of Justice
Belfast
BT1 3JF
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will comply with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) and, where applicable, will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all Economic Operators.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/01/2019