Requirement for Share Prices Tool

Requirement for Share Prices Tool

The Department for Work and Pensions requires access to current and retrospective London Stock Exchange share and securities price data on request to enable its staff to quickly and accurately assess their customer’s entitlement to income related state benefits.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: Data-processing services

2013/S 036-057518

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department for Work and Pensions
Room BP5101, Dunstanburgh House, DWP Benton Park View
Contact point(s): The team will manage the procurement through our e-procurement solution. All interested parties should register at https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk see further details below within requests to participate
For the attention of: Jim Dillon
NE98 1YX Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912162730
E-mail: jim.dillon@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dwp.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

Social protection
Other: Employment related training
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:

Share Prices Tool
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: National across the United Kingdom
NUTS code UK

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)

The Department for Work and Pensions requires access to current and retrospective London Stock Exchange share and securities price data on request to enable its staff to quickly and accurately assess their customer’s entitlement to income related state benefits. The service will need to provide accurate share price information on request for a specified historical date or for a specified historical period. The share prices must be presented in electronic format accessible via the DWP desktop environment and all share prices must be displayed in UK Pounds Sterling (£)/ Great British Pounds (GBP). The share price data and service must be available between the hours of 07:00 and 20:00, Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday. The contractor will be required to provide training material, guidance and desk aids on the share price tool operation and service delivery arrangements. The contractor will also be expected to monitor and report agreed service delivery and performance standards and to provide a help-desk facility and a process for effectively managing and resolving incidents and unforeseen service disruption.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72310000, 72320000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Est no of Share Enqs:2013/14 37500; 2014/15 50,000; 2015/16 50,000; 2016/17 50,000; 2017/18 50,000.
Est no of shares valued: 2013/14 51,000; 2014/15 68,000; 2015/16 68,000; 2016/17 68,000; 2017/18 68,000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 700 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend up to a further 24 months (in increments) from the end of the initial 36 month contract term. The estimated value includes the optional 24 month extension period.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 30.6.2013. Completion 29.6.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Parent company guarantees, performance bonds or deposits may be required in appropriate circumstances
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender documents
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The contracting authority will only contract with a single legal entity and any consortium will be required to set up such an entity, for example a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) as a condition of and prior to contract award
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: Any supplier may be disqualified if any of the circumstances listed in Article 45 of the Public Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC (Regulation 23 of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2006) apply to their organisation and suppliers will be asked to complete an appropriate *declaration*.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documents which are available to download from https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender documents which are available to download from https://dwp.bravosolution.co.uk

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

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:

UI_DWP_100677
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

28.3.2013 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

e-procurement

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – and click the link to register. Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’. Enter your correct business and user details -Note the username you choose and click ‘save’ when complete. You will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure). Please note any queries should be submitted via the e-tendering portal. E-mails sent direct to the Department’s contact may not be acknowledged. Express an interest in the tender. Log in to the portal with the username/password, click the ‘PQQs/ITTS open to all suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier), Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content, click the ‘Express an Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box. Responding to the tender, click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining). You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is a detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help or contact the e-tendering help desk on 08003684850. Please note that the value range assumes the full 24 month extension will be used
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Department for Work and Pensions
Room BP5101, Dunstanburgh House, DWP Benton Park View
NE98 1YX Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: jim.dillon@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) (as amended) 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). Any such action must be brought promptly(generally within 3 months). 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 award damages and in the case of specified breaches of the rules may also order the termination or shortening of the contract and the levying of fines. Economic Operators seeking the termination of a contract (where this is permitted) may be required to bring action within 30 days, although this period is extended to 6 months in specified circumstances. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow 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

See section V1 4.1

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.2.2013