Software Development Framework Contract

Software Development Framework Contract

The Growth Company wishes to appoint a number of service providers to enter into a Framework contract for the delivery of software development services.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Software-related services

2020/S 237-586975

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Growth Company
Postal address: Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater St
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M1 5JW
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612374044
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Private company running publicly funded projects

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Support to local businesses via public funded projects

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Framework for Software Development


Reference number: T20062

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72260000 Software-related services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:


The Growth Company wishes to appoint a number of service providers to enter into a framework contract for the delivery of software development services. The initial programme of work outlined in this tender will be commissioned by the GC Business Growth Hub but further services may be required on a Group wide basis. These services will be commissioned through this contract by the Growth Company.

The framework will consist of no more than 4 providers and each subsequent piece of work will be subject to a mini competition to appoint the provider to the particular project.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 EUR

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


Services in scope

• software development;

• governance, and ad-hoc services;

• transformation services.

Out of scope: in general, the Growth Company will provide the infrastructure to deliver these services under the guidance of the contractor.

The Growth Company want to receive high-quality, fit for purpose, good value for money services.

The Growth Company want to build a successful partnership with the contractor for the implementation of the framework

The Growth Company’s IT services landscape is a multi-party multi-vendor environment with integration of many different technical components. Occasionally, The Growth Company will require the contractor to take the overall lead in coordinating the end-to-end delivery of services and solutions, which require contribution from third party contractors and consist of different components not under the direct responsibility of the contractor.

On such occasions it is essential that the Contractor is willing to act as The Growth Company’s single point of contact and take care of the communications and collaborations with the other teams, ‘behind the scenes’, without reliance on The Growth Company.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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 Growth Company reserves the right to extend the contract for a further 24 months.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Some of the projects under this Framework may be funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

Improvements needed to ensure business continuity and support to businesses during the extended Covid period.


IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4

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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 16/12/2020
Local time: 13:00
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:


IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/12/2020
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Growth Company
Town: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The Growth Company
Town: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: