Software Testing Tender

Software Testing Tender

Managed service for non-functional testing. UK-Coventry: software testing

2012/S 55-090313

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Severn Trent Water Limited
Severn Trent Centre PO Box 5309
For the attention of: Daniel Simmonds
CV3 9FH Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7825009717
E-mail: daniel.simmonds@severntrent.co.uk
Fax: +44 7825009717

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Water
I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Managed service for non-functional testing.
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: Including but not limited to various locations within the Severn Trent area. This area stretches from the Humber estuary to the Bristol Channel and from Mid-Wales to East-Midlands.
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):

A supplier to provide a managed service to work with our IS test centre to offer nonfunctional testing services, specifically around automation and performance testing. This may include the adoption and rework of any automated scripts, developing and maintaining an automation/performance test framework/strategy and expanding this to provide efficiencies in testing in terms of test coverage and defect identification.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72254000, 72254100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Information about 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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:

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: Applications are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire PQQ. Access to this document is available from Daniel Simmonds refer to Section I.1 for contact details. The Contracting Authority will evaluate all responses to the PQQ document including the eligibility of applicants in line with Regulation 26 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applications are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire PQQ. Access to this document is available from Daniel Simmonds refer to Section I.1 for contact details. The Contracting Authority will evaluate all responses to the PQQ document including the eligibility of applicants in line with Regulation 26 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applications are required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire PQQ. Access to this document is available from Daniel Simmonds refer to Section I.1 for contact details. The Contracting Authority will evaluate all responses to the PQQ document including the eligibility of applicants in line with Regulation 26 of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2006.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 40

2. Service delivery. Weighting 40

3. Implementation & exit. Weighting 10

4. Cultural fit. Weighting 10

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

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

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.4.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.3.2012