Supply of an ICT Partner to North Lincolnshire Borough Council

Supply of an ICT Partner to North Lincolnshire Borough Council

This procurement is for an ICT Delivery Partner organisation to work with the council over the next 48 months (initial term 36 months plus extension).

UK-Scunthorpe: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2012/S 219-361125

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North Lincolnshire Borough Council
Civic Centre Ashby Road
Contact point(s): https://scms.alito.co.uk/ (contract number: 28100)
For the attention of: Steve Graham
DN16 1AB Scunthorpe
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: steve.graham@northlincs.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.northlincs.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

Regional or local agency/office
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Public order and safety
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education
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:

Supply of an ICT Partner.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Any contract established as a result of this framework will be primarily for the use by North Lincolnshire Borough Council, but it should be noted that the arrangement can be used by other local authorities, educational establishments, housing associations/RSL, and new and/or proposed customers using the council’s traded services portfolio subject to agreement of the successful operator.
NUTS code UKE13

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000,00 and 500 000,00 EUR

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

North Lincolnshire Council’s IT Services department provide a quality range of IT services to 2 500 internal users and also a number of self-service tools to external customers including Public, Businesses, Elected Members, Town & Parish Councils and other Public Bodies.
Earlier this year IT Services undertook a Soft Market Testing exercise. The exercise engaged with external organisations to assist in determining the strategic IT vision and priorities for the next three years. It also considered potential options to deliver the strategic outcomes (eg. in-house, outsource, hybrid). It was agreed that IT Services were best placed to lead in all aspects of the work, but that there was a need for an ICT Delivery Partner to provide “strategic advice and direction” and/or “on demand” additional access to a wide range of IT consultancy and business advice and skills in order to address peaks in planned workloads or skill gaps. There will be two initial projects to help the council develop an outline approach and cost benefit proposal for an Electronic Document and Records Management system and Software Application Rationalisation.
The council is also seeking to adopt a new commercial approach where it can sell services to the ICT Delivery Partner or direct to third party organisations. It is anticipated that the chosen ICT Delivery Partner will have experience and/or be receptive of this type of reciprocal arrangement and support the council to generate income.
This procurement is for an ICT Delivery Partner organisation to work with the council over the next 48 months (initial term 36 months plus extension).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000,00 and 500 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:

Warranties, bonds, parent company and/or guarantees may be required. Details will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Services will generally be funded through public funds and grants, payment conditions will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Serveral Liability.
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: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set ot in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set ot in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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:

https://scms.alito.co.uk/ (contract number: 28100)

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

no
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

14.12.2012 – 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 tenders

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:9.11.2012