Supply Professional Services Automation Software

Supply Professional Services Automation Software

SQA are wishing to improve its resource management through the implementation of an appropriate Professional Services Automation (PSA) system.

UK-Dalkeith: Real time operating system software development services

2013/S 102-174791

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Midlothian
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Elaine Robertson
EH22 1FD Dalkeith
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3452136720

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sqa.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00386

Further information can be obtained from: Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Midlothian
For the attention of: Elaine Robertson
EH22 1FD Dalkeith
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3452136720
Internet address: http://www.sqa.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Midlothian
For the attention of: Elaine Robertson
EH22 1FD Dalkeith
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3452136720
Internet address: http://www.sqa.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Scottish Qualifications Authority
Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Midlothian
For the attention of: Elaine Robertson
EH22 1FD Dalkeith
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3452136720
Internet address: http://www.sqa.org.uk

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

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:

Professional Services Automation Software.
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: Central Scotland.
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)

SQA are wishing to improve its resource management through the implementation of an appropriate Professional Services Automation (PSA) system.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=266060

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=266060

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72212670

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Software application and implementation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 2 Annual Extensions.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
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: 60 (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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
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:

SQA 1848
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

27.6.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

25.7.2013
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

This project is in the developmental phase. The PQQ’s will be evaluated by 24 July and all suppliers will be notified of the outcome. The date for issue of ITT is an indicative date only at this stage. (SC Ref:266060).
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:

27.5.2013