Supply Software As A Service Application

Supply Software As A Service Application

Provision of a software (SaaS) application (the Workbench) that will enable users to interrogate, model and analyse data within a hybrid cloud environment.

RM1043 Digital Services – NERC Environmental Big Data Initiative RFP

Reference number: RM1043 DSF01-032

Deadline date:29/05/2014

This deadline is for… Transparency purposes only. This is a Call-Off from an established framework, RM1043 Digital Services, and no additional tenders will be accepted.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Crown Commercial Service on behalf of NERC

Description of the contract

Research Councils are the public bodies charged with investing tax payer’s money in science and research in the UK. Each Research Council funds research and training activities in a different area of research ranging across the arts and humanities, social sciences, engineering and physical sciences and the medical and life sciences, together investing around £2.8 billion each year. The Councils employ around 12,000 staff and support around 30,000 researchers in UK universities and in their own research institutes. There are currently seven Research Councils: ? Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) ? Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) ? Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ? Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ? Medical Research Council (MRC) ? Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) ? Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) All are Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs), established by Royal Charter and are independent legal bodies outside of Government, accountable to Parliament. Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership between the Research Councils, established in 2002 to enable the Councils to work together more effectively. Through working in partnership, the Councils aim to enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of their research, training and innovation activities, contributing to the delivery of the Government’s objectives for science and innovation. The provision of an Environmental Research Workbench and related services to cover the following: ? Provision of a software (SaaS) application (the Workbench) that will enable users to interrogate, model and analyse data within a hybrid cloud environment (see Figure 1) ? Provision of professional services to work with us to implement the solutions, train and educate us on the new system capabilities Provision of a support for the Workbench in terms of bug fixes, upgrade paths and second line support.


Classification of the contract

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? Yes

Framework agreement details: contract being called off a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 6 Months

Who to contact

Contact name DSF Managed Service Team

Organisation name Crown Commercial Service

Address 9th Floor The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP

Telephone 03454102222

Extension number:


How to apply

This is a Call-Off RFP from an established framework – RM1043 Digital Services – and has been published for transparency purposes only. This RFP is open only to suppliers specifically invited via the Crown Commercial Service eSourcing Suite and no additional tenders will be accepted.