Systems Assurance Framework

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

BAA/002698 Systems Assurance Framework

2012/S 11-017637

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

BAA Airports Limited
The Compass Centre, Supply Chain Department West Wing 2nd Floor, Nelson Road
TW6 2GW Hounslow
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: http://www.baa.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.tendersmart.com

Further information can be obtained from: www.tendersmart.com > Business Opportunities > Contract Notices
Please address your queries via the Messaging Centre on www.tendersmart.com > Business Opportunities > Contract Notices
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: www.tendersmart.com > Business Opportunities > Contract Notices
Please address your queries via the Messaging Centre on www.tendersmart.com > Business Opportunities > Contract Notices
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: www.tendersmart.com > Business Opportunities > Contract Notices
Please address your queries via the Messaging Centre on www.tendersmart.com > Business Opportunities > Contract Notices
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Main activity

Airport-related activities
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:

BAA/002698 Systems Assurance Framework.
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
NUTS code
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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: It is proposed that the term of the Systems Assurance Framework Agreements shall be 3 years, and be extendable at BAA’s option for up to a total of 5 years.

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

BAA regards Systems Assurance as an integral part of the quality approach to any project delivering or impacting, in whole or in part, computer based systems.
BAA are looking for suppliers who can supply resource with the capabilities set out in the PQQ document including:
— assess IT systems for business risk and integrity to establish assurance requirements for each system, and subsequently monitor systems to ensure risks have been addressed,
— determine classification of proposed systems in terms of software content, criticality to success of the portfolio, degree of development, difficulty of defining requirements, likelihood of change and supplier capability,
— conduct risk and integrity analyses of proposed system architectures and provide guidance on assurance issues,
— assess operational and performance characteristics of new software products and classify in terms of software impact,
— review all systems suppliers’ quality plans for completeness and conformance to Project standard.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72224200, 72225000, 72226000

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

BAA is seeking to appoint up to 3 suppliers with Framework Agreements for Supply of Systems Assurance Services (“SA Framework”).
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Will be defined in Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) process.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Will be defined in Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) process.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Will be defined in Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) process.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions:

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Will be defined in Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) process.
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: As set out in Prequalification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in Prequalification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in Prequalification Questionnaire (PQQ).
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

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 in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction:
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting entity:

BAA/002698
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Periodic indicative notice

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

10.2.2012 – 13:00
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

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:

Registering interest.
Interested suppliers are required to submit the information requested by uploading responses to www.tendersmart.com as follows:

Instructions for registering interest.
Interested suppliers must register their company and contact profile by clicking on the link for this notice on the “Business Opportunities” menu of the www.tendersmart.com web site and by following the instructions below:

First, interested suppliers who are not already registered on TenderSmart must register their company profile via “Supplier Zone > New Supplier” menu. Suppliers already registered on TenderSmart can go direct to the second step.
Second, all interested suppliers must access this Notice via the “Business Opportunities” menu to express interest by following the online instructions and uploading the requested information before the indicated deadline (see Section IV paragraph 3.4).
Further information.
To evaluate their suitability, interested suppliers, when responding to this notice are requested to provide information which demonstrates their ability to comply with the award criteria. (Failure to do so will result in their request being rejected).
BAA does not bind itself to accept any proposal.
In evaluating their suitability, suppliers may be further requested to provide to BAA additional information e.g.further written submissions, presentations, reference visits/inquiries and/or attend an interview.
As documentation associated with this process will be made available and exchanged via www.tendersmart.com interested suppliers are required to register on the site. Please refer to this site for terms and conditions.

Registering interest in this project does not guarantee inclusion of the party on the tender enquiry list. There is no cost associated with registration, expression of interest, or accessing the tender documentation, (where invited). However, to submit a bid at tender stage, then there will be an TenderSmart administration fee. Fee information can be found on the TenderSmart website through selecting the “How It Works” tab and then downloading the “Participant Agreement”. Please ensure responses are concise and overall less than 10MB. Your document should be uploaded as a single PDF document on to http://www.tendersmart.com.

For further information on registration or other aspects of TenderSmart please contact: Frédéric Garat: frederic.garat@tendersmart.com; + 33 141900430.

BAA reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who provides information or confirmation which later proves to be untrue or incorrect or does not supply information when requested.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: A standstill period will be incorporated at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Utilities Contracts Regulations (SI 2006 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.1.2012