Technology Online Purchasing Content – Crown Commercial Service Framework

Technology Online Purchasing Content – Crown Commercial Service Framework

This Framework will enable suppliers to provide buyers with a range of commoditised technology hardware and software products via an online catalogue.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Computer equipment and supplies

2020/S 118-287889

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service
Postal address: The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: L3 9PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3454102222
I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Technology Online Purchasing Content

Reference number: RM6147

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30200000 Computer equipment and supplies

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

CCS working with other departments and partner public buying organisations, aims to provide a market leading commercial solution for commodity technology products and related commodisable services.

The resulting contract will drive value, benefits and savings for the public sector and support customers through digital transformation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
30124000 Parts and accessories of office machines
30160000 Magnetic cards
30192110 Ink products
30237475 Electric sensors
31154000 Uninterruptible power supplies
31156000 Interruptible power supplies
31158000 Chargers
31158100 Battery chargers
31440000 Batteries
31712116 Microprocessors
32250000 Mobile telephones
32400000 Networks
32522000 Telecommunications equipment
34711200 Non-piloted aircraft
35125100 Sensors
35125110 Biometric sensors
48000000 Software package and information systems
50300000 Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment
51300000 Installation services of communications equipment
51600000 Installation services of computers and office equipment
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
79121100 Software copyright consultancy services
80533100 Computer training services

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework will enable suppliers to provide buyers with a range of commoditised technology hardware and software products via an online catalogue.

Products should be standard and not built to order.

Products should be sold with a warranty, the minimum acceptable warranty is 90 days.

Products include but are not limited to:

— laptops,

— desktops,

— screens and other related peripherals.

— servers,

— switches,

— routers,

— cables and other related infrastructure hardware,

— mobile phones,

— tablets and related hardware,

— audio visual hardware such as telephone handsets, screens and conference calls equipment,

— commercial off the shelf Software (COTS Software), open source software software licenses,

— related commodisable services, including support packs, extended warranties, delivery and imaging.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 0
Price – Weighting: 100

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework term is for an initial period of twenty four (24) months, with the option to extend for two (2) further periods of twelve (12) consecutive month periods.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The value provided in section II.1.5) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.

All bidders who achieve a pass for the quality evaluation will be awarded a place on the framework agreement.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with section 5 of the 2015 Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to an invitation to tender (‘ITT’) registering for access.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 31/07/2020
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/06/2020
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at:

1) contract notice transparency information for the agreement,

2) contract notice authorised customer list,

3) rights reserved for CCS framework.

CCS considers that the transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) will not apply at framework level. We encourage you to take your own advice on whether TUPE is likely to apply, in particular circumstances of the call-off contract and to carry out due diligence accordingly.

Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for central government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.

On 2 April 2014 the Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme which replaced the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement. The link below to the website provides information on the GSC:

Registering for access:

This procurement will be managed electronically via the BravoSolution eSourcing tool. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the BravoSolution portal for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

To register, you will need to:

1) go to the URL:

2) select the link ‘I am a new supplier user’;

3) read and agree to the portal user agreement;

4) complete the registration form, providing information including:

— the full legal name of your organisation,

— your company registration number,

— your DUNS number — a unique nine-digit number provided to organisations free of charge by Dun and Bradstreet,

— user and contact details.

Once you have registered on the BravoSolution eSourcing tool, you will be able to express your interest in this specific procurement. Your registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.

Note: if you require additional users from your organisation to see the invitation to tender ITT, do not repeat the above process as this will create a new separate organisation account; instead the registered user can add additional users to the existing supplier organisation account via ‘User Management’ > ‘Manage Users’ > ‘Users’ > ‘Create’.

Expressing an interest:

To express your interest in this procurement:

1) login to the BravoSolution eSourcing suite portal:

2) on the dashboard select the link ITTs open to all suppliers;

3) on the ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ webpage you will see one or more procurements listed, click on the procurement name you wish to access;

4) click on express interest at the top of the next screen;

5) you can now access the published documents in the BravoSolution portal.

For assistance please contact the eSourcing Helpdesk operated by BravoSolution by email at or call 0800 069 8630.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Crown Commercial Service
Town: Liverpool
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: