Tender for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Applications Migration Partner

Tender for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Applications Migration Partner

Portsmouth City Council is inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced suppliers to support our line of business applications transformation from on premise datacentre to the Microsoft Azure platform.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2020/S 225-555022

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Portsmouth City Council
National registration number: UKJ31
Postal address: Procurement Service, Floor 5 Core 3/4, Civic Office, Guildhall Square
Town: Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth
Postal code: PO1 2AL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Service
E-mail: procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2392688235
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/business/business.aspx
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Applications Migration Partner

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

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

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Portsmouth City Council — the ‘Council’ — is inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced suppliers to support our line of business applications transformation from on premise datacentre to the Microsoft Azure platform. PCC wish to retain architectural, operational and commercial control of the solution and are not looking for a CSP model but require a true technology partner to assist in our transformation.

PCC will retain a direct commercial relationship with Microsoft to provision all elements of the Azure infrastructure using our strategic technology partner resources to supplement our in-house project team to achieve the required business and technical outcomes for the programme.

Award of the agreement is targeted for January 2021 and will run for an initial term of 3 years extendable in increments to be agreed to a maximum total term of 5 years.

Application is via submission of tenders by 17 December 2020 12.00 via the Council’s eSourcing solution InTend.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 340 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services
72246000 Systems consultancy services
72266000 Software consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ31 Portsmouth

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Portsmouth City Council — the ‘Council’ — is inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced suppliers to support our line of business applications transformation from on premise datacentre to the Microsoft Azure platform.

The Council wish to retain architectural, operational and commercial control of the solution and are not looking for a CSP model rather an organisation who will work in true partnership to build a flexible, secure and manageable Azure estate aligned to our business needs.

The Council intends to retain a direct commercial relationship with Microsoft to provision all elements of the Azure infrastructure using our strategic technology partner resources to supplement our in-house project team to achieve the required business and technical outcomes for the programme.

The outcomes sought from the programme are summarised as:

• IT service operation:

— efficient and effective IT service:

(a) provisioning is efficient,

(b) costs are avoided,

(c) data, compliance and risk is fully mitigated,

(d) SLAs are delivered,

(e) staff operate effectively and efficiently;

• information and data:

— compliance is achieved,

— security risk is reduced,

— IT infrastructure is more stable and resilient (fewer Major incidents);

• organisation:

— service agility and flexibility — services can be flexed to meet business demand and new services can be deployed quickly without physical IT infrastructure constraints,

— lower carbon footprint and pollution,

— service availability is improved through architectural resilience — Business continuity and DR by design,

— PCC deliver high-value services — transparent IT costs are managed closely to achieve exceptional value to Portsmouth taxpayers.

The successful supplier must hold Microsoft Gold Partner status, be Azure Expert Partners and be part of the Azure Migrate Programme (AMP).

The Council will run the procurement procedure in accordance with the open procedure as defined within the Public Contracts Regulations (2015) to the following timetable:

— OJEU notice published 13 November;

— tender documentation published 16 November;

— ITT submission deadline 17 December;

— tenderers notified of evaluation outcome 18 January;

— contract award 29 January;

— contract commencement 29 January.

The authority is targeting to have awarded the contract by 29 January 2021 with an immediate start date.

The initial contract period will be 3 years followed by the possibility of extending to a maximum of 5 years in increments to be agreed subject to performance and agreement of all parties.

Application is via completed tender submission by the deadline stated above via the Council’s eSourcing system which will be used to administrate the procurement process. The system is accessible via the link below:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/home

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 340 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial contract will last for a period of 3 years. This will be followed by the possibility of extending the contract to a maximum term of 5 years by increments to be agreed subject to performance and agreement of all parties.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract will last for a period of 3 years. This will be followed by the possibility of extending the contract to a maximum term of 5 years by increments to be agreed subject to performance and agreement of all parties.

 

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

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:

As stated within the invitation to tender documents, for full details access https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc.aspx/home

 

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.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated within the invitation to tender documents, for full details access https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc.aspx/home

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

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

Date: 17/12/2020
Local time: 12:00
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:

English

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/12/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: https://www.justice.gov.uk/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/11/2020