Tender to Provide Search and Discovery Capability

Tender to Provide Search and Discovery Capability

1) provision of the software; 2) implementation of the base functionality in the FCA cloud.

United Kingdom-London: Software package and information systems

2020/S 162-395285

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Financial Conduct Authority
Postal address: 12 Endeavour Square
Town: London
Postal code: E20 1JN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Riley
E-mail: Paul.Riley@fca.org.uk
Telephone: +44 2070660911
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.fca.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://fca.delta-esourcing.com/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Software-package-and-information-systems./4TP2R84465
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-title/4TP2R84465
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of a Search and Discovery (Insight Engine) Solution

Reference number: CON-20-050

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48000000 Software package and information systems

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking to contract with a single entity to deliver a search and discovery capability to the FCA.

The contract will cover the following element, details are:

1) provision of the software;

2) implementation of the base functionality in the FCA cloud;

3) assistance with configuration to meet full FCA requirements;

4) provide integration to the FCA’s enterprise data platform;

5) transition to support and service model as defined in the requirements.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48000000 Software package and information systems
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The FCA is seeking to procure a search and discovery solution, which will be hosted in the FCA cloud to deliver the following outcomes.


• Give the entire FCA workforce (to varying degrees) access to market leading capability to exploit (search, discover and gain insight from) the diverse data the FCA have access to:

Our search outcomes include:

• an enterprise search that empowers users to conduct powerful and rich context searches across a variety of data types held in a number of locations (within the organisation);

• the ability to add external sources such as companies house, partner organisation data, open data sets etc.;

• the ability to extend and evolve search models over time;

• an intuitive means (low entry barrier) through which to identify results beyond a simple search (e.g. visualisation to help interpretation by non-data/intelligence specialists);

• a capability that fosters collaboration among colleagues e.g. capturing and sharing insights gleaned between teams;

• support the FCA data strategy through the development of new (and leveraging existing) data management collateral within the FCA.

our discovery outcomes include:

• discovery analytics that provide users with rich context and intelligence within the data e.g. through inexact matching, visualisations, collaboration, notifications, analytics;

• the ability to discover new related data sets as part of intelligent searching;

• support programming of rules based alerts that indicate cause for concern, e.g. firms exhibiting behaviours FCA deem to be indicators of risk/harm at any given time;

• support FCA information security access controls (e.g. ensuring users see what their authorised to, inheriting security profile of source systems);

• to enhance the FCA’s capacity to identify and record new risks, and plough these back into training models;

• the ability to track provenance (e.g. demonstrating evidence-based decisions, exhibiting diligence in face of external audit).

The contract will be to provide the software, implementation/configuration services and to provide additional services related to the delivery of the solution post go live for the duration of the contract.

The value of the contract may increase over the term in light of these additional services additional services. Any such modification shall be in the terms of Regulations 72 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

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

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:

There will be two renewal options, each for upto 36 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Deadline to submit clarification question is 12.00 on the 4th September.

The ITT closing time and date is 12.00 on the 21st September.

The Delta Access code is 4TP2R84465

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

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:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 054-129729

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

Date: 21/09/2020
Local time: 11:59
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/09/2020
Local time: 12:00

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:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:


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Go reference: GO-2020817-PRO-16956446

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Any review proceedings will be dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘PCR 2015’). Any review proceedings must be brought within the timescales specified by the applicable law, including, without limitation, PCR 2015. In accordance with PCR 2015, the contracting party will incorporate a minimum ten (10) calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The notification will provide full information on the award decision.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: