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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 12 Endeavour Square
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: E20 1JN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Riley
Telephone: +44 2070660911
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of a Search and Discovery (Insight Engine) Solution
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
There will be two renewal options, each for upto 36 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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.
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Go reference: GO-2020817-PRO-16956446
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: