Trusted Secure Access to Digital Public Services

Trusted Secure Access to Digital Public Services

The intention of this agreement is to provide secure identity assurance capabilities that are (i) already available within CAS or the market; or (ii) can be developed into CAS or sourced from the market to further improve and enhance the existing CAS.

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

2013/S 036-057333

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Improvement Service
Westerton House, East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn
For the attention of: Loraine Higgins
EH52 5AU West Lothian
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1506775558
E-mail: loraine.higgins@improvementservice.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.improvementservice.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10882

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

PQQ Citizen Account Service Renewal – Trusted Secure Access to Digital Public Services.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Improvement Service (IS) manages a successful and operational Citizens Account Service (CAS) with 2M registered citizens who are using the service for identity assurance to access key public services.This includes data validation checks (customer name / gender / date of birth and customer address ) on customer applications for a National Entitlement Card (the Scottish public sector smartcard service). The intention of this agreement is to provide secure identity assurance capabilities that are (i) already available within CAS or the market; or (ii) can be developed into CAS or sourced from the market to further improve and enhance the existing CAS to allow local government agencies and partners and the wider public sector to assert the required level of identity assurance to deliver public services. Please note that Provision of Smartcards, a Card Management System and Bureau Fulfilment are outwith the scope of this ITT
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=251339

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=251339

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72310000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)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:

A Managed Service Partner will be selected to provide a managed service over the duration of this agreement to include all aspects of analysis, design, build and integration, test and run of all CAS applications, infrastructure, capabilities and support services. The agreement will be for 24 months initially with the likely option to extend for a further 12 months up to a maximum of 36 months. The total duration of the agreement will be for up to 5 years. Intentions in regard to extension to a 3rd year will be indicated by the end of year one. A more detailed requirements document is attached to this notice and can be downloaded for further information.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for a further 12 months up to a maximum of 36 months. Intentions in regard to extension to a 3rd year will be indicated by the end of year 1.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 2.9.2013. Completion 2.9.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Details to be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be provided in the Invitation To Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with the Improvement Service on all matters relating to the contract agreement. All consortium members or grouping will be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect of the obligations and liabilities relating to the contract agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details to be provided in the Invitation To Tender.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(6) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The Improvement Service has confirmed 2 year grant funding to commence April 2013. Due to the complex nature of the refresh procurement, implementation and migration to the refreshed CAS service, it is critical to complete the project by Mar 2014. The Improvement Service now urgently needs to engage a commercial partner to begin developing a refreshed CAS service and plan the migration of existing users and plan the provision of new users. The timescales for delivery of the Project mean that it is impractical to comply with the longer procurement timescales for using a restricted OJEU procedure and the Improvement Service is therefore using the accelerated timescales provided for in Regulation 16 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: An objective assessment of the criteria requested in the PQQ document.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IS1213005
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.3.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.3.2013
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Completed PQQ submissions should be uploaded via the Public Contracts Scotland post-box by the stated deadline of Friday 8.3.2013 at 12 noon. It is not advisable for suppliers to wait until the last moment before creating and dispatching their response in case of any last minute problems. Suppliers should familiarise themselves with these processes and any system queries should be directed to Public Contacts Scotland.
(SC Ref:251339)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.2.2013