VERITAS Enduring IT Support Contract

VERITAS Enduring IT Support Contract

VERITAS is a joint Army Headquarters and Defence Equipment and Support initiative designed to enable both organisations to make informed planning and management decisions based on a ‘Single Version of the Truth’ for Equipment and Logistics Defence Lines of Development.

United Kingdom-Andover: Software support services

2018/S 017-035011

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Army commercial, D Res, Zone 8, (IDL 437), 2nd Floor,, Ramillies Bldg, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Andover
SP11 8HT
United Kingdom
E-mail: ArmyComrcl-T1-Mailbox@mod.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1264381218
NUTS code: UKJ37
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.bipsolutions.com

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.bipsolutions.com
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

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

I.5)Main activity

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

VERITAS Enduring IT Support

Reference number: ARMYHQ2/00279

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72261000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

VERITAS is a joint Army Headquarters (HQ) and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) initiative designed to enable both organisations to make informed planning and management decisions based on a ‘Single Version of the Truth’ for Equipment and Logistics Defence Lines of Development.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ37
Main site or place of performance:

North Hampshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

VERITAS is an Army HQ and DE&S initiative designed for both organisations to make informed planning and management decisions based on a ‘Single Version of the Truth’. VERITAS underpins a number of processes including the Command Acquisition Support Plan, Activity and Resource Planning Conditioned Based Monitoring, Ammunition Management, Inventory Management, Critical Operational Spares Management, Fleet Management and Forecasting. The Contractor is to manage, train and deliver VERITAS to a wide user base across multiple sites and will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the system and all relevant documentation primarily through a series of staged releases planned and managed by them in conjunction with the Authority. Tenderers are to note that a Bidders Conference will be held on 9.2.18 in Andover and places must be reserved by no later 7.2.18. Estimated duration of the contract 5.4.2018 to 4.4.2021 with 2 option years. Attachments numbered in order for ease of reference. See code in advert for access.

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: 5 000 000.00 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:

2×1 year extension options

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

2×1 year extension options

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

A Cyber Risk Assessment has been carried out for this requirement. The risk has been assessed as VERY LOW and the reference number is RAR-2BTQVZ9E. Potential suppliers should log on at the address below and carry out a Supplier Assurance Questionaire (SAQ), the results of which must be submitted along with the bidder’s tender response.

https://suppliercyberprotection.service.xgov.uk/login

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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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)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: no
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: 05/03/2018
Local time: 09:30
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/03/2018
Local time: 09:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

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.The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

Advertising Regime OJEU:- This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk.

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Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.

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GO Reference: GO-2018123-DCB-11777159.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Ministry of Defence, C&C, Other
Andover
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 1264381218
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:

23/01/2018

 

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