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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Army commercial, D Res, Zone 8, (IDL 437), 2nd Floor,, Ramillies Bldg, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Fax: +44 1264381218
NUTS code: UKJ37
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
VERITAS Enduring IT Support
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
2×1 year extension options
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
2×1 year extension options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: