Welsh Government Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement

Welsh Government Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement

The Agile Digital and ICT Resource Agreement is a all-Wales Framework for the provision of resources and solutions on a Statements of Works basis. 

United Kingdom-Caerphilly: Supply services of personnel including temporary staff

2018/S 087-195563

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170
E-mail: NPSICTCategoryTeam@gov.wales
NUTS code: UKL
Internet address(es):Main address: http://npswales.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA27760

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement

Reference number: NPS – ICT – 0075 – 17

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Agile Digital and ICT Resource Agreement is a all-Wales framework for the provision of resources and solutions on a Statements of Works (SoW) basis. This will be a single Supplier Agreement, providing resources, to supplement Customer organisations internal capacity and capabilities. The resource shall be purchased via discreet, time bound SoW; ensuring only services and resource within the scope of the Agreement are purchased. The Supply Partner will not be permitted to fulfil a SoW using their internal resources.

In accordance with Regulation 33(5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, these procedures may be applied only between the contracting authorities clearly identified in the link below and the tender documentation.


A copy of this list has been recorded at the time that this notice.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

This contract will be delivered across Wales.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The National Procurement Service on behalf of the Welsh Public Sector wishes to establish a single supplier Framework Agreement (Agreement) for the supply of Agile Digital and ICT Resources. The Agreement will be established through a process of competitive tender through an Open Procedure.

Evaluations will be a 3 stage process:

Stage 1: Qualification;

Stage 2: Technical, Sustainability and Commercial;

Stage 3: Demonstration.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Criteria / Weighting: 33
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability Criteria / Weighting: 7
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Demonstration / Weighting: 15
Cost criterion – Name: Proposal: Margin / Weighting: 40
Cost criterion – Name: Proposal: Value for Money / Weighting: 5

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Agreement will be for a maximum period of up to 4 years.

The initial term of the framework will be for a period of 2 years with the option to extend for further periods up to2 years.

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

Call-off contracts under this Framework will be on a direct award basis.

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:

As detailed in the Tender Documentation and Framework Terms and Conditions.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 2017/S 239-496094

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

Date: 07/06/2018
Local time: 16:00
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, Welsh

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: 07/06/2018
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement will be undertaken using the eTender Wales Bravosolution system: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml:

— registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration,

— the User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation,

— on registering on the Platform the Super User will select a username and will receive a password,

— the Password will be sent by e-mail to the e-mail address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page. In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your Username and Password,

— registration should only be performed once for each Organisation. If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again,

— please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform,

— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on ‘ITTs Open to all Suppliers — The e-tender references for this framework are:

Project: project_37895.


The following ITTs must be completed by all Tenderers wishing to bid for each subject area:

Itt_65729 — All-Wales Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement.

Itt_67375 — Community Benefits Section: Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement.

— click on the title to access summary details of the ITT. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest’ button. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page,

— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments’ area.

If you are seeking help on using the eTenderWales system please email the bravo solutions helpdeskathelp@bravosolution.co.uk or +44 800 3684852.

If you require the documentation in an alternative format, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the NPS directly, who will be able to provide a more suitable format (for example, Braille, Large Print, Word Document or Audio format).

The Welsh Ministers (NPS) will not be liable for any bidder costs arising from the non award of this framework.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=74923.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Welsh procurement policy aims to address and balance economic, social and environmental issues and impacts. Community Benefits policy is one strategy to address and balance these issues.

The tenderer must consider in their bid a Community Benefits Proposal setting out what you are prepared to do and how they would go about delivering Community Benefits and delivering the Welsh Government’s vision for Sustainable development.

Tenderers will be required to complete and upload a Community Benefit Method Statement on the eTenderWales portal. For reference a template and supporting information is attached to the specific question within the Community Benefit technical envelope (itt_67375).

The Community Benefits Proposals will not be assessed either at selection or award stage, but will be addressed post contract award with winning Tenderers and the Community Benefit objectives or targets agreed will be made into conditions of contract.

(WA Ref:74923).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)
T’yr Afon, Bedwas Road
CF83 8WT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3007900170
E-mail: NPSICTCategoryTeam@gov.walesInternet address: http://npswales.gov.uk
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: