By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. You will only see this message once. Find out more
We regret to inform you that we have ceased publication of current announcements.
Unitedkingdom-tenders.co.uk domain is for sale. Please contact us.

NHS National Services Scotland and Scottish Government procurement are seeking to establish a single supplier collaborative framework for commercial off the shelf (COTS) Software and supporting services. This collaborative framework will be open to ...

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘NSS’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mark Salveta
Telephone: +44 1698794410
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: pan public sector in Scotland

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Software Value Added Re-seller.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
48000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS National Services Scotland and Scottish Government procurement are seeking to establish a single supplier collaborative framework for commercial off the shelf (COTS) Software and supporting services. This collaborative framework will be open to all parts of the Public Sector in Scotland and will have an estimated value of between GBP 60 000 000 and GBP 160 000 000.

The Value Added Reseller will be required to undertake a range of tasks in addition to the purchase of software such as running a help desk, maintaining software licence records and providing support and implementation services which will be key value add services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 160 000 000.00 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)
72000000
72200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS National Services Scotland and Scottish Government procurement are seeking to establish a single supplier collaborative framework for commercial off the shelf (COTS) Software and supporting services. This collaborative framework will be open to all parts of the Public Sector in Scotland and will have an estimated value of between GBP 60 000 000 and GBP 160 000 000.

The Value Added Re-seller will be required to undertake a range of tasks in addition to the purchase of software such as running a help desk, maintaining software licence records and providing support and implementation services which will be key value add services.

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: 160 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
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
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 109-219041
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
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
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 15/11/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 20/09/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

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=508743.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

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 Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Software Re-sellers by their nature have established relationships with the large Software Vendors. We will be making the Software Re-seller represent Software from SMEs but do not want all Software provision to be subject to sub-contract clauses.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

We will be seeking Community Benefits in relation to training and recruitment and the availability of sub-contracting opportunities.

(SC Ref:508743)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=508743

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘NSS’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698794410

Internet address:http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.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:
18/08/2017