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Title: Software Value Added Re-seller
Published by: The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) ("NSS")
Publication Date: 21/08/2017
Deadline Date: 20/09/2017
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Abstract: 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 60M and GBP 160M.
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.
CPV: 48000000, 72000000, 72200000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

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

UK

Contact person: Mark Salveta

Telephone: +44 1698794410

E-mail: mark.salveta@nhs.net

NUTS: 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 sent electronically to:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: 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 60M and GBP 160M.

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.2.2) 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 60M and GBP 160M.

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.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

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 with a single operator.

IV.1.8) Information about 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.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

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.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

UK

Telephone: +44 1698794410

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

18/08/2017


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
08/09/2017 09:51Definition of Pan Scottish Public Sector

You will see another advert appear for the Software Reseller for Scotland. This is an update giving a better description of the Legal entities included (see below). There is no change to the process and you do not need to register against this advert.

The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross- border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, the Scottish Police Authority, Scottish health boards or special health boards, all NHS Scotland, The Integrated Joint Boards established further to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014, bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Student Loans Company Limited, the Forestry Commission, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.


Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:


http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about


Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:


http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement
19/09/2017 10:50Requirement for Hard copy of bid

You no longer need to provide a hard copy of the bid as we had originally requested.

Mark
09/10/2017 14:55Scoring of Software Re-seller Bids

For those that submitted a bid, please note scoring will not be completed until the end of October. Therefore we now expect to appoint a Preferred Bidder in early November. The existing contract will be extended by a month to accommodate this.

Thanks

Mark Salveta
Main Contact: mark.salveta@nhs.net
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
271510Services - Application Service ProvisionInformation Communication Technology
271512Services - Desktop Provision and Upgrade Information Communication Technology
271600SoftwareInformation Communication Technology
279999other Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please select the individual file names below.

Alternatively, you can download all current documents (Zip File)

Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
21/08/2017 Software Provision ITT V3 Aug 2017 updated GGC comms ITT Document288.00 KB77
21/08/2017 2015-07-17 Software Reseller Framework Agreement DRAFT V6 T&Cs349.00 KB60
21/08/2017 SR Pricing Workbook - IK Pricing Spreadsheet16.04 KB63
21/08/2017 Standards and Security Requirements Draft Security Contractual Requirements16.18 KB52
21/08/2017 ESPD v1.9 ESPD135.27 KB63

Replaced Documents

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