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Notice Details

Title: Digital Technology Services
Reference No: DEC340437
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000566026
Published by: Scottish Government
Publication Date: 19/12/2018
Deadline Date: 12/02/2021
Deadline Time: 17:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: The Authority is establishing a collaborative Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Digital Technology Services split into a number of lots for the provision of Digital Technology Projects, Digital Technology Resources and Cyber Security Services.
Technology is transforming the way public services are being delivered with significant growth in demand for digital technology services as identified in the Scottish Government's Digital Strategy. There is also a desire by organisations to have access to a wider range of digital technology suppliers to, support agile working, mitigate the skills gap and further develop their cyber security processes.
The DPS aims to support a number of Scottish Government strategies and in particular:
Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland - http://www.gov.scot/resource/0051/00515583.pdf
Safe, Secure and Prosperous: A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00489206
CPV: 72000000, 72000000, 72224000, 72230000, 72232000, 72260000, 72211000, 72212000, 72243000, 72221000, 72300000, 72400000, 72500000, 72590000, 72600000, 72800000, 48200000, 48800000, 48900000, 48730000, 48731000, 48732000, 72000000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw

Glasgow

G2 8LU

UK

Contact person: Margaret Anne McKeown

Telephone: +44 1412420111

E-mail: margaretann.mckeown@gov.scot

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

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.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html


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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Digital Technology Services

Reference number: SP - 18 - 26

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The Authority is establishing a collaborative Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Digital Technology Services split into a number of lots for the provision of Digital Technology Projects, Digital Technology Resources and Cyber Security Services.

Technology is transforming the way public services are being delivered with significant growth in demand for digital technology services as identified in the Scottish Government's Digital Strategy. There is also a desire by organisations to have access to a wider range of digital technology suppliers to, support agile working, mitigate the skills gap and further develop their cyber security processes.

The DPS aims to support a number of Scottish Government strategies and in particular:

Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland - http://www.gov.scot/resource/0051/00515583.pdf

Safe, Secure and Prosperous: A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00489206

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Digital Technology Projects

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72224000

72230000

72232000

72260000

72211000

72212000

72243000

72221000

72300000

72400000

72500000

72590000

72600000

72800000

48200000

48800000

48900000

48730000

48731000

48732000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

A key objective of this DPS is to offer a straightforward, flexible and suitable route to market for all Scottish public sector organisations with a requirement for digital technology services across three lots:

- Digital Technology Projects

- Digital Technology Resources

- Cyber Security Services

Potential participants have to complete the ESPD (European Single Procurement Document) and meet the minimum entry criteria to participate on the DPS.

For details of public sector organisations who can access the DPS please see section (VI.3 Additional Information)

This Digital Technology Projects Lot will provide 3rd party supplier delivery and support for digital technology services for organisations.

Typically these digital technology projects will have known outcomes, objectives; deliverables; milestones and identified methodologies (e.g. agile is becoming more common). Digital technology projects can be delivered in grouped or isolated phases including an end to end transformation of digital services from strategy/business need development right through to retire/exit or for ad-hoc requirements as part of a wider programme or project. These digital technology projects often need expertise to assist organisations to help develop and deliver specific pieces of work on a service, programme or project. Whilst not all digital projects use agile there is a growing use of the phases; Discovery, Alpha, Beta and Live.

Due to the wide and diverse nature of Digital Technology Projects, it isn’t possible to list all the types envisaged - but some examples (non-exhaustive list) are; Integration Services, Managed ICT Services, ICT Support, Digital transformation projects, digital/on-line services, software and infrastructure engineering, user research, content design, service design, user experience, testing and auditing, training, service delivery/support, enablement services, data analytics/services and Data science projects.

Participants must have at least 12 months experience delivering the types of services within this Lot. Tell us about your company, services you provide and at least 2 relevant case study examples from the last 3 years. Examples from both public and/or private sector may be provided. Please try and be as concise as possible and preferably within 2 sides of A4 paper. The aim of the case studies are to show us how you have delivered Digital Technology Projects, we require you to evidence capability in this area. Responses to be provided in section C- (Technical and professional ability) part 4C.1.2 of the ESPD Document.

It would be beneficial if you could also provide, any professional qualifications/accreditations (if appropriate) you have e.g. Agile (SCRUM, DSDM, XP, Kanban) Prince2 and ITIL.

Responses on experience and professional qualifications can be provided in part 4C.6 of the ESPD.

No form of volume guarantee has been granted by the Authority. The Authority shall not be bound to order any of the services referred to in the lot descriptions.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 40 - 80 %

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 20 - 60 %

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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

Envisaged minimum number: 100

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Economics operators may be excluded from this DPS if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulations 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) 2015.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Digital Technology Resources

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For details of public sector organisations who can access the DPS please see section (VI.3 Additional Information).

The Digital Technology Resources Lot will provide resource skills and expertise in support of digital technology services. Resources will typically assist with the delivery of digital technology requirements and will be commissioned to deliver specific objectives and tasks.

The nature of digital technology resources typically required is diverse and some examples (non-exhaustive list) are; digital specialists, project & programme managers, agile coach, user researcher, digital service design, business analysts, system designer, solutions architect, data architect, data modeller, product manager, systems developer, quality assurance analyst, web operations engineer, senior software engineer, infrastructure engineers, test engineers data and analytics specialists and data scientists.

Participants must have at least 12 months experience delivering the types of services within this Lot. Tell us about your company, services you provide and least 2 relevant case study examples from the last 3 years. Examples from both public and/or private sector may be provided. Please try and be as concise as possible and preferably within 2 sides of A4 paper. The aim of the case studies are to show us how you have delivered Digital Technology Resources, we require you to evidence capability in this area. Responses to be provided in section C- (Technical and professional ability) part 4C.1.2 of the ESPD Document.

It would be beneficial if you could provide any professional qualifications/accreditations (if appropriate) your resources have e.g. Agile (SCRUM, DSDM, XP, Kanban) Prince2, and ITIL.

Responses on experience and professional qualifications can be provided in part 4C.6 of the ESPD.

No form of volume guarantee has been granted by the Authority. The Authority shall not be bound to order any of the services referred to in the lot descriptions.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 40 - 80 %

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 20 - 60 %

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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

Envisaged minimum number: 100

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this DPS if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Cyber Security Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

For details of public sector organisations who can access the DPS please see section (VI.3 Additional Information)

Cyber Security Services Lot will provide cyber security services and resources that will aim to support cyber resilience for organisations.

The nature of services and resources typically required is diverse and some examples (non-exhaustive list) are; Cyber Security Specialists, Cyber Security services such as:- Penetration Testing, Cyber Security training and Assessment, Security Architecture Services, Risk Assessment and Management Services, Audit Review & Compliance, Incident Management & Response, Security Testing and Digital Forensics.

The scope of this Lot will focus on the supply of services and resources assisting the delivery of cyber resilience. Cyber resilience services and resources will also likely involve: providing expert advice; recommendations; training; or systems testing and assessment.

Participants must have at least 12 months experience delivering the types of services within this Lot. Tell us about your company, services you provide and least 2 relevant case study examples from the last 3 years. Examples from both public and/or private sector may be provided. Please try and be as concise as possible and preferably within 2 sides of A4 paper. The aim of the case studies are to show us how you have delivered Cyber Security Services, we require you to evidence capability in this area.

Responses to be provided in section C- (Technical and professional ability) part 4C.1.2 of the ESPD Document.

It would be beneficial if you could provide, for information only, any professional qualifications/accreditations (if appropriate) your resources have e.g. Agile (SCRUM, DSDM, XP, Kanban) Prince2, ITIL, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – Certified Cyber Security Consultancy scheme.

Responses on experience and professional qualifications can be provided in part 4C.6 of the ESPD.

No form of volume guarantee has been granted by the Authority. The Authority shall not be bound to order any of the services referred to in the lot descriptions.

The DPS will be open to entrants throughout its life who meet the minimum criteria.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical / Weighting: 40 - 80 %

Cost criterion: Price / Weighting: 20 - 60 %

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

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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

Envisaged minimum number: 50

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Economic operators may be excluded from this DPS if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Potential participants from the UK will be required to provide their tax reference numbers: i.e. Value Added Tax registration number, PAYE collection reference and Corporation Tax or Self-Assessment reference, as applicable. Please enter this number in section 2A question 2A.2 & 3 of the ESPD.

Overseas and non-UK Potential Participants will be required to submit a certificate of tax compliance obtained from the country in which they are a resident for tax purposes.

The Authority will have the right to request evidence that entry criteria is still valid at any point during the life of the Dynamic Purchasing System with evidence to be provided via an updated ESPD to the Authority within 5 working days of request being issued.

It is a requirement of this DPS that suppliers hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance as a minimum indicated below;

Public Liability insurance of Minimum GBP 1M

Employers Liability insurance of Minimum GBP 5M

Professional Indemnity insurance of Minimum GBP 1M

The Dynamic Purchasing System 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

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Criteria for each Lot is presented in the description area for each individual Lot.


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

There will be an ongoing requirement to provide management information on the call-off contracts awarded through the DPS.

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system

The dynamic purchasing system might be used by additional purchasers

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:

2018/S 140-320585

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

Date: 12/02/2021

Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 12/02/2021

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

Duration in months: 24 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

August 2021

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

**Please note there is a Technical Envelope within PCS-T regarding both Fair Work and Cyber Security. Your responses are required for information purposes and are not part of the selection criteria. Applications will not be accepted via the PCS-T system unless you complete this Envelope.

The system for establishing and on-boarding suppliers to the DPS will operate fully electronically using the PCS-Tender system Project_Code 12270

Organisations who use the DPS for call-offs will issue them electronically. Many organisations use PCS-Tender, however for those organisations who do not use PCS-Tender, alternative electronic routes may also be used and are acceptable. We envisage the value of call off contracts to range from thousands to multi millions however no form of volume guarantee has been granted by the Authority. All participants awarded a place on a Lot on the DPS will be invited to all contract opportunities within the lot. Award criteria will be based on best price-quality ratio (see sect II.2.5 of this OJEU for ranges) which will be formulated more precisely at call-off and may incorporate mandatory minimum requirements bidders have to achieve.

Participants should be aware there is not a requirement to bid for all lots or provide all services under each lot.

Digital First Service Standard - https://resources.mygov.scot/standards/digital-first/

Scotland’s Digital Future: High Level Operating Framework - http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00482416.pdf

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 12270. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

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:

The Scottish Government is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the people of Scotland, in order to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

Specific community benefit clauses will be applied at call off by Scottish public sector bodies.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 12270. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

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:

The Scottish Government is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the people of Scotland, in order to create a more successful country, with oppotunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

(SC Ref:566026)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Government

Victoria Quay, Leith

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Telephone: +44 1312447556

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

17/12/2018


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: margaretann.mckeown@gov.scot
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
271300Maintenance - Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology
279999other Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology
271510Services - Application Service ProvisionInformation Communication Technology
271512Services - Desktop Provision and Upgrade Information Communication Technology
271513Services - Disaster RecoveryInformation Communication Technology
271500Services - 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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