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                           UK-Swindon: software programming and consultancy services
                                                    2008/S 66-089369


                                                   CONTRACT NOTICE


                                                         Services


SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
I.1)   NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S):
       DE&S ISS Commercial Services MCS1b, Delta Office Park 800 - Minerva House, Attn: Shelagh Musty, UK-
       Swindon SN5 7XQ . Tel. 017 93 55 50 71. E-mail: dcsavcm-cs5@defence.mod.uk. Fax 017 93 55 50 95.
       Internet address(es):
       General address of the contracting authority: www.dcsacat.mod.uk.
       Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As in above-mentioned contact point(s).
I.2)      TYPE OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITIES:
          The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes.
SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT
II.1)  DESCRIPTION
II.1.1)   Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
          UK-Swindon: is consultancy support it/is applications and software development.
II.1.2)   Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
          Services.
          Service category: No 11.
          Main place of performance: All units and establishments of the UK MOD including overseas locations and any
          other UK Government Department or Contracting Authority.
II.1.3)   The notice involves:
          The establishment of a framework agreement.
II.1.4)   Information on framework agreement:
          Framework agreement with several operators.
          Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5.
          Duration of the framework agreement: Duration in year(s): 2
          Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:
          Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 000 000 GBP.
II.1.5)   Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
          The MoD invites, via Enabling Contract reference number CMMCS/121009, expressions of interest for the
          supply of IS/IT Consultancy Support Services - Information Systems/Information Technology Applications and
          Software Development consultancy support. The period of the enabling contract shall be two years with options
          to extend for 24 months in 12-month increments. The authority reserves the right to award the enabling contract
          to a minimum of 3 suppliers. Tenderers should have a proven track record of providing skilled consultants
          proficient in applications and software development, implementation and support services. The range of subject
          areas for which staff may be required covers: systems support, operating systems, application packages;
          system and application implementation planning, performance investigation, data conversion/entry, applications

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           software and package installation, software audit, software development, software testing, software application
           implementation, software package implementation, web site design and support.
II.1.6)    Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
           72200000, 72227000, 72266000.
II.1.7)    Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
II.1.8)    Division into lots:
           No.
II.1.9)    Variants will be accepted:
II.2)      QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1)    Total quantity or scope:
           Estimated value excluding VAT:
           Range: between 685 000 and 5 000 000 GBP.
II.2.2)    Options:
II.3)      DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME-LIMIT FOR COMPLETION:
           Starting: 1.4.2009. Completion: 31.3.2011.
SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1)   Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)   Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions
           regulating them:
III.1.3)   Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)   Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject:
           No.
III.2)     CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1)   Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional
           or trade registers:
           Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: Potential tenderers wishing to
           register an interest must provide one hard copy, by post, of their Notification of Expression of Interest in writing
           containing all the requested information to the above address. A pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) will
           not be issued. The response to this advert must be limited to 6 sides pages of A4 of main text and 6 sides in
           response to the Supply Requirement; relevant annexes are permitted. The submitted responses must follow
           exactly the order in which the questions are made. Failure to submit the requested information may result in the
           application not being considered further.
           a. Legal position - copy of Certificate of Incorporation required;
           b. Statement of company history;
           c. Corporate objectives;
           d. Statement of overall turnover for the previous financial year;
           e. Submission of the latest annual report and balance sheet;
           f. Statement of overall turnover in respect of the services to be covered for the 3 previous financial years;
           g. An indication of the proportion of the contract that the service provider intends to subcontract;
           h. DE&S, DG ISS has migrated its transactional purchasing activity to electronic purchasing using the Purchase
           to Payment (P2P) system operating over the Defence Electronic Commerce Service (DECS). All tenderers

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           should state in their EOI response they are able and willing to trade via P2P. If not already connected to DECS,
           tenderers should consult on connectivity options with the service provider Capgemini. Information on DECS and
           P2P may be viewed at www.d2btrade.com.;
           i. A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of
           managerial staff for the last three years;
           j. Description of policy, standards and procedures for quality management and controls that exist within the
           company;
           k. Copy of ISO certificate, which should relate to the scope of this requirement;
           — Supply Requirements;
           a. Companies responding to this EOI must provide a statement of confirmation that they can offer a proven
           organisation capable of supply IS Application and Software Support consultancy services to meet tasks of any
           duration and for any MOD establishment;
           b. Companies must state the resource pool available to them of qualified consultants capable of providing
           Applications and Software Support services. (Numbers must be in excess of thirty (30));
           c. Companies must state how many Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers would be available to support our
           requirements;
           d. The consultants to be made available to support the eventual contract must have experience of providing
           advice, assistance and skills transfer on systems software planning, installation, configuration, tuning, systems
           administration, audit and problem resolution;
           e. Five examples of evidence of work undertaken for Public or Private Sector to reflect the above must be
           provided to include:
           Task Description
           Details of the task outcome. If any one task is current then detail what is the expected/agreed outcome.
           The task end date
           The grade(s) and skill type of consultant engaged.
           Customer details (this information may be used as a reference point).
           Statement on whether the task was completed to agreed timescales.
           Statement on whether the task was completed to an agreed budget.
           The above Supply Requirement is to be presented on a maximum of six, single sided, pages of A4 only.
           Notes:
           As a reminder the information provided in the Expression of Interest must be in the same order as listed above.
           Any Expressions of Interest not complying with these requirements may not be considered.
           The Ministry of Defence reserves the right to seek independent market advice to validate information declared
           or to assist the Expression of Interest evaluation.
           This contract is subject to the Supplier and Customer Performance Measurement Process (S+CPMP) For
           further details please visit http://www.ams.mod.uk/ams/content/docs/srg/index.htm.
III.2.2)   Economic and financial capacity:
III.2.3)   Technical capacity:
III.2.4)   Reserved contracts:
           No.
III.3)     CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1)   Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession:
           No.



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III.3.2)   Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the
           execution of the service:
SECTION IV: PROCEDURE
IV.1)  TYPE OF PROCEDURE
IV.1.1)    Type of procedure:
           Restricted.
IV.1.2)    Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
IV.1.3)    Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue:
IV.2)      AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1)    Award criteria:
           The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation
           to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.
IV.2.2)    An electronic auction will be used:
           No.
IV.3)      ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1)    File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
           CMMCS/121009.
IV.3.2)    Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract:
           No.
IV.3.3)    Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
           Payable documents: no.
IV.3.4)    Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
           28.5.2008 - 16:00.
IV.3.5)    Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
           28.7.2008.
IV.3.6)    Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:
           English.
IV.3.7)    Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
IV.3.8)    Conditions for opening tenders:
SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
VI.1)  THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT:
VI.2)      CONTRACT RELATED TO A PROJECT AND/OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS:
VI.3)      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
           Advertising Regime: DCB/OJEU These contract opportunities are published in the Official Journal of the
           European Union (OJEU) and the MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin. The award of any subsequent contract
           arising from such requirements is subject to the Public Contract Regulations 2006. The announcement of a
           future requirement is not to be construed as confirmation that a tender/contract will subsequently be issued.
           Announcements are for information only Thus the issue of a possible future purchase, or the issue of an
           invitation to tender, is not to be construed as a commitment by the MOD to place an order as a result of the
           tendering exercise or at a later stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is
           accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Announcements herein may


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        also be published in the MOD Defence Contracts Bulletin, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) or
        the European Defence Agency's Electronic Bulletin Board as appropriate.
        Personal situation of economic operators including requirements relating to enrolment on professional trade
        registers. Any supplier may be disqualified who: a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being
        administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended
        business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and
        regulations;
        (b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or
        administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under
        national laws and regulations;
        (c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions
        of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
        (d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can
        demonstrate;
        (e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the
        legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
        (f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the
        country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
        (g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not
        supplied such information;
        (h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of
        Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
        (i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972
        and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
        (j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the
        protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
        (k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/
        EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
        Section (DE only)
        Deadline for Expression of Interest (PFP Section Only).
        2008-05-28
        Proposed/Estimated ITT Issue Date.
        2008-07-28
        Proposed/Estimated ITT Return Date.
        2008-09-16
        IPT/Equivalent Team Name.
        Other
        MoD Organisations
        DE&S
        Other IPT/Equivalent Team Name.
        DE&S ISS Commercial Services
        Proposed Completion Date of Contract.
        2011-03-31
        Estimated duration of the contract.
        Main Place of Performance or Delivery.

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          All Units and Establishments of the UK Ministry of Defence, including oversea locations and any other UK
          Government Department or Contracting Authority.
          Proposed Issue Date of Contract.
          2009-04-01
          Proposed/Estimated ITT Return Date.
          2008-09-16
          QA Standards
          Certificated to ISO 9001:2000 with appropriate scope covering Design, Development (including Software) and
          Production.
          Contract Strategy
          GO reference: GO 08040207/01.
VI.4)     PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1)   Body responsible for appeal procedures:
VI.4.2)   Lodging of appeals:
VI.4.3)   Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
VI.5)     DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE:
          2.4.2008.




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