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CCS Procurement Bid Writing for Frameworks

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Written by Chris Turner

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Jan 11, 2023

If you’re looking to join the Framework game in 2023, then look no further than the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). CCS is the largest public procurement service in the UK, currently listing 2,561 suppliers over 115 agreements totalling an enormous £2.8 billion per year. This work is spread over 17,000 customer organisations, meaning more opportunities for contract awards than you could otherwise dream of tendering for!

Created to help buyers procure goods and services from the central government, this framework for public procurement is a stable and regulated option that draws upon national buying power. With opportunities for sole traders through to multinational corporations, CCS provides a vast amount of opportunity for suppliers of any size.

Ensuring high-quality service delivery, CCS uses competition among suppliers to increase quality and value for buyers. This means that you need to be the best in the game and have done your research on your competitors. However, once you’ve put the work in and gained framework placement if awarded contracts these can be extremely lucrative.

Don’t be disheartened from applying for the CCS framework award if you don’t win the first time around: By offering up to unlimited contract extension and opportunities for the direct award (buyers choosing you as their supplier without having to go through the tender process for contracts), competition for the award is fierce as the rewards of successful tendering for CCS framework can be huge. The important thing to remember is that competition is tough for a reason. For help before and during the tendering process, get in touch to speak with a member of our Bid Writing team.

Putting your company in the best place for contract award, first understand what CCS is trying to achieve

A hotly debated topic, public procurement at its core is interested in cost-efficient procurement for taxpayers. This means getting the most value for money out of public taxes to spend on public services.

Whittling potential suppliers down to an approved list, CCS produces a ‘ready to go’ list of suppliers who have proven themselves to be the best value for money and compliant with strict regulations. Immediately reducing costs through fewer administrative procedures, the way to approach tendering for this framework is to demonstrate why your company should be awarded, based on the principles of being the ‘Most Economically Advantageous Tender’ (MEAT). This doesn’t necessarily mean being the cheapest option but proving throughout your responses how your costs are justified by your service delivery. This can be proven through methods such as:

  • Innovative service offerings
  • Qualifications that set you apart from the competition
  • Service delivery that goes beyond the requirements and can be proven to add value (perhaps by solving issues that may otherwise cost them more money to fix)


One thing to consider when tendering for a CCS framework award is how pricing works in relation to the number of goods/services procured. Buyers get competitive prices because suppliers can sell large volumes of their products and services to UK public sector organisations as though they were supplying a single customer. Working with this in mind, increase your chance of contract award by ensuring that you can realistically provide the scale of services required for lots you tender for.

“But I’m just a Small Medium Enterprise (SME), how can I compete against multinational organisations?”, I hear you ask.

The UK Government is committed to procuring 33% of its services from SMEs annually. This means that 1 in 3 contracts will be awarded to an SME just like yours. Pitching odds such as these alongside the SME's ability to meet the needs of buyers more flexibly, the Framework and its contracts is more accessible than you might think!

Why should I sell my services through CCS?

Selling on average £2.8 billion pounds of goods and services to the public sector per year, an award on the CCS framework comes with the prestige of reliability and contract security.

Unlike private sector contracts, the public sector is strictly regulated and protects suppliers against issues such as buyer’s companies dissolving or cancelling contracts midway through. A public contract award is a secure way to maintain revenue for the duration of the contract, and the least risky form of contract to hold.

With many opportunities for a contract extension (with some having no caps), providing a great service and keeping your buyer happy could mean guaranteed income without the stress of continuous retendering.

As part of its strict regulation, CCS ensures payment to suppliers within 30 days. Adding a layer of transparency around contract dealings, and having agreed terms protected by the Framework body prevents issues such as breaking contractual agreements and delayed payments, making the process easier and more appealing for SMEs to take part in.

By abolishing Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) for low-value contracts (contracts under £100,000), CCS allows SMEs to focus their efforts on the Invitation To Tender stage (ITT) with less disruption to their everyday workload. Relieving you of the burden of PQQs, you can focus your efforts on proving why and how you can deliver your service without worrying about pre-determined selection criteria. In plain speak, this means that you can tender for the opportunities you want under £100,000 without having to first be approved. This will save you time and resources.

A further feather in the cap of SMEs, public sector procurers often see SMEs as flexible, quick to react and offer better prices. Sending this message through your responses by highlighting examples of where you have met certain specification requirements and how you will meet the requests of the buyer, flexible service delivery may help charm your way onto the framework.

This all sounds well and good, but what actually is a Framework?

Frameworks can range from small and sector or regionally specific to large and multinational in reach. However, all frameworks are the same in essence.

Thinking of frameworks as member-only shopping lists, they are collections of tender opportunities (shopping aisles) with pre-approved suppliers (products) for buyers to choose from. Like Tesco selling a set selection of products, suppliers are pre-selected by the Framework Authority to make finding the right service easy for buyers.

Kind of like Costco where members get special rates on products that aren’t available elsewhere, the benefit to buyers purchasing through frameworks is that they are automatically presented with the best value, and all the haggling has been done for them.

CCS provides information on upcoming, present and past opportunities, allowing suppliers to research their competitors, the kinds of service delivery required, and upcoming opportunities that they may like to tender for. A list of these upcoming opportunities can be found here.

To demonstrate the vast scope of sectors represented on CCS, below are a few examples of the kinds of works that can be tendered at any particular time. Note: You will see a reference to ‘lots’ mentioned in the descriptions. This means that the opportunity for contract award is open to more than 1 buyer and covers more than 1 scope. Whilst successful suppliers will have to apply to the lots they wish to win, choosing lots with more opportunities for contract awards boosts your chances of success.

Framework title

Brief description

Value

Link

G Cloud 13

Agreement number: RM1557.13

Split into 3 lots, this framework is used to procure a diverse range of cloud-based computing services. 40% of the total spend thus far has been with SMEs.

5,006 suppliers have been awarded a place on this framework, with over 40,000 services available for customers.

Over the lifetime of the G Cloud framework, £1.5 billion worth of services has been bought through this framework. To date, the biggest spend area is Professional Services.

This framework is due for renewal on 08/11/2023 for G Cloud 14.

More information on G Cloud 13 can be found here and tips for framework win here.

Around £150 million per year

G Cloud 13

Digital Outcomes 6

Agreement number: RM1043.8

A 24-month agreement, Digital Outcomes 6 lists user-centred digital design services. These services are not limited to UK-based suppliers, and suppliers keep the intellectual property rights for all bespoke developments.

Services can be provided by sole traders through large corporations, with a specific focus on meeting the UK Government’s aim to commit 33% of procured services from SMEs.

This framework supports subcontracted services and is split into 3 lots. Agreements are made for a maximum of 2 years with an optional extension of 25%.

Digital Outcomes 6 next renews on 27/06/2024.

£813 million

Digital Outcomes 6

Facilities Management Marketplace (FM)

Agreement ID: RM3830

Used to procure services such as maintenance, cleaning and security, this framework lists 40 suppliers that deliver 15 services over 3 lots.

FM helps SMEs quickly gain contract award based on providing the lowest price for contracts up to £1.5 million, with further non-direct awards placed on contracts with no maximum value.

Suppliers are awarded partially on geographical coverage (1 successful supplier per region of the UK as defined by the Nomenclature of Territorial Statistics) meaning that competition may be tough for framework award, but that no direct competition will be experienced for the duration of the framework, once awarded.

This framework is next due to renew on 09/04/2023.

Around £9 million

Facilities Management Marketplace

Media Services

Agreement ID: RM6123

Replacing RM6003 Media Buying, the Media Services Framework runs for 4 years and lists 10 suppliers to deliver services over 5 lots.

The types of services delivered on this contract include, but are not limited to:

  • Advertising space
  • Partnerships
  • Out-of-home advertising
  • Agency audit services
  • Monetising advertising estates

Whilst there are no opportunities for extension, opportunities for direct award are available to suppliers under lots 1 and 3.

This framework next renews on 13/12/2025.

£16 million

Media Services

Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eye Care Services

Agreement ID: RM6182

Providing solutions to a range of occupational health services, 16 suppliers over 11 lots deliver services that reflect the needs and requirements of the modern and diverse workforce.

Lot 4 is regional, meaning that suppliers will have to demonstrate the ability to provide lots within at least 1 of 7 sub-lots. These regions are:

  1. London
  2. South
  3. Midlands and East of England
  4. Northern England
  5. Wales
  6. Northern Ireland
  7. Scotland

Replacing the Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eye Care (RM3795), this framework runs for 4 years.

Whilst there is no formal opportunity to extend, happy buyers can extend call-off agreements past the framework expiry date without limitation. This means that you could, in theory, win a continuous contract.

This framework allows direct award by buyers and is specifically accessible to SMEs given the regional award criteria.

This framework is next due to renew on 22/03/2025.

£220 million (excluding VAT)

Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eye Care Services

Office Supplies

Agreement ID: RM6059

This agreement is split into 3 lots shared between 11 suppliers for the provision of office supplies. This includes some PPE but is not designed for close contact with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 patients.

The direct award is available for lots 1 and 3, and all lots are bound to the same 2-year agreement with 2 optional extensions of 12 months each.

Some suppliers for this agreement have agreed to share Carbon Reduction Plans in line with the Policy Procurement Notice (06/21).

This framework is next due for renewal on 05/04/2024.

£1.3 million

Office Supplies

Payment Acceptance

Agreement ID: RM6118

This framework provides a range of payment acceptance services including:

  • Card acquiring and gateway services
  • Payment equipment
  • Alternative payment methods (APMs)
  • Payment initiation services (PISP)
  • Specialist payment consultancy services

Split into 6 lots shared between 15 suppliers, this is a 3-year contract with an optional 1-year extension.

The framework next renews on 02/02/2024.

£309 million

Payment Acceptance

CCS Bid Writing Top Tips

Writing winning tenders since 2009, we have compiled some of our top tips for securing placement on the CCS framework.

  1. Proofread your Selection Questionnaire (SQ): A mix of self-declared statements, the SQ requires suppliers to self-assess their professional, financial and technical (amongst others) ability to perform the contracted works. Whilst this can appear at first a minefield of technical jargon, it is important to get right as many of the required fields are pass/fail. For help completing these documents, speak to our Bid Writers.
  2. Provide evidence throughout your bid: CCS representatives will want proof that your company will be of value to their buyers through references and examples. Make sure that your examples are correct and legitimate, as falsifications can result in immediate disqualification.
  3. Read the specification and familiarise yourself with the framework agreement: To prove you can provide the greatest value for money, you will want to explain how you will meet the requirements of the specification for each lot. This may take some time, so make sure you set aside enough time before you begin the writing process to avoid rushing and to give you enough time to conduct any research.
  4. Apply separately for each lot: You may find that you are wanting to apply for multiple lots from the same buyer. To do so, you will have to apply for each lot individually. This will mean writing responses for each lot that are bespoke to the differences of lot requirements. To save time, you can reuse relevant information in responses, but make sure that at every stage you tailor this info to the requirements and question asked.
  1. Give yourself the best chance of being selected: For some companies, it may take several years before framework placement is awarded. Given that CCS agreements tend to last between 2-10 years, missing out can lead to long periods of waiting and frustration. To put yourself in the best position to win, familiarise yourself with Contracts Finder (where all UK tender opportunities are published) and keep up to date with upcoming CCS opportunities. For more personalised opportunities, check out Tender Pipeline. Many SMEs find it easier and less stressful to hire a Bid Writer to handle the tendering process. Alternatively, they may like to invest in Bid Writing training to provide them with the skills and knowledge to produce strong and competitive bids.

Common requirements for CCS

As part of your bid for the CCS framework, you will be required to complete a mandatory Standard Selection Questionnaire document which is split into three parts:

Part number

Content

Part 1

This covers basic information about you, including:

  • Your contact details
  • Trade memberships
  • Details of any parent companies
  • Details of any group bidding

Part 2

This covers a self-declaration to confirm whether any exclusion grounds apply, for example:

  • Fraud
  • Corruption

Part 3

This covers a delf-declaration to confirm that you meet the selection criteria in respect of financial standing and technical capacity. This includes:

  • Economic and financial standing: CCS will ask for evidence to demonstrate your financial stability. This is usually in the form of accounts
  • Technical and professional availability: You’ll need to provide Case Studies of your experience in providing the required services/products. Any information around KPIs, testimonials and volumes of work you currently deliver will be in this section
  • Insurance levels: These are usually set out at £5 million, as a minimum, for Employers’, Public and Professional Liability

From what we know about CCS Frameworks, holding a valid and current Cyber Essentials Certificate is also an essential requirement. This must be either a Cyber Essentials Basic Certificate or the Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate. From the previous iteration, suppliers on Lot 4 for Information Assured Products are also required to be List X accredited.

Using Thornton and Lowe for CCS tender support

We know that our clients have what it takes to win, and we champion the SMEs that make it happen. With a framework success rate in excess of 90% and 95% client retention, get in touch and let us be the voice that helps you to secure your CCS framework award today.

We have found working with the team at Thornton & Lowe to be excellent - their patience, attention to detail and professionalism throughout the entire process was greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend Thornton & Lowe to any company looking to secure more business." - Cantium Business Solutions

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UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Vehicle Tyres, Glass and Telematics markets. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract on Thursday 7th March 2024 in Liverpool. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing rm6353@crowncommercial.gov.uk . Further details will be provided to you. As well as discussing the new Framework, we will also have time to discuss the new Transforming Public Procurement regulations. Information on this can be found in this link. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for 22/12/2023, 08:41 Tyres, Glass & Telematics - Contracts Finder https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/a9eb91f0-56a0-4d17-833f-a2bcb13a7ac2 4/6 the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement.Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 8 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. [The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.] The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the RM6353 Schedule, "Security Requirement and Plan", to meet RM6353 requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2024-01-25
Deadline:
2024-01-25
Water Wastewater and Ancillary Services 3
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/d9de5972-5841-4607-a8b7-40c3fcd25592 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Minimum standards of reliability: CCS may also assess whether the selection criteria (in respect of III.1.3 Technical and professional ability), as set out in the procurement documents, is met on request from a buyer prior to the proposed conclusion of a call-off contract with a value in excess of 20,000,000 GBP. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Value:
Published: 2024-01-05
Deadline:
2024-01-05
Learning and Skills DPS
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to: ● Give advance notice that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is intending to set up a new contracting vehicle to support Public Sector Organisations in the provision of Skills and Learning. ● Commence market engagement activities with interested parties within the Skills and Learning supply market CCS intends to hold market engagement events during February / March 2024 with providers currently and / or interested in delivering Skills and Learning provisions to help develop the scope and operation of this new commercial agreement. . If you are interested in attending one of these market engagement sessions please complete the following Google Form which can be found here: https://forms.gle/c4MTysoGNAFrJebNA Please note responses must be submitted by the 26th January 2024. A Future Opportunity on Contract Finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/c78a7750-70c7-4d04-adab-0e9f32990804

Value:
Published: 2023-12-27
Deadline:
2023-12-27
Back Office Software 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Software market. As part of this prior information notice the following can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/99ec45ea-af2a-4e0d-bc6e-77317fc50427 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is collaborating with TechUK who are hosting a hybrid supplier engagement session 17th January 2024 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. More details including an option to book are available on their webpage https://www.techuk.org/what-we-deliver/events/back-office-software-2-framework-market-engagement-event.html After this event suppliers can still indicate interest in further engagement regarding this opportunity by registering via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeM8r0Q9sV-nuRgLmW1X5ov_OHuHiO0xTaJcCvJKcI9n52Hg/viewform CCS will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative total contract value. This comprises of an initial £4.5bn value for a 2 year term, with an optional 2 year extensions at GBP £2.25bn per annum. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6285 for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-20
Deadline:
2023-12-20
Learning and Skills DPS
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to: ● Give advance notice that Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is intending to set up a new contracting vehicle to support Public Sector Organisations in the provision of Skills and Learning. ● Commence market engagement activities with interested parties within the Skills and Learning supply market CCS intends to hold market engagement events during February / March 2024 with providers currently and / or interested in delivering Skills and Learning provisions to help develop the scope and operation of this new commercial agreement. . If you are interested in attending one of these market engagement sessions please complete the following Google Form which can be found here: https://forms.gle/c4MTysoGNAFrJebNA Please note responses must be submitted by the 26th January 2024

Value:
Published: 2023-12-20
Deadline:
2023-12-20
Payment Exception Service
UK Blackpool Department for Work and Pensions

Prior to the ITT being published, the DWP will run a market engagement session(s) with interested potential suppliers to enable DWP and the potential suppliers to understand the scope of the requirements; and the solutions that are available in the market which could meet those requirements. The session(s) will also enable DWP and the potential providers to understand the contractual requirements and financial envelope that DWP is working within with respect to these services. Potential suppliers that are interested in this opportunity should register their interest for the Market Engagement session with Michael.gaynor1@dwp.gov.uk to ensure they are kept informed of this opportunity and are sent an invite to the event where the DWP will present and market test with suppliers the scope and requirements of the Payment Exception Service. Your email must clearly state: a. The name of this procurement - Payment Exception Service Procurement b. The name of your organisation; and c. The name and contact details for the registered individual/s sending the email. DWP will only respond to email addresses provided, suppliers can provide multiple email addresses. The market engagement exercise does not form part of a formal procurement process, and the DWP reserves the right to decide whether or not to proceed with any tendering procedures in relation to a contract. Potential suppliers shall be solely responsible for any costs which they incur as a result of participating in any aspect of this market engagement exercise. We anticipate that this opportunity will be advertised using the CCS RM6322 Fund Administration & Disbursement Services DPS. Suppliers must be registered on the DPS on the day of procurement launch. We anticipate that the procurement will launch in WC 25/03/24 Further details for this DPS can be found at https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps under the 'Fund Administration & Disbursement Service' section. Interested potential Bidders are urged to register as a DPS supplier using the above link and completing the DPS Registration as soon as possible. This DPS is managed by CCS and not DWP, therefore for any technical assistance please ensure you direct queries to CCS. Please note, we will be shortlisting based on ‘category’ for these particular services. Please ensure that the category (filters) which you are appointed for on the DPS match the following: Sector: Central Government, Services: Application and Award Services, Fund Type: Other Payment Type, Location: United Kingdom For DPS info email: info@crowncommercial.gov.uk Potential suppliers will not be prejudiced by any response to this PIN, or failure to respond. This PIN does not formally signify the beginning of a procurement and does not constitute a commitment by DWP to undertake any procurement exercise. In the event that DWP decides to formally commence the procurement of the Payment Exception Service, a separate contract notice will be issued.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-19
Deadline:
2023-12-19
Print and Digital Commmunications
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal our intention to release our next iteration of the CCS Print framework and to gauge interest within the Print market. Please express your interest by emailing ccsprintteam@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on 31st January 2024. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in any market engagement and the lots you would be interested in bidding for. As part of this prior information notice the following can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/1133854c-44c5-40fe-b63c-67587a1d92f0 Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement and the lots you would be interested in bidding for. Procurement information: Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page (https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming) for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. Supplier assurance requirements: The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. Additional supplier assurance requirements will be made available during the market engagement sessions and at the time of tender release.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-13
Deadline:
2023-12-13
Open Banking (Data, Digital Payments & Confirmation of Payee Services) DPS
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

CCS is launching a DPS as a vehicle to facilitate central government and public sector access to Open Banking and related services.

Value: 800000000
Published: 2023-12-10
Deadline: 2032-01-07
800000000 2023-12-10 2032-01-07
IT Services Outsource Tender Via CCS Framework RM6100 Lot 4
UK Lewes East Sussex Fire Authority

East Sussex Fire Authority, of which East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) are part, provides prevention, protection and response services to more than 800,000 people within the area of East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove. Our purpose is to make our communities safer.ESFRS' technology estate covers Head Office & Training Centre locations, plus 24 fire stations across East Sussex. It also includes operational mobilising technology, data centre presence in Guildford & Salfords, but excluding 999 control room services, which are provided by Surrey Joint Fire Control.We have published a PIN for 5 reasons:1 Early Notification2 Market Engagement3 Transparency4 Information Dissemination5 SME ParticipationThe contract is expected to last for 5 years, with an option to extend for up to 2 years. As an IT Service tender, potential suppliers will be required to show they can support and deliver a wide range of technology services. To encourage bids from SMEs we will allow consortium bids.ESFRS has defined three key stages under a new contract that are required to establish the service and then maintain the service in the medium to long term.1 Day one services – 8 categories, 72 services2 Transition of IT Services to new contract3 Transformation - including cloud migrationThe following lifecycle of the contract will be covered through the tender. Further details will be developed over the course of the procurement process.- Investigation- Transition- Establishment- Maintain- Transformation- Continual Service Improvement- Technology Leadership- Industry KnowledgeESFRS expects the winning bidder to be an integral part of the organisation, working in partnership with the IT Governance team, and other key business stakeholders, to ensure the delivery of effective IT & technology services.Current services fall into 8 categories.1 Application Support (Troubleshooting; Maintenance; Monitoring; Configuration; Security & Compliance; Bug Fixes; Backup & Recovery)2 Cloud Support (Technical Assistance; Configuration & Optimisation; Security & Compliance; Monitoring; Migration & Integration; Backup & Recovery)3 Datacentre Support (Infrastructure Management & Maintenance; Software Support; Security & Compliance; Monitoring & Troubleshooting; Backup & Recovery)4 IT Security Support (Risk Assessment; Infrastructure Setup; Incident Response; Monitoring; Awareness; Compliance & Governance; Vulnerability Management)5 Network Support (Setup & Configuration; Monitoring & Maintenance; Issue Resolution; Security; Upgrades)6 Operational Fire Support (Maintenance & Monitoring; Integration & Upgrades; Security; Risk Assessment & Compliance; Fault Diagnosis & Resolution; Data Management)7 Service Delivery (Strategy; Service Design; Service development; End User Devices; Service Transition; Service Levels; CRM)8 Service Management (Service Design & Transition; Service Operation; CSI; Change, Incident, Problem & IT Asset Management; SLA Management; Reporting)Some of the key principles that ESFRS would expect to underpin working in partnership would include:- A reduction in IT & technology costs in real terms over the medium to long term- Maximising the value from existing and new IT investment- Delivery of measurable improvements in technology performance & availability- Avoidance of the need to change on a "cost per unit" basis for services- Improving the service to operational & business stakeholders- Providing thought leadership in opportunities from emerging technologies- Encouraging technology cooperation & collaboration across fire & rescue services- Engagement with other emergency services and local authority stakeholders- Providing opportunities to enhance community fire safety thought public engagementWe are a community focused service and expect our suppliers to demonstrate their how they will deliver to sustainability, social res

Value:
Published: 2023-12-09
Deadline:
2023-12-09
Front Office Counter Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this notice the following documents can be accessed at https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4d28aed2-01e9-4f25-b4f7-dbd43c7c1b3d The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service issued a contract notice on 31 May 2023 (Ref: 2023/S 000-015345) to procure the provision of Front Office Counter Services 2. Crown Commercial Service has taken the decision not to proceed with the procurement as no suitable tenders were received.

Value:
Published: 2023-12-07
Deadline:
2023-12-07
Multifunctional Devices (MFDs), Print, Digital and Cloud Software Services PIN Correction
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Multifunctional device (MFD) market. Please refer to the attachments area of the contracts finder PIN notice for the full details on the market engagement for procurement from the following link https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4fdc2474-1f78-420b-8db7-9be6340ecb7b This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 16/11/2023 https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/033968-2023 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication. CCS will publish an update PIN shortly providing access to the CCS website page listing upcoming deals and updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. Please note that the Carbon Net Zero Team cannot advise on CRP compliance to bidders in a live procurement. For further guidance on ‘producing your carbon reduction plan’ please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ppn-0621-carbon-reduction-plan-creation-and-training- tickets-224041864247

Value:
Published: 2023-11-23
Deadline:
2023-11-23
Extension to Call off from CCS Restructuring and Insolvency Services Framework (RM6269)
UK London Department for Education

Value:
Published: 2023-11-22
Deadline:
2023-11-22
Multifunctional Devices (MFDs), Print, Digital and Cloud Software Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Multifunctional device (MFD) market. Please refer to the attachments area of the contracts finder PIN notice for the full details on the market engagement for procurement Contracts Finder Link https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4fdc2474-1f78-420b-8db7-9be6340ecb7b Please also note that a new PIN will be issued shortly with the link to the Upcoming Deals on the CCS website. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication. CCS will publish an update PIN shortly providing access to the CCS website page listing upcoming deals and updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. Please note that the Carbon Net Zero Team cannot advise on CRP compliance to bidders in a live procurement. For further guidance on ‘producing your carbon reduction plan’ please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ppn-0621-carbon-reduction-plan-creation-and-training-tickets-224041864247

Value:
Published: 2023-11-16
Deadline:
2023-11-16
Vehicle Telematics Solutions
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at:https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/Manage/Review/8a7f2167-235d-462d-af7b-f49c30adcbae 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS frameworks. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2023-11-10
Deadline:
2023-11-10
Quality Assurance and Testing for IT Systems 2 (QAT2)
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

This DPS has been extended for 19 Months. The reasoning for this is CCS are extending this agreement to allow sufficient time to review the future design of this agreement to enable a thorough analysis and market/customer engagement to be conducted before a strategic decision can be made on the next iteration of this agreement. The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. The Authority expressly reserves the right: (i) not to award any DPS Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the customer be liable for any costs incurred by the suppliers. (iii) to make changes to the management charge applicable to this DPS in relation to both the percentage charged and the methodology used. We consider that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") may apply at the call for competition. It is the Supplier’s responsibility to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement. The link below to Gov.uk provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for central government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement.

Value:
Published: 2023-11-02
Deadline:
2023-11-02
Language Services
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 02/05/2023 https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/012557-2023 This Prior Information Notice is updating our scope of requirements from the original PIN issued in May. It also acts as a signal of intention to continue market engagement with those within the language services industry. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold further market engagement sessions during October 2023 onwards with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for this commercial agreement. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please submit your details into the following GoogleForm via this link: https://forms.gle/XufYC5BYJe4j3ojVA We will use this source to invite interested parties to our market engagement sessions and notify them of our intention to release our Invitation to Tender. If you are having any access issues you can email info@crowncommercial.gov.uk. If the latter you must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details (email and telephone number) for the individual(s) who will participate in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page [https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6302] and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0c19cddd-2bb9-4269-bdc8-88b154dad73c

Value:
Published: 2023-10-10
Deadline:
2023-10-10
National Fraud Initiative (NFI) Data Matching Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through agent Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/34bf7333-3bc4-4be2-90f2-d4de699b49eb The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-29
Deadline:
2023-09-29
Coastal Radar Data Integration
UK London Home Office

The Joint Maritime Security Centre would like to engage suppliers to assess the interest and capability of the market to meet the requirement. It is important to note that this PIN is not a call for competition and as such potential providers will need to express an interest in any future tender opportunity once a notice is published in Contracts Finder. It should also be noted that this PIN invites individuals and organisations to express an interest in this market engagement exercise only, and it is NOT a pre-qualification questionnaire, and is NOT part of any pre-qualification or selection process. 1. To express an interest, participants must first be registered on the Home Office e-Sourcing Portal. If you have not yet registered, this can be done online at https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html by following the 'Register Here' link . Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering and who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. 2. Once registered on the Home Office e-Sourcing Portal, potential suppliers, who believe they are able to offer the required services, are requested to send an expression of interest to Daren Mills, Home Office Commercial at daren.mills1@homeoffice.gov.uk by 13th October 2023. The subject title of the email should read Coastal Radar Data Integration - Expression of Interest, and the email should confirm your organisation's name, Jaggaer registration number, one contact name, one e-mail address and one telephone number. These contact details must be those used to register on the Home Office e-Sourcing Portal. Once the above two steps are completed, invitations will be made available via the portal, subject to parties signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The current expected date for the Virtual Engagement Event/Industry Day is 18th October 2023. The Authority has determined that the likely procurement route will be via a further competition using the Crown Commercial Service Space Enabled and Geospatial Services RM6235 Dynamic Purchasing System https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6235 , so any potential bidders will need to be registered on this Dynamic Purchasing System when the Authority commences their shortlisting/tendering process, potentially in December 2023/January 2024.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-26
Deadline:
2023-09-26
Target 190plus Synthetic Environment for the Design & Test of Signalling Solutions (Phase 2 & 3)
UK London Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

The railway faces a major industry challenge, where the cost and volume of future signalling renewals is unsustainable. Over the next 15 years there is a need to deliver an increase of over 50% of the signalling renewals work at half the current price to achieve a sustainable, affordable railway that can meet customer needs and expectations.Britain must have a reliable, high performing railway that’s fit for the future, delivers financial value and provides operational performance in a safe and sustainable way. To reduce costs and increase access on the railway we are creating new ways of working and introducing new technology. The use of digital technology will improve the services to freight and passenger customers, causing less delays due to signalling failure and track closures for access to complete repairs and providing the opportunity for more trains to run where needed.We’re working across Industry to build a new approach for balancing research and development and engineering solutions with the needs of end users and customers.Target 190plus is a Network Rail Research & Development (R&D) programme that looks at the sustainability of the signalling systems on the network and the challenges these bring to the rail industry. It has the aim to reduce the current whole life cost of signalling from a unit rate of £419,000 to the required £190,000 by 2029 to enable the ETCS Long Term Deployment Plan to be achieved.Synthetic Environment is 1 of 29 projects, the programme will use to reduce costs, improve services for passengers and increase safety by automating signalling design processes, standardising system architectures, implementing faster renewals planning and introducing offsite testing and validation processes.Synthetic Environment Phase 1: concerned the development of detailed requirements for the SE, completed.This procurement event will seek a suitable supplier to deliver Phase 2 and 3 of theSynthetic Environment Project:Phase 2: Development of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for SE and shadow mode runningPhase 3: Full SE capable of delivering all the foreseen technologyand scope options for F-CCS projectsDetailed requirements within the published tender documents.

Value: 10000000
Published: 2023-09-19
Deadline: 2023-10-16
10000000 2023-09-19 2023-10-16
Tyres, Glass & Telematics
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Vehicle Tyres, Glass and Telematics markets. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing rm6353@crowncommercial.gov.uk Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 8 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the RM6353 Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet RM6353 requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/a9eb91f0-56a0-4d17-833f-a2bcb13a7ac2 .

Value:
Published: 2023-09-19
Deadline:
2023-09-19
Outsourced Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the outsourced Contact Centres and outsourced Business Process Services markets. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during the period from November 2023 to February 2024 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing contactcentreservices@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on Friday 20th October. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participate in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. This future opportunity can be found on Contracts Finder here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/76abba19-b70c-49e3-88a7-c56e11bc0236 The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arises from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Agreement Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-19
Deadline:
2023-09-19
Payment Acceptance 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/a5c0ff45-1e9f-4815-948f-53e0a8b77915 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-08
Deadline:
2023-09-08
Safeguarding Support for Covid-19 Inquiry
UK Liverpool Minister for the Cabinet Office (The Covid Inquiry) acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/adc50157-eda4-4f65-a768-db3515f56c99 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2023-09-07
Deadline:
2023-09-07
Estate Management Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed structure of the commercial solution, service lines or processes detailed in the Lots from the market including potential buyers, industry experts, specialists and suppliers. CCS will be engaging with Suppliers over the coming months. To participate in market engagement please email ems@crowncommercial.gov.uk with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please see the below web page which is currently found under the Upcoming Deals section of the CCS website: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6343 A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/7f297158-6975-456d-8573-047e98c5986a

Value:
Published: 2023-09-06
Deadline:
2023-09-06
Technology Services 4
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the technology services market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during the next 6 months with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a pre-market engagement session please express your interest by registering at the links provided. Please note the links will become available closer to the event. Pre-market customer engagement starts with the following webinars: 31st October 2023 - 14:00-16:00 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccs-rm6190-technology-services-4-buyer-engagement-tickets-704299628147 9th November 2023 - 14:00-16:00 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccs-rm6190-technology-services-4-buyer-engagement-tickets-704427440437 Initial supplier pre-market engagement events are scheduled as follows as hybrid events at Tech UK (in person and online): 02/11/2023 11:00 - 12:30 - https://www.techuk.org/what-we-deliver/events/ccs-technology-services-4-supplier-engagement-event-1.html 13/11/2023 10:00 - 11:30 - https://www.techuk.org/what-we-deliver/events/ccs-technology-services-4-supplier-engagement-event-2.html A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/464c4b42-434a-41c5-94b7-4f78fa2ac182 This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 31/08/2023 https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/025652-2023

Value:
Published: 2023-09-06
Deadline:
2023-09-06
Audit & Assurance Services Two (A&AS2)
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

CCS invites suggestions and feedback on the scope of RM6310 A&AS2 including its lots and structure from the market. CCS will be running the first round of supplier engagement, consisting of a face to face session and an identical virtual session. The face to face session will be limited to a maximum of 1 delegate per organisation. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Details of the supplier engagement sessions and subsequent session(s) are included in the link below. https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6310 Presentations will be made available after the session(s) on this page. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Services will be delivered primarily within the United Kingdom, with some limited requirements overseas. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over the lifetime of the framework (4 years). Link to agreement: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6310 The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials compliant for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the [Framework Agreement] Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet [Framework Agreement] requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/Manage/Review/4613a0b3-841d-4caa-86ce-ab0c0714e43f

Value:
Published: 2023-08-31
Deadline:
2023-08-31
Management Consultancy Framework Four (MCF4)
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

CCS invites suggestions and feedback on the scope of RM6309 MCF4 including its lots and structure from the market. CCS will be running the first round of supplier engagement, consisting of a face to face session and identical virtual sessions. The face to face session will be limited to a maximum of 1 delegate per organisation. The places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Details of the supplier engagement sessions and subsequent session(s) are included in the link below. https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6309 Presentations will be made available after the session(s) on this page. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Services will be delivered primarily within the United Kingdom, with some limited requirements overseas. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over the lifetime of the framework (4 years). Link to agreement: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6309 The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials compliant for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Agreement Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/353ca986-dd9d-4acc-b5c4-35104866757a

Value:
Published: 2023-08-31
Deadline:
2023-08-31
Technology Services 4
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the technology services market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during the next 6 months with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a pre-market engagement session please express your interest by registering at the links provided. Please note the links will become available closer to the event. Pre-market customer engagement starts with the following webinars: 31/10/2023 14:00 - 16:00 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/notavailable 09/11/2023 14:00 - 16:00 - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/notavailable Initial supplier pre-market engagement events are scheduled as follows as hybrid events at Tech UK (in person and online): 02/11/2023 11:00 - 12:30 - https://www.techuk.org/what-we-deliver/events/ccs-technology-services-4-supplier-engagement-event-1.html 13/11/2023 10:00 - 11:30 - https://www.techuk.org/what-we-deliver/events/ccs-technology-services-4-supplier-engagement-event-2.html A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/464c4b42-434a-41c5-94b7-4f78fa2ac182

Value:
Published: 2023-08-31
Deadline:
2023-08-31
LBWF Neighbourhood & Environment IT System Replacement (CCS RM6259)
UK Walthamstow London Borough of Waltham Forest

The Procurement is being run under the further competition procedure of the Framework Agreement for CCS RM6259 Vertical Application Solutions, which is a formal bidding procedure, under which the contract is advertised, and all eligible organisations/consortium can bid. The ITT provides further details of the proposal and process for submitting Bids.

Value:
Published: 2023-08-30
Deadline: 2023-10-12
2023-08-30 2023-10-12
Couriers and Specialist Movements Services
UK Glasgow Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

COPFS and Scottish Government have a joint procurement requirement for a courier and specialist movements services. This is being tendered against CCS Framework RM6171 lots 1 and 6. All contractors on these lots have ben contacted via electronic mail Friday 4th Aug 23.

Value: 1900000
Published: 2023-08-15
Deadline: 2023-09-04
1900000 2023-08-15 2023-09-04
Corporate finance services three (CFS3)
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the financial market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during September and October 2023 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing commercial@hmtreasury.gov.uk no later than midday on Friday 8th September 2023. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the “Security Requirement and Plan” schedule , to meet the requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-08-10
Deadline:
2023-08-10
Buying Better Food and Drink
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

CCS are looking to procure a Food & Drink commercial solution: Free to use for all customers - Be simple, quick and easy to use for customers Support all food producers (including SMEs) in accessing public sector food opportunitiesSupport public sector food buyers in buying better quality, safer, sustainable food that meets The Government Buying Standards for FoodSupport public sector customers in meeting carbon net zero goals, by supporting sustainable food production and reducing carbon footprint.Support investment in local communities, equality and diversity, reduction in Modern Slavery risks, resource efficiencyOffer regional supply and local distribution networks This is a new agreement for CCS. There is no customer mandate for this agreement to be used.

Value: 100000000
Published: 2023-08-02
Deadline: 2023-09-11
100000000 2023-08-02 2023-09-11
Travel, Transport, Accommodation & Venue Solutions
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4d8bf661-b5cf-4a27-a782-330949338461 This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Travel and Venue Management Services market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold a market engagement face to face session on Wednesday 16th August 2023 and Wednesday 23rd August with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by registering below: Wednesday 16th August - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccs-travel-transport-accommodation-venue-solutions-supplier-engagement-tickets-681633242377 The deadline for registrations for this event is until places are full, or noon on 11th August 2023 Wednesday 23rd August -https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccs-travel-transport-accommodation-venue-solutions-supplier-engagement-tickets-681642580307 The deadline for registrations for this event is until places are full, or noon on 17th August 2023 Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Agreement Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-08-02
Deadline:
2023-08-02
Open Banking (Data, Digital Payments & Confirmation of Payee Services) DPS
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

We are holding a supplier webinar on Monday 17th July 2023 to provide an overview of the DPS, seek feedback and respond to any clarifications prior to supplier onboarding commencing in July. To attend this event, please email open-banking-dps@crowncommercial.gov.uk with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 8 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication. Please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.. Bidders must have the necessary FCA authorisations to provide Open Banking Services. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Open Banking Dynamic Purchasing System (Data, Digital Payments and Confirmation of Payee Services) Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Open Banking Dynamic Purchasing System (Data, Digital Payments and Confirmation of Payee Services) requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/20c33143-9018-461e-9338-d598121968d4 This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 27/06/2023 https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/018311-2023

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Published: 2023-08-02
Deadline:
2023-08-02
Buying Better Food and Drink
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/d656a12d-9716-4d30-bc22-e45d2b40a173 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

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Published: 2023-08-01
Deadline:
2023-08-01
Healthcare Soft Facilities Management (FM) Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0cd7f2f9-4a25-47e9-a36f-2ded0734ac11 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that the Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. In each Lot, there is no limit on the number of places on the framework. The competition process is set out in the ITT documentation. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

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Published: 2023-07-28
Deadline:
2023-07-28
Furniture & Associated Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/81610446-d56e-4c5e-98fa-f59a79a59069 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

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Published: 2023-07-27
Deadline:
2023-07-27
National Fraud Initiative (NFI) Data Matching and IT Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Data Matching Services market. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/Manage/Value/f49204fe-1b3e-426a-8e4e-6bb12b1cd9bc CCS in conjunction with the Cabinet Office is holding a virtual pre-market engagement workshop on Wednesday 30/08/2023 at 10.00 am, with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting replacement Contract. The purpose of the engagement event is to provide an opportunity to: - For potential bidders to obtain a clear understanding of what business outcomes the Cabinet Office require and ask questions regarding the proposed scope of services under development. - For potential bidders to obtain an outline of the intended procurement timetable using the competitive procedure for negotiation to put the replacement Contract in place. - For the Cabinet Office to obtain market views, thoughts and ideas on how to develop the draft scope of services to maximise market interest, innovation and value for money. - Interested bidders will be invited to complete an industry survey after the event. If you are interested in participating in the pre-market engagement virtual workshop and receiving the industry survey, please email commercial@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by 5pm on 11/08/2023 to register your interest. Joining instructions and access to the virtual workshop will be sent to those who register, along with further information in relation to the requirement. These engagements are specifically intended to influence the strategy development for the provision of the replacement Contract. CCS and the Cabinet Office are committed to supporting the government's drive to open competition and increase opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SME) Suppliers and all suitably qualified and experienced SMEs are encouraged to participate in this market engagement exercise. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement, and that this certification is renewed annually. The CCS and the Cabinet Office reserve the right not to commence any formal procurement process, discontinue any procurement it commences and not to award any Contract. The estimated date of contract publication in section II.3 is subject to change based on Cabinet Office governance approvals.

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Published: 2023-07-27
Deadline:
2023-07-27
Provision of Safeguarding Support for Covid-19 Inquiry
UK Liverpool Provision of Safeguarding Support for Covid-19 Inquiry

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to further market engagement with those within the Emotional Support/Guidance market. The Authority are requesting information for their proposed requirement. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/e6dc55f8-f035-48cc-8499-e317d6a70b20 Please see within the attachments area added 20/07/23 relating to the Request for information, Clarifications to bidders questions and Technical specifications. Please see the attached document titled ‘RM6355-Request for Information v1.0’ for further information. Potential Providers must be registered on the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Suite in order to respond to the future Procurement opportunities. If you have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk following the link ‘I am a New Supplier User’. Please see the attached document titled ‘RM6355 - Potential Provider eSourcing suite instructions’ for further information on how to register and express your interest in this procurement.

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Published: 2023-07-24
Deadline:
2023-07-24
NHS Workforce Alliance Framework Agreement for Insourced Services to support the provision of Healthcare Services by NHS and other public bodies (including Clinical Services)
UK Sheffield North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)

To support recovery from COVID19 pandemic, Procurement in Partnership (NHS London Procurement Partnership, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS Commercial Solutions and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement) in collaboration with Crown Commercial Service (CCS), together known as NHS Workforce Alliance, is awarding a framework agreement to be utilised by NHS and public sector organisations. Agreement shall be available for Providers and Commissioners of services including NHS Foundation Trusts, NHS Trusts, Special Health Authorities and others operating across all healthcare related sectors and settings, including Acute sector, Mental Health, Community Health Ambulance Services, Care Trusts, CCGs, ICSs, CICs, GPs, and others. The agreement shall be available to organisations owned by those authorities including companies and LLPs, and any successor bodies of those organisations, and/or any other public sector bodies in United Kingdom, or crown dependencies. A variety of specialisms and services to support the provision of healthcare may be commissioned under this framework agreement, to provide a flexible and comprehensive solution.This framework agreement is for Healthcare Services under the Light Touch Regime of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The framework agreement and its operational features, including the re-opening of the framework agreement at six-monthly intervals throughout its life, have been designed in line with the flexibilities offered under the PCR when procuring such Light Touch Regime services.In addition to those authorities listed, additional Contracting Authorities entitled to place Orders subject to NHS Workforce Alliance approval, are as listed in full in Invitation to Tender documents, including those found detailed in either the NHS Act 2006, and/or the Public Contract Regulations 2015, and/or the Government Departments, Agencies and Public Bodies: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations• Ministerial Departments (25 including Agencies and Public Bodies)• Non-Ministerial Departments (21 including Agencies and Public Bodies)• Agencies and Other Public Bodies (376)• High Profile Groups (78)• Public Corporations (10)• Devolved Administrations (3)

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Published: 2023-07-21
Deadline:
2023-07-21
Workforce Solutions Framework
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/9ada8912-27b3-4fc4-8f8c-ad66a0587cd6 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that the Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to participate in the dialogue tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

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Published: 2023-07-13
Deadline:
2023-07-13
Enforcement Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Enforcement Services market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during August 2023 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing valentina.ruggiero@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on 26/07/2023. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will be participating in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 5 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Enforcement Services Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Enforcement Services requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/fee3f5c6-c4f2-48fa-a404-e4db1e3b1b3e

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Published: 2023-07-12
Deadline:
2023-07-12
Office Solutions
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/3d9ab200-8a6d-4f55-83d5-adf758cb663c 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that the Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

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Published: 2023-07-12
Deadline:
2023-07-12
Oracle Fusion Support
UK Swansea City & County of Swansea

Swansea Council (CCS) has recently implemented Oracle Fusion after using EBS for 17 years. As well as having an in-house Oracle support team, Swansea has a support partner providing technical and functional support for Level 2 and Level 3 for Oracle Fusion including patch management and testing, enhancement changes and fault fixes. This support is delivered primarily remotely.The internal Oracle Support team will be responsible for Level 1 support to the user communities. Providing a single point of contact for the reporting of all queries or issues. The in-house team will categorise issues and where necessary request additional support from the support partner for Level 2 & 3 support.

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Published: 2023-07-11
Deadline: 2023-08-11
2023-07-11 2023-08-11
Government Skills Campus
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

THIS PIN NOTICE IS TO NOTIFY SUPPLIERS OF AN UPCOMING REQUIREMENT THAT WILL BE ADVERTISED USING CCS’ RM6219 - LEARNING AND TRAINING SERVICE DPS UNDER THE SERVICE TYPE: LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES** As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/941f4b02-6cde-4a1f-9f9b-d63bae55a58d The Cabinet Office intends to undertake a procurement exercise in August 2023, to appoint a partner(s) to deliver a Government Skills Campus platform, any supplier interested in bidding for this opportunity must first be successfully appointed to the Learning and Training Services DPS by 31st of July 2023. All information about how to apply to join the DPS can be found by downloading the bid pack on the DPS webpage - https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/download/open?fr=DPS_PROFILE_LEARNING The procurement process will be split into the following stages: DPS Category Portfolio search of all providers listed under the Learning Technologies service type (long list) Capability assessment based on the long list, to determine who is interested in bidding and has the capability to meet the requirements Invitation to Tender (ITT) Evaluation Award Key Requirements for SaaS Platform Ability to record employee skills and learning information Access to all learning across the Civil Service (front door only - learning not held on system) Career pathways Communities of practice hubs Search for users with particular skills MI and analytical capabilities Skills assessments Supporting Needs Ability to use government skills taxonomy Multi-tenant capability Ability to integrate with other government skills and learning systems (especially clusters) Tailored learning and skills suggestions Configurable to Civil Service needs Highly scalable If you would like a pack which contains more information about the project and requirements please contact: Lyndon Tomkins (lyndon.tomkins@crowncommercial.gov.uk)

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Published: 2023-07-11
Deadline:
2023-07-11
Cloud Compute 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/7f583b3e-5ed3-4748-8093-52e1282e84ea 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. The Government Security Classifications (GSC) Policy came into force on 2 April 2014 and describes how HM Government classifies information assets to ensure they are appropriately protected. It applies to all information that Government collects, stores, processes, generates or shares to deliver services and conduct business. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the Framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any Bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position for Lot 2, and within 5% for Lot 3. There is no limit to the number of Bidders who can be successful in Lots 1 and 4. CCS intends to host a webinar following the launch of the procurement. This will take place on 7th July 2023. If you are interested in attending the webinar session please express your interest by emailing rm6111@crowncommercial.gov.uk and further details will be provided to you via the eSourcing tool. The webinar is being hosted by the current Cloud Compute (RM6111) team. Your email must clearly state the name of your organisation and contact details for the individual(s) who will attend the webinar. Registration details will be sent to the email address provided when registering interest. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal.

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Published: 2023-06-30
Deadline:
2023-06-30
Open Banking (Data, Digital Payments & Confirmation of Payee Services) DPS
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

We are holding a supplier webinar on Monday 17th July 2023 to provide an overview of the DPS, seek feedback and respond to any clarifications prior to supplier onboarding commencing in July. To attend this event, please email open-banking-dps@crowncommercial.gov.uk with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 8 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication. Please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.. Bidders must have the necessary FCA authorisations to provide Open Banking Services. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Open Banking Dynamic Purchasing System (Data, Digital Payments and Confirmation of Payee Services) Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Open Banking Dynamic Purchasing System (Data, Digital Payments and Confirmation of Payee Services) requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 08/06/2023 https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/016259-2023

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Published: 2023-06-27
Deadline:
2023-06-27
Housing Maintenance & Repairs
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

A Future Opportunity on Contracts Finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/70d7e1f5-9030-497b-b958-f8fc2fbd8d5f This PIN is for information only, and the purpose is to inform the market of upcoming buyer further competition opportunities (tenders) through the RM6241 Housing Maintenance & Repair DPS. It is hoped that with increased visibility of the opportunities through the agreement, it will give suppliers plenty of time to onboard to the DPS and be able to take part in these fantastic tendering opportunities. For the avoidance of doubt, the further competition opportunities are being procured through the RM6241 Housing Maintenance & Repair DPS but the contract will be with the individual buyers and not Crown Commercial Service. Buyers within the next 4-12 weeks will be coming to market, through the DPS, with the following further competition opportunities: Planned Maintenance & Repair Services - London - Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex Potential tenders may be combined with a reactive maintenance requirement, looking to tender Aug 23, value c. £60m per annum. Reactive Repairs & Maintenance - Midlands, including Nottingham/Leicestershire - South West - London - Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex Potential tenders including shorter & longer term (5-7 years) looking to come to market June/July 23 Void Property Services - Midlands, including Nottingham/Leicestershire - South West - London General Builds Multiple Locations (Tendering within the next 2 months) Doors & Windows (Replacement & Repairs) Midlands and North & South London - 24 month contract. Looking to tender June/July 23 Painting & Decorating Multiple Locations (Tendering within the next 2 months) Potential tenders including shorter & longer term contracts (5-7 years) looking to come to market June 23 – July 23 onwards. If you are interested in having access to any of the above opportunities, please ensure you leave plenty of time to onboard to the DPS by visiting https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps?fh=1#buildingcleaningservices and scrolling to Housing Maintenance & Repair. We have created a step by step guide for all suppliers to help them with the onboarding process. To get help with your application to the DPS please see the video guide available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVAu20mpkjU This is also an opportunity for existing suppliers to update their filter selections. Buyers may choose to run an expression of interest activity so please do look out for these and make sure your contact details are up to date. The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value of the whole DPS over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the date of publication of the DPS agreement, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6241.

Value:
Published: 2023-06-22
Deadline:
2023-06-22
Housing Maintenance & Repairs
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

A Future Opportunity on Contracts Finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/70d7e1f5-9030-497b-b958-f8fc2fbd8d5f This PIN is for information only, and the purpose is to inform the market of upcoming buyer further competition opportunities (tenders) through the RM6241 Housing Maintenance & Repair DPS. It is hoped that with increased visibility of the opportunities through the agreement, it will give suppliers plenty of time to onboard to the DPS and be able to take part in these fantastic tendering opportunities. For the avoidance of doubt, the further competition opportunities are being procured through the RM6241 Housing Maintenance & Repair DPS but the contract will be with the individual buyers and not Crown Commercial Service. Buyers within the next 4-12 weeks will be coming to market, through the DPS, with the following further competition opportunities: Planned Maintenance & Repair Services - London - Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex Potential tenders may be combined with a reactive maintenance requirement, looking to tender Aug 23, value c. £60m per annum. Reactive Repairs & Maintenance - Midlands, including Nottingham/Leicestershire - South West - London - Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex Potential tenders including shorter & longer term (5-7 years) looking to come to market June/July 23 Void Property Services - Midlands, including Nottingham/Leicestershire - South West - London General Builds Multiple Locations (Tendering within the next 2 months) Doors & Windows (Replacement & Repairs) Midlands and North & South London - 24 month contract. Looking to tender June/July 23 Painting & Decorating Multiple Locations (Tendering within the next 2 months) Potential tenders including shorter & longer term contracts (5-7 years) looking to come to market June 23 – July 23 onwards. If you are interested in having access to any of the above opportunities, please ensure you leave plenty of time to onboard to the DPS by visiting https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps?fh=1#buildingcleaningservices and scrolling to Housing Maintenance & Repair. We have created a step by step guide for all suppliers to help them with the onboarding process. To get help with your application to the DPS please see the video guide available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVAu20mpkjU This is also an opportunity for existing suppliers to update their filter selections. Buyers may choose to run an expression of interest activity so please do look out for these and make sure your contact details are up to date. The value in II.1.5) is an indicative value of the whole DPS over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the date of publication of the DPS agreement, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6241.

Value:
Published: 2023-06-20
Deadline:
2023-06-20
Telephony Contact Centre System Replacement - South Norfolk District Council and Broadland District Council
UK Norwich South Norfolk District Council

You are invited to tender for the provision, maintenance and support of our contact centre telephone system for South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council ("The Councils) Procurement Ref: 165/SN/22. The tender will be in the form of a further competition in accordance with Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) procurement framework RM3808 Lot 4. The contract will be awarded in accordance with the framework documentation.

Value: 397000
Published: 2023-06-14
Deadline: 2023-06-30
397000 2023-06-14 2023-06-30
Open Banking Dynamic Purchasing System (Data, Digital Payments and Confirmation of Payee Services)
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

We are holding a supplier webinar on Monday 17th July 2023 to provide an overview of the DPS, seek feedback and respond to any clarifications prior to supplier onboarding commencing in July. To attend this event, please email open-banking-dps@crowncommercial.gov.uk with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 8 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication. Please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement.. Bidders must have the necessary FCA authorisations to provide Open Banking Services. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Open Banking Dynamic Purchasing System (Data, Digital Payments and Confirmation of Payee Services) Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Open Banking Dynamic Purchasing System (Data, Digital Payments and Confirmation of Payee Services) requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-06-08
Deadline:
2023-06-08
Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, and Fulfilment services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/908fc3dc-f5ea-4580-a922-3144825c55a7 Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during June and July 2023 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing logisticsandwarehousing@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on 23.06.2023. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown] for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials for the services under and in connection with the procurement The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The services that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the RM6329 Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet RM6329 requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-05-31
Deadline:
2023-05-31
Front Office Counter Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/79c4da9b-d074-4942-b691-7be6f2681901 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222. This procurement is being conducted under the Light Touch Regime (‘LTR’) and is therefore subject to limited regulation. It will be conducted in accordance with regulations 74 to 76 of PCR 2015, and relates to the legal services which are listed in Schedule 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR) 2015 as a specific service.

Value:
Published: 2023-05-31
Deadline:
2023-05-31
Mini Competition -CCS RM6187 - Professional Services Support- EPF Initial Digital Resources
UK Glasgow Scottish Police Authority

ONLY APPOINTED CONTRACTORS UNDER THE CCS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY THREE RM6187 (MCF 3) Framework (Lot 1) MAY BID. As an appointed Contractor under the Framework Agreement Mini Competition under CCS Management Consultancy Three RM6187 (MCF 3) Framework (Lot 1) , you are invited by the Scottish Police Authority (known as “the Authority” of SPA hereafter) to participate in the Mini-Competition for Professional Services Support – EPF Initial Digital Resources.

Value: 1950000
Published: 2023-05-22
Deadline: 2023-06-08
1950000 2023-05-22 2023-06-08
Insurance and Related Services 4
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/AdditionalInformation/bdc7daad-daba-4f03-82eb-f36575223d8d# 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at help@eSourcingsolution.co.uk or call 0800 069 8630.

Value:
Published: 2023-05-18
Deadline:
2023-05-18
Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eyecare Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

The purpose of this PIN is to: Give advance notice that CCS is intending to undertake a tendering exercise to set up a new contracting vehicle to service Public Sector Organisations for occupational health and related services requirements. Gauge market interest by identifying service providers and customers who would be willing to help develop this new commercial agreement. CCS invites input around the scope of the future commercial agreement, including its lots and structure, to help inform our understanding of market requirements. We currently plan to hold 2 supplier engagement sessions on Wednesday 10th May at 11am and also on Tuesday 16th May at 10am (suppliers will only need to sign up for one session). To participate in market engagement please complete the following survey which can be found here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1tfhuQlNXpjo8Qwez8JhP9K-HOXi51JXH9VkgdQXxdohCfQ/viewform Please note responses must be submitted by 5 May 2023. If you are unable to access the form then please reach out to the contact email at the top of this PIN The Authority reserves the right to present the requirement in the form of separate lot(s), where it determines that this is appropriate to do so. The lotting structure of this commercial vehicle will be determined as a result of the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice//13c1d8e5-28fc-4d14-9ffd-4690236e8878

Value:
Published: 2023-05-04
Deadline:
2023-05-04
Language Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the language services market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during June 2023 onwards with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for this commercial agreement. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please submit your details into the following GoogleForm via this link: https://forms.gle/WPbhcZAk9Z4qTsVu5 no later than midday on 19.05.2023. Alternatively, if you are having access issues you can email info@crowncommercial.gov.uk. If the latter you must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details (email and telephone number) for the individual(s) who will participate in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0c19cddd-2bb9-4269-bdc8-88b154dad73c

Value:
Published: 2023-05-02
Deadline:
2023-05-02
Costs Lawyer Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/5113c7ee-1753-47a1-8526-9c7962b2b163 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2023-04-05
Deadline:
2023-04-05
National Fuels 3
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

o This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 11/01/2023 This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the fuels and associated services market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during January 2023 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing RM6305@crowncommercial.gov.uk no later than midday on 10th March 2023. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. [The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.] The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Agreement Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4d9706bf-818a-4524-b451-b1792a481991

Value:
Published: 2023-04-05
Deadline:
2023-04-05
TfGM PSTN Network Services
UK MANCHESTER Transport for Greater Manchester

TfGM is looking to award a contract for the various PSTN connections used at head office, bus stations and traffic signals via Crown Commercial Service Framework RM3808.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-28
Deadline: 2023-03-28
2023-03-28 2023-03-28
Insurance & Related Services 4 (IS4)
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 08/03/2022: https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/006382-2022 A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/266c2ada-9351-45a5-b6ac-b57636c9715e This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Insurance Services market, including discreet Brokerage services, Claims Handling and Housing Associations Agents. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during April / May 2022 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Any bidder who intends to participate in the competition needs to be regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years from 15/11/2023. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Agreement Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. Please find further details: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security

Value:
Published: 2023-03-24
Deadline:
2023-03-24
PR Marketing Services
UK London Department for Business & Trade

Pre-Market Engagement is due to take place on 21st April 2023. Timing and further details of the event are to be confirmed. If you are interested in attending, please contact commercialmarevents@trade.gov.uk. To go out to tender, it is anticipated DBT will lean on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Communications Marketplace to access the market and select the suppliers that correspond to the required criteria (PR Marketing Services). Registration to CCS Communications Marketplace is MANDATORY to be able to involve your agency further in the process. • Go to CCS website, and select RM6124 as the framework agreement - or follow this link: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6124 • Click on "description" and click on "apply to join"- or follow this link: https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps#research • Follow the registration process as detailed under the Communications Marketplace.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-24
Deadline:
2023-03-24
Postal Services and Solutions
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/b739c57d-6a23-4153-97ae-68e8595c753c 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. PLEASE NOTE: All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by Accreditation Bodies other than IASME. On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-24
Deadline:
2023-03-24
Front Office Counter Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 27/07/2022 https://www.find-tender.service.gov.uk/Notice/020447-2022. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6283 for updates and monitor Find a Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials Plus certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The procurement route currently considered is Open, however, this may change to Negotiation. This will be confirmed upon publication of the contract notice. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/79c4da9b-d074-4942-b691-7be6f2681901

Value:
Published: 2023-03-21
Deadline:
2023-03-21
Payment Acceptance 2
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the structure of the Payment Acceptance RM6118 structure, service lines or processes detailed in the Lots from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers. To participate in market engagement please email paymentsin@crowncommercial.gov.uk with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 7 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The services that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL. It will be a condition of this contract that this material must be protected. Baseline protection controls are defined in ISO27001:2013 and further defined by the Security Policy Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-security.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-09
Deadline:
2023-03-09
Asset Finance Advisory Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed content and structure of the Asset Finance Advisory Services framework, service lines or processes detailed from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers. To participate in market engagement please email assetfinance@crowncommercial.gov.uk with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link The value in II.1.5 is indicative. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates. Or use the new UK Find a Tender service which has replaced the EU’s Tenders Electronic Daily. CCS will be required to publish notices relating to this procurement on the new UK Find a Tender Service (FTS). Notices will not be published on Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)/OJEU. You are therefore advised to monitor FTS and Contracts Finder for the notification of the release of the ITT documents for this procurement. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/public-sector-procurement-from-1-january-2021 The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials (or equivalent) certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials [Plus] Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arises from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Asset Finance Advisory Services Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Asset Finance Advisory Services requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-09
Deadline:
2023-03-09
Asset Finance Advisory Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/ff7cd560-f004-4823-8ce2-bc529fb9d3d4 Crown Commercial Service invites suggestions and feedback on the proposed content and structure of the Asset Finance Advisory Services framework, service lines or processes detailed from the market including industry experts, specialists and suppliers. To participate in market engagement please email assetfinance@crowncommercial.gov.uk with any suggestions and/or feedback in your email, along with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation) 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link The value in II.1.5 is indicative. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates. Or use the new UK Find a Tender service which has replaced the EU’s Tenders Electronic Daily. CCS will be required to publish notices relating to this procurement on the new UK Find a Tender Service (FTS). Notices will not be published on Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)/OJEU. You are therefore advised to monitor FTS and Contracts Finder for the notification of the release of the ITT documents for this procurement. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/public-sector-procurement-from-1-january-2021 The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials (or equivalent) certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials [Plus] Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arises from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Asset Finance Advisory Services Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Asset Finance Advisory Services requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-09
Deadline:
2023-03-09
Technology Products and Associated Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

Lot 1 may be more complex or larger in scale and/or a mixture of requirements that may include a combination of hardware, software and associated services.A framework contract will be awarded to a maximum of 15 bidders for Lot .The maximum number of bidders may increase where 2 or more bidders have tied scores in last position for the lot. Additionally, CCS reserves the right to award to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position of the lot.

Value: 12000000000
Published: 2023-03-04
Deadline: 2023-04-04
12000000000 2023-03-04 2023-04-04
Technology Products and Associated Services 2
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/Manage/2ef4d8c5-dcca-4159-ba12-eae599f42e1e 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. To facilitate the direct award process it is a requirement that if you are bidding for Lot 1 and/or Lot 2 and/or Lot 3 and /or Lot 4 and/or Lot 5 and/or Lot 6 and/or Lot 7 it is a mandatory requirement that you submit a compliant bid for Lot 8. If your bid is excluded from Lot 8 your bids for any other lots you are bidding for (i.e Lot 1 and/or Lot 2 and/or Lot 3 and/or Lot 4 and/or Lot 5 and/or Lot 6 and/or Lot 7) will be deemed non-compliant and you will be excluded from the competition. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-03
Deadline:
2023-03-03
Water, Wastewater and Ancillary services (3)
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Water market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during January/February 2023 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract[s]. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing [RM6306@crowncommercial.gov.uk] no later than midday on 22/12/2022]. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials [Plus] certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. [The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials [Plus] Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.] The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet [Framework Agreement] requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-03-01
Deadline:
2023-03-01
Provision of Power Purchasing Agreement
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0a98768f-d70a-4f6b-9ec9-93ea0987757a This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the energy market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during February 2023 and March 2023 with suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract[s]. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing energynetzero@crowncommmercial.gov.uk. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participate in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the RM6289 Provision of Power Purchasing Agreement Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet RM6289 Provision of Power Purchasing requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-02-16
Deadline:
2023-02-16
Quantity Surveying Framework Agreement
UK Edinburgh University Of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh wishes to establish a four year Framework Agreement for the provision of Quantity Surveying Services. Projects types and services will include a mixture (but not limited to) of:- Project types: Alterations and refurbishment associated with new occupation, changes of and upgrade of facilities; Adaptations and extensions of existing buildings; Maintenance works and New build works (including demolition of existing buildings).- Services: Contract administration and employer’s representative services; Peer reviews and due diligence services; Facilitation of value engineering and risk workshops and supporting in the preparation of funding bids and supplying information for rating assessors and the like.This includes the provision of infrastructure works either when associated to the main project scope or as a standalone infrastructure project.The QS services shall include the preparation of a Bill of Quantities or a Contract Sum Analysis, Employer’s Requirements or a Schedule of Works, as appropriate dependent on procurement approach and University’s instruction/preference. The appointed QS consultant needs to have a thorough working knowledge of works contracts, for example but not limited to NEC, JCT and ICE and support the University in the use of a variety of procurement arrangements including collaborative working and framework arrangements, for example mini competitions using SCAPE and CCS framework agreements. The University may utilise Design Team and Contractor Framework Agreements and the service provider will need to familiarise themselves with the ethos and operational details of these Framework Agreements. In addition, the appointed QS should allow for regular and frequent project team meetings throughout the project, necessary for full co-ordination of the project.The procurement will utilise the 2 stage Restricted Procedure.Stage 1 - Single Procurement Document SPD (Scotland). The shortlisting decision shall be based on the requirement to pass any minimum standards (pass/fail) sections of the SPD as well as on the results of the scored questions listed in the PCS-T technical envelope. In addition, each supplier will require to undergo a financial turnover test specific to each Lot and have a minimum annual turnover for the last three years (to be detailed in the PCS contract notice and tender documents).Stage 2 - Invitation to Tender (ITT). The ITT will evaluate both the technical and cost elements. The cost and quality score will be combined to calculate the overall MEAT (most economically advantageous) score for each supplier.Objective Criteria for Shortlisting - SPD Section 4C scoring method:0 – Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.1 – Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/ capacity/capability.2 – Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.3 – Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.4 – Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.Scored SPD Section 4C question weighting: 4C.1. Experience (60%), Quality and Accuracy (30%) Workfo

Value: 2700000
Published: 2023-02-11
Deadline: 2023-03-16
2700000 2023-02-11 2023-03-16
Quantity Surveying Framework Agreement
UK Edinburgh University Of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh wishes to establish a four year Framework Agreement for the provision of Quantity Surveying Services.The framework agreement shall be tendered on behalf of the University of Edinburgh and all University of Edinburgh Subsidiary Companies. All of the University of Edinburgh’s Subsidiary Companies may access and utilise the framework agreement at any time during the life of the framework period.Projects types and services will include a mixture (but not limited to) of:- Project types: Alterations and refurbishment associated with new occupation, changes of and upgrade of facilities; Adaptations and extensions of existing buildings; Maintenance works and New build works (including demolition of existing buildings).- Services: Contract administration and employer’s representative services; Peer reviews and due diligence services; Facilitation of value engineering and risk workshops and supporting in the preparation of funding bids and supplying information for rating assessors and the like.This includes the provision of infrastructure works either when associated to the main project scope or as a standalone infrastructure project.The Quantity Surveying services shall include the preparation of a Bill of Quantities or a Contract Sum Analysis, Employer’s Requirements or a Schedule of Works, as appropriate dependent on procurement approach and University’s instruction/preference.The service providers (appointed QS consultant) needs to have a thorough working knowledge of works contracts, for example but not limited to NEC, JCT and ICE and support the University in the use of a variety of procurement arrangements including collaborative working and framework arrangements i.e. mini competitions using SCAPE and CCS framework agreements.The University may utilise Design Team and Contractor Framework Agreements and the service provider will need to familiarise themselves with the ethos and operational details of these Framework Agreements.The service provider should allow for regular and frequent project team meetings throughout the project, necessary for full co-ordination of the project as well as framework performance reviews in relation to agreed key performance indicators and service level agreements.The framework will be divided into three Lots in accordance with value bands as detailed below.Bidders will be allowed to bid for one or more Lots:-Lot 1 Maintenance/Small Works Projects up to a contract value of GBP 2.5M-Lot 2 New Build/Refurbishment Projects with a value over GBP 2.5M and up to GBP 10M-Lot 3 New Build/Refurbishment Projects with a value over GBP 10MThe University intends to invite the top scoring suppliers, who have met all pre-conditions, on to the framework, as per:Lot 1: 6 service providers;Lot 2: 3 service providers;Lot 3: 3 service providers.For each Lot, there will be the option to award contracts either by direct award on a rotational basis or mini competition.

Value: 2700000
Published: 2023-02-10
Deadline: 2023-03-16
2700000 2023-02-10 2023-03-16
Office Solutions
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/2a3c6e53-6cc7-4840-a6dd-1dc3b73e5e66 This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the Office Supplies market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during Feb/March 23 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing ccsofficesuppliesteam@crowncommercial.gov.uk with the following details: 1. Organisation name 2. Contact name 3. Job title of contact including responsibility within your organisation 4. Contact phone number 5. Contact email 6. Organisation website link -Further details will be provided to you. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 48 months. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement. The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Agreement Schedule, "Security Requirement and Plan", to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage.

Value:
Published: 2023-02-08
Deadline:
2023-02-08
Digital and Legacy Application Services (DALAS)
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This prior information notice replaces the previous PIN issued on the 12/08/2022 https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/toolkit/notice/show.do?noticeId=1096097 The ITT will be released in two phases. Phase 1 of the ITT for Lots 2a, 2b, 3 & 5 is due to be released between February and March 2023. Phase 2 of the ITT for Lots 1, 4a & 4b is due to be released between August and September 2023. This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement. CCS and HMRC are keen to hear your views to help us create an innovative and dynamic framework. Market engagement will be carried out as follows: • Stage 1 – a hybrid launch event that will provide an opportunity to discuss CCS’s (in conjunction with HMRC) vision for the DALAS framework and how application services will be delivered in future. This will involve presentations from CCS and HMRC guest speakers, a commercial overview of the procurement process and framework content and an opportunity for questions. CCS will share a recording of the event and a copy of the questions/answers with all suppliers post event. • Stage 2 – there will be stage 2 market engagement events for phase 1 and phase 2 respectively, which will occur prior to ITT releases as outlined above. These will involve CCS and HMRC holding 45 minute, one to one sessions with suppliers. CCS will share an anonymised copy of the questions/answers with all suppliers following each respective stage to ensure fair and open release of information to all suppliers interested in participating. These market engagement stages will provide an opportunity to discuss the DALAS framework in more detail. Following the launch event in stage 1, suppliers will have the opportunity to express interest in stage 2 market engagement events for both phase 1 and 2. Stage 1 Market Engagement Suppliers who are interested are invited to attend the hybrid launch event on 6th September 2022 @ 10:30am. Full details of venue location and time will be issued via Tech UK. Details of how to register for the hybrid launch event will be published by Tech UK. When live, a link to the registration page will also be published on the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6335. The contract notice for the procurement will be published on Find a Tender Service (FTS). A restricted procedure is intended to be used for this procurement. Therefore, prior to the publication of the Invitations to Tender (ITT) for each Lot, a selection stage will be undertaken that will require bidders to submit a Selection Questionnaire. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value of call-off contracts awarded over the term of the framework, which is expected to be 4 years. The date in II.3 is the estimated date of publication. It is expected that the contract notice will be published in autumn 2022. Please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6335 for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. Please be sure to monitor this Prior Information Notice, as it will be used to inform suppliers of updates and additional information. It should be noted that this is not a guarantee of further competition. The Authority reserves the right, at its own discretion, to withdraw from the process and pursue alternative routes to market for the provision of this service, should it decide to do so. CCS will use an eSourcing system for this competition. The eSourcing system we will use is https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk Please note that, to register on the eSourcing system, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. A Future Opportunity on Contracts Finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0d19975c-e331-4da7-94e5-1ad2d08734ac

Value:
Published: 2023-01-31
Deadline:
2023-01-31
Employee Benefits & Services
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/277c628e-3707-41df-9c01-2b20a6f76bd0 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the Framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. In each Lot, CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last awarded position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222. The value at II.1.5 is an estimate. We cannot guarantee suppliers any business under the framework. Minimum standards of reliability: CCS may also assess whether the selection criteria (in respect of III.1.3 Technical and professional ability), as set out in the ITT documents, is met on request from a buyer prior to the proposed conclusion of a call-off contract with a value in excess of 20 000 000 GBP.

Value:
Published: 2023-01-27
Deadline:
2023-01-27
Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Access Services.
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service (the Authority) has put in place a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of data access to the Health and Social Care Network compliant with the HSCN Compliance Document Set hosted on https://digital.nhs.uk/health-social-care-network/suppliers This DPS provides Services and associated services from HSCN Compliant suppliers, which are comprised of the Core Component and any Supplementary Component(s). The Core Component must include HSCN Connectivity Services as defined in the HSCN Obligations Framework that forms part of the HSCN Compliance Document Set as available at https://digital.nhs.uk/health-social-care-network/suppliers Continued in III 1.2.

Value: 500000000
Published: 2023-01-13
Deadline: 2028-05-23
500000000 2023-01-13 2028-05-23
National Fuels 3
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

This Prior Information Notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those within the fuels and associated services market. Crown Commercial Service intends to hold market engagement sessions during January 2023 with industry experts and suppliers interested in potentially bidding for the resulting framework contract. If you are interested in attending a market engagement session please express your interest by emailing RM6306@crowncommercial.gov.uk] no later than midday on 10th March 2023. Further details will be provided to you. Your email must clearly state: the name of your organisation, and contact details for the individual(s) who will participating in the market engagement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will use an eSourcing system for this competition and reserves the right to use an electronic auction. The eSourcing system we will use is [https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk]. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. The value in II.1.5 is an indicative value over 4 years. The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS website page https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/upcoming Crown for updates and monitor Find A Tender Service for the publication of the contract notice. The Cyber Essentials scheme is mandatory for Central Government Contracts which involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services. The Government is taking steps to further reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders will be required to demonstrate that they are Cyber Essentials certified for the services under and in connection with the procurement. [The bidder may be awarded a contract but shall not enter into any call off contracts with buyers until they are able to demonstrate to CCS that they meet the technical requirements prescribed by the Cyber Essentials Scheme for services under and in connection with this procurement.] The service that arise from this framework will involve the supplier holding material that has been assigned a protective marking under the Government Security Classifications Scheme (April 2014) of OFFICIAL/SENSITIVE. Bidders will be required to implement their solution in accordance with the Framework Agreement Schedule, “Security Requirement and Plan”, to meet Framework Agreement requirements. This will be released at the ITT stage. A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/4d9706bf-818a-4524-b451-b1792a481991

Value:
Published: 2023-01-11
Deadline:
2023-01-11
Cyber Security Services 3
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. PLEASE NOTE: All certificates issued prior to 1 April 2020 or before 30 June 2020 on the existing scheme are valid until 30 June 2021. This includes those issued by Accreditation Bodies other than IASME. On 30 June 2021, any certificate issued under the old scheme will expire. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at help@eSourcingsolution.co.uk or call 0800 069 8630.

Value:
Published: 2023-01-04
Deadline:
2023-01-04
Delivery of Ministerial and Specialist Live Events - DIT
UK London Department for International Trade

Pre-Market Engagement is due to take place on 02 February 2023. Timing and further details of the event are to be confirmed. If you are interested in attending, please contact sahina.ugradar@trade.gov.uk. To go out to tender, DIT will lean on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) to access the market and select the suppliers that correspond to the required criteria (Events). Registration to CCS Communications Marketplace is MANDATORY to be able to involve your agency further in the process. • Go to CCS website, and select RM6124 as the framework agreement – or follow this link: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM6124 • Click on “description” and click on “apply to join”– or follow this link: https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps#research • Follow the registration process as detailed under the Communications Marketplace.

Value:
Published: 2022-12-20
Deadline:
2022-12-20
Facilities Management and Workplace Services DPS
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a dynamic purchasing system for the provision of Facilities Management and Workplace related Services.The DPS will offer an alternative route to market for lower value and / or less complex contracts and will look to attract SME suppliers. This DPS complements the existing Facilities Management Marketplace framework (RM6232) and provides customers with a range of procurement solutions. It offers a wide range of works and services for public sector estates, such as maintenance, response repairs, supply and installation works. This agreement will also include services such as CAFM, help-desk services, and waste. This DPS will be available to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public Sector Bodies, including but not limited to, Local Authorities, Health, Police, Fire and Rescue, Education, Housing, Charities, Not for Profit, Nuclear and Devolved Administrations and International.The Facilities Management and Workplace Services DPS will be organised into distinct categories to enable Suppliers to select all elements relevant to their service offering.Customers can filter the elements to produce a shortlist of Suppliers to invite to a competition.The four (4) distinct categories comprise of: ● Services● Building Type● Location● Annual Contract Value

Value: 500000000
Published: 2022-12-15
Deadline: 2027-02-09
500000000 2022-12-15 2027-02-09
FUTURE ENERGY TRIAL – ELECTRICITY GENERATION
UK Bristol Ministry of Defence

For information, this competition will be run via the CCS HELGA Framework: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/RM3824

Value:
Published: 2022-12-14
Deadline:
2022-12-14
Fund Administration & Disbursement Services DPS
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is introducing a procurement vehicle for fund administration and disbursement services. Following an extensive period of market engagement with customers and suppliers, CCS are introducing a commercial agreement offering various administration and disbursement services for various fund types. The commercial vehicle for this agreement will be a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

Value: 280000000
Published: 2022-12-01
Deadline: 2030-11-27
280000000 2022-12-01 2030-11-27
Demand Management and Renewables
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: [insert contracts finder link] 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserve the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2022-11-29
Deadline:
2022-11-29
e-Disclosure and Review Services
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service are designing this agreement to enable all central government, public and third sector organisations to easily access eDisclosure and associated services, including reviewers. The services required are based upon the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and requirements of part 31 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR).

Value: 50000000
Published: 2022-11-22
Deadline: 2022-12-20
50000000 2022-11-22 2022-12-20
e-Disclosure and Review Services
UK Liverpool Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/9268b32b-53b8-4a0f-9fad-24518376ac64 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 the Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced the Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222

Value:
Published: 2022-11-21
Deadline:
2022-11-21
Network Services 3
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

The PIN for this requirement : 2021/S 000-026025 placed on the 18th October 2021, indicated that the overall value of spend throughout the life of the framework is likely to be £5 billion. Since the placement of the PIN, CCS has become aware of an additional £2 billion spend which is reflected in the total framework value of £7 billion, indicated in II.1.5 above. As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/1c56011c-9b31-468c-8dc3-3fba9fea0e60 The contract will be for a (2+1+1=4 years) 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. The government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement for each of the Lots forming this Framework. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Value:
Published: 2022-11-18
Deadline:
2022-11-18
Campus 2025
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

The purpose of this PIN is to: — Give advance notice that GSCU is working in partnership with CCS, intending to undertake a procurement exercise to set up new contracting vehicle(s) to service primarily Central Government organisations and potentially their related wider public sector organisations for learning and development requirements. — Gauge the market interest by identifying suppliers who would like to participate in three industry days (London, Glasgow and Cardiff, plus one virtual day for those unable to make in-person events). The purpose of these days is to explain the business requirement and procurement strategy options in more detail. The events will provide an opportunity for suppliers to engage, ask questions, seek feedback, and input into the contracting strategy. If you would be interested in attending an industry day session please complete the following contact form and short questionnaire, which can be found here: https://forms.gle/g2JuK41yubS4DXiA8 Please note responses must be submitted by 30/11/2022. The estimated value is based on an ‘Open Framework’ under the proposed new procurement regulations with a 3+3+2 term A Future Opportunity on contract finder can be found here: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/dc556bd8-cc78-4d31-8645-31f2e9a236fe

Value:
Published: 2022-11-17
Deadline:
2022-11-17
Carbon and Climate Study
UK Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Council

Carbon & Climate StudyAt its core, the purpose of this Carbon and Climate Study (CCS) is to provide the Council with an up-to-date methodology, assessment, and recommendations on the most appropriate spatial development options, from the perspective of reducing carbon emissions and increasing climate resilience within the urban environment. It should also support certain other work, not necessarily linked to the planning process, undertaken by the Council to mitigate and adapt to climate change. It is our intention that this study will set a benchmark for how innovative the evidence base for plan-making can be.

Value: 200000
Published: 2022-11-15
Deadline: 2022-12-16
200000 2022-11-15 2022-12-16
Housing Maintenance & Repair
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

The value provided in Section II.1.5) is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this DPS Agreement. The Authority expressly reserves the right: (i) not to award any DPS Agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the customer be liable for any costs incurred by the suppliers. (iii) to make changes to the management charge applicable to this DPS in relation to both the percentage charged and the methodology used. We consider that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") may apply at the Competition Procedure. It is the Supplier’s responsibility to take their own advice and consider whether TUPE is likely to apply in the particular circumstances of the contract and to act accordingly. CCS and the Buyer reserves the right to include selection criteria to assess compliance with PPN 04/15 Past Performance in further competitions run from this DPS. CCS will assess whether the selection criterion in the PPN is met on request from the DPS user prior to the proposed conclusion of an order contract with a total value of £20 million or greater (excluding VAT). Failure to meet the selection criteria will render the Supplier ineligible for that order contract. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this requirement. The link below to Gov.uk provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications. Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for central government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement

Value:
Published: 2022-11-07
Deadline:
2022-11-07
Vehicle Hire Solutions
UK Liverpool The Minister for the Cabinet Office acting through Crown Commercial Service

As part of this contract notice the following documents can be accessed at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/f5580561-f493-48e5-bfb7-dd9dbc69d09b 1) Contract notice transparency information for the agreement; 2) Contract notice authorised customer list; 3) Rights reserved for CCS framework. On 2.4.2014 Government introduced its Government Security Classifications (GSC) scheme which replaced Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All bidders should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact this requirement. This link provides information on the GSC at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for Central Government contracts which involve handling personal information or provide certain ICT products/services. Government is taking steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in its supply chain through the Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme defines a set of controls which, when implemented, will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threat coming from the internet. To participate in this procurement, bidders must be able to demonstrate they comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials, for services under and in connection with this procurement. Refer to https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/cyber-essentials-faqs for more information. Some purchases under this framework Agreement may have requirements that can be met under this Framework Agreement but the purchase of which may be exempt from the Procurement Regulations (as defined in Attachment 1 – About the framework within the invitation to tender documentation). In such cases, Call-offs from this Framework will be unregulated purchases for the purposes of the Procurement Regulations, and the buyers may, at their discretion, modify the terms of the Framework and any Call-off Contracts to reflect that buyer’s specific needs. CCS reserves the right to award a framework to any bidder whose final score is within 1% of the last position. Registering for access: This procurement will be managed electronically via the eSourcing suite. This will be the route for sharing all information and communicating with bidders. If you have recently registered on the eSourcing suite for another CCS procurement you can use the same account for this new procurement. If not, you will first need to register your organisation on the portal. Use the following link for information on how register and use the eSourcing tool: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers For assistance please contact the eSourcing Help desk operated by email at eEnablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call 0345 410 2222.

Value:
Published: 2022-10-31
Deadline:
2022-10-31
The Provision of Residential Placements for Children and Young People with Complex Needs and Behaviours
UK COVENTRY Coventry City Council

Providers are deemed to understand fully the processes that the Council is required to follow under relevant European and UK legislation, particularly in relation to The Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This procurement is for Social Care Services which are considered Light Touch Regime (LTR) services under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations ("Regulations").Accordingly, the Council is only bound by those parts of the Regulations detailed in Chapter 3 'Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7, Social and Other Specific Services' 74 to 76 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Council is not voluntarily following any other part of the Regulations. The procedure that the Council is following is set out within this ITT.The Local Authority will create a "pseudo framework agreement" (based on CCS guidance) and have set out clearly how we intend to operate the framework agreement from the outset through the FAT notice, Tender Document, and Schedules, which also details the timeline for when it will be reopened. This meets the duty of transparency and equal treatment, which are the main guidelines to follow when setting up an LTR procurement.Each Call-off from the framework would be for the delivery of a residential placement. All parties participating in this tender exercise including those preferred bidders awarded a place on the framework should at all times note that the Council provides no guarantee (express or implied) as to the minimum level of work offered to framework partners pursuant to the framework.The project aim is to have sustainable providers with the requisite sufficiency to support the framework, and deliver quality, choice, and market viability. The intention is to re-open the framework annually. If, however during the Framework Agreement Term, a provider is removed or withdraws from the framework; other external Providers, including those that have previously applied and/or failed to become a Framework Provider, will be given a further opportunity to obtain a place on this Framework Agreement. The Council will advertise this opportunity as and when required and will place the advertisements on the Find a Tender Service www.findatenderservice.co.uk and the Council's E-tendering portal www.csw-jets.co.uk. If a Provider fails to be admitted onto the Framework, they may reapply for re-consideration during the designated Framework reopening term(s) to demonstrate that framework requirements can be met. At the point of annual or bespoke framework refresh, incumbent framework providers who are able to commit to and deliver the mandated minimum required two placements, need not reapply.

Value: 39000000
Published: 2022-10-22
Deadline: 2022-11-22
39000000 2022-10-22 2022-11-22
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