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GB-London: Software package and information systems.

Section I: Contracting Authority
Title: GB-London: Software package and information systems.
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
National Audit Office
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SP, United Kingdom
Tel. 020 7798 7510, Fax. 020 7798 5400, Email: z3-procurement@nao.gsi.gov.uk, URL: www.nao.org.uk , URL: www.nao.org.uk
Contact: Central Procurement Team, Attn: Howard Morris

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

I.2)Type of contracting authority and main activity or activities:
Body governed by public law
Other: Government Auditor

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: Yes

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SUPPLIES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Audit Support (including Electronic Working Paper) Software
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SUPPLIES
Purchase

Region Codes: UKI - LONDON
II.1.3)This notice involves: A public contract

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Software package and information systems. The contract is to provide software licensing, implementation, documentation, testing, training and support over the lifetime of the software, for Financial Statement Audits, Value for Money Audits and other Audit Services.
The evaluation process of Part D (Applicant's Technical / Professional Ability) will be conducted in 2 stages. Tenderers must pass all parts of Stage 1 to be able to proceed to Stage 2.
Stage 1 requires tenderers to meet the minimum score for the following criteria:
Data Protection; and
Encryption capability of the software.
The NAO wil disqualify any tenderer who, post any required clarification, fails to meet the minimum score for any of the criteria listed at Stage 1 irrespective of their scores in other criteria.
Stage 2 will be weighted against a set of criteria detailed in the PQQ.
Applicants must read through this complete set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this notice.
PQQs must be completed and submitted electronically through Delta e-sourcing by the due date of 11th January 2011 at 14.00 hours.
The information and documents for this exercise will be accessible at the following website www.delta-esourcing.com . To be able to access these documents applicants will need to register their company details and enter the following tender access code (TAC) 7HG2XTF7GU at the bottom of the registration page. They will then be issued with a username and password.
Applicants who have registered with Delta previously, should follow the link shown and click on the 'Delta-esourcing Home' tab instead. This will then redirect them to the home page where they can log on using their existing username and password to collect the PQQ documents.
Applicants who have registered but have forgotten their username and password should click on the forgotten password link on the Delta-esourcing homepage.
Applicants should keep their username and password secure, and not pass it to any third parties.
Applicants must log into Delta-esourcing adding the TAC code to the registration will automatically view the tender title. Applicants should click on this link to be taken into the tenderbox where the PQQ documents are stored.
An Applicant who has previously accesed Delta should enter the TAC code in order to be able to access the documentation. Applicants shouldcheck they are able to access the online PQQ documents.
Applicants who experience problems should contact the Delta helpdesk via email: helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com or call +44 8452707050 for further assistance.
Applicants should ensure that they allow plenty of time when submitting their PQQ prior to the closing date and time. Applicants who wish to upload more than one document whould zip all the documents in an application such as WinZip or WinRar.

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
48000000 - Software package and information systems.


II.1.7)Contract Covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
II.1.8)Division into lots: No
II.1.9)Variants will be accepted: No

II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Not Provided
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range between: 300000 and 600000
Currency: GBP


II.2.2)Options: Yes
If yes, description of these options: Support will be required for the lifetime of the software.
There is an option for the Northern Ireland Audit Office to be included within this contract.
II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Not Provided
Information About Lots

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Not Provided

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them:
Not Provided

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Not Provided

III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject: No
III.2)Conditions For Participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
Not Provided
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Not Provided

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Not Provided
III.2.4)Reserved contracts: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 4!false) and maximum number: 8

Objective Criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed within the PQQ.
IV.2)Award Criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
The criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)An electronic auction will be used: No

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: ATSP_2010
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:


Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/01/2011
Time: 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: Not Provided
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:
English



Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)This Is A Recurrent Procurement: No
VI.2)Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by Community Funds: No
VI.3)Additional Information: Applicants must read through this complete set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this notice.
PQQs must be completed and submitted electronically using Dela-esourcing by the due date of 11th January 2011 at 14.00 hours.
The information and documents for this exercise will be accessible at the following website www.delta-esourcing.com . To be able to access these documents Applicants will need to register their company details and enter the following tender access code (TAC) 7HG2XTF7GU at the bottom of the registration page. They will then be issued with a username and password.
Applicants who have registered with Delta previously, should follow the link shown and click on the 'Delta-esourcing Home' tab instead. This will redirect them to the home page where they can log on using their existing username and password to collect the PQQ documents.
Applicants who have registered but have forgotten their username nad password should click on the forgotten password link on the Delta-esourcing homepage.
Applicants should keep their username and passowrd secure, and not pass it to any third parties.
Applicants must log into Delta-esourcing adding the TAC cde to the registration will allow Applicants to automatically view the tender title. Applicants should click on this link to be taken into the tenderbox where the PQQ documents are stored.
An Applicant who has previously accessed Delta should enter the TAC code in order to be able to access the documentation. Applicants should check they are able to access the online PQQ documents.
Applicants who experience problems should contact the Delta helpdesk via email: helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com or call +44 8452707050 for further assistance.
Applicants should ensure that they allow plenty of time when submitting their PQQ prior to the closing date and time. Applicants who wish to upload more than one documents should zip all the documents in an application such as WinZip or WinRar.
Any ensuing contract may also be made available for access by other UK public bodies. The contracting authority also reserves the right not to award a contract, or to award all or part of the contract / or contracts to a supplier / number of suppliers. GO-2010126-PRO-2055970 TKR-2010126-PRO-2055969

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Not Provided

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: In accordance with regulation 47 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, the National Audit Office will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point which information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allowsunsuccessful tenderers to seek further de-briefing from the National Audit Office before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the Head of Central Procurement at the address given in Section I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations (SI 2006 No.5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within three months. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If a contract has not been entered into, the court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the court to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 06/12/2010

ANNEX A


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