United Kingdom-BRISTOL: Provision of online standards, databases and publications

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom
Publication Ref: (2022/S 000-016487/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Not applicable
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Prior information notice without call for competition
Services

This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Ministry of Defence
Postal address: NH1, SPRUCE 3B, ABBEY WOOD
Town: BRISTOL
Postal code: BS34 8JH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: STACEY STONE
Email: stacey.stone103@mod.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: WWW.MOD.GOV.UK

Additional information can be obtained from:
the above mentioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.5) Main activity
Defence

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement:
II.1.1) Title: Provision of online standards, databases and publications
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 79980000
II.1.3) Type of contract: Services
II.1.4) Short Description:
Following the Market Awareness Event which took place on 25th and 26th May 2022, the MoD is now inviting all interested suppliers to partake in a Request for Information (RFI).
II.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.2) Description:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
Main CPV code: 22121000

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Following the Market Awareness Event which took place on 25th and 26th May 2022, the MoD is now inviting all interested suppliers to partake in a Request for Information (RFI).
The presentation slides can be found as attached.
This RFI seeks information from industry, to further understand how our requirements fit within the market and what (if any) are the obstacles for the market to overcome, in order to satisfy this requirement in part/full.
All responses are required to be emailed to: Stacey.Stone103@mod.gov.uk , in Microsoft Word format, no longer than 6x A4 pages in Ariel font size 11, to cover all 13 questions.
All responses must be received by no later than COP Wednesday 6th July 2022.
RFI Questions are as follows:
RFI Commercial:
1. Understanding the requirement better, do you believe you can deliver the requirements in full? Please provide your justification.
2. Understanding the requirement better, do you believe you can deliver the requirements in part? If so, which parts/elements/areas?
3. Understanding the requirement better, from your perspective, do you foresee any obstacles where payment may be concerned? What would those barriers look like?
4. Understanding the requirement better, from your perspective, can you foresee any obstacles where Key Performance Indicator’s (KPIs) may be concerned? What would those barriers look like?
5. Understanding the requirement better, from your perspective, do you foresee any obstacles when providing any of the products /Services? What would those barriers look like?
6. Are there any other obstacles or concerns that prevent you from meeting the requirements or prevent you from potentially submitting a bid/participating in the tender?
7. What alternative solutions do you have to offer which may/ may not require the rescoping of our requirements? What would that look like?
8. What would your current pricing model look like based on our requirements?
9. What would your pricing model look like, when offering your solution to the requirements?
10. Do you foresee any obstacles with providing support to the Authorised Demanders? What would those barriers look like?
11. Do you foresee any obstacles with providing monthly management information? What would those barriers look like?
12. Is there any other industry standard Management Information you currently provide which you believe could be useful to this requirement?
RFI Technical:
1. What would your authentication process look like considering the MoD are not able to release the IP ranges?
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:2022-06-16
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement(GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2) Administrative information

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
VI.3) Additional information:
Copy of the presentation and a word format of the RFI questions can be found on the opportunity listing link on the DSP below [you may need to copy and paste into a search engine]:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:2022-06-16

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