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VIVID were looking to procure new ICT Desktop Infrastructure.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Peninsular House
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Ian Lichfield
Telephone: +44 2392896819
NUTS code: UKJ3

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

VIVID: ICT Desktop Infrastructure.

Reference number: DN261887
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

VIVID were looking to procure new ICT Desktop Infrastructure.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 317 976.00 GBP / Highest offer: 392 933.00 GBP taken into consideration
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ3
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This tender set out VIVID's key requirements to ensure the new organisation has a desktop infrastructure that is high quality and provides a good user experience. Existing desktop infrastructure is based on thin client architecture, with Citrix XenApp providing server hosted desktops to staff with Linux based thin clients on the desk. As this is a significant architecture change for the organisation we required assistance in the design and deployment of this. Once in place we required the tools to enable easy management of devices, security and applications installed on them, and to deploy new desktops. Full details were provided in the specification.

VIVID were looking to procure approximately 360 units ordered at key intervals.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality Criterion / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 80
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
Accelerated procedure

Due to the requirement to have the items supplied in conjunction with the current Office refurbishment schedules (described in the tender documents), we are unable to use the standard procurement timescales that are required for an open procedure and meet the anticipated ordering and delivery times. The schedules for the for the office refurbishment and the specification for ICT were only confirmed on 25.4.2017 and the lead in and delivery times were confirmed through pre-market engagement.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 083-160213
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: Reference number: DN261887
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 11
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Softcat PLC
Fieldhouse Lane
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKJ3

Internet address:

The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Lowest offer: 317 976.00 GBP / Highest offer: 392 933.00 GBP taken into consideration
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Homes and Communities Agency
United Kingdom

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: