British Tourist Authority : 514-881 VB Digital Ecosystem Programme

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Notice Summary
Title: 514-881 VB Digital Ecosystem Programme
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: British Tourist Authority
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Restricted
Short Description: Web content management solutions.
Published: 06/08/2013 18:11
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UK-London: World wide web WWW site design services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
   I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
      Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, Victoria, London, SW1P 3BT, United Kingdom
      Contact: Anthony Richards
      Electronic Access URL:
      Electronic Submission URL:

      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 the contracting authority:
      Body governed by public law

   I.3) Main activity:
      Recreation, culture and religion

   I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
      The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SERVICES
      II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: 514-881 VB Digital Ecosystem Programme
      II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES         
         Service Category: 7

         Region Codes: UKI - LONDON         
      II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:The notice involves a public contract                                                       
      II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
      World wide web WWW site design services. Web content management solutions.
      II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
         72413000 - World wide web WWW site design services.

      II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
         The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): No       
         This contract is divided into lots: No
      II.1.9)Information about variants:
         Variants will be accepted: No    
   II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract
      II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
      VisitBritain is rebuilding several of its existing Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) websites over the next 2-3 years. Collectively these websites comprise the VisitBritain ‘Digital Ecosystem’. Increasing demands for disruptive websites, Social Media integration and the evolution of content delivery has stretched the existing locally based digital systems. VisitBritain is therefore looking for Web Content Management (WCM) solutions to support its increasingly complex and rapidly changing initiatives and strategies. It is proposed that all the websites within the digital ecosystem will be API driven and developed under the Government Digital Service (GDS) using agile, responsive and open source solutions and anticipating 3 screens and beyond. If possible on a single platform, sharing a common Content Management System (CMS) and customer database (CRM).                  
         Estimated value excluding VAT:
         Range between: 800,000 and 1,000,000
         Currency: GBP
      II.2.2)Options: No          
         II.2.3)Information about renewals:
            This contract is subject to renewal: No          
   II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion      
         Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

   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:
      III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
      III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
      III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
         The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: No       
   III.2)Conditions For Participation
      III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
         The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
         A full list of these criteria are at
         Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists. Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
      III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
         Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:         
         (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
         (b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
         (c) a statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

      III.2.3)Technical capacity
         Technical capacity - means of proof required         
         (a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
         (b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: - where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, - where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser's certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
         (c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator's undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
         (d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking's study and research facilities;
         (e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body's agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
         (f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking's managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
         (g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
         (h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
         (i) a statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
         (j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
         (k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
      III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided   
   III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
      III.3.1)Information about a particular profession:
         Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: No       
      III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service:
         Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: 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: 5 and maximum number: 12   
   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)Information about electronic auction:
         An electronic auction will be used: No       

   IV.3)Administrative Information
      IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: 514-881      
      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: 09/09/2013
         Time: 12:00      
      IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: 16/09/2013      
      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)Information about European Union funds:
      The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No       
   VI.3)Additional Information: You should be aware that if you are awarded a contract, the contract between you and VisitBritain will be published. In some circumstances redactions may be made to your contract before it is published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security.
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   VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
      VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
      Visit Britain
      Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith Street, Victoria, London, SW1P 3BT, United Kingdom

      Body responsible for mediation procedures:
               Centre for Effective Dispute Resolutions
         International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU, United Kingdom
         Tel. +44 2075366000, Email:, URL: http;//

      VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts 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: 06/08/2013


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