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Information Services - Infrastructure Strategic Partner Framework.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Home Group
Procurement, 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Business Park
For the attention of: Laura Davidson
NE12 8ET Newcastle Upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912906080

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Information Services - Infrastructure Strategic Partner Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Based in the North region.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Home Group is looking to appoint a single partner for a single contractor Framework Agreement. This will allow us to be able to make call-offs from this framework agreement without the need for any further bidding procedures as outlined within the EU procurement directive.
Within the framework, specific call-offs will be agreed based on projects or work packages as mentioned in the background/contract scope section. Please note there may be additional requirements outside of the requirements listed.
This process seeks to ultimately appoint a single strategic partner for the long term provision of infrastructure services in line with the recently approved IS Strategy.
These services will include but won't be limited to:
- Infrastructure + Telephony consultancy;
- Technical Design and delivery;
- Technical Architecture services;
- Delivery of technical solutions in.
Unified communications.
- Provision of infrastructure hardware (excluding client devices);
- Provision of Infrastructure software (directly or in partnership with Home group managed software partner);
- Structured Cabling;
- Microsoft Solutions (server, database, management and monitoring).
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 182-314177 of 19.9.2013

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

IT Professional Services
Axwell House Waterside Drive Metrocentre East Business Park Gateshead
NE11 9HU Newcastle upon Tyne

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
Prospective bidders are required to utilise the provision of our electronic ‘Opportunities Portal' to download and submit all documentation within the tender.

This portal can be found at:

Prospective bidders must log onto the site and register as a supplier. Instructions and help are available from the home page. The PQQ document will then be available for completion. Queries from bidders can also be raised within the portal where they will be answered accordingly, allowing total transparency to all other participating bidders.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement/tender process and to not make an award of the contract and does not accept any liability for costs incurred in responding to the pre-qualification questionnaire or invitation to tender. Save for any mandatory periods, the timescales indicated in this Contract Notice are approximate and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to amend the same.
Home Group is acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of itself and potentially a range of contracting authorities who will be able to access this framework. Eligible bodies include:

Home Group and any existing or future subsidiary companies (see for more information on the Group);

Other Registered Providers in England (providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency, see and Social Landlords in Scotland (providers registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator, see;

Charitable Organisations registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (see ) or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (see whose charitable purposes include, but not are limited to, the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or saving of lives; the advancement of citizenship or community development; the relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; and, any other purposes currently recognised as charitable and any new charitable purposes which are similar to another charitable purpose; and Social Enterprises involved in the provision of housing related services/activities or whose activities are similar to those listed above in respect of charitable organisations.

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: