:Perseus Technology Enabled Transformation (TET) Project.

Prior information notice


Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Justice - Forensic Science Agency Northern Ireland
151 Belfast road
For the attention of: Gavin McBride
BT38 8PL Carrickfergus

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority www.fsni.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile www.cpdni.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Perseus Technology Enabled Transformation (TET) Project.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Carrickfergus, N Ireland.


II.3)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The contract is for the supply, implementation, configuration, support and development of a system to support the Authority's business processes.
The functionality will cover:
Case & item management, LIMS functionality, workload management, customer relationship management, business activity management, document management, billing system, business intelligence. The services will be developed during the period of the contract to meet any emerging needs of the Authority.
The services will include:
Configuration, implementation and integration including design and delivery of the new system and data migration from current systems;
Development of interfaces with third parties;
Assistance with business change activites, including producing training products and associated services;
Ongoing software support and maintenance;
Maintenence of system hardware components;
System upgrades and development work to meet future Authority requirements.
The Contractor may also supply peripheral hardware components to support system functionality e.g barcode scanners.
The contract period is anticipated to be between 4 and 10 years.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 600 000 and 6 100 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72212920, 48920000, 48810000, 48610000, 48450000, 48480000, 48445000, 48311000, 48000000, 48440000, 48600000, 72263000, 72265000, 72212482, 72212610, 72212900, 72212000, 72261000, 72268000

II.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.7)Additional information:
The Authority has prepared an Information Memorandum which can be downloaded from the website below and invites potential tenderers to respond with the information requested to help shape the procurement process.
The Authority intends to hold a vendor briefing day before the procurement commences, details will be issued through the website below.
Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register - accept the terms and conditions and click "continue" - enter your correct business and user details - note the username you chose and click "Save" when complete - You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure);

2. Express an interest in the tender - login to the portal with the username/password - click the "PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers" link. (These are Pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. - Click the "Express Interest" button at the top of the page. - This will move the PQQ /ITT into your "My PQQs/ My ITTs" page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking "Buyer Attachments" in the "PQQ/ ITT Details" box;
3. Responding to the tender - click "My Response" under "PQQ/ ITT Details", you can choose to "Create Response" or to "Decline to Respond" (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the "Messages" function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT - there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the "Submit Response" button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them will be included in the tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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:
As I.1.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained
Tax legislation As I.1.
As I.1
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: