02 Sep 2018

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Provision of Agile Service Design to deliver Social Security Assessments Function

Type of document: Pre-information procedures
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2018/S 168-382569/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Not applicable
Regulation of procurement: EU – with participation by GPA countries
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Prior information notice without call for competition

This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Atlantic Quay
Town: Glasgow
Postal code: G2 8LU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Karen Gubbins
Telephone: +44 3002446718
Email: karen.gubbins@gov.scot
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:

Additional information can be obtained from:
the above mentioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement:
II.1.1) Title: Provision of Agile Service Design to deliver Social Security Assessments Function

Reference number: SP-18-034
II.1.2) Main CPV code: 72000000
II.1.3) Type of contract: Services
II.1.4) Short Description:
Scottish Ministers through the Social Security Directorate (SSD), are looking to award a contract for the creation and delivery of the Assessment Service to support the Scottish replacement benefit for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
This contract is specifically focussed on the design and implementation of the new assessments service, utilising the technology solution being delivered in a separate contract and running in parallel to this delivery.
II.1.6) Information about lots:
The contract is divided into lots: no
II.2) Description:
II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code: UKM
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
Scottish Government is seeking a Service Provider to:
— design the service (through a proposed third party COTS assessments tool) to support Assessments. The requirement includes the service design and development of the business processes and the management of the delivery of the technology solutions to initially support PIP Assessments,
— conduct a review and seek views on how they would interact with the development of the tool to deliver the Assessments capability.
II.2.5) Award criteria

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:2018-09-01
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:
VI.3) Additional information
No formal submission is required at this stage. This notice advises potential Tenderers that the Scottish Government will host a Supplier Awareness Event in Glasgow on 11.9.2018 at 10:00
(registration will be 9:30 – 10:00) at the following venue:
1599 at the Royal College
232-242 St Vincent Street
G2 5RJ
We expect the event to last approx 2,5 hours. We would be grateful if your organisation could indicate by 12:00 hrs on 5.9.2018 if you will be attending the Supplier Awareness Event.
Suppliers wishing to attend are required to complete a hard copy of the attached Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) which has first been physically hand signed and then scanned and return it to morepowersprocurement@gov.scot by Friday 7.9.2018.
The event will outline the service requirement, the procurement process and the support available to potential tenderers.
Feedback from the events may help to shape the requirement prior to the start of the formal advertising and tendering process, we are keen to seek views on the inclusion of the common capabilities. The event will be held on a “without commitment” basis and will have no bearing on supplier evaluation or selection. Attendance (or non-attendance) will have no bearing on the tender process. If you are interested in attending the event you should register your interest by emailing morepowersprocurement@gov.scot
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref:554533)
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at
(SC Ref:555767)

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:2018-08-31