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UK-London: Supporting services for the government.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2072116000, Email: commercial@dcms.gov.uk
Contact: DCMS Commercial
Main Address: www.gov.uk/dcms, Address of the buyer profile: www.gov.uk/dcms
NUTS Code: UK

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity:
Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: Disinformation Analytical Support
Reference number: 102196

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
75130000 - Supporting services for the government.


II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: DCMS is seeking to appoint a service provider to deliver analytical support relating to potentially harmful disinformation online. This service will be required for an initial period of three months commencing January 2021.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 400,000

Currency:GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
73110000 - Research services.
73210000 - Research consultancy services.


II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UK - UNITED KINGDOM

Main site or place of performance:
UNITED KINGDOM


II.2.4) Description of the procurement: DCMS is seeking to appoint a service provider to deliver analytical support relating to potentially harmful disinformation online. This service will be required for an initial period of three months commencing January 2021.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Case Study / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Skills, expertise and capacity / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion - Name: Quality Assurance / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Project Management and Delivery / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Understanding of the sector / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Data Protection / Weighting: 5

Price - Weighting: 30


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: The maximum budget for the initial 3 month of services is in the range of between 150,000 and 200,000 excluding VAT. DCMS reserves the right to extend the contract for a further 3 months and the estimated value of the contract value provided within this notice includes any possible contract extension.


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open Accelerated
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The COVID-19 outbreak has given rise to an urgent need for the supply of immediate analytical support relating to potentially harmful disinformation. This does not give DCMS sufficient time to comply with the standard open procedure timescales for this procurement. DCMS considers this to be a state of urgency which it has duly substantiated. Accordingly, DCMS is using the accelerated time limits permitted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (regulation 27(5) for the open procedure) in respect of this procurement.

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No


IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJEU: 2020/S 235-581511



IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: 102196
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Disinformation Analytical Support

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes


V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 23/12/2020

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 10
Number of tenders received from SMEs: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: Not Provided
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 10

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
The Logically Ltd, 10850644
Brookfoot Mills, Brookfoot Industrial Estate, Brighouse, HD6 2RW, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UK
The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 400,000
Total value of the contract/lot: 340,800
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=567939729

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
100 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2BQ, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2072112088, Email: commercial@dcms.gov.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: Not Provided

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Not Provided

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 10/02/2021






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