Mobile Client Device Framework

  • Scottish Government

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-003259

Published 18 February 2021, 11:40am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

5 Atlantic Quay


G2 8LU


Dawn Swan




+44 1412425962


United Kingdom

NUTS code


Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Mobile Client Device Framework

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 30200000 - Computer equipment and supplies

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint a single supplier for a national collaborative arrangement for Mobile Client Devices.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £125,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 30213100 - Portable computers
  • 72500000 - Computer-related services
  • 30237000 - Parts, accessories and supplies for computers
  • 42962300 - Graphics workstations
  • 30237100 - Parts of computers
  • 30237200 - Computer accessories
  • 30237270 - Portable computer carrying cases
  • 30237300 - Computer supplies
  • 30237410 - Computer mouse
  • 30237460 - Computer keyboards
  • 72600000 - Computer support and consultancy services
  • 72610000 - Computer support services
  • 30214000 - Workstations

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The framework will consist of the following product groups: Laptops and Mobile Workstations, accessories and associated deployment services.

Documents can be found at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for the following ITT: Mobile Client Device itt_17737

The framework agreement will be available for use by the Scottish Ministers (including Agencies), Scottish Non-Departmental Public Bodies, offices in the Scottish Administration which are not ministerial offices, cross-border public authorities within the meaning of section 88(5) of the Scotland Act 1998, the Scotland Office, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, , bodies registered as social landlords under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Scottish health boards or special health boards, Student Loans Company Limited, the Commissioner of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Scottish Futures Trust, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Business Stream Ltd, the Business Gateway National Unit at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, further or higher education institutions being fundable bodies within the meaning of section 6 of the further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 2005, any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament, any association of or formed by one or more of the foregoing, bodies financed wholly or mainly by one or more of the foregoing, bodies subject to management supervision by one or more of the foregoing and bodies more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, being appointed by one or more of the foregoing. In addition to the contracting authorities listed, the framework agreement will be available to charities entered on the Scottish Charity Register and voluntary organisations entered on the Membership Database of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Information about Scottish Public Bodies is available at:


Information about the Review of Public Procurement in Scotland and links to the other Centres of Expertise are available at:


two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30

Price - Weighting: 70

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


Description of renewals

The initial duration of the framework agreement will be 24 months with the option to extend for 2x12 month periods.

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria

The Authority will undertake a Company Financial Assessment for each Tenderer using Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Failure Risk Score for the Tenderer and any consortia or reliance members, as detailed in the minimum level(s) of standards required below.

Details of the D&B ”A Guide to Dun & Bradstreet’s Predictive Indicators” – can be found using the http address below:


There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the Tenderers economic and financial standing.

The Authority has the right to request copies of financial accounts and insurance certificates which are not held electronically.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

If the D&B Failure Risk Score is 51 or more you will receive a pass for this assessment.

If the D&B Failure Risk Score is less than 51 or no D&B Risk Failure score is available the Authority will contact the Tenderer and seek further information. The Authority will then use this further information to assess the Tenderer’s level of failure risk. In the event that the Tenderer does not meet the financial criteria above, they may still be considered via some form of other assurance e.g. Parent Company Guarantee (providing parent has a failure risk score of 51 or more) or a performance bond. If this assessment identifies an unmanageable risk (i.e. it is unacceptable) the Tenderer will fail this assessment.

It is a requirement of this framework agreement that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of and levels of insurance, as a minimum, indicated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = in accordance with any legal obligation for the time being in force.

Public Liability Insurance = 2.5 million GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 million GBP

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria

Bidders will be required to confirm that they meet the required environmental management standards.

Bidders will also be expected to be cyber resilient accredited within 6 months of the contract award date.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

Environmental Management Standards

The contractor will be expected to maintain a standard of environmental protection, including, where appropriate, accreditation to ISO14001/EMAS or equivalent standards.

Cyber Security

The minimum acceptable level of cyber security accreditation is Cyber Essentials Plus or equivalent.

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2020/S 042-100512

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


7 April 2021

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


7 April 2021

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

Please note that Tenderers are required to list the subcontractors they propose to use, in as far as they are known.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 17737. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Scottish Government is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the people of Scotland, in order to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth. Tenderers are required to provide a community benefit proposal with their tender detailing how they will address and deliver Community Benefits in the context this Framework.

(SC Ref:642448)

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Glasgow Sheriff Court

Sheriff Clerk's Office, PO Box 23, 1 Carlton Place,


G5 9DA


United Kingdom