Sell2Wales.gov.wales uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. We also use non-essential cookies to help us improve government digital services. Any data collected is anonymised. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Accept cookies Cookie Settings

View Notice

Do you wish to record an interest in this notice?

Notice Details

Title: Expressions of interest for Suppliers to join the ADIRA Resource Pool
Published by: Atebion Solutions Limited
Publication Date: 10/12/2018
Deadline Date: 30/09/2020
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: What is ADIRA?
The Public Sector across Wales is increasingly looking to Digital to drive efficiency and service improvement. However, at present many Public Sector Bodies lack the internal digital and specialist ICT capacity and capability needed to deliver their ambitious digital strategies and in some cases to maintain ‘business as usual’ technology and infrastructure.
In response, the National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS) has created an Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement (ADIRA) to provide a fast, compliant and cost-effective route to access the skills and expertise required by the Welsh Public Sector.
To manage the delivery of this agreement, the NPS has appointed Bloom Procurement Services (Bloom) for an initial two year period, with the option to extend for a further two years. Bloom, working in partnership with Welsh-based company Atebion Solutions, will be responsible for sourcing Welsh Public Sector buyers’ requirements through a Resource Pool of pre-accredited expert suppliers who can deliver across a range of Digital and ICT services.
ADIRA will use standardised Statement of Work templates to clearly define packages of work that will allow for prompt payment based on either time and materials or delivery of outcomes. Each individual requirement delivered through ADIRA will be valued at less than 500,000 GBP, with a duration of no longer than 12 months.
It must be noted that ADIRA does not allow for software or hardware to be procured via this route.
The Opportunity for Suppliers
The establishment of the Resource Pool will be key to the successful delivery of ADIRA. Whilst there is currently no definitive list of services, an initial catalogue of 17 service types has been defined https://bloom.services/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180920_ADIRA_Category_List_English_V2.pdf and will evolve over time, based on Customer requirements. It is intended that the framework will be available for the fullest range of services that may be required to support Digital and ICT projects and initiatives. Although not fully inclusive, the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) catalogue provides a useful reference point (https://www.sfia-online.org/en/framework/sfia-7/skills-home).
Although the arrangement will be open to all Suppliers (subject to minimum accreditation requirements), there will be a specific focus on engaging with and on-boarding Welsh-based micro and small / medium businesses from the Digital and ICT Sector, contributing to a Prosperous Wales.
Suppliers will be contracted directly by Bloom, saving time and cost, and importantly reducing the complexity of bidding for work whilst removing the administration of setting up multiple supplier accounts across the Welsh Public Sector. For more information, please visit https://bloom.services/ADIRA/
Next Steps
Online registration for the ADIRA resource pool is now open and, will remain open for the life of the Framework. If you are interested in joining, please register here
https://pro-vide.bravosolution.com/web/login.html

Sub-Contract - Opportunity

SERVICES

1 Purchasing Organisation Details

1.1

Purchasing Organisation Name and Address


Atebion Solutions Limited

Room 245 , Atlantic Wharf ,

Cardiff

CF10 4UW

UK

Lucy Williams

+44 2920873743

enquiries@atebionsolutions.co.uk

1.2

Obtaining Documentation

1.3

Further Information

Request for further information should be submitted through the Questions and Answers function on Sell2Wales. Please record your interest in the notice to submit a question.

1.4

Receipt of Documents

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Expressions of interest for Suppliers to join the ADIRA Resource Pool

2.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting purchasing organisation

N/a

2.3

Details of the Main Contract

Published ID: OCT269334

Title: Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement

Purchasing Organisation: National Procurement Service (Welsh Government)

2.4

Description of the goods or services required

What is ADIRA?

The Public Sector across Wales is increasingly looking to Digital to drive efficiency and service improvement. However, at present many Public Sector Bodies lack the internal digital and specialist ICT capacity and capability needed to deliver their ambitious digital strategies and in some cases to maintain ‘business as usual’ technology and infrastructure.

In response, the National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS) has created an Agile Digital and ICT Resources Agreement (ADIRA) to provide a fast, compliant and cost-effective route to access the skills and expertise required by the Welsh Public Sector.

To manage the delivery of this agreement, the NPS has appointed Bloom Procurement Services (Bloom) for an initial two year period, with the option to extend for a further two years. Bloom, working in partnership with Welsh-based company Atebion Solutions, will be responsible for sourcing Welsh Public Sector buyers’ requirements through a Resource Pool of pre-accredited expert suppliers who can deliver across a range of Digital and ICT services.

ADIRA will use standardised Statement of Work templates to clearly define packages of work that will allow for prompt payment based on either time and materials or delivery of outcomes. Each individual requirement delivered through ADIRA will be valued at less than 500,000 GBP, with a duration of no longer than 12 months.

It must be noted that ADIRA does not allow for software or hardware to be procured via this route.

The Opportunity for Suppliers

The establishment of the Resource Pool will be key to the successful delivery of ADIRA. Whilst there is currently no definitive list of services, an initial catalogue of 17 service types has been defined https://bloom.services/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180920_ADIRA_Category_List_English_V2.pdf and will evolve over time, based on Customer requirements. It is intended that the framework will be available for the fullest range of services that may be required to support Digital and ICT projects and initiatives. Although not fully inclusive, the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) catalogue provides a useful reference point (https://www.sfia-online.org/en/framework/sfia-7/skills-home).

Although the arrangement will be open to all Suppliers (subject to minimum accreditation requirements), there will be a specific focus on engaging with and on-boarding Welsh-based micro and small / medium businesses from the Digital and ICT Sector, contributing to a Prosperous Wales.

Suppliers will be contracted directly by Bloom, saving time and cost, and importantly reducing the complexity of bidding for work whilst removing the administration of setting up multiple supplier accounts across the Welsh Public Sector. For more information, please visit https://bloom.services/ADIRA/

Next Steps

Online registration for the ADIRA resource pool is now open and, will remain open for the life of the Framework. If you are interested in joining, please register here

https://pro-vide.bravosolution.com/web/login.html

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=87908.

2.5

Notice Coding and Classification

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72100000 Hardware consultancy services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72221000 Business analysis consultancy services
72222300 Information technology services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
72227000 Software integration consultancy services
72246000 Systems consultancy services
72266000 Software consultancy services
72500000 Computer-related services
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
79600000 Recruitment services
1000 WALES
1010 West Wales and The Valleys
1011 Isle of Anglesey
1012 Gwynedd
1013 Conwy and Denbighshire
1014 South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1015 Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1016 Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea
1020 East Wales
1021 Monmouthshire and Newport
1022 Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1023 Flintshire and Wrexham
1024 Powys

3 Administrative Information

3.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

3.2

Time Limits



Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    30-09-2020  Time  12:00

Estimated award date 30-09-2020

3.3

Tender Submission Postbox

4 Other Information

4.1

Additional Information

Online registration for the ADIRA resource pool is now open and, will remain open for the life of the Framework. If you are interested in joining, please register herehttps://pro-vide.bravosolution.com/web/login.html

Sub-contracting opportunities published on Sell2Wales are business-to-business transactions and are not subject to the normal public sector and EU rules regarding procurement. The Welsh Government does not accept responsibility or liability for the content, evaluation or award of sub-contracting opportunities.

(WA Ref:87908)

4.2

Additional Documentation

4.3

Publication date of this notice

 10-12-2018

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: enquiries@atebionsolutions.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
72221000Business analysis consultancy servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
72600000Computer support and consultancy servicesIT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72500000Computer-related servicesIT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72100000Hardware consultancy servicesIT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72222300Information technology servicesInformation systems or technology strategic review and planning services
72000000IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and supportComputer and Related Services
72224000Project management consultancy servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
79600000Recruitment servicesBusiness services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
72266000Software consultancy servicesSoftware-related services
72227000Software integration consultancy servicesSystems and technical consultancy services
72200000Software programming and consultancy servicesIT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72246000Systems consultancy servicesSystems analysis and programming services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

Alert Region Restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

Alert Region Restrictions
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

Further Instructions

The Buyer has attached further instructions with this notice. Please read these carefully and take the necessary action(s).

Record your interest in this notice and you will be automatically sent clarifications and deadline date changes etc. Please note that recording your interest does not automatically enter you into the tender process for this notice, you still have to submit your response by the deadline stated. To record an interest in this notice and add it to your interests list please click the Record your interest now button at the top of the page.

Ask the buyer any questions you may have relating to this notice. To ask the buyer a question or questions please click the Record your interest now button at the top of the page.

Copyright © Sell2Wales