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Title: Revenues and Benefits IT System Support and Maintenance
Published by: Arun District Council
Publication Date: 11/01/2019
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Notice Type: VEAT
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Direct award (via VEAT) of support and maintenance of Northgate Revenues and Benefits systems contract to Northgate Public Services.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Arun District Council


BN17 5LF




Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Revenues and Benefits IT System Support and Maintenance

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Support and maintenance of the Council's Revenues and Benefits IT system and upgrade to include additional modules and associated services.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 1 300 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Direct award (via VEAT) of support and maintenance of Northgate Revenues and Benefits systems contract to Northgate Public Services.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive


Arun District Council owns a perpetual licence for the use of a Northgate Revenues and Benefits IT software application. The application and the database are Council assets that require support and maintenance. Northgate owns the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for the software application and has not licensed them to third party maintainers. Therefore Northgate is the only provider for the application. The Council has previously attempted to undertake soft market testing to procure support services for the information@work system, that attempt at procurement demonstrated that there is effectively no competition as the support services can only be provided by Northgate as the owner of the information@work softwareo.

The information@work software is the proprietary software of Northgate and as such no other economic operator has access to the source code which is Northgate's intellectual property, access to the source code is necessary to provide the support services.

For the reasons set out above, Regulation 32(2)(b) applies to this procurement and consequently the Council believes that the negotiated procedure without prior publication may be used to procure these support services.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession


V.2.2) Information about tenders

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

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Northgate Public Services (UK) Ltd

Hemel Hempstead



The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

Total value of the concession/lot: 1 300 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Arun District Council



VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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48000000Software package and information systemsComputer and Related Services

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