Business Information Subscription Resources

Business Information Subscription Resources

Subscription – Based Online Resources for Business Libraries in the UK Academic Market.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Publishing services

2016/S 048-080023

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Jisc Services Ltd
One Castlepark, Tower Hill
For the attention of: Procurement Advisor
BS2 0JA Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2036075834
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1235822286

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.jisc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

Electronic access to information: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: national education and research network provider

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Information provided in Section II.2.1

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Subscription – Based Online Resources for Business Libraries in the UK Academic Market.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 15: Publishing and printing services on a fee or contract basis

NUTS code UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 25

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Jisc Services Ltd wants to set up a multi-supplier, multi-lot framework agreement for subscription-based online Business Information resources to be offered via Jisc Collections. Jisc Collections is working with the Business Librarians Association to represent their interests and to offer the resources to the 118 higher education institutions represented by the BLA.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000, 64216200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The agreement is for 5 Lots:
Lot 1 Newspapers and Business Press Content
Lot 2 Market Research
Lot 3 Financial Market Analysis
Lot 4 Company and Financial Analysis
Lot 5 Country National Data
A full list of Business Librarians Association members:
Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin University
Ashridge Business School
Aston University
Athlone Institute of Technology
Birkbeck College
Birmingham City University
Bournemouth University
BPP University
Bradford College
Brunel University
Bucks New University
Canterbury Christ Church University
Cardiff University
Chartered Management Institute
City Business Library
City University London: Sir John Cass Business School
Coventry University
Cranfield School of Management
De Montfort University
Dublin Business School
Dublin City University
Durham University Business School
Edinburgh Napier University
ESCP-EAP European School of Management
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Glasgow Caledonian University
GSM London — Greenwich School of Management
Heriot-Watt University
Imperial College London
Irish Management Institute
Keele University
Kings College London
Kingston University
Lancaster University
Leeds Beckett University
Liverpool John Moores University
London Business School
London Metropolitan University
London School of Economics
London South Bank University
Loughborough University
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Middlesex University
National College of Ireland
National University of Ireland Galway
Newcastle University
Northumbria University
Nottingham Trent University
Open University
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford University, Said Business School
Plymouth University
Queen Mary University of London
Queen’s University Belfast
Regent’s University London
Robert Gordon University
Roffey Park Institute
Royal Holloway University of London
Sheffield Hallam University
SOAS — School of Oriental and African Studies
Southampton Solent University
Staffordshire University
Swansea University
Teesside University
The British Library
UCFB Wembley Limited
University Campus Suffolk
University College Birmingham
University College Cork
University College London
University of Abertay Dundee
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Buckingham
University of Cambridge — Judge Business School
University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester
University of Derby
University of East Anglia
University of East London
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter Business School
University of Glasgow
University of Gloucestershire
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
University of Northampton
University of Nottingham
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading (Including Henley Business School)
University of Sheffield
University of South Wales
University of Southampton
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde Business School
University of Sunderland
University of Surrey
University of the Arts — London College of Fashion Library
University of the West of England
University of the West of Scotland
University of Ulster
University of Warwick
University of West London
University of Westminster
University of Winchester
University of Wolverhampton
University of Worcester
University of York.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 Newspapers and Business Press Content

1)Short description

This can include one or more of: single or multi-title full text of current and historical titles of national/regional/international newspapers, journals, business publications, serials, business school press, monographs and economic or financial press.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000, 64216200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 — Market Research

1)Short description

Collections of searchable, full text access to reports and analyses on UK and International business sectors. Access could be via a platform or content sold for local hosting at the institution. Reports may be current or historical and may include forecasting data on volume/value. In-depth analyses of those sectors could be in the form of a database of graphs, charts, data, commentary and/or online access to published reports. Content can be for offered to include multiple market sectors or as a single market specialist.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000, 64216200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 — Financial Market Analysis

1)Short description

Online platform containing these types of data: financial markets data, pricing, domestic exchanges for major markets, currencies, bonds, stocks, country and listed company research, brokers information, mergers and acquisitions, company and stock exchange filings. Interoperability with excel, data, charting, manipulation of the display of pricing data and other calculable metrics is highly desirable.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000, 64216200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4 — Company and Financial Analysis

1)Short description

Database containing UK/International company financial information, for both quoted and private entities. Filings on national registers, such as Companies House and equivalent by country on annual reports and other legal filings (which could include Stock Exchange filed reports). Companies would be searchable by name, country, sector, size and type. Further manipulation of the data into segmentation analyses is desirable.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000, 64216200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Lot 5 — Country National Data

1)Short description

Database containing reports and data analysis of macro and micro economic data by country and region. Statistics on national accounts and forecasting as well as text on political, social and economic climate current, historical and forecasted.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79970000, 64216200

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The supplier shall provide evidence of financial and economic standing, as specified in Article 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Grounds for mandatory rejection as set out in Regulation 57(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015:
(a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime (c);
(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e) where the offence relates to active corruption;
(c) the offence of bribery, where the offence relates to active corruption;
(d) fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities, within the meaning of—
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968, the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Theft Act 1978 or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985, article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993;
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968 or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;
(viii) fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006; or
(ix) making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006;
(e) money laundering within the meaning of section 340(11) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;
(f) any offence listed-
(i) in section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008(a); or
(ii) in Schedule 2 to that Act where the court has determined that there is a terrorist connection;
(g) any offence under sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007(b) which relates to an offence covered by sub paragraph (f);
(h) money laundering within the meaning of sections 340(110 and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(c);
(i) an offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(d) or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(e);
(j) an offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.)Act 2004(f);
(k) an offence under section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(g);
(l) an offence under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009(h);
(m) an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(i); or
(n) any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Public Contracts Directive—
(i) as defined by the law of any jurisdiction outside England and Wales and Northern Ireland; or
(ii) created, after the day on which these Regulations were made, in the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland
Grounds for discretionary rejection as set out in regulation 57(8) of the Public Contracts Regulations:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors, who has suspended business activities or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) where a conflict of interest within the meaning of regulation 24 cannot be effectively remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;
(f) where a distortion of competition from the prior involvement of the economic operator in the preparation of the procurement procedure, as referred to in regulation 41, cannot be remedied by other, less intrusive,measures;
(g) where the economic operator has shown significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a substantive requirement under a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity, or a prior concession contract, which led to early termination of that prior contract, damages or other comparable sanctions;
(h) where the economic operator:
(i) has been guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfillment of the selection criteria; or
(ii) has withheld such information or is not able to submit supporting documents
required under regulation 59; or
(I) where the economic operator has
I. undertaken to:
(aa) unduly influence the decision-making process of
the contracting authority, or
(bb) obtain confidential information that may confer
upon it undue advantages in
the procurement procedure; or
(ii) negligently provided misleading information that
may have a material influence on
decisions concerning exclusion, selection or award.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction:
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 4.4.2016 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.4.2016 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Jisc Services Ltd

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Jisc Services Limited will incorporate a standstill
period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That
notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for
unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award
decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 article 91
provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.3.2016

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