Contact Management Software Tender
The upgrade or replacement of our current database is a key part of our campaign set up and we want the System to be fully functioning well before we get to the public launch.
UK-London: Contact management software development services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University College London
Procurement Services, Gower Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Gabriel Otubambo
WC1E 6BT London
General address of the contracting authority: www.ucl.ac.uk/procurement
Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/ucl
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
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The provision of an upgrade to, or replacement of, the UCL Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) comprises nearly 50 members of staff working in alumni relations and fundraising. Our projects span the breadth of UCLs areas of strength and expertise, with a new focus on health fundraising. Our current database has just over 250 000 records covering alumni, donors and other friends and supporters. It is the main record of alumni and donations for the whole of UCL. We have 57 users mostly based in the DARO office, with a few users elsewhere across campus. All users access the database on their office PCs, most can also access it from home via VPN. A number of our users have iPads and iPhones and we would like more flexible mobile access to the data for those who frequently work outside the office. DARO is in the planning and preparatory stages of launching a major new fundraising campaign for UCL which we are intending to launch publically in autumn 2015. The upgrade or replacement of our current database is a key part of our campaign set up and we want the System to be fully functioning well before we get to the public launch.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract period is from 6.7.2013 to 4.7.2018 with an option to extend for further periods up to 4.7.2023.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A parent Company Guarantee and/or Performance Bond may be required by UCL, the details of which will be set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and accompanying documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
The terms of payment will be set out in the ITT and accompanying documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No specific legal form is required but UCL reserves the right to require one party to undertake primary contracting responsibility for the services or to require that one or more parties are jointly or severally liable.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The selected providers will be required to perform the services to the required standards set out in the ITT.
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: Any requirements will be set out in the invitation to tender.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Any requirements will be set out in the invitation to tender.
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
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Reporting Capabilities. Weighting 20
2. Data Inputting and system usability. Weighting 40
3. Integration with UCL systems. Weighting 15
4. Adequate support to implement and run a robust and future-proof system. Weighting 10
5. Price Evaluation. Weighting 10
6. Acceptance of UCL Terms. Weighting 5
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 5.3.2013 – 14:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: .90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
The process seeks to select organisations offering the appropriate capability, capacity and competency. UCL reserves the right not to conclude any contracts, to change without notice the procedure for awarding contracts, to reject all or any bids for the contracts, to terminate discussions with all or any interested parties and/or to stop the process without any liability on its part. Expressions of interest must be in the form of a completed ITT to be recieved as per the instructions in the OJEU notice. Expressions of interest not submitted in the required format or containing all the requested information may be rejected.
All communications shall be in English (or a full translation provided at no cost to UCL). Tenders, when invited, and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the Contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from acceptance of the Invitation To Tender (ITT) will be considered as a Contract made in England according to English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
UCL does not bind itself to accept any tender and reserves the right to accept any part of the tender. No contract capable of acceptance will be created between UCL and any party until a contract is executed between UCL and the selected providers.
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the crieria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Royal Court of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk
Body responsible for mediation procedures
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
Telephone: +44 2075366000
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 and 32A of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, the Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calender day standstill period starting from the day when contract award was notified to the bidders. Unsuccessfull bidders will be provided with a de-brief in the “Award Decision Notice” at the start of the standstill period including details of their bid in relation to the winning bid comprising the reasons for the decision, the characteristics and relative advantages of the successful tender, the score of the economic operator and the name of the economic operator to be awarded the contract. Tenderers have a right to appeal provided for within the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
SW1A 2AS London
Telephone: +44 2072761234
Internet address: www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.1.2013