Hosted and Managed Digital Learning Environment
The Contract is for the provision of a Hosted and Managed Digital Learning Environment (DLE) to Ulster University and consultancy to support the transition from an internally hosted Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 environment.
United Kingdom-Coleraine: Software package and information systems
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Ulster
Procurement Office, Room X032, Cromore Road
For the attention of: Quinn Donal
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Telephone: +44 2870123362
Fax: +44 70124933
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The licence fee for the current Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) expires on 31.7.2016 and this contract will commence on 1 March 2016 to support the transition to a hosted solution. The duration of the contract will be for forty one (41) months initially — 5 months transition and 36 months hosted and managed services.
The contract includes an option to extend for two (2) periods of twelve (12) months each.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 750 000 and 1 250 000 GBP
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documentation.
See Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Place: See Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documentation
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register:
— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘I agree’.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender.
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: