Jisc FE and Skills Services Digital Content

Jisc FE and Skills Services Digital Content

Jisc is developing services that will provide support for the teaching and learning of key subjects and enhance the Jisc digital content offer to our FE and Skills customers.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Software package and information systems

2017/S 036-066061

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Jisc Services Ltd
One Castle Park, Tower Hill
Contact point(s): Jisc Procurement
BS2 0JA Bristol
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2036975800
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: https://procontract.due-north.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://procontract.due-north.com

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

FE and Skills Services Digital Content.

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

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

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)

Jisc is developing services that will provide support for the teaching and learning of key subjects and enhance the Jisc digital content offer to our FE and Skills customers. The resources for these key areas will be targeted at Level 2 and above. Jisc wishes to enter into a number of agreements for procuring content to provide up to date content for new FE & Skills digital content services in line with the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those areas of learning.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 48190000, 72212190, 80000000

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:

Lot 1: Health and Social Care.
The Health and Social Care service is a new service for interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE and Skills sector. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Health & Social Care qualifications provided by City & Guilds, Pearson, OCR and SQA.
Lot 2: Business & Administration.
The Business & Administration service is a new service for interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE and Skills sector. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Business & Administration qualifications provided by City & Guilds, NCFE, Pearson, OCR and SQA.
Lot 3: Customer Service.
The Health and Social Care service is a new service for interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE and Skills sector. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Health & Social Care qualifications provided by City & Guilds, NCFE, Pearson, OCR and SQA.
Lot 4: Beauty.
Jisc is seeking to procure interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE & Skills sector, to support content that is currently being provided by Hairdressing Training (http://hairdressing.jisc.ac.uk). This is to ensure that Jisc is supporting the Lord Sainsbury recommendation (https://goo.gl/OvcCcg Table 3 Page 77) that supports 15 skills pathways that include one covering Hair and Beauty. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Business & Administration qualifications provided by VTCT, ITEC, City & Guilds and SQA.Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Health and Social Care

1)Short description

The Health and Social Care service is a new service for interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE and Skills sector. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Health & Social Care qualifications provided by City & Guilds, Pearson, OCR and SQA.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 80000000, 72212190, 48190000

3)Quantity or scope

Jisc is developing services that will provide support for the teaching and learning of key subjects and enhance the Jisc digital content offer to our FE and Skills customers. The resources for these key areas will be targeted at Level 2 and above. Jisc wishes to enter into a number of agreements for procuring content to provide up to date content for new FE & Skills digital content services in line with the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those areas of learning.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Business and Administration

1)Short description

The Business & Administration service is a new service for interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE and Skills sector. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Business & Administration qualifications provided by City & Guilds, NCFE, Pearson, OCR and SQA.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 80000000, 72212190, 48190000

3)Quantity or scope

Jisc is developing services that will provide support for the teaching and learning of key subjects and enhance the Jisc digital content offer to our FE and Skills customers. The resources for these key areas will be targeted at Level 2 and above. Jisc wishes to enter into a number of agreements for procuring content to provide up to date content for new FE & Skills digital content services in line with the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those areas of learning.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Customer Service

1)Short description

The Health and Social Care service is a new service for interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE and Skills sector. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Health & Social Care qualifications provided by City & Guilds, NCFE, Pearson, OCR and SQA.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 48190000, 80000000, 72212190

3)Quantity or scope

Jisc is developing services that will provide support for the teaching and learning of key subjects and enhance the Jisc digital content offer to our FE and Skills customers. The resources for these key areas will be targeted at Level 2 and above. Jisc wishes to enter into a number of agreements for procuring content to provide up to date content for new FE & Skills digital content services in line with the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those areas of learning.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Beauty Therapy

1)Short description

Jisc is seeking to procure interactive digital resources for teaching practitioners and learners in the FE & Skills sector, to support content that is currently being provided by Hairdressing Training (http://hairdressing.jisc.ac.uk). This is to ensure that Jisc is supporting the Lord Sainsbury recommendation (https://goo.gl/OvcCcg Table 3 Page 77) that supports 15 skills pathways that include one covering Hair and Beauty. The specific purpose of this funding call is to ensure that the content that the service delivers remains current by meeting the latest National Occupational Standards and is mapped to current NVQ and SVQ levels 2 and 3 Business & Administration qualifications provided by VTCT, ITEC, City & Guilds and SQA.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 80000000, 72212190, 48190000

3)Quantity or scope

Jisc is developing services that will provide support for the teaching and learning of key subjects and enhance the Jisc digital content offer to our FE and Skills customers. The resources for these key areas will be targeted at Level 2 and above. Jisc wishes to enter into a number of agreements for procuring content to provide up to date content for new FE & Skills digital content services in line with the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS) for those areas of learning.
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.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: no
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 238-434511 of 9.12.2016

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: 15.3.2017 – 17:00
Payable documents: yes

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

20.3.2017 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20.3.2017 – 12:00
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:

17.2.2017

 

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