Jisc Research and Development Consultancy Framework 2019

Jisc Research and Development Consultancy Framework 2019

Jisc wishes to establish a multi-supplier, multi-lot Framework Agreement to supply research and development consultancy to support Jisc’s work in the higher and further education and skills sectors. 10 Lots.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Research and development consultancy services

2019/S 092-222762

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Jisc
One Castlepark, Tower Hill
Bristol
BS2 0JA
United Kingdom
Contact person: Christopher Hallahan
E-mail: chris.hallahan@jisc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/

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

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: National education and research network provider

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Research and Development Consultancy Framework 2019

Reference number: Proc0132

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Jisc wishes to establish a multi-supplier, multi-lot Framework Agreement to supply research and development consultancy to support Jisc’s work in the higher and further education and skills sectors. The lots include:

Lot 1: Developer services;

Lot 2: User-centred design services;

Lot 3: Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) services;

Lot 4: Scholarly Communication, Information Management and Library consultancy services;

Lot 5: Data and analytics services;

Lot 6: Research and research data management services;

Lot 7: Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience consultancy services;

Lot 8: Data, Text Mining and data visualisation services;

Lot 9: Testing Services;

Lot 10: EdTech start-up services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Developer Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 1, Jisc wishes to establish a framework agreement with bidders to deliver technical services that range from mobile applications to large web services and include scalable middleware. Specific skills will be required for this Lot:

— requirements and feasibility analysis,

— mobile development,

— scalable middleware,

— web development,

— data processing and analysis.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

UX and UI Developer Services

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 2, Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders to deliver professional services for user-centred design to ensure our products and services meet our members’ and customers’ needs in efficient, engaging and usable ways.

We welcome applications from agencies that cover the full range of design skills (including front-end web development) and individuals specialising in key skills.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Services

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In?Lot 3, Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders to deliver services and support in relation to immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), also sometimes referred to as mixed or extended reality (MR or XR).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Scholarly communication, Information and Library Services

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders to commission consultancy services support in the development and review of new forms of scholarly communication (including teaching and learning), information management, and related library technical solutions.

Experts should be familiar with one or more of the following:

— business, licensing and economic/financial modelling; related requirements of the research and education sectors, new forms of scholarly communication, and associated metrics and analytics; as well as the related cultural and organisational issues,

— manipulating large datasets to derive trend data, scenarios, and new models, with the ability to quickly change those if required to incorporate new data sets or reflect changes to policy, rules etc or in response to market intelligence or quantitative and qualitative data.

The technical aspects of information management in terms of associated architectures, frameworks, technical standards (including schemas, vocabularies and protocols) and approaches used to support creation, curation, preservation, access, reuse and analysis of digital assets; or technical solutions to better manage and access analogue resources.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Data and Analytics

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 5, Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders who are experts with a broad knowledge of analytics in both the HE and FE sectors, as well as expertise in 1 or more of the areas listed below.

The experts should be familiar with the technical aspects of learning analytics including data extraction, transform and load, data warehousing, data analysis and visualisation.

Experts should be familiar with the commercial products that offer these functions and with the systems that data will need to be extracted from.

As well as technical information the experts should have a good grasp of the ethical and organisational issues involved in exploiting analytics.

Experts should also be aware of the kind of interventions that institutional staff can make as a result of issues identified via learning analytics.

Experts should understand how learning analytics overlaps with related areas such as business intelligence, Intelligent Campus and student health and wellbeing.

Experts should be comfortable writing and producing materials that explain complex issues to an audience made up of a variety of institutional roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Research and Research Data Services

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 6, Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders to commission expert support in the use of technology in all aspects of the research lifecycle. Experts will need to understand the research process and the technical systems that support it. Experts should be familiar with current pain points for researchers, librarians, IT staff and research managers, the legal and ethical issues involved and future horizons.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience Consultancy Services

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 7, Jisc wishes to establish a framework agreement with bidders to commission expert support for research and development activities in the use of technology for learning, teaching, assessment, educational and staff development and the support of the overall student experience.

We are interested in expertise in all aspects of supporting the student experience with technology.

Experts will understand the pedagogy underpinning technology enhanced learning and will be familiar with practice, processes and challenges in 1 or more of higher or further education or apprenticeships.

They should be aware of the issues that institutional managers and leaders face in providing an excellent learning and teaching experience for all types of students and modes of delivery, including the need for staff and student digital capabilities.

We seek experts who are familiar with the leading systems across the broad picture of technology-enhanced learning and are aware of how they are used in the sectors, with an understanding the potential impact of new and emerging technologies on this area.

An awareness of new horizons in technology use in education is desirable. Knowledge of the use and application of assistive technologies and the use of technology to support inclusion will be an essential component of the knowledge of consultants engaged in this lot.

Experts should be comfortable writing and producing materials that explain complex issues to an audience made up of a variety of institutional roles.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Data, Text Mining and Data Visualisation Services

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 8, Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders to commission consultancy services to work with experts in the use of text and data mining (TDM) and data visualisation to support research in higher and further education.

This could involve advising Jisc on how to best organise Jisc services to enable TDM and exploit data for visualisation purposes.

Bidders should understand the technology involved as well as the legal issues and the practical and organisational issues involved in aggregating diverse data sources and engaging in TDM.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Testing Services

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 9, Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders to deliver consultancy services relating to software testing. Experts will need a broad knowledge and experience of software testing across a range of software products. Experts should be experienced in working with internal teams to:

— develop and execute test plans,

— undertake and evaluate unit and regression tests,

— undertake and evaluate User Experience (UX) testing with 3rd parties, such as users from a College or University,

— undertake and evaluate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with 3rd parties, such as users from a College or University,

— adopt automated testing tools,

— conduct accessibility testing against common standards (e.g. WCAG 2.0) and legislative requirements,

— perform cross-browser testing, including mobile devices,

— perform functional and non-functional testing,

— provide consultancy and testing expertise,

— share best practice to help improve efficiency.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

AI and Machine Learning Services

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72212517

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In Lot 10, Jisc wishes to establish a Framework Agreement with bidders to commission EdTech start-up experts to offer support our EdTech activity, accelerating the growth of EdTech start-ups companies.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Further extensions of 12 months and 12 months may be taken by Jisc (so, potentially a combined contract length of 2 + 1 + 1 years).

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 50
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 10/06/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 16/07/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Jisc
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Jisc will incorporate a standstill period at the point of 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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10/05/2019

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