Jisc Research and Development Consultancy Framework

Jisc Research and Development Consultancy Framework

17 Lots. List of Lots: Lot 1: Developer services. Lot 2: Project Management consultancy services. Lot 3: Economic Analysis consultancy services. Lot 4: Market Research consultancy services.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2015/S 100-182843

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Jisc
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: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://tenders.ja.net

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tenders.ja.net

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:

Jisc Research and Development Consultancy Framework.

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

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UKJ14,UKI,UKK11

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: 115

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: 15 500 000 GBP

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

Jisc wishes to establish a multi-supplier, multi Lot framework agreement to supply research and development consultancy.
The framework is being put in place to cover existing and future needs. The purpose of the framework is to cover a wide range of potential requirements rather than support specific projects. The Lots have been designed to operate independently of each other. Suppliers are welcome to bid for more than 1 Lot.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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:

Jisc wishes to establish a multi-supplier framework agreement to supply research and development consultancy.
List of Lots:
Lot 1: Developer services.
Lot 2: Project Management consultancy services.
Lot 3: Economic Analysis consultancy services.
Lot 4: Market Research consultancy services.
Lot 5: Evaluation consultancy services.
Lot 6: Enterprise Computing consultancy services.
Lot 7: Scholarly Communication, Information Management and Library consultancy services.
Lot 8: Learning Analytics consultancy services.
Lot 9: Research and Research Data Management consultancy services.
Lot 10: Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience consultancy services.
Lot 11: Metadata, vocabularies, standards and protocols consultancy services.
Lot 12: Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing consultancy services.
Lot 13: European Commission Funding Processes and Coordination of Activities consultancy services.
Lot 14: Data, Text Mining and Data Visualisation.
Lot 15: Business Intelligence consultancy services.
Lot 16: Technical Architects consultancy services.
Lot 17: Scenario planning consultancy services.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 15 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Jisc wishes to set up a framework agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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: 24 (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: 1Lot title: Developer Services

1)Short description

Development of technical services that range from mobile applications to large web services and include scalable middleware.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 2Lot title: Project Management Consultancy services

1)Short description

Experts who can manage Jisc projects, if Jisc is unable to manage the project using available internal resources.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 3Lot title: Economic Analysis Consultancy services

1)Short description

Economic analysis of technical research and development projects and operational services in higher education, further education and skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 4Lot title: Market Research Consultancy services

1)Short description

Carry out small focused pieces of market research to understand the potential of enhancements to existing technologically based services; technologically based services under development or ideas for new services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 5Lot title: Evaluation Consultancy services

1)Short description

Formative and summative evaluation of research and development projects or established services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 6Lot title: Enterprise Computing Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on exploring the enterprise computing services that universities, colleges and other providers use to underpin the running of their businesses.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 7Lot title: Scholarly Communication, Information Management and Library Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on the technology used to provide information management and library services in higher education, further education and skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 8Lot title: Learning Analytics Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on the use of learning analytics to improve the management and delivery of education in higher education, further education and skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 9Lot title: Research and Research Data Management Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on the use of technology in all aspects of the research lifecycle.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 10Lot title: Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on the use of technology for learning, teaching, assessment and the support of the overall student experience.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 11Lot title: Metadata, vocabularies, standards and protocols Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on development refining and embedding of metadata schemas, vocabularies, standards and identifiers involved in the use of technology for education and research.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 12Lot title: Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can help Jisc navigate the intellectual property and licensing issues that surround the use of technology and digital information and content in higher education, further education and skills.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 13Lot title: European Commission Funding Processes and Coordination of Activities Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can help Jisc navigate applying for and managing European commission funding.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 14Lot title: Data, Text Mining and Data Visualisation Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on the use of data mining and data visualisation to support research in higher education.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 15Lot title: Business Intelligence Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to support projects that focus on the use of business intelligence in higher education, further education and skills institutions.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 16Lot title: Technical Architects Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can help Jisc define the technical architecture of potential services. This lot does not cover development of those services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Lot No: 17Lot title: Scenario Planning Consultancy services

1)Short description

Expertise that can be used to design and run scenario planning sessions and communicate the results.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 72000000

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 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 subparagraph (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 fulfilment 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.2.2)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 47 of EU directive 2004/18/EC.
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

Restricted

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

Envisaged minimum number 51: and maximum number 125
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Information on limiting candidates will be in the PQQ documentation.

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

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: 19.6.2015 – 17:00
Payable documents: yes

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

23.6.2015 – 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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Jisc 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 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.5.2015

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