Jisc Services SMS Framework Agreement
The supply of an SMS service for the Jisc community.
United Kingdom-Didcot: Short Message Service (SMS) services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
SMS Framework Agreement (Janet txt)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The supply of an SMS service for the Jisc Community. This will be a Janet branded service but fully managed by the supplier.
The supplier will be responsible for providing, operating and maintaining the hardware and software upon which the service operates.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The purpose of this framework is to provide a web-based portal for the delivery of Short Message Service (SMS) – branded ‘Janet txt’.
The service is intended for organizational use within the Jisc community, with individual contracts being established between the successful supplier and the user organizations.
The purpose of the service is to enable operators at each user organization to manipulate text messages and send them to designated users.
The service must provide the ability for authorized administrators at each organization to manage the creation and deletion of operator accounts.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Please note the tender documents will only be made available via our e-procurement site https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk.
Interested parties will need to be registered with this portal to access the information and respond to the opportunity.
Please note that this initial registration is not a registration for this opportunity, it is only the registration of the supplier on the portal.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: