Jisc Services SMS Framework Agreement

Jisc Services SMS Framework Agreement

The supply of an SMS service for the Jisc community. 

United Kingdom-Didcot: Short Message Service (SMS) services

2018/S 007-011593

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Jisc Services Ltd
Lumen House, Library Avenue, Harwell,
OX11 0SG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rachael Littlejohns
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.jisc.ac.uk

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

I.2)Joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: National education and research network provider

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


SMS Framework Agreement (Janet txt)

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

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.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

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)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.1.1)Type of procedure

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 223-463763

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

Date: 08/02/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/02/2018
Local time: 12:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Jisc Sevices Ltd
OX11 0SG
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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