Learning Management System Support Contract
We are therefore seeking to replace our combined software and infrastructure services with a managed service hosted on either Azure or AWS.
United Kingdom-Coventry: Educational software package
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Coventry University Group
Contact point(s): Procurement Directorate
CV1 5FB Coventry
General address of the contracting authority: www.coventry.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/coventryuniversity/aspx/Home
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The University have been using Moodle as its Learning Management System (LMS) since 2008 and has one of the largest online learning environments in the country with approximately 45 000 active users (unique log ins over 3 month period). It is anticipated that this will expand significantly over the next four years to approximately 100 000 users and that a significant proportion of these will be via distance learning courses. The Group includes a range of subsidiaries who operate multiple intakes throughout the year.
Currently both the software management for Moodle and Mahara (E-Portfolio) and hosting infrastructure are outsourced. The University has recently acquired in-house provision of Azure and is in the process of setting up Amazon Web Services (AWS) and wishes to host on one of these platforms.
We are therefore seeking to replace our combined software and infrastructure services with a managed service hosted on either Azure or AWS. To facilitate this we are looking for a supplier who has experience and expertise hosting Moodle / Mahara in this way who can support the University’s transition to this new hosting model and manage the service thereafter.
The chosen supplier must have experience of large Moodle implementations, preferably within the Higher Education environment and be able to show how they would quickly scale to meet rapid changes to student usage and numbers. They must also have experience of advising on Moodle architecture, installing upgrades and thorough testing.
It is expected that the contract will be for a 3 year period and renewable for two periods of one year thereafter. A description of the kind of solution the University wishes to purchase can be found in LMS Hosting Service Description document.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
48190000, 72260000, 72250000, 72210000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 50 000 and 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: