National academic recognition information centre
UK NARIC is the UKs National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide.
UK-London: business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
SW1H 0ET London
Further information can be obtained from: RCUK SSC Ltd
North Star House
Contact point(s): Major Projects Procurement
For the attention of: Kirsty Madden
SN2 1FF Swindon
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)
II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National academic recognition information centre (NARIC).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
UK NARIC is the UKs National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide. NARIC provides the sole official source of information on international education and training systems and wide-ranging international qualifications and skills attained from outside the UK, and does so on behalf of a variety of clients: individuals with overseas qualifications / skills, Government departments both in the UK and internationally (including assessing qualifications for the UK Border Agency immigration points system), academic institutions, professional/regulatory bodies, and commercial companies. Provision of the contract is delivered on a self-financing basis, the cost of delivery is covered by charging service users.
The current contract for the provision of this service expires in December 2013. The UK Department for business, innovation and skills (BIS) is considering a process of open competition to award the contract for the provision of NARIC for 2014-2020.
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
Expressions of interest in this forthcoming procurement activity should be forwarded to Kirsty Madden: firstname.lastname@example.org. All communication about this activity should be addressed to her and not to BIS directly.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As detailed (if relevant) in the tender documentation.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.9.2012