National academic recognition information centre

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

2012/S 182-298967

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
UNITED KINGDOM

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
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: [email protected]

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Business
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
UK.
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.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

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

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.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.9.2012