Online Programmes Management Provider Tender

Online Programmes Management Provider Tender

London Metropolitan University is seeking to procure the services of an Online Programmes Management provider to enable us to meet our online learning ambitions quickly.

United Kingdom-London: Higher education services

2018/S 145-332175

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Judith Tackley
E-mail: j.tackley@londonmet.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address: www.londonmet.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/about/procurement/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/londonmetuni/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/londonmetuni/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/londonmetuni/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Online Programmes Management Provider

Reference number: LMU2018-1241

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

London Metropolitan University (LMU) is seeking to procure the services of an Online Programmes Management (OPM) provider to enable us to meet our online learning ambitions quickly and at a greater scale than we could alone. The (up to) five year contract will be managed by our newly established London Met Global Online (LMGO) function. The successful bidder will have strengths that complement the University’s and have a track record of working with organisations to successfully launch and deliver major online learning programmes. They will also have an appreciation and understanding of innovative delivery and partnership solutions. LMU is seeking to realise market opportunities and products and to recruit students on a global scale.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In September 2017, London Metropolitan University (LMU or the University) published a Prior Information Notice(PIN) on the Official Journal of the European Union (reference 2017/S 187-382833). The PIN informed the market of the University’s plans to procure the services of an Online Programme Management (OPM) provider and sought input to the delivery model. In June 2018, following appointment of key personnel to the LMGO function and significant progress in the development of the specification and operating model, the University published a second PIN (reference 2018/S 109-247632). The PIN informed the market of the University’s intention to consult the market a final time as development of the specification and operating model approached completion. London Metropolitan University (LMU) is seeking to procure the services of an Online Programmes Management (OPM) provider to enable us to meet our online learning ambitions quickly and at a greater scale than we could alone. The successful bidder will have strengths that complement the University’s and have a track record of working with organisations to successfully launch and deliver major online learning programmes. They will also have an appreciation and understanding of innovative delivery and partnership solutions. The OPM shall be responsible for delivering the following service elements:

— Portfolio: Market analysis, product development opportunities and portfolio strategy,

— Marketing: Development of marketing strategy, marketing plans and executing these plans,

— Recruitment: Acquire and recruit new students and assist with the processing of applications to achieve University targets.

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: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contract 3+1+1

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

— The top 5 qualifying highest scoring bidders will be invited to progress to Stage 2 of the tender process,

— In the event of a tie the University will invite all bidders that reach a qualifying position to progress to Stage 2,

— In the event that there is less than two (2) points separating the Qualifying Bidder in fifth position and the next placed Potential Supplier, the University reserves the right to invite all Potential Suppliers within 2 points of fifth position to progress to Stage 2,

— If a Qualifying Bidder(s) withdraws prior to the commencement of Stage 2, the University reserves the right to progress the next placed Potential Supplier to Stage 2 of the tender process.

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 109-247632

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

Date: 14/08/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 07/09/2018

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2023

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

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

VI.4.1)Review body

London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London
N7 8DB
United KingdomInternet address: www.londonmet.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/07/2018

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