Mathematics and English E-Learning Content

Preferred Suppliers for Mathematics and English E-Learning Content

Additional Core Content for the Jisc e-books for FE GCSE Mathematics and English.

United Kingdom-Bristol: E-learning services

2016/S 096-172647

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Jisc Services Ltd
One CastlePark
For the attention of: Procurement Co-ordinator
BS2 0JA Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235822341
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1235822286

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.jisc.ac.uk

Electronic access to information: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

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

Other: national education and research network provider

I.3)Main activity

Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Additional Core Content for the Jisc e-books for FE GCSE Mathematics and English.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services

NUTS code UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: This is a significant investment by Jisc Services Ltd in this content. We are wanting to ensure maximum leverage of the investment by length of contract.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 881 347,50 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Jisc e-books for FE has provided all FE institutions in the UK with free access to a collection of e-books since 2009. Jisc licensed the e-books on behalf of the colleges, and they are hosted on the EBooks Central platform.
The purpose of this contract opportunity is to determine preferred suppliers to enter into contract with to acquire a further collection of relevant and up-to-date e-book titles.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80420000, 64216200, 80212000, 22112000, 22113000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Jisc e-books for FE has provided all FE institutions in the UK with free access to a collection of e-books since 2009. Jisc licensed the e-books on behalf of the colleges, and they are hosted on the ebrary platform.
The purpose of this contract opportunity is to determine preferred suppliers to enter into contracts with to acquire a further collection of relevant and up-to-date e-book titles (to the maximum value of 1 057 617 GBP including VAT, to support the teaching and learning needs of the FE sector (GCSE Mathematics and English). Jisc Services Ltd from the start of the next academic year (1.9.2016), will license the new e-books for a minimum of 3 years with an option to extend to an extra 2 years. This is a multi supplier framework.
Jisc Services Ltd expects to work closely with the successful suppliers, and expects the successful suppliers to work collaboratively with Ebooks Central (previously ebrary).

The Janet Eligibility Policy defines the conditions under which any organisation is eligible for Janet services. The present Eligibility Policy is available at: https://community.ja.net/library/janet-policies/eligibility-policy

Estimated value excluding VAT: 881 347 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: JSL will licence the e-books for a minimum of 3 years with a possible extension of a further 2 years.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Supplier shall warrant that none of the following circumstances set out Regulation 57(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, applies to the supplier or sub-contractors:
(a) Conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA on the fight against organised crime;
(b) Corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e) where the offence relates to active corruption;
(c) The common law offence of bribery;
(d) Bribery within the meaning of sections 1, 2 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(6), or section 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983;
(e) Where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities, within the meaning of:
(i) The offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) The offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) Fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968, the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Theft Act 1978 or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978;
(iv) Fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985, article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) Fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) An offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993;
(vii) Destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968 or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969;
(viii) Fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006; or
(ix) Making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006;
(f) Any other offence listed: (i) In section 41 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008(a), or (ii) In Schedule 2 to that Act where the Court has determined that there is a terrorist connection;
(g) Any offence under sections 44 to 46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007(b) which relates to an offence covered by subparagraph (f);
(h) Money laundering within the m eaning of sections 340(110 and 415 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002(c);
(i) An offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(d) or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(e);
(j) An offence under section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004(f);
(k) An offence under section 59A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(g);
(l) An offence under section 71 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009(h);
(m) An offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(i); or
(n) Any other offence within the meaning of Article 57(1) of the Public Contracts Directive:
(i) As defined by the law of any jurisdiction outside England and Wales and Northern Ireland; or
(ii) Created, after the day on which these Regulations were made, in the law of England and Wales or Northern Ireland.
The Supplier shall warrant that none of the following circumstances set out in Regulation 57(8) of Public Contracts Regulations 2015 applies to the supplier or sub-contractors:
(a) Where the contracting authority can demonstrate by any appropriate means a violation of applicable obligations referred to in regulation 56(2);
(b) Is bankrupt or is the subject of insolvency or winding-up proceedings, where its assets are being administered by a liquidator or by the Court, where it is in an arrangement with creditors, where its business activities are suspended or it is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under the laws and regulations of any State;
(c) Is guilty of grave professional misconduct, which renders its integrity questionable;
(d) Has entered into agreements with other economic operators aimed at distorting competition;
(e) Where a conflict of interest within the meaning of regulation 24 cannot be effectively remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;
(f) Where a distortion of competition from the prior involvement of the economic operator in the preparation of the procurement procedure, as referred to in regulation 41, cannot be remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;
(g) Where the economic operator has shown significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a substantive requirement under a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity, or a prior concession contract, which led to early termination of that prior contract, damages or other comparable sanctions;
(h) Where the economic operator: (i) Has been found guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfilment of the selection criteria; or (ii) Has withheld such information or is not able to submit supporting documents required under regulation 59;
(i) Where the economic operator has: (i) Undertaken to (aa) unduly influence the decision-making process of the contracting authority or (bb) Obtain confidential information that may confer upon it undue advantages in the procurement procedure or (ii) negligently provided misleading information that may have a material influence on decisions concerning exclusion, selection or award.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Supplier shall warrant that none of the following circumstances set out in Regulation 57(8) of Public Contracts Regulations 2015 applies to the supplier or sub-contractors:
(a) Where the contracting authority can demonstrate by any appropriate means a violation of applicable obligations referred to in regulation 56(2);
(b) Is bankrupt or is the subject of insolvency or winding-up proceedings, where its assets are being administered by a liquidator or by the Court, where it is in an arrangement with creditors, where its business activities are suspended or it is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under the laws and regulations of any State;
(c) Is guilty of grave professional misconduct, which renders its integrity questionable;
(d) Has entered into agreements with other economic operators aimed at distorting competition;
(e) Where a conflict of interest within the meaning of regulation 24 cannot be effectively remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;
(f) Where a distortion of competition from the prior involvement of the economic operator in the preparation of the procurement procedure, as referred to in regulation 41, cannot be remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;
(g) Where the economic operator has shown significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a substantive requirement under a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity, or a prior concession contract, which led to early termination of that prior contract, damages or other comparable sanctions;
(h) Where the economic operator: (i) Has been found guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfilment of the selection criteria; or (ii) Has withheld such information or is not able to submit supporting documents required under regulation 59;
(i) Where the economic operator has: (i) Undertaken to (aa) unduly influence the decision-making process of the contracting authority or (bb) obtain confidential information that may confer upon it undue advantages in the procurement procedure; or (ii) Negligently provided misleading information that may have a material influence on decisions concerning exclusion, selection or award.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

PR/OR/DOC/017

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.6.2016 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.6.2016 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17.6.2016 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Each interested supplier is required to register its intention to submit a response to the operational requirement via the Jisc e-tendering portal athttps://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.5.2016

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