Software Design and Development for University of Reading

Software Design and Development for University of Reading

Contract for design, development, hosting and support and potential commercialisation of an online tool to support the clinical management of childhood anxiety disorders.

United Kingdom-Reading: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 012-017227

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Reading
Miller Building, Whiteknights
For the attention of: Mark Brown, Category Manager
RG6 6AQ Reading
Telephone: +44 1183785093
Fax: +44 1183786709

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


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

Contract for design, development, hosting and support and potential commercialisation of an online tool to support the clinical management of childhood anxiety disorders.

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

Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKJ11

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

The design, development, hosting and support and potential commercialisation of an online tool (website and mobile application) to support the clinical management of childhood anxiety disorders (the ‘Tool’). This Contract award is also conditional on satisfactory approval from the NIHR, which is being progressed in parallel with this procurement process. For the avoidance of doubt, until all necessary Approvals are obtained, and the standstill period completed, no contract will be entered into and no contract capable of acceptance shall be created. UOR is under no obligation to award any contract, including where any Approval from NIHR is not obtained for any reason.
In addition, and following contract award, any future commercialisation and development of the online tool following initial development and acceptance will be subject to a further separate approval and validation from the NIHR in accordance with the terms of the funding agreement between UOR and the NIHR, and the successful Bidder may be required to enter into a separate agreement(s) with the NIHR at that stage as notified to the Bidder by the NIHR.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 73220000, 72230000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 and 90 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 38 (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:

Not applicable.
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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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

Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no

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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5

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:


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


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: 18.2.2016
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt

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