Supply Virtual Learning Environment Solution
CAFRE has a requirement for the provision of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to provide controlled access to student learning and assessment materials.
United Kingdom-Antrim: E-learning services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road
For the attention of: Krshna Dennis
BT41 4PS Antrim
Telephone: +44 2890816000
General address of the contracting authority: www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The VLE is to enables CAFRE to deliver distance learning programmes and to meet the needs of those students who, assessed under the Special Educational Needs and Disability (NI) Order 2005 (SENDO), require learning and assessment materials to be provided in an easily accessible format.
In this current academic year, the system supports approximately 750 courses with almost 2 000 users (1 700 students and 300 staff). The College has targets to increase the use of the VLE by providing more learning materials online.
The required solution should be a commercial off the shelf (COTS) application. The contract will be for an initial period of 5 years with an option to extend annually for a further 5 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 248 000 GBP
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 5
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per Tender documentation.
As per Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per Tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘I agree’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Central Procurement Directorate
303 Airport Road
BT3 9ED Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890816200
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: