Tender for Higher Education Online Distance Learning Programmes

Tender for Higher Education Online Distance Learning Programmes

To develop, operate and grow an online distance learning course offer.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Training software package

2019/S 062-144288

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Birmingham City University
University House, 15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jamila Hinds-King
E-mail: Jamila.hk@bcu.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG31
Internet address(es):Main address: https://bcu.ac.uk/
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/bcu/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/bcu/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

PS046R Tender for the Provision of Higher Education Online Distance Learning Programmes

Reference number: REF 00000388

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48931000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Birmingham City University (the University) would like to procure the services of a provider who can support the University to develop, operate and grow an online distance learning course offer. Envisaged as a primarily taught postgraduate offer (in the first instance), the online distance learning offer may in due course include other levels of study. This procurement will be conducted under the “Light Touch” Regime using an adapted procedure broadly following the principles of the competitive procedure with negotiation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 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)

80500000
72212931
72212190
80000000
48931000
48190000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG31
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Birmingham City University (the University) would like to procure the services of a provider who can support the University to develop, operate and grow an online distance learning course offer. Envisaged as a primarily taught postgraduate offer (in the first instance), the online distance learning offer may in due course include other levels of study. The broad scope of the requirement to provide an online offering entails the following:

— undertaking market research to inform online course selection,

— managing marketing and student recruitment functions for online courses,

— instructional design, converting course materials into an appropriate format,

— developing expertise in pedagogy and instructional design for online learning amongst selected University staff,

— provision of a student support service,

— project implementation support, working with the University to set up the required processes, resources and systems. This procurement will be conducted under the “Light Touch” Regime using an adapted procedure broadly following the principles of the competitive procedure with negotiation.

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: 30 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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: yes
Identification of the project:

Though it there is no intention to use funds from European Union Funds, there is a remote possibility that this funding source may be used throughout the lifetime of the contract

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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

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

Date: 30/04/2019
Local time: 14:00

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

Date: 10/05/2019

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: 4 (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: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

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

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Court of Justice (High Court)
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Birmingham City University
University House, 15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU
United KingdomInternet address: https://bcu.ac.uk/

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

Birmingham City University
University House, 15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU
United KingdomInternet address: https://bcu.ac.uk/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/03/2019

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