Tender for PHP Bespoke Application Support and Development Services
The University is seeking to procure a provider to supply PHP bespoke application support and development services.
United Kingdom-Coleraine: Software support services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Block X Room X031, Cromore Road
Telephone: +44 2870124227
NUTS code: UKN0
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
PHP Bespoke Application Support and Development Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The University is seeking to procure a provider to supply PHP bespoke application support and development services, this support will be supplied remotely with the provision for onsite support / meetings, as and when required.
Student and staff web based applications and services are within the scope of this contract, while maintenance and support of hardware hosting these services is out of scope.
As part of the implementation of the new delivery model, and also to reduce the exposure to the risk of supporting critical systems with single points of failure, the University wishes to form a contract with an organisation that is capable of providing application support for PHP legacy systems.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The University has a number of PHP applications, scripts and services, ranging in complexity and style, which have been developed over an extended period of time by different developers, of varying skill levels (see Appendix 1). This is an indicative list of applications and the University may remove or add to this list as required. Amongst the applications, many are required on a daily basis, eg Online Prospectus, while others become critical at key times throughout the academic year e.g. graduations.
Several of these systems support business critical functions (see Appendix 1). As such, the University aims to ensure these applications are available and working over 99 % of the time, such as the:
— online enrolment of students (approx. 3-4 000 students per day at peak enrolment time),
— online prospectus (public-facing website and administrative backend),
— online graduation ceremony ticket booking.
Others are less public facing but still provide critical web services and support to other systems:
— exam marks release scripts and web services,
— online expenses (mileage and prior approval claims).
On award of contract, any available relevant technical documentation will be provided to facilitate support and development.
4.2 PHP Supporting Technologies and Infrastructure:
Recent applications have been built using the Zend Framework and follow the MVC pattern but many of the older applications are not as sophisticated.
The applications are currently hosted on a clustered Zend Server platform but could equally run on a standard Apache setup.
All source code is maintained in a Subversion (SVN) repository and Redmine has been used for issue tracking on the newer systems.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This contract is for an initial period of 3 years from the commencement date. There is an option to extend this for up to 24 months.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: