Virtual Learning Environment Framework Scotland

Virtual Learning Environment Framework Scotland

Virtual Learning Environment Solutions (VLE) for Universities and Colleges in Scotland including provision of all software and any associated licensing.

United Kingdom-Stirling: Educational software package

2016/S 215-391616

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Peter Jackson
Telephone: +44 1314428930
E-mail: pjackson@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKM27

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

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:

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Solutions and Associated Services — Framework.

Reference number: ITS 1026 AP

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48190000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Virtual Learning Environment Solutions (VLE) for Universities and Colleges in Scotland including provision of all software and any associated licensing. Potential Services include, but are not limited to: System Implementation; Migration Support; Support and Maintenance; Hosting. Required solutions should have the capability to operate effectively across multi-campus global environments.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 800 000.00 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)

48000000
72212190
72261000
48611000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Virtual Learning Environment Solutions (VLE) for Universities and Colleges in Scotland including provision of all software and any associated licensing. Potential Services include, but are not limited to: System Implementation; Migration Support; Support and Maintenance; Hosting. Required solutions should have the capability to operate effectively across multi-campus global environments.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Weighting / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two additional further periods of twelve (12) months each at the sole discretion of the Authority.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Collaboration technologies including but not limited to web conferencing.

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: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The statement for an OJEU notice:

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) Section 4B refers.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Section

4B 5.1 specifies the minimum levels of insurance which are as follows:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance 5 000 000 GBP

Product Liability Insurance 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance 5 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity 2 000 000 GBP

Section 4.6 of the ESPD requests further information.

a. A copy of your audited accounts or equivalent for the most recent two years, along with details of any significant changes since the last year end.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Section 4C.1.2 requests relevant examples of previous experience of supplier and/or services carried out within the last 3 years.

Tenderers must have a solution in place and must be able to evidence where this solution is in operation. Tenderers seeking to develop a bespoke solution will be disqualified.

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

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: yes
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: 05/12/2016
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/12/2016
Local time: 17:00
Place:

APUCLtd Offices.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Recurring every 48 months.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Tenderers will be required to submit a Form of tender, FOI disclaimer and APUC Supply Chain Code of Conduct, which will be available within the ITT.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is Project 6931. For more information see:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.

(SC Ref:469670).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930Internet address:http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

04/11/2016

 

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