Website Development Contract – Research Online

Website Development Contract – Research Online

Potential suppliers should structure their proposals around: Developing a website for Research Online; Process for maintaining and updating the Skills Development Scotland Research Online service.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: World wide web (www) site design services

2015/S 241-437786

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Skills Development Scotland Co. Limited
Monteith House, First Floor, 11 George Square
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Team
G2 1DY Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412256710

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12862

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

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

General public services

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)Description

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

Research Online.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Glasgow.

NUTS code UKM34

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)

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. SDS was formed in 2008 as a non-departmental public body bringing together careers, skills, training and funding services.
Employing circa 1 300 staff it plays an important role in supporting individuals reach their potential, helping make skills work for employers, and improving the skills and learning system.
Research Online.
A considerable volume of research and analysis is produced on a range of labour market topics, both within the UK and further afield. Rapid access to that body of work would be valuable to researchers, policy makers and others. It would help to ensure that their work is informed by previous research and that needless duplication of effort is minimised.

The main purpose of Research Online — www.researchonline.org.uk — is to provide rapid and free access to a robust source of information about ‘labour market publications’ — including consultancy reports and material produced by economic development organisations, local authorities and other ‘grey’ literature.

Research Online contains abstracts of books, reports and journal articles which address labour market issues such as skills, workforce development, demographics, employers’ needs and barriers to employment. Most of the documents are also available in full text and can be downloaded directly from Research Online or via hyperlink.
— Lot 1 — research online tool.

Skills Development Scotland seeks to maintain and develop its Research Online tool to provide a more effective channel for the dissemination of labour market research. The current service can be seen at www.researchonline.org.uk

The maintenance, hosting, updating and development of this service is currently outsourced and the service should continue on this basis.
Potential suppliers should structure their proposals around:
— Developing a website for Research Online;
— Process for maintaining and updating the Skills Development Scotland Research Online service;
— Approaches towards the sourcing and updating of Research Online content;
— Arrangements for external hosting, including security aspects, disaster recovery and expected levels of service.
— Lot 2 — SDS is also looking to subscribe as an organisation to an online library service on a fixed price basis. The service would be available to all SDS staff. Subject coverage should include but is not limited to the labour market, economic development, employment, education and skills, equalities and diversity and regeneration. Users should be able to access content such as journal articles and online articles via the online library. Other materials such as books and other hard copy items should be made available to the user by post.
In addition a request service should be available to users where they can submit a request for a researcher to do a literature search on their behalf. The results should be available by email and include links to documents/literature in the library and their abstracts.
Company’s may bid for 1 or both Lots.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=423357

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72413000, 73110000, 79315000, 79980000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

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:

As detailed in the attached ITT and Supporting Documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 350 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: SDS may wish to extend any resultant agreements by a further 2 12-month periods following the initial contract duration.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 41 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2

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

Starting 4.4.2016. Completion 30.9.2021

Information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Online library service

1)Short description

SDS is looking to subscribe as an organisation to an online library service on a fixed price basis.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79980000, 73110000

3)Quantity or scope

The service would be available to all SDS staff. Subject coverage should include but is not limited to the labour market, economic development, employment, education and skills, equalities and diversity and regeneration. Users should be able to access content such as journal articles and online articles via the online library. Other materials such as books and other hard copy items should be made available to the user by post.
In addition a request service should be available to users where they can submit a request for a researcher to do a literature search on their behalf. The results should be available by email and include links to documents/literature in the library and their abstracts.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 and 75 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.7.2016. Completion 30.9.2021
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Research online tool

1)Short description

Skills Development Scotland seeks to maintain and develop its Research Online tool to provide a more effective channel for the dissemination of labour market research. The current service can be seen at www.researchonline.org.uk

The maintenance, hosting, updating and development of this service is currently outsourced and the service should continue on this basis.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72413000, 73110000

3)Quantity or scope

Potential suppliers should structure their proposals around:
— Developing a website for Research Online;
— Process for maintaining and updating the Skills Development Scotland Research Online service;
— Approaches towards the sourcing and updating of Research Online content;
— Arrangements for external hosting, including security aspects, disaster recovery and expected levels of service.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 275 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 1.4.2016. Completion 30.9.2021
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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.1.3)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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: KPI’s and SLA’s will be agreed with the successful tenderers.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(2) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities;
(3) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(4) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate;
(5) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

P15-002
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: 21.1.2016

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.1.2016 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28.1.2016 – 12:00

Place:

SDS Office, Paisley.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Tenders must be submitted via the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) Electronic Tender Post Box. Any response not submitted via the post box will not be considered. Any questions relating to the tender must be raised via the ‘Question and Answer’ function of the PCS website.
(SC Ref:423357).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.12.2015

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