Arts Jobs Website Development and Hosting Contract

Arts Jobs Website Development and Hosting Contract

Develop a new arts jobs and arts news website.

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

2019/S 164-403007

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Arts Council England
21 Bloomsbury St, Bloomsbury
London
WC1B 3HF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Zobair Mehmood
Telephone: +44 1619344317
E-mail: procurement.services@artscouncil.org.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: www.artscouncil.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html

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://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://public.bravosolution.co.uk/artscouncil/web/login.html
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Arts Jobs and Arts News: Hosting and Maintenance

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72413000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Arts Council England (ACE) are seeking to procure a service provider (which may be an individual provider or a joint venture comprising of a number of providers, or a prime contractor that may sub-contract certain elements of the services) to develop, host and maintain the arts jobs website (http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/). The arts jobs platform is a key strand of the ACE’s developmental role.

As described in further detail in the tender documents, the service provider shall:

— develop a new arts jobs and arts news website (the ‘Website’),

— host and provide support for the website,

— provide ongoing development of the website as agreed with ACE during the term of the contract,

— moderate the content posted by users on the website,

— ensure ACE’s pricing policy for the website is correctly applied,

— manage the Twitter account for arts jobs, and

— provide an automated marketing email service.

For the value range see Section II.2.4) description of the procurement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 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)

72000000
72415000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Arts Council England (ACE) are seeking to procure a service provider (which may be an individual provider or a joint venture comprising of a number of providers, or a prime contractor that may sub-contract certain elements of the services) to develop, host and maintain the arts jobs website (http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/). The arts jobs platform is a key strand of the ACE’s developmental role.

As described in further detail in the tender documents, the service provider shall:

— develop a new arts jobs and arts news website (the ‘Website’),

— host and provide support for the website,

— provide ongoing development of the website as agreed with ACE during the term of the contract,

— moderate the content posted by users on the Website,

— ensure ACE’s pricing policy for the website is correctly applied,

— manage the Twitter account for arts jobs, and

— provide an automated marketing email service.

ACE estimate the value of the contract for a 8-year period is likely to be between 440 000 GBP and 750 000 GBP pounds sterling.

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: 750 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial term of the contract is 48 months. ACE shall have the option to extend the initial term for four periods of 12 months each.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The 5 highest scoring suppliers responding to the standard questionnaire (SQ) will be invited to submit a response to the Invitation to Tender (ITT).

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: no
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:

As set out in the selection questionnaire.

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

Restricted procedure
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
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 159-364595

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

Date: 23/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 07/10/2019

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: 6 (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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

78

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

The High Court
The Royal Courts of Justice
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Arts Council of England will incorporate a 10 day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. Further information is set out in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/08/2019