British Council Assessment Solutions Tender

British Council Assessment Solutions Tender

Test Authoring Platform for Content Production – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Computer-related management services

2020/S 235-581506

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: British Council
Postal address: Bridgewater House
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M1 6BB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: caroline.doidge@britishcouncil.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil/aspx/Home
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil/aspx/Home

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil/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/britishcouncil/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

Other activity: Registered Charity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Assessment Solutions

 

Reference number: BC/01531

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72510000 Computer-related management services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The purpose of this tender is to find suppliers to work with us to further develop our offer to meet the growing demand for assessment solutions. Our aim is to collect a panel of suppliers who can meet some or all our requirements in the next pages. Successful suppliers will be offered a 2-year framework agreement (renewable for 2 years) and will be eligible to bid for contracts. Suppliers need to describe the extent to which they meet the requirements in at least one of the following business areas:

Lot 1: Test authoring platform for content production;

Lot 2: Test registration and delivery;

Lot 3: Test marking;

Lot 4: Data analytics for quality assurance and research purposes.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 200 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Test Authoring Platform for Content Production

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72226000 System software acceptance testing consultancy services
72820000 Computer testing services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Test authoring platform for content production.

 

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

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

Start: 01/02/2021
End: 01/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Extension of 24 months.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

 

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Test Registration and Delivery

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72254100 Systems testing services
72212190 Educational software development services
72820000 Computer testing services
48190000 Educational software package

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Test registration and delivery.

 

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

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

Start: 01/02/2021
End: 01/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

24-month extension.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

 

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Test Marking

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72820000 Computer testing services
72212190 Educational software development services
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
48190000 Educational software package

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Test marking.

 

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

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

Start: 01/02/2021
End: 01/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

24-month extension.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

 

 

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Data Analytics for Quality Assurance and Research Purposes

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72600000 Computer support and consultancy services
72610000 Computer support services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

 

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Data analytics for quality assurance and research purposes.

 

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

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

Start: 01/02/2021
End: 01/02/2023
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

24-month extension.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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:

 

 

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

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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Contract is 2 Years + 2 Years Extension

 

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

Date: 06/01/2021
Local time: 10:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/01/2021
Local time: 10:00
Place:

 

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: British Council
Town: Manchester
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

 

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/11/2020