E-Learning Management System Framework
NHS National Services Scotland [NSS] is seeking the services of a primary solution provider for an E-Learning Management System [eLMS] and Services with an e-Learning catalogue.
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
Contact point(s): National Information Systems Group
For the attention of: George Futcher
EH12 9EB Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1312756000
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhsnss.org/index.php
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12442
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Health Scotland
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
NHS Western Isles
Scottish Ambulance Service
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service (a.k.a the NHS National Shared Services)
The State Hospital for Scotland
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in months: 48
NHS National Services Scotland [NSS] is seeking the services of a primary solution provider for an E-Learning Management System [eLMS] and Services with an e-Learning catalogue. The eLMS will be required to fully integrate with the National HR system eESS: http://www.swiss.scot.nhs.uk/index.php/eess. The National HR system will provide the majority of the staff training record administration functionality. This will be a single supplier framework on behalf of the other Special and Regional Health Boards in Scotland with similar requirements.
The eLMS will be based on the requirements of NSS and NHS Education for Scotland [NES], Special Health Boards that deliver services critical to frontline patient care. These services support the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland (NHSS), enabling NHSS Health Boards to focus on delivering health improvement and person-centred care.
The Learning and Development [L&D] teams of the Divisions of NSS and NES provide a wide range of e-learning and workshop-based L&D courses to all staff within NSS and the wider NHS in Scotland. Due to this extensive remit, NSS and NES are responsible for delivering a number of learning modules to staff as ‘permitted users’, throughout all NHS Scotland Health Boards and partner agencies in order to meet statutory and regulatory requirements. NHSS currently employs approximately 200,000 staff.
The primary solution provider, with appropriate sub-contractor(s) if required, will meet the following scope:
(a) Hosting options;
(b) Web-based e-Learning Platform;
(c) Easily accessible (available outwith N3 Network, home device connectivity);
(d) Ability to link with National and local HR Systems;
(e) Ability to access education resources on digital/mobile devices;
2. e-Learning Platform:
(a) The e-Learning Platform will provide a gateway to an extensive range of pre-built, up to date, off-the-shelf quality eLearning courses provided through this contract;
(b) The e-Learning Platform will allow for existing authored/purchased content to be uploaded and accessed by NSS staff and other authorised users. The e-Learning Platform must allow for the addition of eLearning from other providers:
(c) The e-Learning Platform will provide authoring tool options.
(a) Document repository; allowing file sharing between users;
(b) Ability to build tailored programmes of learning.
(a) Record/track learner activity; data migration of existing training records;
(b) Deliver flexible and extensive reporting, monitoring and searching capabilities and real-time date.
NSS will call off a contract in year 1 of the framework; other Special and Regional Health Boards may call off contracts during the Framework term. This will be a Framework Agreement for 48 months with a mid point review.
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The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=255981
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. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.
72000000, 72212190, 72261000, 72400000, 72416000, 80420000
Range: between 200 000 and 500 000 GBP
Description of these options: The Contract will be 4 years with the option to review on the 2nd and 3rd anniversary.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
Number of possible renewals: 2
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The Technical Capacity of the candidates will be evaluated. These criteria will be specified in full in a PQQ issued to those parties that request it.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.7.2013