Interactive Learning System Tender

Interactive Learning System Tender

The Astute East operation, College of Engineering in Swansea University seek tenders for an Industry 4.0 Interactive Learning System.

United Kingdom-Swansea: Teaching equipment

2019/S 229-561497

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Swansea University
Postal address: Procurement — Finance, Swansea University, Singleton Park
Town: Swansea
NUTS code: UKL18
Postal code: SA2 8PP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kath Dunseath
Telephone: +44 1792295873
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Industry 4.0 Interactive Learning System

Reference number: SU07(20)

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Astute East operation, College of Engineering in Swansea University seek tenders for an Industry 4.0 Interactive Learning System. The system will be operated, used and administered by Swansea University and partly in the context of the Astute East operation.

The system is required to:

— provide students with practical experience of Industry 4.0 to embed a deeper understanding through interactive problem based learning and teaching activity,

— support research collaborations with companies as part of the Astute East operation,

— facilitate research activity between the higher education establishments of Sheffield Hallam, Middlesex, Newcastle, Liverpool John Moores and Manchester Metropolitan for future collaborations on research grants,

— integrate the Siemens Industry 4.0 curriculum across the teaching activities within Swansea University.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

The equipment will be located at the College of Engineering at the Bay Campus, Swansea University.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Industry 4.0 Interactive Learning System requires the integration of up to 6 manufacturing stages. The system needs to include an automated guided vehicle (AGV) for transportation. In addition, a pick and place robot and automated storage/retrieval system (ASRS) is required. The full system should be supplied by one provider who can demonstrate a track record of integrating similar systems within other higher education establishments. Also, the supplier must demonstrate that the system has already been developed to facilitate digital twin modelling on industry standard software platforms.

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: yes
Identification of the project:


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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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

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

Date: 06/01/2020
Local time: 12:00
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, Welsh

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 06/01/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This procurement process is being carried out on eTenderwales. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit and search for PQQ/ITT code itt_79059 within the appropriate area.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

(WA Ref:97645)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Swansea University
Postal address: Procurement — Finance, Swansea University, Singleton Park
Town: Swansea
Postal code: SA2 8PP
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1792602779Internet address:
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: