IT Services Review

IT Services Review Work Based Learning

IT Services Review across the 13 Independent Providers which are contracted by Welsh Government as part of the Work Based Learning provision in Wales.

Procurer reference: RSCWITRWBL

 

Value of tender: £Undisclosed

CONTRACT NOTICE – NON OJEU

Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?

No

Contract Type

Services

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

Name of the organisation

Swansea University

Contact Name

Mr Peter Scott

Address

Emily Phipps Building, Hendrefoelan, Swansea

Town

Swansea

Postcode

SA2 7NB

Phone

+44 (0)1792 295164

EMail

P.Scott@swansea.ac.uk

Web Address

http://www.rsc-wales.ac.uk

SECTION II: DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT

Service category

7 Computer and related services

Is it a framework agreement?

No

Title of the contract

IT Services Review Work Based Learning

Description of the contract

At a meeting of the NTfW Board in May 2011, JISC RSC Wales initiated a discussion related to the provision of technical infrastructure support services to the Work Based Learning sector in Wales. Discussion focused on the availability (or otherwise) of JANET(UK) Network services to the sector, as well as how practices related to the procurement of technical related services might be better managed from an NTfW Network perspective, as opposed to single providers doing it individually. It is proposed that using NTfW to negotiate and procure technical related services may lead to sector wide efficiency savings.

Based on this discussion, NTfW have requested that JISC RSC Wales undertake an IT Services Review across the 13 Independent Providers which are contracted by Welsh Government as part of the Work Based Learning provision in Wales. The full scope of the review will be provided following receipt of expression of interest, but the review will consider broadband costs, desktop / laptop hardware costs, software costs, organisational data system costs, mobile devise costs, server / infrastructure network costs, server maintenance costs, web system hosting arrangements and costs, as well as a range of costs associated with business planning activities related to replacement cycles and disaster recovery planning. The review will result in a factual report from which NTfW will be able to identify actual sector wide costs.

The review will consider the current overheads of IT Infrastructure and related licence agreements for the 13 Independent main contract holders, but will also be cognisant of their consortia members and sub-contractors.

The review will take place during January and February 2012, and the final report will be ready for publish by Wednesday 29th February.

Place / site of work / delivery

Pan-Wales

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
72222100 – Information systems or technology strategic review services.

Contract Length

Starting date:

06.01.2012

and/or Ending date

29.02.2012

SECTION III: AWARD CRITERIA

Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:

1. Ability to deliver on time
2. Sector / Topic Expertise
3. Cost

SECTION IV: Administrative Information

Instructions to suppliers

Suppliers are required to submit an expression of interest via email to p.scott@swansea.ac.uk by midday on Friday 16th December, following which a full scoping document will be released enabling tenders to be submitted. All suppliers will be provided with the scoping document at the same time, at around 3.00pm on Friday 16th December via email.

Suppliers will also be provided with a template around which they should structure their bid.

Reference Number

RSCWITRWBL

Deadline Date

16.12.2011

Deadline date refers to

Expression of Interest

Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?

No