IT Storage Tender for Department for Education
School Performance Data Programme for Department for Education. The programme requirements have been divided into two separate Lots: Lot 1 – Services relating to the data warehouse including data collection, import and management, Lot 2 – Services relating to the development and maintenance of the web presentation.
UK-London: data storage services
Section I: Contracting authority
Department for Education
Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street,
For the attention of: Chris Higgs
SW1P 3BT London
Telephone: +44 2073407179
General address of the contracting authority: www.education.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://redimo.nationalcollege.org.uk/selfservice
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UK
The programme will bring together data that is currently held in various data files and databases into a single data warehouse and create a one-stop shop, with appropriate levels of access, for all data enquiries and information that the Department publishes on school performance.
The programme requirements have been divided into two separate Lots:
— Lot 1 – Services relating to the data warehouse including data collection, import and management,
— Lot 2 – Services relating to the development and maintenance of the web presentation and regular publication of a range of core information bringing together the functionality currently provided by separate sites.
The aim is to provide parents, teachers and other educational professionals with more accessible and intuitive ways to compare schools’ performance according to their own needs. This will be achieved without placing any new burdens on the schools, colleges and local authorities who provide the data.
The aggregated set of data to be included in the data warehouse has been assessed at Business Impact Level 4 using the sensitivity/protection criteria published by the UK Government.
Whilst the initial focus will be on school and pupil data, our system requirements are for design flexibility, to allow the new capability to extend, in due course, to include other data collected by DfE and its Executive Agencies and to accommodate any machinery of government changes.
Note: The term data warehouse is used to provide an easy method of referencing the data solution. This should not be taken to imply a particular technological solution.
Each Lot will be separately evaluated. In the event of the same bidder winning both Lots the DfE will undertake contract fine tuning discussions to identify and agree additional efficiency savings arising from having a single supplier.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Data storage services
72317000, 72313000, 72314000, 72316000, 72318000, 72319000, 72320000, 72321000, 72322000, 72330000
79970000, 72260000, 72261000, 72262000
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
To obtain documentation: Suppliers must register interest and download documentation via the DfE’s e-procurement system, REDIMO. All suppliers should register at https://redimo.nationalcollege.org.uk/selfservice.
Please note: It is recommended you use a generic email/mailbox to register as a user (e.g. SPDmailbox@ITsupplier123.co.uk), if possible, rather than an individual’s email address (e.g. mark.brown@ITsupplier123.co.uk). This is because the user who registers an Expression of Interest becomes the primary contact. Furthermore the user who sets up a “Tender” is the “Contract Manager” and only they will have full access to your submitted information, and full administrative rights.
You can quickly find the PQQ record by searching for “School Performance Data” in the “Tender name” field. Detailed guidance for using REDIMO is available at:
To ensure a speedy reply, all requests for informations should be made through REDIMO. Do not use the telephone number or e-mail given in Section 1 as they may not be continually monitored.
The estimated value of the contract is for the combined value of the two Lots over 7 years (split approximately 70 % Lot 1 and 30 % Lot 2) and is based on the current scope of envisaged services. It does not include any allowance for future additional funding which may become available to broaden the scope of services to include additional DfE, its Executive Agencies or other collected data (e.g. Education Funding Agency, National College for School Leadership, Children’s Services, Children and Learner workforce, Further Education and Higher Education, etc data management requirements) and any future machinery of government changes. It is estimated that the value of such additional services could be approximately an additional 65 %-80 % of the estimated contract value set out above over the term of the contract.
Variants will be accepted however, we will expect bidders with variant proposals to first set out a solution against the requirement and secondly to set out the variant with details of how these alternative arrangements and processes will be undertaken, how this will affect project and service delivery risks, evidence of how they have operated in similar circumstances and how it will increase value for money.
The contract duration is 5 years with options to extend for up to a further 24 months. It is estimated that the contract(s) shall be awarded in August 2013 and that delivery of the services shall be phased over the initial period of the contract(s).
Conditions for participation.
Selection Stage: A pre-qualification questionnaire, available via REDIMO, requesting information concerning the personal situation of the contractor, supplier or service provider and information necessary for the evaluation of the minimum economic, financial and technical capacity required. (In addition, suppliers may also download documentation relating to a soft market testing event held on 13.6.2012 and the subsequent questions and answers.).
In line with the Government’s growth agenda, the potential participation of Small and Medium Enterprises is encouraged as is the formation of consortia arrangements. To encourage maximum market competition, sub-contractors and consortia members can be involved in more than one bid subject to agreeing to protect interested parties commercial positions. GO Reference: GO-2012713-PRO-4071633.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.7.2012