Jisc Global Education Access Framework

Jisc Global Education Access Framework

This Framework Agreement is being placed to support JSL’s customers and other users in purchasing a range of tools and services that support remote users to carry out research and online education at their parent organisation.

United Kingdom-Bristol: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2020/S 123-302670

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
National registration number: 56579
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tony Claxton
E-mail: tony.claxton@jisc.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1235822230
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=33498&B=JISC
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=33498&B=JISC
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: National Education and Research Network Provider

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Global Education Access Framework

Reference number: Proc1053

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

JSL is looking for suppliers who can provide solutions tailored to customers specific needs in the following areas:

Lot 1: China

A managed service providing secure and high-performance connectivity for education and research users accessing UK Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and other relevant content from China.

Lot 2: Global

A managed service providing secure and high-performance connectivity for education and research users accessing UK Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and other relevant content from any remote location.

JSL wishes to put in place a framework that runs for an initial 2 years with the possibility of two extensions for a further year each (I.E. 2 + 1 +1) subject to requirements and performance review.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 35 000 000.00 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:

Global Education Access Framework — China

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48514000 Remote access software package
72212514 Remote access software development services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework agreement is being placed to support JSL’s customers and other users in purchasing a range of tools and services that support remote users to carry out research and online education at their parent organisation. These organisations will primarily be members of Jisc and/or those providing or supporting education, research or culture in the UK.The Janet Network Connection Policy outlines the types of organisation that are eligible to use the Janet network and its associated services. These can be summarised as:

All institutions of higher or further education;

All laboratories and other establishments of the Research Councils;

The bodies funding higher and further education and research across the UK;

Local government authorities where these are providing broadband ICT services to schools, or commissioning these services from third parties;

‘Regional Broadband Consortia’ (RBCs) and any other vehicles created by local government authorities in England to aggregate the provision of broadband ICT services to schools, the equivalent bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland providing broadband ICT services to schools;

Individual schools, whether under local government control or with other governance;

Individual or groups of libraries, whether under local government control or with other governance;

Individual or groups of museums, whether under local government control or with other governance;

Any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of education or research.

Many of the above bodies are also members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to member institutions through consensus and the common desire to maximise their purchasing power in the market.

Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to access many of JSL’s services by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the hosting arrangement.

These organisations may also at their own discretion use JSL services in support of their outreach, technology transfer and associated activities in support of their missions commonly referred to as ‘business and community engagement’.

Under the Janet Network Connection Policy, services may also be provided to the wider public sector and associated bodies whom are providing public services other than those relating to education or research, e.g. blue light services, Courts etc. At present these include local government authorities in England and Northern Ireland, Education Scotland, the Welsh Assembly Government and (to a limited extent) the NHS in England and Scotland.

The services are also available for use by any National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the community it serves where the NREN has either a direct connection to Janet or the NREN is a member at any time during the period of this framework of the consortium that operates GÉANT. GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s NRENs. A list of members of the GÉANT consortium (GÉANT Partners) may be found at the URL below. GÉANT may also use this framework. As HEAnet, the NREN of the Republic of Ireland, is connected both to Janet and is a member of the GÉANT consortium, the framework is available for use by HEAnet, its subsidiaries, member institutions and customers to include schools serviced by the HEAnet school’s network.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

­https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

­http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

­http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

­http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

­https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.geant.net/About/Pages/home.aspx

­https://www.heanet.ie/about

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

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial term is 2 years with two subsequent extensions of 1 year each, up to a maximum framework term of 4 years.

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: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Global Education Access Framework — Global

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48514000 Remote access software package
72212514 Remote access software development services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework agreement is being placed to support JSL’s customers and other users in purchasing a range of tools and services that support remote users to carry out research and online education at their parent organisation. These organisations will primarily be members of Jisc and/or those providing or supporting education, research or culture in the UK.The Janet Network Connection Policy outlines the types of organisation that are eligible to use the Janet network and its associated services. These can be summarised as:

All institutions of higher or further education;

All laboratories and other establishments of the Research Councils;

The bodies funding higher and further education and research across the UK;

Local government authorities where these are providing broadband ICT services to schools, or commissioning these services from third parties;

“Regional Broadband Consortia” (RBCs) and any other vehicles created by local government authorities in England to aggregate the provision of broadband ICT services to schools;• the equivalent bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland providing broadband ICT services to schools;

Individual schools, whether under local government control or with other governance;

Individual or groups of libraries, whether under local government control or with other governance;

Individual or groups of museums, whether under local government control or with other governance;

Any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of education or research.

Many of the above bodies are also members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to member institutions through consensus and the common desire to maximise their purchasing power in the market.

Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to access many of JSL’s services by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the hosting arrangement.

These organisations may also at their own discretion use JSL services in support of their outreach, technology transfer and associated activities in support of their missions commonly referred to as ‘business and community engagement’.

Under the Janet Network Connection Policy, services may also be provided to the wider public sector and associated bodies whom are providing public services other than those relating to education or research, e.g. blue light services, Courts, etc. At present these include local government authorities in England and Northern Ireland, Education Scotland, the Welsh Assembly Government and (to a limited extent) the NHS in England and Scotland.

The Services are also available for use by any National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the community it serves where the NREN has either a direct connection to Janet or the NREN is a member at any time during the period of this framework of the consortium that operates GÉANT. GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s NRENs. A list of members of the GÉANT consortium (GÉANT Partners) may be found at the URL below. GÉANT may also use this framework. As HEAnet, the NREN of the Republic of Ireland, is connected both to Janet and is a member of the GÉANT consortium, the framework is available for use by HEAnet, its subsidiaries, member institutions and customers to include schools serviced by the HEAnet school’s network.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

­https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

­http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

­http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

­http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

­https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.geant.net/About/Pages/home.aspx

­https://www.heanet.ie/about

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

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial term is 2 years with two subsequent extensions of 1 year each, up to a maximum framework term of 4 years.

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: 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

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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
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: 24/07/2020
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

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/07/2020
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:

Maximum number of framework operators is 5 per lot, to the maximum of 10 for the framework. Jisc reserves the right to award less places based on the evaluation outcome, should there be a significant gap between the bidders scores.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement@Jisc.ac.uk
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:

24/06/2020