Journals Subscriptions Tender
The Department for Education is seeking to establish a contract for the electronic provision of journal subscriptions.
United Kingdom-London: Journals
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: SW1P 3BT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7384521553
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
DFE Academic Journals Access
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Department for Education (the Department or ‘DfE’) is seeking to establish a contract for the electronic provision of journal subscriptions. This service should act as a ‘one stop shop’ arrangement for the Department’s journal access requirements that will provide access to required content in key research areas. We would like a service that includes contingency arrangements in case the standard offer becomes temporarily inaccessible, for whatever reason, although our priority is alternative electronic access with print access as a last resort only. We also want to trial ebook access.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Department requires the provision of a range of electronic academic and scientific journal collections covering the department’s policy interests. This should act as a ‘one stop shop’ for the Department’s journal access requirements. The core content offering should be:
— accessible to multiple users concurrently, but allowing for growth in usage,
— academic scientific evidence only,
— integrated electronic access to other, specific journals where needed and where not covered by the core offering,
— integrated electronic open access content,
— policy-relevant research content relevant to all DfE policy areas including early years, schools, further education, higher education and children’s services,
— a high level of full-text access,
— UK and international English-language evidence,
— management data on usage including search terms,
— it should be possible to click a link, and be taken straight to a specific search in the portal without having to log on.
A full description of the procurement can be found in the procurement documents in Annex B — Statement of Requirements.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
There will be an option to extend the contract by a year built into the contract.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Prior information notice issued to indicate intention to come to market for the requirement.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: