Online Distance Learning Partner for University of Sussex
The University of Sussex wishes to enter into a collaborative partnership for the provision of online distance learning in order to develop new student markets.
United Kingdom-Brighton: Adult-education services at university level
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Sussex
Procurement Office, Sussex House, Falmer
For the attention of: Steve Barber
BN1 9RH Brighton
Telephone: +44 1273678437
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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UKJ21
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
We are seeking to appoint a provider with whom we will enter into a commercial partnership to deliver a first class ‘University of Sussex’ product. This will be achieved by working with us to develop a service delivery model that will include marketing and brand positioning, student recruitment, admissions management, provision of and ongoing support of a Virtual Learning Environment, academic support, project management and ongoing administration.
It is envisaged that following a Competitive Dialogue process that the University will enter into a long term partnership with the successful bidder.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per PQQ.
As per PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per PQQ.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per criteria set out in the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Please download the PQQ and Descriptive D
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
In order to respond to this Notice bidders will need to register and/or log on to the In-tend portal at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofsussex
To view the advertised tender click on current tenders.
To express an interest select View Tender Details in the top right hand corner. Then click on Express Interest.
When registering, bidders should only register their company once, although you can register multiple contacts.
If you have any difficulty in uploading a response please contact the In-Tend Help Desk on 0844 2728810.
All communication regarding this opportunity must be conducted via the In-tend portal.
After registration bidders will be able to download a Descriptive Document and Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ. The PQQ response should be uploaded via the In-Tend portal by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 15.6.2016.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: