Online Learning Platform  for Scottish Prison Service

Online Learning Platform  for Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Prison Service requires an online learning platform for staff across the SPS estate.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: E-learning services

2020/S 215-528578

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Scottish Prison Service
Postal address: Calton House, 5 Redheughs Rigg
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM75 Edinburgh, City of
Postal code: EH12 9HW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Frances McGuire
Telephone: +44 1313303773
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


01827 Online Learning Platform for SPS


Reference number: 01827

II.1.2)Main CPV code

80420000 E-learning services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

SPS requires an online learning platform for staff across the SPS estate. The platform shall be adapted to meet the needs of the organisation with a learner centered approach to support our staff learning requirements to stay safe and compliant.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

80420000 E-learning services

II.2.3)Place of performance


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


SPS has commenced this procurement process with the intention of awarding a contract.

An Invitation to Tender (ITT) including the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) will be published by SPS and will be made available to bidders. Tender responses will then be evaluated by the SPS in accordance with the ITT.


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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

Full details of SPS requirements are available via PCS-T.


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

List and brief description of conditions:


Bidders must pass the minimum standards sections of the ESPD (Scotland). These will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Bidders shall be registered and accredited hold ISO 14001 Environmental Management System; and ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Bidders shall hold Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001 or equivalent.

Bidders shall be able to evidence a minimum of Public Liability insurance of GBP 1 million.

Employers liability insurance of GBP 5 million.

Professional Indemnity (medical liability) insurance of GBP 1 million.


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.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:


The supplier will be expected to provide assurances regarding fair work practices (Living Wage) in respect of those engaged to provide the services.

The supplier will be expected to comply with the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018 in respect of the management and appropriate handling of personal data/medical records. This will include evidencing appropriate systems and processes to support compliance.


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 189-457564

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 14:00
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:


IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 01/12/2020
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:


Full details of SPS requirements can be found on Public Contracts Scotland Tender portal.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 17331. For more information see:

(SC Ref:634783)


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Edinburgh Sherriff Court
Postal address: 27 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1LB
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: