Postgraduate Diploma Distance Learning Service

Postgraduate Diploma Distance Learning Service

The programmes comprise 12 -14 printed units of material. This content is also available online within KEATS: the Colleges virtual learning environment. There are also two weekend seminars (held in central London), an online discussion group and online support from the programme teams.

UK-London: E-learning services

2013/S 094-160468

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

King’s College London
Strand
Contact point(s): https://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/structure/admin/purchasing/supply/etender.html
WC2R 2LS London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2078484431

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kcl.ac.uk

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

KCL12-0460: Postgraduate Diploma Distance Learning Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Centre of European Law within the Dickson Poon School of Law has a fine tradition of teaching and research into all areas of European Union Law of nearly 40 years. It enjoys a reputation of excellence for offering a distinguished programme of public lectures, seminars and conferences. In the current academic year 275 students are currently enrolled on our four Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in EU Law (25), EU Competition Law (152), Economics for Competition Law (68) and United Kingdom, European Union and United States Copyright Law (30). These programmes have an excellent reputation amongst the top UK and EU Law firms who sponsor their employees to take the programmes which contribute to their professional development. Students may progress to the MA component of the programme which is run wholly within Kings College London. 2012-13 has been a most active year, with many events which can be found on the Centre website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cel. The Centre takes pride in its many activities which result from the participation of a large number of members of academic staff and friends of the Centre. These activities are closely connected with research undertaken at Kings, and aim to contribute to the creation of a rich and stimulating research environment. This makes the Centre a true hub of European law; its position is unique and recognized in the UK, Europe and beyond. The programmes comprise 12 -14 printed units of material. This content is also available online within KEATS: the Colleges virtual learning environment. There are also two weekend seminars (held in central London), an online discussion group and online support from the programme teams. Length of Contract: The contract is for a maximum of 5 years in total, renewable every year, unless cancelled or terminated under the relevant contract clauses.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80420000, 80430000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Contract of up to 5 years duration. Renewable annually.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As specified in the PQQ documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

KCL12-0460
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 12.6.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

19.6.2013
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.7.2013
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

London.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: King”s College Procurement Staff only.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 5 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.5.2013