Sandwell Council Tender for Learning Management Solution

Sandwell Council Tender for Learning Management Solution

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is seeking tenders from potential providers for the provision of a Software as a Service Learning Management Solution.

Tender for Learning Management Solution

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Information technology services – 72222300
  • E-learning services – 80420000
  • Training programme services – 80521000

Location of contract

B69 3DB

Value of contract

£150,000 to £180,000

Procurement reference

SMBC 20106

Published date

5 May 2021

Closing date

4 June 2021

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

1 September 2021

Contract end date

31 August 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

Tender for Learning Management Solution, Ref; SMBC 20106.

The Council currently works with a partner to provide online eLearning. The system currently hosts 22 eLearning programmes for Sandwell Council staff, five of which are mandatory at present. In addition to usage by SMBC staff, the system and programmes provide an eLearning platform and offer to partner agencies working or volunteering to safeguard children, families and vulnerable adults. The current eLearning system is accessed by up to 6,000 employees from SMBC and partners. New modules are developed throughout the year in line with Council service plans and in response to e.g. Domestic Homicide Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, legislation or other safeguarding issues.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (the Council) is seeking Tenders from potential providers for the provision of a Software as a Service (SaaS) Learning Management Solution. The application will be delivered over the internet as a service using a standard internet browser. The Council’s default internet browsers are Edge, Chrome and Internet Explorer 11, there is a preference for the application to natively work with the Edge internet browser.

The Council’s ICT environment consists of a Windows 10 hardened build which has been designed based on best practise from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Microsoft. All users are licensed for Office 365 and are deployed with email, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams as standard – the latter used for IM, presence, voice and data collaboration. All laptops currently use Direct Access for remote working.
Security of the proposed solution and its data is of the upmost importance, to the Council. The platform and its contents must be secure and GDPR compliant.

As an indication the Contract is expected to commence 1 September 2021 and will be awarded for a period of 3 years until 31 August 2024, with the option for a further extension based on 1 + 1 until 31 August 2026.

The total value of this contract for five years is estimated to be in the region of £180,000 excluding VAT for the entire duration of the Contract. This value is based on historical spend data and is intended to be used as a guide only and is not is not a guarantee of the level of business that will be generated

The Tender Document(s) will be made available to suppliers who Express Interest on the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tendering Portal. To access the portal please click the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

You will be required to log into an existing account or register a new one. Once logged in, from the top menu bar click on ‘Tenders’ to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the relevant opportunity you should click on ‘View Details’ in order to Express Interest.

Closing date for submission of Tender is 12 noon Friday 04 June 2021.

 

More information

 

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Additional text
Tender for Learning Management Solution, Ref; SMBC 20106.

The Council currently works with a partner to provide online eLearning. The system currently hosts 22 eLearning programmes for Sandwell Council staff, five of which are mandatory at present. In addition to usage by SMBC staff, the system and programmes provide an eLearning platform and offer to partner agencies working or volunteering to safeguard children, families and vulnerable adults. The current eLearning system is accessed by up to 6,000 employees from SMBC and partners. New modules are developed throughout the year in line with Council service plans and in response to e.g. Domestic Homicide Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, legislation or other safeguarding issues.
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (the Council) is seeking Tenders from potential providers for the provision of a Software as a Service (SaaS) Learning Management Solution. The application will be delivered over the internet as a service using a standard internet browser. The Council’s default internet browsers are Edge, Chrome and Internet Explorer 11, there is a preference for the application to natively work with the Edge internet browser.

The Council’s ICT environment consists of a Windows 10 hardened build which has been designed based on best practise from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Microsoft. All users are licensed for Office 365 and are deployed with email, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams as standard – the latter used for IM, presence, voice and data collaboration. All laptops currently use Direct Access for remote working.
Security of the proposed solution and its data is of the upmost importance, to the Council. The platform and its contents must be secure and GDPR compliant.

As an indication the Contract is expected to commence 1 September 2021 and will be awarded for a period of 3 years until 31 August 2024, with the option for a further extension based on 1 + 1 until 31 August 2026.

The total value of this contract for five years is estimated to be in the region of £180,000 excluding VAT for the entire duration of the Contract. This value is based on historical spend data and is intended to be used as a guide only and is not is not a guarantee of the level of business that will be generated

The Tender Document(s) will be made available to suppliers who Express Interest on the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tendering Portal. To access the portal please click the following link https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sandwellmbc

You will be required to log into an existing account or register a new one. Once logged in, from the top menu bar click on “Tenders” to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the relevant opportunity you should click on “View Details” in order to Express Interest.

Closing date for submission of Tender is 12 noon Friday 04 June 2021.

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : Yes

 

How to apply

 

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Shauna Docherty

Address

Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DB
United Kingdom

Telephone

0121 569 2873

Email

shauna_docherty@sandwell.gov.uk