Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
APUC Associate Member Institutions & Associated Bodies
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Student Records System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 24 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
APUC Ltd, on behalf of the organisations listed in the Invitation To Tender, is tendering for the supply, implementation, maintenance and support of Student Records Systems for Higher and Further Education Institutions. Those successful in this tender process will be awarded to a Framework Agreement. As there is an immediate requirement for a Student records system at New College Lanarkshire, APUC Ltd will use New College Lanarkshire’ s requirement as the core scenario for this procurement process and will award the contract for the New College Lanarkshire requirement directly to the bidder with the highest score at the end of this evaluation process (subject to ratification by the New College Lanarkshire Board and to meeting the operational and commercial requirements of the College). It is intended that 3 contractors will be awarded to the Framework Agreement.The resulting Framework Agreement will be in place for an initial period of 2 years with two consecutive 12-month options to extend. The maximum total duration of this Framework Agreement is 4 years. As a minimum, Contractors on this Framework Agreement must be able to provide the following system functions:Enquires, Enrolements/ re-enrolements, Student/ Sponsor Finance, Development Tools, Timetabling, Attendance/ Register, Bursaries/ grants, Admissions, Course Design, approval and management, Statutory reports inc. (e.g FES,SQA, SAAS), Reporting.
Note: The authority is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required
To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
and search for project Code 1909 within the appropriate area.
If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
Values are estimated between 1 Million GBP and 24 Million GBP. No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or Contract indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a tender or resulting framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Bidders should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 24 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The initial contract period is 1.7.2014 to 30.6.2016. Thereafter 2 annual options to extend the agreement for a further 12 months are exercisable at APUC’s discretion.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
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:
Details provided in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with APUC ltd on all matters relating the Framework Agreement. All consortium members or grouping will be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect to the obligations and liabilities relating the Framework Agreement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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 detailed in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
As described within the Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Bidders must be financially fluid and currently trading. They must not be recorded at Companies House as having any negative action / event (dissolved, removed, in liquidation etc) that calls into question their financial / corporate standing, such action / event will be deemed to be a failure to meet minimum standards of economic and financial standing.
Additionally, suppliers must provide suitable evidence in the form of the last full year of accounts (audited and accompanied by auditors’ confirmation where they are above the statutory threshold for providing audited accounts, or certified by their bank where they are below that statutory audit threshold.) Non provision of such evidence to a satisfactory standard will be deemed to be a failure to meet minimum standards of economic and financial standing.
Where information is available to APUC that points to concerns over financial viability, further information may be requested to evidence financial viability and non-availability of, or refusal to provide such evidence will be deemed to be a failure to meet minimum standards of economic and financial standing.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As described in the Invitation to Tender.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of 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
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.4.2014 – 12:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 22.4.2014 – 13:00
APUC, 14 New Mart Road, Edinburgh.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: APUC Ltd will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period following electronic notification (minimum of 15 calendar days for any other means of communication) to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision. An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: