Tender for Coventry University Online Learning Partner

Tender for Coventry University Online Learning Partner

Coventry University are seeking to engage a suitable online learning platform partner to continue with the delivery of our online learning initiative.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Software package and information systems

2019/S 121-296719

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Coventry University Higher Education Corporation Group
Priory St
United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement@coventry.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG33
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/coventryuniversity/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Coventry University Online Learning Partner

Reference number: PD-510-VF

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Coventry University are seeking to engage a suitable online learning platform partner to continue with the delivery of our online learning initiative and to grow the learner numbers for existing and new courses. Detailed objectives and requirements can be found in the ITT document. Potential suppliers should note that the ‘Estimated total value’ of 10 000 000 GBP, shown in II.1.5) of this notice, relates to the total potential contract cost including extensions and potential delivery additions over the life of the contract. The initial contract expected to be agreed as a result of this procurement will not exceed 3 000 000 GBP for the initial contractual term of 3 years. Any additional contract value will be subject to internal approvals and is in no way guaranteed.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Coventry University are seeking to engage a suitable online learning platform partner to continue with the delivery of our Online Learning Initiative and to grow the learner numbers for existing and new courses. The objectives and requirements of this partner are detailed in section 6 of the ITT document, but include:

— create and develop a global market for distance online qualifications delivered by Coventry University,

— achieve financial sustainability across the planned period of the online learning initiative,

— deliver a sector leading student and learning experience across a broad range of online qualifications,

— implement a long-term delivery model which is scalable, efficient, effective and continuously improved,

— instigate new ways of working and/or innovation across different modes of delivery and a range of qualifications,

— implement a learning platform with no/minimum disruption or cost to existing qualifications delivered online.

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

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Agreement will be awarded for a duration of three (3) years, with an option for Coventry University, at its discretion, to elect to extend the term of the agreement for two (2) further two (2) year periods. For the avoidance of doubt, the term of the agreement shall not exceed a maximum of seven (7) years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

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:
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

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

Date: 02/08/2019
Local time: 12:00
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.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/08/2019
Local time: 13:44

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Coventry University Higher Education Corporation Group
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: