Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The University of Northampton
Park Campus, Boughton Green Road
For the attention of: Carol Barrett
NN2 7AL Northampton
Telephone: +44 1604892561
Fax: +44 1604722106
General address of the contracting authority: www.northampton.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.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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
ITT193. University of Northampton ICT strategic partnership.
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: Northampton.
NUTS code UKF23
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 University are seeking to appoint a single partner to enter into a strategic ICT partnership for a maximum period of 7 years (5+1+1). The main areas for partnership are ICT services, infrastructure services, sustainability solutions, education services and business intelligence.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
30200000, 50000000, 48000000, 51600000, 32000000, 66114000, 51300000, 72000000, 80000000, 50300000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP
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: 84 (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:
See pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
See pre-qualification questionnaire.
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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
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: The information and documents for this tender will be accessible from: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofnorthampton. Click on Current Tenders link where you can view the project detail, express an interest and register your Organisation with our e-tendering system. Once the registration has been accepted and you have received your login details by e-mail you can login to view and download the PQQ in the My Tenders section of the web site.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See PQQ.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
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
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The ability and experience of supplying a wide range of IT and associated requirements, finance options and educational services all as set out in the documents accessible from: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofnorthampton
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.5.2012 – 09:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
15.5.2012 – 09:00
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 tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
The University reserves the right to cancel or amend the tendering process at any stage, not to award the contract in whole or in part and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The University shall not be liable in any circumstances for any costs or expenses incurred by any prospective service provider in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed contract.
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: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: