Virtual Learning Tender for Scottish Universities

Virtual Learning Tender for Scottish Universities

Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment) Services.

UK-Edinburgh: miscellaneous software development services and computer systems

2012/S 131-217771

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road,
For the attention of: Allan Doyle
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1413313302
Fax: +44 1314428931

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: APUC Limited
14 New Mart Road
For the attention of: Allan Doyle
EH14 1RL Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1314428930
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Aberdeen College

Adam Smith College

Angus College

Anniesland College

Ayr College

Banff and Buchan College

Barony College

Cardonald College

Carnegie College

City of Glasgow College

Clydebank College

Coatbridge College

Cumbernauld College

Dumfries and Galloway College

Dundee College

Edinburgh’s Telford College

Elmwood College

Forth Valley College

Inverness College

James Watt College

Jewel and Esk College

John Wheatley College

Kilmarnock College

Langside College

Lews Castle College

Moray College

Motherwell College

Newbattle Abbey College

North Glasgow College

North Highland College

Oatridge College

Orkney College

Perth College

Reid Kerr College

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

Shetland College

South Lanarkshire College

Stevenson College

Stow College

West Lothain College

Edinburgh Napier University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow School of Art

Heriot Watt University

Queen Margaret University

Robert Gordon University

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Scottish Agricultural College

UHI Millenium Institute

University of Aberdeen

University of Abertay Dundee

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of the West of Scotland

Scotland’s Colleges

Universities Scotland

Other Scottish Public Sector Organisations

Other Partner HE Procurement Consortia

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

BA-ITS039 Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment) Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Across University and College estates throughout Scotland and other areas of the UK.

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

APUC is facilitating an investigatory assessment into market provision for Moodle services in the areas of (but not limited to):
— hosting,
— support (technical and user),
— development,
— implementation and migration,
— authentication management,
— inter-system integration.
The Universities Scotland Efficiency Taskforce has set out a three year programme for key areas of collaborative activity where there are potential efficiencies at the sector-level. Virtual Learning Environments are identified within core workstream 1 (ICT).
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72212900, 72500000, 72510000, 80533100, 72590000, 72600000, 72610000, 72910000, 72416000, 72421000, 72422000, 72212000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures

II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:

(SC Ref:232665).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.7.2012