Web Search Software

Web Search Software

A web-based search and results management interface that provides access and discovery to the library collection for end users, a web-based management back-end for management, administration, and customisation of the discovery solution by Library staff, an index of article-level metadata covering both resources in the Library collection and beyond.

UK-London: internet browsing software package

2012/S 88-144854

Contract notice

Services
Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

King’s College London
Strand
Contact point(s): http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/orgstructure/ps/purchasing/suppliers/etender.aspx
WC2R 2LS London
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kcl.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.3)Main activity
Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
KCL11-0337: Library Services – Discovery.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.
NUTS code
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 scope of this procurement includes any discovery solution delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), designed for use specifically with print and electronic Library collections, and which comprises all of the following functional components:
— a web-based search and results management interface that provides access and discovery to the library collection for end users,
— a web-based management back-end for management, administration, and customisation of the discovery solution by Library staff,
— an index of article-level metadata covering both resources in the Library collection and beyond.
These three top-level functional components may be provided via a single product or as two or more fully-integrated but separately marketed products.
Implementation services for the discovery solution are also within the scope of this procurement.
The scope of this procurement excludes any other product, including related Library applications or services, namely:
— third party enrichment services,
— Library Management System (LMS) software,
— Knowledge Base (KB) and / or link resolver software,
— Electronic Resource Management (ERM) software,
— subscription or purchase of information resource content and products from primary or secondary publishers and aggregators.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48221000, 48160000, 48222000, 48783000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.8.2012. Completion 31.7.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Deposits and guarantees may be required and if applicable a Parent Company Guarantees.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payments will be made in accordance with the form of contract incorporating any amendments.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint & Several Liability.
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 stated in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and supporting documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and supporting documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and supporting documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and supporting documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
KCL11-0337
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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: 5.6.2012 – 23:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
13.6.2012 – 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
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
until: 30.9.2012
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The contract will be let for an Initial Period of three years with an option to extend for a further two years and then another two years.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
3.5.2012