Website Content Management System Tender for British Library

Website Content Management System Tender for British Library

The Library is now ready to commence the full development of its new website. The first major step will be to confirm the Content Management System that will deliver much of the interface layer for the new site and integrate closely with other key Library systems.

UK-London: content management software package

2012/S 210-346131

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The British Library
96 Euston Road
Contact point(s): https://bl.bravosolution.co.uk/
For the attention of: Tony Cole
NW1 2DB London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1937546631
E-mail: Tony.Cole@bl.uk
Fax: +44 193754660

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://bl.bravosolution.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://bl.bravosolution.co.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

Other: Library and Information Services
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:

SMC8301 Website Content Management System.
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: British Library sites in St Pancras, London and Boston Spa West Yorkshire.
NUTS code UK

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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 400 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The British Library has embarked on a 3-5 year project to build a new online platform to replace its existing website. The aim is to create an experience that matches the Library’s impressive physical presence in London and expands its reach to a broader UK and worldwide audience.
The Library is now ready to commence the full development of its new website. The first major step will be to confirm the Content Management System that will deliver much of the interface layer for the new site and integrate closely with other key Library systems. The Library is therefore seeking proposals from suppliers of robust, versatile, and well-established products.
The Content Management System and supplier will:
— use a widely adopted technology stack conforming to the British Library’s technical standards. Acceptable programming languages include Java (v6)/J2EE and C#/.Net Framework 4 or higher,
— support personalisation, user-generated content, and other features requiring dynamic, real time delivery of page content reflecting user preferences or behaviour,
— demonstrate a wide user and developer base, including large, complex, and content-rich websites operated by leading brands and/or major organisations in the library, archives, cultural, or heritage sectors, serving multiple audiences and a range of user goals, and attracting millions of users a year,
— offer 24/7 support with readily available access to expert advice 8 am – 6 pm UK time,
— supply a 2-5 year technology roadmap and release lifecycle,
— operate a scalable content delivery architecture that can publish to multiple servers,
— provide API access at content level to external data or content items,
— include customisable workflow,
— allow the administrators to define and configure security and permissions,
— enable delivery of multilingual content,
— address a requirement for persistent identifiers,
— facilitate multi-platform delivery (eg to mobile devices).
Project Budget.
We are currently budgeting in the region of £300k for purchase and licensing (or equivalent) of the chosen Content Management System during the first three years of use.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48783000, 72212783

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Project Budget.
We are currently budgeting in the region of £300k for purchase and licensing (or equivalent) of the chosen Content Management System during the first three years of use.
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: 60 (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:

Where applicable, these requirements will be detailed in the ITT documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Where applicable, these requirements will be detailed in the ITT documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form required but each supplier will be required to become jointly and severally responsible forthe contract before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://bl.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These requirements are detailed in the PQQ document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: These requirements are detailed in the PQQ document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
These requirements are detailed in the PQQ document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
These requirements are detailed in the PQQ document.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: These requirements are detailed in Appendix A of the PQQ Document.
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:

SMC8301
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

28.11.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:25.10.2012