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Supplies - 73553-2019

15/02/2019    S33    Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Darlington: Information technology services

2019/S 033-073553

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Student Loans Company
Postal address: Memphis Building, Lingfield Point, McMullen Road
Town: Darlington
NUTS code: UKC13
Postal code: DL1 1RW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Susan Ayre
Telephone: +44 1412433198

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Processing of Student Finance

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Assistive Technology Equipment and Training

Reference number: 2019-SLC-002
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72222300 - JA01 - JA02
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This requirement is to create a framework with a suitable number of suppliers to provide computers, software, and training in addition to a range of other equipment such as ergonomic furniture, computer peripherals (printers and scanners), voice recorders, and other more specialist items such as braille readers.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 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: UKC13
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs) are awarded to students when undertaking a course of higher education to help pay the extra costs they may incur because of a disability (including a long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia). The allowances can cover the cost of items of specialist equipment, computers, software, and training, DSA suppliers currently provide a range of other equipment such as computer peripherals (printers and scanners), voice recorders, and other more specialist items such as Braille readers.

The successful bidder(s) will need to provide the goods and services on a national basis across England and Wales, delivery will be to Student's place of residence, or other place of their choosing. Please note this Prior Information Notice covers the provision of assistive technology equipment and training funded by both Student Finance England (SFE) and Student Finance Wales (SFW).

II.2.14)Additional information

The Student Loans Company are in final stages of developing the requirements for this framework and to this end would like to carry out further market engagement in order to refine our requirements prior to going out to tender. If you are interested in attending this pre-market engagement event, please complete the attached form and submit by the closing date included on the form.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-2019213-PRO-14069535

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: