Services - 81130-2019

20/02/2019    S36

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Educational software package

2019/S 036-081130

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Commercial and Procurement ICT, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL WALES
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: ictprocurement@gov.wales
Telephone: +44 3000604400
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Welsh Government Business Wales Learning Management System Support and Development

Reference number: C328/2018/2019
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48190000 Educational software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This PIN is to provide a brief outline of a possible future contract opportunity split into two lots. A notice with 2 lots allows the suppliers to bid for both or just 1 of the 2 lots.

The buyer is open to new ideas from any supplier and would look to work in partnership with a winning bidder to deliver a Moodle learning platform that can provide a valuable learning resource for potential, new and developing businesses in Wales.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Maintenance, Support and Development Services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72416000 Application service providers
72261000 Software support services
72421000 Internet or intranet client application development services
48931000 Training software package
48000000 Software package and information systems
48190000 Educational software package
48930000 Training and entertainment software package
72212190 Educational software development services
72212930 Training and entertainment software development services
72212931 Training software development services
80420000 E-learning services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL13 Conwy and Denbighshire
Main site or place of performance:

Sarn Mynach, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales, LL31 9RZ.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A key component of the Business Wales roadmap is the Business Online Support Service (BOSS) LMS which currently provides free business orientated learning modules online at businesswales.gov.wales/boss and businesswales.gov.wales/cy/boss

The BOSS application has some integration with business.wales.gov.uk website and the Business Wales internal client support monitoring application.

The BOSS application also uses the “Sign On Cymru” user authentication gateway for users to access a number of different Business Wales online applications aimed at providing support and promoting businesses in Wales.

Business Wales selects open source software wherever possible to reduce licensing costs and remove themselves from any constraints related to supplier lock-in. The Open Source Moodle LMS is the Business Wales platform of choice and has been identified as the most suitable for our requirements.

The supplier will be required to technically maintain and develop a Moodle 3,5 LMS instance in Lot 1.

II.2.14)Additional information

This procurement will be an open procedure and is being led by the Welsh Government.

The Welsh Government does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this Prior Information Notice.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Packaging of Course Material Suitable for the BOSS Environment

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000 Software package and information systems
48190000 Educational software package
48930000 Training and entertainment software package
48931000 Training software package
80420000 E-learning services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL13 Conwy and Denbighshire
Main site or place of performance:

Sarn Mynach, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales, LL31 9RZ.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 2 is for the packaging of business orientated learning modules to conform to a standard format and style designated by the buyer. The material content of the courses will be provided to the supplier. The courses will be viewed through the Moodle LMS described in Lot 1, but there may be instances where learning packages are deployed in other environments.

The provider for Lot 2 will be expected to work with the provider of Lot 1 on release management for the learning packages.

All courses will be created bilingually in Welsh and English the buyer will provide content in both English and Welsh.

All resources to be created to buyer specified accessibility requirements.

II.2.14)Additional information

This procurement will be an open procedure and is being led by the Welsh Government.

The Welsh Government does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this Prior Information Notice.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
18/04/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

This procurement will be an open procedure and is being led by the Welsh Government to appoint a supplier for each lot. This may be the same supplier for each lot.

Welsh Government intend to use eTenderWales to administer the procurement. All communications will be sent via eTenderWales.

The Welsh Government does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this PIN.

Note: To receive any further information or announcements please visit the Sell2Wales website at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=89707 and register your interest.

A meet the buyer event will be held in early March in Llandudno Junction, only those registered suppliers that have recorded an interest in this notice by 28.7.2019 will be invited to attend.

(WA Ref:89707)

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales website at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=89707

(WA Ref:89707)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/02/2019