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18/05/2016    S94

United Kingdom-Reading: Software package and information systems

2016/S 094-169096

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium
Postal address: Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whightknights Road
Town: Reading
Postal code: RG6 6BZ
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Tammie Purdue

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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: no

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Software License Resellers Agreement (SLRA).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This PIN is to notify of the intention to tender for a framework for the provision of software license reseller services to cover Microsoft, Adobe, VMWare and other software and related services sold via resellers to the relevant community but to also accommodate deals that may be in place directly with manufacturers. Higher education institutions purchase the majority of their software licenses from resellers and it is anticipated that these resellers will provide added value services.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 200 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000 Software package and information systems, 48422000 Software package suites, 48300000 Document creation, drawing, imaging, scheduling and productivity software package, 48780000 System, storage and content management software package, 48517000 IT software package, 48460000 Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software package, 48219300 Administration software package, 48190000 Educational software package, 48730000 Security software package, 48200000 Networking, Internet and intranet software package

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:
SUPC is acting as lead organisation on behalf of its members and also for members of the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium for Wales (HEPCW), the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC), the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC), Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges Limited (APUC) and Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC). SUPC is not acting as an agent in the legal sense on behalf of participating organisations. A full list of purchasing consortia members can be found via the consortia websites.
This PIN is to notify of the intention to tender for a framework for the provision of software license reseller services to cover Microsoft, Adobe, VMWare and other software and related services such as (but not limited to) IT security software, datacentre and cloud software, software asset management and associated services such as discovery, implementation and consultancy for the products within scope of the agreement.
Organisations interested in bidding for this opportunity are asked to contact SUPC for further 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
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): It is anticipated that some call off contracts under this framework may be part funded from external streams including European Union (EU) Funding (ERDF/ESF) and others. All funding accessed will be fully ERDF/ESF compliant in relation to Education Framework and funding conditions.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: