Services - 247737-2015

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15/07/2015    S134

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Software package and information systems

2015/S 134-247737

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Newcastle University
Postal address: King's Gate
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 7RU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person:
For the attention of: Dave Anderson
Telephone: +44 1912087472
Fax: +44 1912088845

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
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:
Supply of a Virtual Learning Environment.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Newcastle upon Tyne.

NUTS code UKC22 Tyneside

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Newcastle University has run a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for over 10 years for all programmes (except our Medical MBBS programme) and for over 20 000 students. Access is from anywhere in the world including our campuses in Malaysia and Singapore and it is used for live teaching, self-study by students and for formative and summative assessment.
The scope of this requirement is for the supply and installation of a VLE for the University including support for our international sites e.g. NUMed and Singapore Campus. This must also include the provision of any consultancy required to ensure the successful project completion plus ongoing maintenance and support of the software. The initial contract will run for 2 years with options to extend for 2 further 12 month periods subject to mutual agreement.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000 Software package and information systems, 48190000 Educational software package, 48220000 Internet and intranet software package, 48511000 Desktop communications 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:
This PIN is to invite interest in this procurement and to give prospective bidders the opportunity to review, comment and discuss (if necessary) on the invitation to tender documentation including the proposed terms and conditions and suggest industry standard solutions to the university's requirements. The draft proposed tender documentation and terms and conditions can be found on our etender portal at the address in the Address of the buyer profile detailed in Section I.1 of this notice.

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:
As detailed in the Invitation to tender Documents.
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: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: