Services - 334661-2016

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27/09/2016    S186

United Kingdom-Manchester: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 186-334661

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: The University of Manchester
Postal address: Oxford Road
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612752160

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:
Application Development / Application Maintenance (AD/AM) provider for the University of Manchester Student Lifecycle Programme.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Greater Manchester.

NUTS code UKD3 Greater Manchester

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Providing professional AD/AM capability and coordination and integration of key technology components. Specifying APIs and implementing these as part of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Detailed planning and coordination of strategic solution including CRM / Workflow / Campus Solutions / digital Layer. Provision under AD/AM of CRM / Workflow / ESB elements of solution — chosen componentry to be authorised by University of Manchester IT Services.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 10 000 000 GBP


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

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 48000000 Software package and information systems, 30211300 Computer platforms, 72200000 Software programming and consultancy services, 72210000 Programming services of packaged software products, 72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services, 72250000 System and support services, 72100000 Hardware consultancy services, 72400000 Internet services, 72500000 Computer-related services

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:

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: no
VI.2)Additional information:
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is not a call for competition for the purposes of Regulation 26(9) of the Public Contracts regulation 2015 — a specific call for competition for this planned procurement may be published by means of a contract notice within the next 1/3 months. This PIN is intended as an early notice to the Market of the University's proposals and an invitation to begin pre-procurement market engagement and consultation.
The University wishes to undertake a market engagement event in respect of these procurement proposals which will be held in central Manchester on the 14.10.2016 at 13:00. Please note that the University requests that each participant limits its number of attendees to 2 per organisation.

To obtain further information and to register for this event please visit

The market engagement event aims to inform economic operators of the procurement plans and requirements and to assess the feasibility of proposed requirements and work package(s), capability of the market as a whole to achieve what is required, maturity of the market to ensure a competitive procurement, capacity of the market to deliver what is required and identify potential risks.
The University will not, in any circumstances, be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you in connection with this process and the University reserves the right to change the process and invite consortium bids.
The University encourages open, fair and transparent procurement and omission from any part of the market engagement event shall not be taken into account in any subsequent bidder selection or tender evaluation process.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: