Supplies - 354941-2018

14/08/2018    S155    - - Supplies - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Livingston: Safety education services

2018/S 155-354941

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Education Scotland
Denholm House, Almondvale Business Park
Livingston
EH54 6GA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1412420131
E-mail: stephen.phillips@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11402

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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
Education

Section II: Object

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

Provision of Safeguarding Product for Glow

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80330000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Education Scotland has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of a Safeguarding product for their Glow environment. Glow is Scotland's national digital environment that offers a number of different services to support learning and teaching across the curriculum. The Safeguarding product will be used to monitor and alert on the activity, interaction and behaviour of users within this environment.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48730000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Education Scotland has a requirement to place a contract with an external service provider for the provision of a Safeguarding product for their Glow environment. Glow is Scotland's national digital environment that offers a number of different services to support learning and teaching across the curriculum. The Safeguarding product will be used to monitor and alert on the activity, interaction and behaviour of users within this environment. The Glow environment's core components are Office 365, GSuite and WordPress. The Glow environment is accessed via corporate and personal devices, as such the product should have the capability to monitor these environments and not be device specific (not require software to be loaded on the users endpoint). In addition, Education Scotland would welcome an initial proposal relating to a partnership with Education Scotland for the creation of a Safeguarding product including but not limited to the following capabilities within the O365, GSuite and WordPress environment:

— live keyword searc,

— behavioural analysis,

— child safeguarding,

— artificial intelligence,

— reporting,

— alerting,

— image recognition,

— meta data search,

— deep learning.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
07/09/2018

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:

Education Scotland would wish to meet with potential bidders in order to seek views and information from the marketplace on the requirement. This information will be used as background to the procurement strategy and tender documents for the requirement. Once this work is completed, we shall be able to undertake a procurement process which is fully compliant with EU Procurement Directives and Scottish Procurement Regulations to secure the contract. At this stage, we would be interested in receiving a presentation from prospective bidders demonstrating the capabilities of the proposed product.

The dates allocated are 27.8.2018 — 30.8.2018. The presentations would take place at Education Scotland premises in Glasgow or via Teleconference. We anticipate each presentation will last no more than one hour. If you are interested in participating in this exercise, please contact Stephen Phillips at stephen.phillips@gov.scot by no later than 12:00 on 24.8.2018. You should nominate a preferred date and time from the following options:

— 27.8.2018,

— 28.8.2018,

— 29.8.2018,

— 30.8.2018.

Slots shall be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Your presentation should cover:

An introduction to the concept of your product; capabilities; brief use case; security of data; high level technical overview; support provided; indicative costs.

This process will be undertaken entirely on a without commitment basis and no undertaking is given that any company invited to present will be included in the tender process. The presentations shall not be evaluated or scored and shall be excluded from evaluation at the tender stage.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=547172

(SC

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=553403

(SC Ref:553403)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/08/2018