Services - 366570-2020

04/08/2020    S149

United Kingdom-Chichester: Internet services

2020/S 149-366570

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University of Chichester
National registration number: 4740553
Postal address: College Lane
Town: Chichester
NUTS code: UKJ27 West Sussex (South West)
Postal code: PO19 6PE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Dr Rod Matthews
E-mail: r.matthews@chi.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1243816000
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.chi.ac.uk
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://help.chi.ac.uk/tenders-and-contracts
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://help.chi.ac.uk/tenders-and-contracts
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Univesity (Higher Education)
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Website Renewal Hosting and Maintenance

Reference number: UOC0005
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72400000 Internet services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Chichester is seeking a suitably experienced and skilled partner to build a new corporate website (chi.ac.uk) with the key objectives being:

• to design, develop, host, maintain and provide on-going technical support for chi.ac.uk – the University of Chichester’s primary website;

• to manage a phased transition of the website from the current supplier;

• to deliver website design, UX and development on schedule;

• to build for frictionless user experience, with a focus on accessibility requirements;

• a website with sector leading design and usability with the primary focus being the recruitment of students;

• the website must enable sustainable design and development, whilst supporting key issues such as the prevailing accessibility best practices, and statutory obligations.

Subsequently to the tendering process, the aim is to design, build, configure and test the website rapidly, to enable this to be in service by early autumn of 2021.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ27 West Sussex (South West)
Main site or place of performance:

The University has campuses at Chichester, and Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Chichester is seeking a suitably experienced and skilled partner to build a new corporate website (chi.ac.uk) with the key objectives being:

• to design, develop, host, maintain and provide on-going technical support for chi.ac.uk – the University of Chichester’s primary website;

• to manage a phased transition of the website from the current supplier;

• to deliver website design, UX and development on schedule;

• to build for frictionless user experience, with a focus on accessibility requirements;

• a website with sector leading design and usability with the primary focus being the recruitment of students;

• the website must enable sustainable design and development, whilst supporting key issues such as the prevailing accessibility best practices, and statutory obligations.

After the completion of the tendering process, the aim is to design, build, configure and test the website rapidly, to enable this to be in service by early autumn of 2021.

Subsequently, we expect to collaborate with the provider to add new features and content and to update the web site to ensure it keeps pace with the prevailing technology, and the expectations of out customers. It important to note that this requires an approach that is intuitive and appeals to the students themselves, but also to their parents and employers, as well providing both an effective resource (for staff and partners) and contributing positively to the image of the University.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Industry knowledge / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Relationships to hosting organisations, and resilience guarantees / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Adherence to UK data protection legislation / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Provision of relevant case studies / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Capability to deliver the services required / Weighting: 15
Cost criterion - Name: Cost of reconstruction/renewal of the existing website / Weighting: 20
Cost criterion - Name: Hosting and annualised licences costs / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Costs of developments / Weighting: 15
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

In addition to an expected initial 5 year term, the University may wish to negotiate an extension on the same terms for up to 5 further years.

II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The University of Chichester is situated at the Bishop Otter Campus (BOC) based in Chichester, and the Bognor Regis Campus (BRC) situated in Bognor Regis.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 10/09/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:
17/09/2020

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Chichester University
Postal address: College Lane
Town: Chichester
Postal code: PO19 6PE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@chi.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1243816000
Internet address: www.chi.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Chichester University
Postal address: College Lane
Town: Chichester
Postal code: PO19 6PE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@chi.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1243816000
Internet address: www.chi.ac.uk
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Chichester University
Postal address: College Lane
Town: Chichester
Postal code: PO19 6PE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@chi.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1243816000
Internet address: www.chi.ac.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/07/2020