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United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Internet browsing software package
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107
Section II: Object
EC0761 — New Search Engine.
The University is looking to procure a New Search Engine which is able to be actively managed and complies with the latest EU regulations.
The University of Edinburgh.
The University's current search function has not been actively managed for a period of time, the University aim to undertake a competitive tender process. The procurement route which has been decided is an OJEU Restricted.
PLEASE NOTE that this is not a pre-qualification, selection or a short listing process. This PIN will not be used as a call for competition.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The University currently relies heavily on a paid search solution which was implemented to comply with EU regulations and UK legislation. Active management of the service is challenging, mainly due to limitation of functionality and resources. The UoE intending to procure a new search facility to enable active management and ensure a robust search service delivery in the following years. The UoE may seek brochures, example designs, data sheets to demonstrate their capability in providing a service. Data gatherings will be reviewed by the University and for the sole purpose of market research, suppliers may be contacted for further discussion. Training on the service will be considered and guidance documents may also be required for the new search engine.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=472074.