Services - 417344-2016

26/11/2016    S229

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Internet browsing software package

2016/S 229-417344

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: University Of Edinburgh
Postal address: Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
Town: Edinburgh
NUTS code: UKM25 Edinburgh
Postal code: EH1 1HT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1316502508
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

EC0761 — New Search Engine.

Reference number: EC0761
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48221000 Internet browsing software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The University is looking to procure a New Search Engine which is able to be actively managed and complies with the latest EU regulations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48200000 Networking, Internet and intranet software package
48221000 Internet browsing software package
72400000 Internet services
72212221 Internet browsing software development services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM25 Edinburgh
Main site or place of performance:

The University of Edinburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.14)Additional information

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.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

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

(SC Ref:472074).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: