Services - 42964-2016

09/02/2016    S27    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

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

2016/S 027-042964

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited
95 Promenade
Cheltenham
GL50 1HZ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Tim Rigby
Telephone: +44 1242211470
E-mail: df-procurement@hesa.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKK13

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.hesa.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.hesa.ac.uk

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
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

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

Data Futures Programme.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited (‘HESA’) collects a range of data from approximately 260 higher education (‘HE’) providers across the UK and is regarded as a global leader in HE data collection and dissemination.

The Data Futures Programme will fundamentally redesign and transform HESA's data collection and dissemination processes. HESA's vision is for a modernised more efficient approach to collecting data that is able to respond to a wide range of data users. HESA has produced an outline business case and has received funding approval in principle to redesign and transform the collection of student related data. HESA intends to appoint a Prime Contractor to take responsibility for the programme management and to design and deliver the ‘to be’ business processes, technology and application architecture integrated as necessary into HESA's business systems.See https://www.hesa.ac.uk/df_procurement.

Total value below is estimated at between 2 000 000 GBP – 4 000 000 GBP (exc VAT).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP
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)
48000000
48100000
48190000
48463000
48612000
48613000
71241000
72200000
72212463
72220000
72221000
72222100
72222200
72222300
72223000
72224100
72227000
72246000
72250000
72254000
72254100
72260000
72261000
72263000
72267000
72267100
72268000
72310000
72314000
72316000
72317000
72318000
72322000
72500000
79310000
79311000
79315000
79330000
79400000
79411000
79411100
79420000
79996000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK13
Main site or place of performance:

Gloucestershire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

HESA will shortly undertake a procurement exercise (in accordance with the competitive dialogue process). As preparation for the procurement, high level ‘to be’ data collection, dissemination and governance processes are being developed together with high level requirements for the technical & application architecture. It is anticipated these will be available as part of the procurement documentation and summary information will be available at the Suppliers' Event. HESA will host a Suppliers' Event on Friday 26 February 2016 at 10am at Pinsent Masons, 3 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6BH to provide interested suppliers with an overview of the opportunity, indicative timetables, and HESA's expectations for the market engagement exercise. Organisations should register their interest in attending by emailing df-procurement@hesa.ac.uk no later than 12 pm on 25.2.2016. Please include only: Attendee Name(s), Company Name, Lead Contact, Job Title, E-mail and Telephone Number.

II.2.14)Additional information

HESA invites organisations to complete a questionnaire available from https://www.hesa.ac.uk/df_procurement and to be returned to df-procurement@hesa.ac.uk no later than 12 pm on 2.3.2016. HESA may consider responses received after this, subject to timescales and availability of staff. HESA cannot guarantee it will incorporate all or any feedback into any subsequent procurement.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
04/03/2016

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:

Suppliers will not be prejudiced by any response/failure to respond to this Notice or any market engagement document or to attend the Suppliers' Event. Information made available at the Suppliers' Event will be made available to bidders who express an interest in any resulting procurement.

HESA welcomes interest from all suitable potential suppliers. However, potential suppliers are reminded that they must ultimately satisfy the minimum requirements of the selection criteria set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (‘PQQ’) in order to be selected to proceed to the dialogue stage of the procurement.

HESA intends to conduct this procurement by following the procedures laid down in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In doing so, HESA is not to be taken as acknowledging that it is a contracting authority within the meaning of the Regulations, or as accepting any legal obligation to follow those procedures in the case of this or any other procurement.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/02/2016