United Kingdom-Cheltenham: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.hesa.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.hesa.ac.uk
Section II: Object
Data Futures Programme.
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).
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 email@example.com 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.
HESA invites organisations to complete a questionnaire available from https://www.hesa.ac.uk/df_procurement and to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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.