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Services - 55291-2020

04/02/2020    S24    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Manchester: Educational software development services

2020/S 024-055291

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
Official name: General Medical Council (GMC)
Postal address: 3 Hardman Street
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: M3 3AW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Christine Jack
E-mail: gmctenders@gmc-uk.org
Telephone: +44 1619236340

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.gmc-uk.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA19541

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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
Other activity: Medical regulator

Section II: Object

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

Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) Systems

Reference number: GMC1193
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72212190
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) will be made up of 2 elements to test candidates’ knowledge and practical skills. The first is an applied knowledge test (AKT) made up of single best answer questions and the second a clinical and professional skills assessment (CPSA).

We are investigating the market with our requirements for the software that the GMC will need to support this work. Due to the diverse requirements from both elements, we are keen to understand various options you can present to us including 1 overall solution.

The brief overview is:

— ability to enter exam questions/stations, store and administrate them through their lifecycle within the software (including setting angoff, etc.),

— create, store and administrate exams created from the above questions/stations,

— provide the mechanism for online delivery of AKT examinations across the world,

— provide the features to mark the examinations and perform analysis,

— AKT Software will be used for all computerised assessments including test of competence, revalidation exams, etc.,

— further specific requirements and data is included in the sections below.

Proposed supplier dates in Manchester:

— 14, 17 and 21.2.2020.

Contact – GMC Procurement Team, email gmctenders@gmc-uk.org to book a slot.

Estimated upper contract value for build work – we are seeking guidance form the market on this figure for our planning.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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)
72212190
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) will be made up of 2 elements to test candidates’ knowledge and practical skills. The first is an applied knowledge test (AKT) made up of single best answer questions and the second a clinical and professional skills assessment (CPSA).

We are investigating the market with our requirements for the software that the GMC will need to support this work. Due to the diverse requirements from both elements, we are keen to understand various options you can present to us including 1 overall solution.

The brief overview is:

— ability to enter exam questions/stations, store and administrate them through their lifecycle within the software (including setting angoff, etc.),

— create, store and administrate exams created from the above questions/stations,

— provide the mechanism for online delivery of AKT examinations across the world,

— provide the features to mark the examinations and perform analysis,

— AKT Software will be used for all computerised assessments including test of competence, revalidation exams, etc.,

— further specific requirements and data is included in the sections below.

Proposed supplier dates in Manchester:

— 14, 17 and 21.2.2020.

Contact – GMC Procurement Team, email gmctenders@gmc-uk.org to book a slot.

Estimated upper contract value for build work – we are seeking guidance form the market on this figure for our planning.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
06/04/2020

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders website at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=218830

(MT Ref:218830)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/01/2020