Dienstleistungen - 78754-2020

17/02/2020    S33

United Kingdom-Bristol: Education and training services

2020/S 033-078754

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Forkner
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.jisc.ac.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: National education and research network provider
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Altmetric Explorer for Institutions

II.1.2)Main CPV code
80000000 Education and training services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Jisc Services Ltd is seeking to enter into a contract with Digital Science & Research Solutions Inc to offer Jisc Members the opportunity to subscribe to the altmetric explorer software tool at preferential rates. The service is not for Jiscs' own use.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 798 093.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Jisc Services Ltd is seeking to enter into a contract with Digital Science & Research Solutions Inc to offer Jisc Members the opportunity to subscribe to the Altmetric Explorer software tool at preferential rates. The service is not for Jiscs' own use. The anticipated length of the contract is 3 years.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

The contract value is an estimate based on the aggregate sum of the licence fees that will be paid to the supplier by Jisc member institutions; Jisc Collections itself makes no payment to the supplier for this service.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

The supplier, Digital Science & Research Solutions Inc, is the rightsholder and only publisher of this unique product. Jisc is clear that the arrangement falls within the artistic derogation, contained within Regulation 32(2) (b) (iii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, permitting Jisc to enter into the direct award.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession


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V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Digital Science & Research Solutions Inc
Postal address: 625 Massachusetts Avenue
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: 00 Not specified
Postal code: MA 02139
Country: United States
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 798 093.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
Town: Bristol
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Jisc Services Ltd will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to suppliers. This notification provides information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for suppliers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 article 91 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: