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United Kingdom-Cardiff: Educational software package
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Welsh Government Business Wales Learning Management System Support and Development
This PIN is to provide a brief outline of a possible future contract opportunity split into two lots. A notice with 2 lots allows the suppliers to bid for both or just 1 of the 2 lots.
The buyer is open to new ideas from any supplier and would look to work in partnership with a winning bidder to deliver a Moodle learning platform that can provide a valuable learning resource for potential, new and developing businesses in Wales.
Maintenance, Support and Development Services
Sarn Mynach, Llandudno Junction, Conwy, Wales, LL31 9RZ.
A key component of the Business Wales roadmap is the Business Online Support Service (BOSS) LMS which currently provides free business orientated learning modules online at businesswales.gov.wales/boss and businesswales.gov.wales/cy/boss
The BOSS application has some integration with business.wales.gov.uk website and the Business Wales internal client support monitoring application.
The BOSS application also uses the “Sign On Cymru” user authentication gateway for users to access a number of different Business Wales online applications aimed at providing support and promoting businesses in Wales.
Business Wales selects open source software wherever possible to reduce licensing costs and remove themselves from any constraints related to supplier lock-in. The Open Source Moodle LMS is the Business Wales platform of choice and has been identified as the most suitable for our requirements.
The supplier will be required to technically maintain and develop a Moodle 3,5 LMS instance in Lot 1.
This procurement will be an open procedure and is being led by the Welsh Government.
The Welsh Government does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this Prior Information Notice.
Packaging of Course Material Suitable for the BOSS Environment
Lot 2 is for the packaging of business orientated learning modules to conform to a standard format and style designated by the buyer. The material content of the courses will be provided to the supplier. The courses will be viewed through the Moodle LMS described in Lot 1, but there may be instances where learning packages are deployed in other environments.
The provider for Lot 2 will be expected to work with the provider of Lot 1 on release management for the learning packages.
All courses will be created bilingually in Welsh and English the buyer will provide content in both English and Welsh.
All resources to be created to buyer specified accessibility requirements.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
This procurement will be an open procedure and is being led by the Welsh Government to appoint a supplier for each lot. This may be the same supplier for each lot.
Welsh Government intend to use eTenderWales to administer the procurement. All communications will be sent via eTenderWales.
The Welsh Government does not guarantee that a call for competition will definitely take place as a result of this PIN.
Note: To receive any further information or announcements please visit the Sell2Wales website at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=89707 and register your interest.
A meet the buyer event will be held in early March in Llandudno Junction, only those registered suppliers that have recorded an interest in this notice by 28.7.2019 will be invited to attend.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales website at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=89707