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UOW583 - System for Students to obtain Book, E-Books, Equipment and Materials Including the use of Tablets.

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University of Worcester
Henwick Grove
For the attention of: Kathy Preece
WR2 6AJ Worcester
United Kingdom
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.worc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofworcester

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UOW583 - System for Students to obtain Book, E-Books, Equipment and Materials Including the use of Tablets.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Worcester.

NUTS code UKG12

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The University of Worcester is investing even more in enhancing our students' experience. To support students' success on their course and improve retention and engagement, the University will provide a course-specific package which can include essential textbooks, equipment and materials. The University will be investing up to a value of 2 100 000 GBP over the next two years. (Approx. 800 000 GBP in 17/18 and 1,300,00 GBP in 18/19) based on student applications and bursary payments.
University of Worcester ‘Reach’ scheme
A device trail has piloted the provision of both Tablets and e- books to the students on selected courses. The Academic teams were asked to provide a list of the core texts for their course alongside a range of APPs, software and other useful links to support course delivery. The number and costs of each book has varied across courses.
This Tender Specification is for the supply of a bespoke tablet device which is capable of holding
E-texts, and is configured and branded for the University's ‘Reach’ Scheme and allows access for the students to an on-line shop where they can purchase other products and materials to suit their course.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80420000, 30213200, 22112000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 2 100 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 5.6.2017.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per standard government questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per standard government questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per standard government questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per standard government questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
UOW583 - System for Students to obtain Book, E Boo
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.4.2017
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
19.4.2017
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 19.4.2017

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
University of Worcester will enter into this Contract following a 10 calendar day standstill period starting on the day after the notification of the result. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (The Regulations) provide for aggrieved Parties who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm by breach of The Regulations to bring proceedings in the Royal Courts of Justice. Any such proceedings must be brought within the limitation period specified by The Regulations according to the remedy sought.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Worcester
Henwick Grove
WR2 C6AJ Worcester
United Kingdom
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 1905542896
Internet address: www.worc.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1905888132

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16.3.2017