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Notice Details

Title: Learning Management System Support and Development
Published by: Welsh Government
Publication Date: 16/12/2019
Deadline Date: 21/01/2020
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: This notice is for the Business Online Support Service (BOSS) learning management system. This notice has two Lots, bidders may submit bids for one or both Lots.
Lot 1 BOSS LMS Support, Maintenance and Development
Lot 2 BOSS Learning Package Creation
CPV: 48190000, 72000000, 72416000, 72261000, 72421000, 48931000, 48000000, 48190000, 48930000, 72212190, 72212930, 72212931, 80420000, 48000000, 48190000, 48930000, 48931000, 80420000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Welsh Government

Cardiff

UK

E-mail: ictprocurement@gov.wales

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Learning Management System Support and Development

Reference number: C328/2018/2019

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48190000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

This notice is for the Business Online Support Service (BOSS) learning management system. This notice has two Lots, bidders may submit bids for one or both Lots.

Lot 1 BOSS LMS Support, Maintenance and Development

Lot 2 BOSS Learning Package Creation

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for maximum 2 lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Maintenance, Support and Development Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

72416000

72261000

72421000

48931000

48000000

48190000

48930000

72212190

72212930

72212931

80420000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL13


Main site or place of performance:

Sarn Mynach

Llandudno Junction

Conwy

Wales

LL31 9RZ

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

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 web site 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 support, maintain and develop an existing Moodle 3,5 LMS instance in Lot 1.

The BOSS application is available in English and Welsh , the buyer will provide all translations required.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The Contract to be awarded will be for a 2 year term with a maximum total contract extension of periods totalling no more than 2 years.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The Supplier must accept that round-the-clock support for the LMS may be required by the Client at critical times to the organisation and its customers. It is envisaged that these periods of support would not exceed 48 hours in duration for any given occasion. It is expected that the cost of such support will be based on the pro-rata day rate for the bidder’s staff. This support will be requested and invoiced separately under the Contract as and when required.

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Learning Package Creation

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48000000

48190000

48930000

48931000

80420000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL13


Main site or place of performance:

Sarn Mynach

Llandudno Junction

Conwy

Wales

LL31 9RZ

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

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.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The Contract to be awarded will be for a 2 year term with a maximum total contract extension of periods totalling no more than 2 years.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

The minimum requirement for the Qualification stage is that Bidders have an Acid-Test ratio of no less than 1. Further details are to be found on the application and procurement documents.


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about 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

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 036-081130

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 21/01/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

CY

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/01/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

12 months in advance of contract renewal.

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

This notice is for the Business Online Support Service (BOSS) learning management system. This notice has two Lots, bidders may submit bids for one or both Lots.

Lot 1 BOSS LMS Support, Maintenance and Development

Lot 2 BOSS Learning Package Creation

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.

References for eTenderWales are as follows:

Project: project_41922 - C328/2019/2020 BOSS Learning Management System Support and Development

ITT: itt_76620 - C328/2019/2020 BOSS Qualification for both lots

ITT: itt_76798 - C328/2019/2020 BOSS LOT 1

ITT: itt_76800 - C328/2019/2020 BOSS LOT 2

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=94814

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Community Benefits in a procurement context is about ensuring that wider social and economic issues are taken into account when tendering contracts, to maximise the investment as widely as possible. The Client is committed to delivering community benefits throughout Wales via its sourcing activity.

Community Benefits will be a non-Core requirement and will not form part of the evaluation criteria. However, submission of a non-Core Community Benefits proposal will be a condition of a compliant bid.

Non-Core Community Benefits proposals should be planned on a cost-neutral basis.

The successful Bidder will be required to implement the Community Benefits proposals once agreed with the Client.

Further information about Community Benefits can be found in the procurement documents.

(WA Ref:94814)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Welsh Government

Cardiff

UK

Internet address(es)

URL: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

12/12/2019


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: ictprocurement@gov.wales
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
72416000Application service providersProvider services
72212190Educational software development servicesProgramming services of application software
48190000Educational software packageIndustry specific software package
80420000E-learning servicesAdult and other education services
72421000Internet or intranet client application development servicesInternet development services
72000000IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and supportComputer and Related Services
48000000Software package and information systemsComputer and Related Services
72261000Software support servicesSoftware-related services
72212930Training and entertainment software development servicesProgramming services of application software
48930000Training and entertainment software packageMiscellaneous software package and computer systems
72212931Training software development servicesProgramming services of application software
48931000Training software packageTraining and entertainment software package

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1012Gwynedd
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1024Powys
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1018Swansea
1000WALES
1010West Wales and The Valleys

Alert Region Restrictions

The buyer has restricted the alert for this notice to suppliers based in the following regions.

Alert Region Restrictions
There are no alert restrictions for this notice.

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