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Title: AN ONLINE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SERVICE
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-03077d
Published by: Sheffield Hallam University
Authority ID: AA21409
Publication Date: 05/08/2022
Deadline Date: 10/10/2022
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract:

The university is seeking a commercial partnership to develop, scale and grow our online portfolio and extend our brand nationally and globally, in an operationally and financially sustainable way. We expect the partnership to be for up to 12 years with a value of up to £50m for the partner. We are looking for an online education partner with a considerable track record of partnering with Higher Education institutions, who will work with us to develop a new wholly online portfolio of post-graduate courses that reflect our ambition to be the world's leading applied university and ensure we are able to reach prospective students on a UK and global stage.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Sheffield Hallam University

City Campus,Howard Street

SHEFFIELD

S11WB

UK

Contact person: Procurement Team

Telephone: +44 1142253431

E-mail: strategicprocurement@shu.ac.uk

NUTS: UKE32

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.shu.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffieldhallamuniversity/aspx/Home

I.3) Communication

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

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffieldhallamuniversity/aspx/Home


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffieldhallamuniversity/aspx/Home


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: Higher Education Institution

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

AN ONLINE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Reference number: 2122-53-TRM-RD

II.1.2) Main CPV code

80300000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK's largest and most diverse universities: a community of more than 32,000 students, 4,000 staff and more than 250,000 alumni around the globe. Our mission is simple: we transform lives. We provide people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed at whatever they choose to do. Our teaching, research and partnerships are characterised by a focus on real world impact - addressing the health, economic and social challenges facing society today.

The university has an ambitious plan for its taught portfolio, recognising the significant demand for skills development and the opportunity for a truly applied higher education experience. As a part of our strategy the university is seeking to extend its portfolio into the UK and Global online market to capitalise on its growing reputation as a leading applied and entrepreneurial university.

The university is seeking a commercial partnership to develop, scale and grow our online portfolio and extend our brand nationally and globally, in an operationally and financially sustainable way. We expect the partnership to be for up to 12 years with a value of up to £50m for the partner. We are looking for an online education partner with a considerable track record of partnering with Higher Education institutions, who will work with us to develop a new wholly online portfolio of post-graduate courses that reflect our ambition to be the world's leading applied university and ensure we are able to reach prospective students on a UK and global stage.

We are not seeking a model whereby the University only validates or accredits the provision - our vision for an online portfolio is founded on the premise that our online students will feel a part of Sheffield Hallam University and will be able to benefit from our teaching, learning and distinctive Hallam Model. We are not however expecting there to be any mandatory attendance on campus as a part of the course delivery; the desired model is a fully online one.

The university's current online portfolio (c.22 courses of which 17 are postgraduate level) has been developed organically for a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) market, predominantly in the health and education areas. We are not seeking in the first instance to replace any of this existing provision; rather we are looking to develop an additional offer with potential to attract high student numbers from both UK and international markets. As the partnership matures and we build capacity and capability within Sheffield Hallam we will want the flexibility to add to the portfolio and respond with agility to global trends and potential changes to UK market opportunities.

Creating a student experience that is authentic to the Sheffield Hallam mission, vision and values lies at the heart of this exciting new development; we believe that getting this right, in an applied learning context, will distinguish our offer from that of others. We want a partner who will be just as invested in student success as we are; who will work with us to create a coherent and consistent experience supported by both organisations. The academic pedagogy and delivery will come from the University but will be informed and shaped by the partner's considerable experience in online education; the prospective student journey and end-to-end student success will be delivered by the partner, working closely with the university. The partner and the university will work closely together to develop systems and processes to support the online offer. By harnessing strength and capability across both organisations, the Online portfolio will become a means to truly transform lives.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

80420000

80430000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKE32


Main site or place of performance:

Online services UK and worldwide.

The NUTS code does not adequately represent the delivery location as the services are online

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The university is seeking a commercial partnership to develop, scale and grow our online portfolio and extend our brand nationally and globally, in an operationally and financially sustainable way. We expect the partnership to be for up to 12 years with a value of up to £50m for the partner. We are looking for an online education partner with a considerable track record of partnering with Higher Education institutions, who will work with us to develop a new wholly online portfolio of post-graduate courses that reflect our ambition to be the world's leading applied university and ensure we are able to reach prospective students on a UK and global stage.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Portfolio offer - robust data and informed insight / Weighting: 3

Quality criterion: Portfolio offer - curriculum structure / Weighting: 3.5

Quality criterion: Portfolio Offer - PID / Weighting: 6.5

Quality criterion: Programmes development - pedagogical design / Weighting: 8

Quality criterion: Recruitment strategy / Weighting: 8

Quality criterion: Data performance and predictions / Weighting: 1.5

Quality criterion: Controls and assurances / Weighting: 1.5

Quality criterion: Partner portal needs / Weighting: 2

Quality criterion: Partner portal and CRM Demonstration - student journey / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Partner portal and CRM Demonstration - trends themes and datasets / Weighting: 2

Quality criterion: RACI Model / Weighting: 4

Quality criterion: Student-centred support / Weighting: 2.5

Quality criterion: Consistency of support / Weighting: 2.5

Quality criterion: Management resource (of overarching Partnership) / Weighting: 4

Quality criterion: Reports for performance / Weighting: 4

Quality criterion: Resourcing, skilling & Support / Weighting: 7

Quality criterion: Justification of Commercial Model / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Social Value / Weighting: 10

Cost criterion: Commercial Model / Weighting: 20

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00  GBP

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

Duration in months: 96

This contract is subject to renewal: No

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:

There is an option to extend by a period of four years, the total potential contract length is therefore 12 years and the £50,000,000 value has been based on the full 12-year period.

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

Please be advised that as this is an education-focused service, we are using the Light Touch Regime and have integrated a level of consultation at the start of what is ostensibly an Open procedure.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As defined in the Invitation to tender and its accompanying Agreement

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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:

2022/S 000-000232

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

Date: 10/10/2022

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/10/2022

Local time: 12:10

Place:

Please note there is an additional deadline for response on 18 August 2022 at 14:00hrs please refer to the instruction in the Tender Documents

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Sheffield Hallam University Legal Services

Sheffield

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/08/2022


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Main Contact: strategicprocurement@shu.ac.uk
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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
80430000Adult-education services at university levelAdult and other education services
80420000E-learning servicesAdult and other education services
80300000Higher education servicesEducation and training services

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