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Title: Library Management System Upgrade & Migration to Cloud Computing
Published by: University of Chester
Publication Date: 27/02/2018
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

This is a voluntary ex ante transparency (VEAT) notice. This notice is to indicate that the University of the Chester intends to upgrade its existing library system which is supplied and maintained by Innovative Interfaces Global. This contract has an estimated total cost of circa 340 000 GBP over 5 years.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

UK

Telephone: +44 1244512903

E-mail: procurement@chester.ac.uk

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.chester.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA31068

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Library Management System Upgrade & Migration to Cloud Computing

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48161000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Upgrade, migration and maintenance of the current library system.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Lowest offer: 200 000.00 GBP / Highest offer: 340 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48160000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKD

UKG


Main site or place of performance:

University of Chester sites and campuses.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This is a voluntary ex ante transparency (VEAT) notice. This notice is to indicate that the University of the Chester intends to upgrade its existing library system which is supplied and maintained by Innovative Interfaces Global. This contract has an estimated total cost of circa 340 000 GBP over 5 years.

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The estimated monetary values include options for up to a period of 5 years. For commercial reasons, a 5 year contract term is financially more viable for the University than a contract of shorter term.

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 University intends to contract with its preferred provider for a 5 year period and is publishing its intention in this regard via this VEAT notice to maximise transparency and to confirm the process to be followed.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

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

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive

Explanation:

The University wishes to upgrade its library management system from its current iteration and hosting platform (“Millennium”, hosted on premise) to the latest release (“Sierra”, hosted in Innovative’s private cloud facility). Innovative own the intellectual property rights of the software.

The existing version of the system is several years old and the upgrade process will be complicated by the need to jump several versions. As Innovative is the developer of the software, it is envisaged that this upgrade will be executed with minimal risk of technical failure.

The existing system is tightly integrated with University business processes, other University systems and existing library hardware. The University has determined that transitioning to an alternative system at this time with different technical and operational characteristics would significantly impact on resources and processes and cause major disruption to all users. The significant risks of doing so would be financial, technical (including information security) and reputational.

The University therefore intends to issue the contract to Innovative for the reasons stated above.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 2018-Feb-V-01

V.2 Award of contract/concession

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract/concession

23/02/2018

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

Innovative Interfaces Global Ltd.

9th Floor, George's Quay Plaza, George's Quay

Dublin

2

IE

NUTS: IE

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the concession and main financing terms (excluding VAT)

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

(MT Ref:208490).

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

UK

Telephone: +44 1244512903

E-mail: procurement@chester.ac.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

University of Chester will incorporate a standstill period of ten (10) calendar days at the point information on this notice is communicated.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester

CH1 4BJ

UK

E-mail: procurement@chester.ac.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

23/02/2018


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IDTitleParent Category
48161000Library management systemLibrary software package
48160000Library software packageIndustry specific software package

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