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Title: Pure Software Renewal
OCID: ocds-h6vhtk-0387c2
Published by: The University of Birmingham
Authority ID: AA77971
Publication Date: 24/11/2022
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: VEAT
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Pure software for Research Information Management System

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses







Contact person: Karen Aird



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Pure Software Renewal

Reference number: SC11235/22

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Pure software for Research Information Management System

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 85 924.00  GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Pure software for Research Information Management System

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive


The current RIS (Pure) system is essential for the collection, management, analysis and provision of a range of research information internally and to regulatory authorities and funders, including the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Pure is integrated into various processes across the institution and vital to the managing open research. The current implementation of Pure requires a range of complex integrations from other core systems providing the data in a customised way.

As part of due diligence we will undertake a tender process for the provision of a Research Information System. We are currently collating process and technical requirements, including dependencies around the modernisation of hosting and integration approaches. There is a need to ensure that preliminary work to analyse, catalogue and plan the development of those integrations before the implementation of any new system. We intend to complete this work and proceed to tender ahead of the end of this licence term. This renewal will cover the time and resource it will take in order to carry out this tender work.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2 Award of contract/concession

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


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

Elsevier Limited





The contractor is an SME: No

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

Total value of the concession/lot: 85 924.00  GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

University of Birmingham



VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

University of Birmingham



VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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48000000Software package and information systemsComputer and Related Services

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