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Title: Personalised Assessments in Reading and Numeracy
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-123124
Published by: Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh Government
Authority ID: AA0007
Publication Date: 30/11/2022
Deadline Date: 31/01/2023
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has SPD: No
Abstract: Welsh Government is intending to appoint a supplier to deliver Personalised Assessments in Wales as a full end-to-end digital service. Personalised assessments in reading and numeracy are statutory for learners in maintained schools in Wales from Years 2 to 9. The adaptive assessments are designed to support understanding of individual learner progression as part of Curriculum for Wales.
The assessments are for formative use, with a range of feedback on individuals, classes and groups that support understanding of strengths and areas for improvement.
The successful supplier will be required to provide a continuation of a digital service, develop and deliver a suite of services, including:
- An intuitive and user-friendly web-based and fully bilingual interface;
- A suite of four web-based adaptive assessments – English Reading, Welsh Reading, Numeracy (Procedural) and Numeracy (Reasoning);
- Content for the adaptive assessments appropriate for learners from Year 2 to 9
- Reporting (standardised and bespoke);
- Bilingual support/service desk; and
- Provide fully hosted infrastructure (UK/EU located data centre).
The successful supplier will be required to:
- be certified under either ISO27001 or Cyber Essentials Plus schemes;
- ensure the solution is fully bilingual and complies with level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) / ISO 40500:2012;
- manage the integration with existing systems, ensuring efficient and ongoing data transfer and providing a fully integrated solution with a single sign-on;
- manage the seamless and secure transition from the current service to the new solution, including all content and data migration, the adaptive algorithm and assessment reports; and
- take an innovative approach, seeking to improve and add value to the service, as new products and approaches become available.
CPV: 72212190, 48190000, 72212190, 80000000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Welsh Government

Commercial Procurement DDaT, Cathays Park

Cardiff

CF10 3NQ

UK

Contact person: ICT Procurement

Telephone: +44 3000257095

E-mail: ICTProcurement@gov.wales

NUTS: UKL

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://gov.wales

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/home.html


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

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


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Personalised Assessments in Reading and Numeracy

Reference number: C084/2021/2022

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72212190

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Welsh Government is intending to appoint a supplier to deliver Personalised Assessments in Wales as a full end-to-end digital service. Personalised assessments in reading and numeracy are statutory for learners in maintained schools in Wales from Years 2 to 9. The adaptive assessments are designed to support understanding of individual learner progression as part of Curriculum for Wales.

The assessments are for formative use, with a range of feedback on individuals, classes and groups that support understanding of strengths and areas for improvement.

The successful supplier will be required to provide a continuation of a digital service, develop and deliver a suite of services, including:

- An intuitive and user-friendly web-based and fully bilingual interface;

- A suite of four web-based adaptive assessments – English Reading, Welsh Reading, Numeracy (Procedural) and Numeracy (Reasoning);

- Content for the adaptive assessments appropriate for learners from Year 2 to 9

- Reporting (standardised and bespoke);

- Bilingual support/service desk; and

- Provide fully hosted infrastructure (UK/EU located data centre).

The successful supplier will be required to:

- be certified under either ISO27001 or Cyber Essentials Plus schemes;

- ensure the solution is fully bilingual and complies with level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) / ISO 40500:2012;

- manage the integration with existing systems, ensuring efficient and ongoing data transfer and providing a fully integrated solution with a single sign-on;

- manage the seamless and secure transition from the current service to the new solution, including all content and data migration, the adaptive algorithm and assessment reports; and

- take an innovative approach, seeking to improve and add value to the service, as new products and approaches become available.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 21 000 000.00  GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

48190000

72212190

80000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKL


Main site or place of performance:

The will be a digital service and will be delivered to schools across Wales.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This is an open procurement to appoint a single supplier to deliver the services, as detailed in Section 2 (Specification) of the ITT.

The contract will be for 4 years with the option to extend for 2 further periods of 12 months (6 years in total).

The Welsh Government would welcome consortium bids.

Wider Economic and Social Benefits will be included in the evaluation of tenders.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 70

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 21 000 000.00  GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The contract will have the option to extend the duration by 2 periods of 12 months

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: Yes

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

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

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 022-123124

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

Date: 31/01/2023

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: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 31/01/2023

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

The eTenderWales procurement portal will be used to administer the procurement exercise, please register free here if you are considering bidding: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

The eTenderWales ITT details are as follows:

Ref: itt_99210

Name: Online Reading and Numeracy Tests

For technical advice accessing eTenderWales please contact the eTendering Helpdesk info: Mon – Fri; 8am to 6pm

Phone: 0800 069 8634

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=126942

(WA Ref:126942)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

30/11/2022


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
80000000Education and training servicesEducation
72212190Educational software development servicesProgramming services of application software
48190000Educational software packageIndustry specific 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

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