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Title: Office for Students:Contract for Provision of Support Services for TRAC and Understanding Academic and Financial Sustainability of the UK Education Sector
Published by: Office for Students
Publication Date: 16/10/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Contract Award Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

Provision of support services to the OfS, and other UK HE funding and regulatory bodies on academic and financial sustainability of the UK higher education sector, activities or academic subjects/disciplines including undertaking costing studies and reviews to inform higher education and research policy, funding and decision-making.

Provision of a central support function for TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) including supporting the TRAC Development Group and supporting HE institutions in complying with the TRAC requirements, supporting institutions and other users/ stakeholders in using the TRAC data and maintaining and updating the TRAC guidance.

TRAC is an activity-based costing system developed for the UK higher education sector, and implemented in all UK publicly funded higher education institutions. The primary aim of introducing TRAC was for all higher education institutions to have embedded and methodologically consistent costing and pricing processes integrated with their financial and academic decision-making, which, by forming part of financial strategy and management processes, help to ensure their activities are financially sustainable in the long term whilst also meeting accountability requirements of public funders, specifically UK higher education funding bodies and UK Research and Innovation. Complementary aims include institutions being able:

(a) to determine the full economic cost of all their activities at a level appropriate to their decision-making; and

(b) to set prices for their activities using either market-based pricing (taking account of markets, customers, competition and risks) or cost-based pricing, as appropriate.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Office for Students

Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford

Bristol

BS34 8SR

UK

Contact person: Sarah Phillips

Telephone: +44 1179317023

E-mail: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk

Fax: +44 1179317317

NUTS: UKK1

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk

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

Office for Students:Contract for Provision of Support Services for TRAC and Understanding Academic and Financial Sustainability of the UK Education Sector

Reference number: PRN1424

II.1.2) Main CPV code

71600000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The OfS is looking to select a provider capable of delivering support services to the OfS and other UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies; the Regulators and Funders Financial Sustainability Group; the TRAC Development Group and UK higher education sector stakeholders, including providing a central support function for the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC).

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 000.00 GBP

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKK1


Main site or place of performance:

Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Provision of support services to the OfS, and other UK HE funding and regulatory bodies on academic and financial sustainability of the UK higher education sector, activities or academic subjects/disciplines including undertaking costing studies and reviews to inform higher education and research policy, funding and decision-making.

Provision of a central support function for TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) including supporting the TRAC Development Group and supporting HE institutions in complying with the TRAC requirements, supporting institutions and other users/ stakeholders in using the TRAC data and maintaining and updating the TRAC guidance.

TRAC is an activity-based costing system developed for the UK higher education sector, and implemented in all UK publicly funded higher education institutions. The primary aim of introducing TRAC was for all higher education institutions to have embedded and methodologically consistent costing and pricing processes integrated with their financial and academic decision-making, which, by forming part of financial strategy and management processes, help to ensure their activities are financially sustainable in the long term whilst also meeting accountability requirements of public funders, specifically UK higher education funding bodies and UK Research and Innovation. Complementary aims include institutions being able:

(a) to determine the full economic cost of all their activities at a level appropriate to their decision-making; and

(b) to set prices for their activities using either market-based pricing (taking account of markets, customers, competition and risks) or cost-based pricing, as appropriate.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price

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

II.2.14) Additional information

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/85P673T7W2

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:

2020/S 072-173479

Section V: Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2 Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

22/06/2020

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0

Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

KPMG LLP

OC301540

15 Canada Square

London

E14 5GL

UK

Telephone: +44 1159353560

NUTS: UKK1

The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 2 500 000.00 GBP

Total value of the contract/lot: 2 000 000.00 GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=523822315

GO Reference: GO-2020109-PRO-17202338

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Office for Students

Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford

Bristol

BS34 8SR

UK

Telephone: +44 1179317317

E-mail: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk

Fax: +44 1179317317

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

Office for Students

Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford

Bristol

BS34 8SR

UK

Telephone: +44 1179317317

E-mail: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk

Fax: +44 1179317317

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk

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

Office for Students

Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford

Bristol

BS34 8SR

UK

Telephone: +44 1179317317

E-mail: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk

Fax: +44 1179317317

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

09/10/2020


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