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Digital Asset and Access Management tool.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612752160

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Digital Asset and Access Management tool.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Greater Manchester.

NUTS code UKD3

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Acquisition, Development and Maintenance, selection and implementation of a Digital Asset and Access Management tool.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 300 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48613000, 48783000, 48311000, 48100000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is not a call for competition for the purposes of Regulation 26(9) of the Public Contracts regulation 2015 - a specific call for competition for this planned procurement may be published by means of a contract notice within the next 1/3 months. This PIN is intended as an early notice to the Market of the University's proposals and an invitation to begin pre-procurement market engagement and consultation.
The University wishes to undertake a market engagement event in respect of these procurement proposals which will be held in central Manchester on the 14.10.2016 at 13:00. Please note that the University requests that each participant limits its number of attendees to two per organisation.

To obtain further information and to register for this event please visit

The market engagement event aims to inform economic operators of the procurement plans and requirements and to assess the feasibility of proposed requirements and work package(s), capability of the market as a whole to achieve what is required, maturity of the market to ensure a competitive procurement, capacity of the market to deliver what is required and identify potential risks.
The University will not, in any circumstances, be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you in connection with this process and the University reserves the right to change the process and invite consortium bids.
The University encourages open, fair and transparent procurement and omission from any part of the market engagement event shall not be taken into account in any subsequent bidder selection or tender evaluation process.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: