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Computer software (supply, management and deployment)

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Nottingham
Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Jayson Tarr
NG7 2NR Nottingham
Telephone: +44 1158232230

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: yes

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Computer software (supply, management and deployment)
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Nottingham.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: yes
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
Please note: This is in relation to a PIN notice to provide suppliers with advanced notification prior to a Contract Notice being issued.
The University of Nottingham (UoN) wishes to establish a 4-year framework agreement commencing on the 1.4.2014 for the provision of a range of centrally managed software packages including software related services such as pre-sales support, licensing/asset management, deployment/packaging and additional services.
The expected level of spend under this 4-year agreement by the UoN is estimated to be in the region of GBP 4-8m, excluding other organisations that may use this framework and the UoNs international campuses.
The UoN also has international campuses in China (Ningbo) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Semenyih), referred to as UNNC and UNMC respectively. Through the use of additional Lots within this tender exercise, the UoN would like to investigate the potential of establishing a framework agreement that covers these international campuses.
The objectives of this procurement are:
- Achieve best value for money via selection of appropriate licensing model and effective license management through improved co-ordination and management of the existing software inventory.
- Ensure the university is appropriately licensed and compliant with applicable licensing agreements.
- To provide/assist with an efficient software delivery method through suitable deployment tools and software packaging services.
- Improve the efficiency of the ordering process through a robust integration of Supplier/Buyers systems primarily with the use of an e-procurement tool (i.e. SciQuest UK only).
- Deliver an improved level of service and quality to end-users.
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The framework agreement established by this tender will be open to use by any institution named in the: The Education (Recognised Bodies) (England) Order 2010 ( or which have been granted their own UK degree-awarding powers, see tender documents for further details.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 16 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 48463000, 48220000, 48710000, 48315000, 48511000, 48316000, 48222000, 72266000, 48700000, 48310000, 48190000, 48219300, 48213000, 72268000, 48611000, 48160000, 72260000, 48331000, 48600000, 48624000, 72263000, 48332000, 48218000, 48330000, 48322000, 48223000, 48991000, 48517000, 48422000, 48990000, 48327000, 48317000, 48760000, 48221000

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

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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:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: