II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:
SRUC, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
A key strategic aim of SRUC is to achieve Degree Awarding Powers (DAP) and ultimately to become a new type of University – one that has student progression at its heart. We seek to be a University where a student can undertake Further or Higher Education provision, on campus, work-based or distance learning, and on successful completion could progress through SCQF levels as far as PhD and post-doctoral opportunities. This would be carried out in an academic organisation where parity of esteem is an underlying principle and where all levels of learning benefit from research and consultancy input. The BiGGAR Report provides evidence of a strong economic case for SRUC, collaboratively, to be a university for the rural economy, though it should be noted that SRUC would not currently fit the current “normal” requirements in Scotland to be a University in terms of student numbers.
SRUC is already an independent and self-determining Higher Education Institution and has over a century of history delivering high quality land-based education provision. We have worked closely with the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, who validate our taught degrees and Masters programmes, and we work with a number of awarding bodies such as SQA and City and Guilds. The strategies, policies and procedures which underpin the delivery of our taught portfolio are SRUC’s.
SRUC has begun the internal dialogue to move towards an application for DAP from the Privy Council on the advice of Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and Scottish Government. Our journey toward application is a significant undertaking for which we require external expertise.
SRUC is therefore commissioning the provision of expertise, development and support as we prepare to apply for DAP, to ensure we are ready for DAP, and that our application is as robust as possible.
As part of their tender submission, suppliers are required to disclose their membership of professional bodies, their quality assurance systems and accreditations, and that their insurance cover meets the following levels:
Employer’s Compulsory Liability Insurance (5 million GBP)
Professional Indemnity Insurance (5 million GBP)
Public Liability Insurance (5 million GBP)
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Experience & Understanding
/ Weighting: 20
Quality criterion: Project Plan & Risk Management
/ Weighting: 15
Quality criterion: Project Methodology
/ Weighting: 15
Quality criterion: Project Team & Capacity to Deliver
/ Weighting: 15
Quality criterion: Presentation of Proposal
/ Weighting: 10
II.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 66 500.00 GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 9
This contract is subject to renewal: Yes
Description of renewals:
An extension of a further 12 months, by mutual agreement.
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: