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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Edinburgh: Degree Awarding Powers Professional Support
Document Ref:
TED32SOCT369677
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
SRUC
Date Published:
21 October 2019
Deadline Date:
19 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

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. SRUC has begun the internal dialogue to move towards an application for DAP. Our journey toward application is a significant undertaking for which we require external expertise.

Notice Details

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

SRUC

Peter Wilson Building , Kings Buildings West Mains Road

Edinburgh

EH9 3JG

UK

Telephone: +44 01315354000

E-mail: procurement@sruc.ac.uk

Fax: +44 01315354314

NUTS: UKM75

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.sruc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00021

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: Higher Education, Further Education, Research & Consultancy

I.5) Main activity

Other: Higher Education, Further Education, Research & Consultancy

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Degree Awarding Powers Professional Support

Reference number: 15909

II.1.2) Main CPV code

98110000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

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.

SRUC has begun the internal dialogue to move towards an application for DAP. Our journey toward application is a significant undertaking for which we require external expertise.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 66 500.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

98112000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM75

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

Criteria below:

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

Price / Weighting:  25

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: No

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

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Time is of the essence. It is anticipated that the contract shall be completed by 1 August 2020.

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/11/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 9 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 19/11/2019

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=601695.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:601695)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=601695

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

SRUC

Peter Wilson Building , Kings Buildings West Mains Road

Edinburgh

EH9 3JG

UK

Telephone: +44 01315354000

Fax: +44 01315354314

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.sruc.ac.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

21/10/2019

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