II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The University is looking to deliver a system that is capable of managing with the existing 22 000 full person equivalent (FPE) students as well as scale for increased usage in the future. The scope of this contract includes a cloud-hosted SaaS solution to facilitate the recording and monitoring of student’s attendance. From the user’s perspective, this will take the form of an app they will be invited to install on their own personal smart device (phone, tablet, etc.) or a browser-based application. The system is expected to be an off-the-shelf product, with a proven track record having been ‘tried and tested’ in UK HE institutions, and be fully functional and robust/reliable.
Procurement is expected to be concluded by the end of 2020. A period of design, implementation and testing/debugging will take place in Q1/Q2 2021. The contractor is expected to actively support this activity. Trialling with a suitable cohort of students will take place in Q2/Q3 2021, with the solution expected to be rolled out and fully live for all students across all campuses by the start of the 2021/22 academic year.
Due to the technical nature for this requirement, this contract will not be split into lots as this could seriously risk undermining the proper execution of the contract.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Technical
/ Weighting: 75 %
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This contract is subject to renewal: No
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:
II.2.14) Additional information
Although not a funded project we have wording included to enable the contract to be utilised for funded projects if required.