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Title: Provision of an Electronic Marking System
Reference No: NOV302721
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000520742
Published by: Scottish Qualifications Authority
Publication Date: 30/11/2017
Deadline Date: 16/01/2018
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: 1.2.1 SQA intends to appoint a contractor to deliver an eMarking solution, other supporting software, hosting, hardware (excluding client-side equipment), training, management reporting and other services
CPV: 48000000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith

Midlothian

EH22 1FD

UK

Contact person: Justin Lilley

Telephone: +44 03452135208

E-mail: procurment@sqa.org.uk

NUTS: UKM73

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.sqa.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00386

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other: NDPB

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Provision of an Electronic Marking System

Reference number: SQA2092

II.1.2) Main CPV code

48000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

1.2.1 SQA intends to appoint a contractor to deliver an eMarking solution, other supporting software, hosting, hardware (excluding client-side equipment), training, management reporting and other services

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM73


Main site or place of performance:

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, GLASGOW G2 8DQ & Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1FD

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Provision of an eMarking solution, other supporting software, hosting, hardware (excluding client-side equipment), training, management reporting and other services.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Proposed Processes and Software Solution / Weighting: 30%

Quality criterion: Demonstrate ability & methodology to deliver a quality service / Weighting: 10%

Quality criterion: Evidence of ability to meet required delivery timescales / Weighting: 10%

Quality criterion: Provision of relevant management information / Weighting: 5%

Quality criterion: Evidence of value added services / Weighting: 5%

Price / Weighting:  40%

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/03/2018

End: 30/09/2020

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The option to extend to cover 2 further examination periods 2021 and 2022 inclusive of all deliverables, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Contract.

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.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

See Attached ESPD document

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Tenderers are asked to provide their yearly turnover for the last 3 years.

Public Liability Insurance 1m GBP

Employers Liability 1m GBP

Product Liability Insurance 1m GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance 1m GBP


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ISO9001

ISO27001

If you have these please provide certificates


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

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: 08/01/2018

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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/01/2018

Local time: 13:00

Place:

SQA, The Optima Building, 58 Robertson Street, GLASGOW G2 8DQ

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2018/2019

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

SQA intends to appoint a contractor to deliver an eMarking solution, other supporting software, hosting, hardware (excluding client-side equipment), training, management reporting and other services. The project is outlined fully in the specification contained in Appendix 2 (“the Specification”).

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=520742.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://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:520742)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=520742

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Lowden, 24 Wester Shawfair, Dalkeith

Midlothian

EH22 1FD

UK

Telephone: +44 03452136720

E-mail: procurement@sqa.org.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.sqa.org.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

29/11/2017


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
11/12/2017 15:05REPLACED FILE: ESPD

ESPD Document
12/12/2017 12:07Notice date(s) changed

IV.2.2) Time limit
Old date: 08/01/2018 12:00
New date: 16/01/2018 12:00

II.2.7) Duration Start
Old date: 01/03/2018
New date: 30/03/2018

SQA closes on the 21st December 2017 until the 3rd January 2018. Due to the current limited availability of staff and with no one being available to answer questions between the dates previously stated , any outstanding questions will be answered from the 3rd January onwards. To compensate for this SQA have pushed the closing date back to the 16th January 2018.
12/12/2017 12:40Notice date(s) changed

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Old date: 08/01/2018 13:00
New date: 16/01/2018 12:00

Please note SQA offices will be closed over the Christmas period from 22 December to 3 January 2018. We will make every attempt to response to questions received from today however the response may not be until after the 3rd. We have extended the return date to accommodate.
12/12/2017 17:18Question and Answers deadline change

The deadline for submission of questions through the online Q&A function has been changed as below.
Old question submission deadline: 04/01/2018 17:00
New question submission deadline: 12/01/2018 12:00
Please ensure that you have submitted all questions before the new date.
11/01/2018 16:32Additional info for Question asked

Q In 4.3 External Assessment, you advise “The Solution must provide the ability to output external assessments (in batches as defined by SQA)”. What is the intention of batching the output and how is the batching defined? Also, what format is required for output, e.g. pdf including overlaid annotations?

A 'This is intended to provide the ability for marked scripts to be downloaded on a selected batch basis. As a guide the batch may be selected for use as exemplars for future diets or for retention for support of exception investigations (these examples are provided as guidance rather than a definitive statement of selections). Preferred output format would be PDF's with overlaid annotations.'
12/01/2018 10:02ADDED FILE: Further Information

Additional information to parts of questions still outstanding
Main Contact: procurment@sqa.org.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
279999other Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology
271510Services - Application Service ProvisionInformation Communication Technology
271600SoftwareInformation Communication Technology

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
160Edinburgh & Lothians

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please select the individual file names below.

Alternatively, you can download all current documents (Zip File)

Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
30/11/2017 SQA2092 - ITT Tender Document177.78 KB41
30/11/2017 Sample Papers 1 Sample papers 1548.16 KB32
30/11/2017 Sample Papers 2 Sample Papers 2580.59 KB21
30/11/2017 Sample Papers 3 Sample Papers 3787.17 KB22
30/11/2017 Sample Papers 4a Sample Papers 4a69.40 KB22
30/11/2017 Sample Papers 4b Sample Papers 4b601.77 KB21
11/12/2017 ESPDv2 ESPD Document107.01 KB32
12/01/2018 Further information Additional information to parts of questions still outstanding15.18 KB4

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
30/11/2017ESPDESPD Document106.91 KB

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