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Title: Glow Futures
Published by: Education Scotland
Publication Date: 20/07/2010
Deadline Date: Cancelled
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Notice Type: Prior Information Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Glow is the Scottish Schools learning platform managed by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) on behalf of the Scottish Government, delivering educational opportunities and benefits to all learners, teachers and parents in the 32 Scottish Local Authorities. The current contract for the provision of Glow services is due to expire in September 2012. LTS intend this year to commence a formal procurement process for the provision of a new platform of web services to support learning and teaching with, in addition, the capacity to extend the scope to serve a wider and more diverse population.Some of the key principles for a Glow Futures learning platform are:- At least as safe and secure as the current Glow web services A simple and intuitive User Experience- Provides Learning Opportunities, anywhere, anytime, on any web enabled device for our stakeholders- Interoperatability of Web Services using Open Standards- Scalable with capacity to expand the scope to serve a wider populationGlow Futures will apply open standards aiming to achieve unhindered data flow and interoperability. This model will help Glow to constantly evolve and remain modern.The current Glow portal and data centre infrastructure is provided by a single supplier. We envisage that the new service could be procured in a series of lots which may be provided by a single supplier or by a variety of suppliers to allow for a flexible and dynamic approach to respond to evolving requirements. An indication of the possible services is listed below;Procurement Lots- Phase 1 - Core Services, replacing equivalent services in Glow 1.0- Phase 2 - Replacement of current Glow services- Phase 3 - Additional tools and servicesSuppliers will be invited to meet with the Glow Futures team at open days to be held in Glasgow and/or Edinburgh in the weeks commencing September 6th and September 13th 2010 (dates to be confirmed). If you would like to register your interest to attend an open day then please do so through the PCS portal including a short statement on the relevance of you and/or your organisation to our Glow Futures vision. You should also indicate whether you are interested in Phases 1, 2, 3 or all.Prior to commencing a formal procurement process LTS intend to carry out a market sounding exercise in order to assist in the development and appraisal of the technological options which may be available for meeting its needs and to assess future market capability. A number of suppliers will be selected to participate in the market sounding exercise which will be carried out starting in October 2010 (dates to be confirmed). LTS will select suppliers based on the short statement provided at point of registered interest. Please note that this is not an evaluation exercise and attendance at the open day and involvement in market sounding will not have any future bearing on the contract award notice and ability to tender for Glow Futures.For further information on Glow please visit http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/glowscotland/ . For more information of Glow Futures please download the attached document.

PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICE – OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1)

Name, Address and Contact Point(s)


Learning and Teaching Scotland

The Optima, 58 Robertosn Street

Glasgow

G2 8DU

GB

Procurement

Jayne Rutherford

0141 282 5000


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http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/index.asp

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00295
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I.2)

Type of contracting Authority and Main Activity or Activities

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Non Departmental Public Body

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No

Section II.B: Object of the Contract(SUPPLIES OR SERVICES)

II.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority

Glow Futures

II.2)

Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

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Glasgow

UK

II.3)

Short description of nature and quantity or supplies or services

Glow is the Scottish Schools learning platform managed by Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS) on behalf of the Scottish Government, delivering educational opportunities and benefits to all learners, teachers and parents in the 32 Scottish Local Authorities. The current contract for the provision of Glow services is due to expire in September 2012. LTS intend this year to commence a formal procurement process for the provision of a new platform of web services to support learning and teaching with, in addition, the capacity to extend the scope to serve a wider and more diverse population.

Some of the key principles for a Glow Futures learning platform are:

- At least as safe and secure as the current Glow web services A simple and intuitive User Experience

- Provides Learning Opportunities, anywhere, anytime, on any web enabled device for our stakeholders

- Interoperatability of Web Services using Open Standards

- Scalable with capacity to expand the scope to serve a wider population

Glow Futures will apply open standards aiming to achieve unhindered data flow and interoperability. This model will help Glow to constantly evolve and remain modern.

The current Glow portal and data centre infrastructure is provided by a single supplier. We envisage that the new service could be procured in a series of lots which may be provided by a single supplier or by a variety of suppliers to allow for a flexible and dynamic approach to respond to evolving requirements. An indication of the possible services is listed below;

Procurement Lots

- Phase 1 - Core Services, replacing equivalent services in Glow 1.0

- Phase 2 - Replacement of current Glow services

- Phase 3 - Additional tools and services

Suppliers will be invited to meet with the Glow Futures team at open days to be held in Glasgow and/or Edinburgh in the weeks commencing September 6th and September 13th 2010 (dates to be confirmed). If you would like to register your interest to attend an open day then please do so through the PCS portal including a short statement on the relevance of you and/or your organisation to our Glow Futures vision. You should also indicate whether you are interested in Phases 1, 2, 3 or all.

Prior to commencing a formal procurement process LTS intend to carry out a market sounding exercise in order to assist in the development and appraisal of the technological options which may be available for meeting its needs and to assess future market capability. A number of suppliers will be selected to participate in the market sounding exercise which will be carried out starting in October 2010 (dates to be confirmed). LTS will select suppliers based on the short statement provided at point of registered interest. Please note that this is not an evaluation exercise and attendance at the open day and involvement in market sounding will not have any future bearing on the contract award notice and ability to tender for Glow Futures.

For further information on Glow please visit http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/glowscotland/ . For more information of Glow Futures please download the attached document.

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=185628.


II.4)

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

72415000
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II.5)

Scheduled date for start of award procedures

 01-12-2010

II.6)

Contract covered by the government procurement agreement (GPA)

Yes

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Additional information

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 regulating them

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Conditions for participation

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Reserved contracts

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Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)

Contract related to a project and/or programme financed by community fund

No

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Additional information

(SC Ref:185628)

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Information on general regulatory framework




VI.4)

Date of dispatch of this notice

 20-07-2010

Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
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21/07/2010 12:06glow futures

glow futures
21/07/2010 15:42open day attendance and short statement of relevance

It would appear that PCS portal cannot upload suppliers statements of relevance for the LTS requirement. Can you therefore please send your statement to the following e-mail address along with your confirmation of attendance at the open day(s) as explained in the full text of this Notice. corporatetenderenquiries@ltscotland.org.uk Thank-you
06/10/2010 11:18Notice Cancelled

This notice has been cancelled. The original deadline date of 00:00:00 is no longer applicable.

The Scottish Government is in the early stages of preparing for the procurement of Glow Futures and we have established a project team to take this forward. Plans for the procurement are currently being developed and we will be in touch with all providers soon in line with our developing project plan. We will make this information available to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, thank you for your continued interest in Glow.
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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
179999other EducationEducation
171000Services - EducationEducation
271500Services - Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
180Outside Scotland
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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