Office for Students: Office for Students:Contract for provision of support services for TRAC and understanding academic and financial sustainability of the UK Education Sector

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Notice Summary
Title: Office for Students:Contract for provision of support services for TRAC and understanding academic and financial sustainability of the UK Education Sector
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: Office for Students
Nature of contract: Services
Procedure: Open
Short Description: The OfS is looking to select a provider capable of delivering support services to the OfS and other UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies; the Regulators and Funders Financial Sustainability Group; the TRAC Development Group and UK higher education sector stakeholders, including providing a central support function for the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC).
Published: 07/04/2020 16:03

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UK-Bristol: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Office for Students
             Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SR, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1179317023, Fax. +44 1179317317, Email: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk
             Contact: Sarah Phillips
             Main Address: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk, Address of the buyer profile: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk
             NUTS Code: UKK1
      I.2) Joint procurement
      The contract involves joint procurement: No.
      In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided       
      The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
      I.3) Communication
      The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Technical-testing%2C-analysis-and-consultancy-services./85P673T7W2
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-Bristol:-Technical-testing%2C-analysis-and-consultancy-services./85P673T7W2 to the abovementioned address       
      Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
      I.4) Type of the contracting authority
            Body governed by public law
      I.5) Main activity
            General public services

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: Office for Students:Contract for provision of support services for TRAC and understanding academic and financial sustainability of the UK Education Sector       
      Reference Number: PRN1242
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      71600000 - Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: The OfS is looking to select a provider capable of delivering support services to the OfS and other UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies; the Regulators and Funders Financial Sustainability Group; the TRAC Development Group and UK higher education sector stakeholders, including providing a central support function for the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC).       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 2,083,300       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      Not Provided       
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKK1 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: Provision of support services to the OfS, and other UK HE funding and regulatory bodies on academic and financial sustainability of the UK higher education sector, activities or academic subjects/ disciplines including undertaking costing studies and reviews to inform higher education and research policy, funding and decision-making.
Provision of a central support function for TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) including supporting the TRAC Development Group and supporting HE institutions in complying with the TRAC requirements, supporting institutions and other users/ stakeholders in using the TRAC data and maintaining and updating the TRAC guidance.
TRAC is an activity-based costing system developed for the UK higher education sector, and implemented in all UK publicly funded higher education institutions. The primary aim of introducing TRAC was for all higher education institutions to have embedded and methodologically consistent costing and pricing processes integrated with their financial and academic decision-making, which, by forming part of financial strategy and management processes, help to ensure their activities are financially sustainable in the long term whilst also meeting accountability requirements of public funders, specifically UK higher education funding bodies and UK Research and Innovation. Complementary aims include institutions being able: (a) to determine the full economic cost of all their activities at a level appropriate to their decision-making; and (b) to set prices for their activities using either market-based pricing (taking account of markets, customers, competition and risks) or cost-based pricing, as appropriate.
      II.2.5) Award criteria:
            Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents            
      II.2.6) Estimated value:
      Value excluding VAT: 2,083,300       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Start: 01/07/2020 / End: 31/07/2025       
      This contract is subject to renewal: Yes       
      Description of renewals: The initial period of the contract will be for 3 years, with the option to extend by 2 times 12 months.
      
      II.2.10) Information about variants:
      Variants will be accepted: No
      II.2.11) Information about options:
      Options:       No             
      Description of options: Not provided
      II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
      Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: 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       
      Identification of the project: Not provided             
      II.2.14) Additional information: To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/85P673T7W2       


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:          
      Not Provided       
      III.1.2) Economic and financial standing          
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents       
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided    
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :       
      Not Provided    
      III.1.3) Technical and professional ability    
      Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
      List and brief description of selection criteria:       
      Not Provided      
      Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :          
      Not Provided   
      III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)   
      The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No       
      The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No    
      
   III.2) Conditions related to the contract
      III.2.1) Information about a particular profession    
      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:          
      Not Provided    
      III.2.2) Contract performance conditions          
      Not Provided          
      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: No

Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1) Description OPEN
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open   
   
   IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system    
         The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO    
         In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided    
   
   
   IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
      An electronic auction will be used: No
      Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
   IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
      The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes       
   IV.2) Administrative information
      IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
         Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 07/05/2020 Time: 15:00
            
      IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,       
      IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender: Not Provided      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 07/05/2020
         Time: 15:30
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: No    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted No       
   Electronic payment will be used No       
   VI.3) Additional Information: For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Technical-testing%2C-analysis-and-consultancy-services./85P673T7W2

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             Office for Students
       https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SR, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1179317317, Fax. +44 1179317317, Email: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk
       Internet address: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
             Office for Students
          https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SR, United Kingdom
          Tel. +44 1179317317, Fax. +44 1179317317, Email: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk
          Internet address: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk
   VI.4.3) Review procedure
   Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:    
    Not Provided    
   VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
          Office for Students
       Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SR, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1179317317, Fax. +44 1179317317, Email: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk
       Internet address: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 07/04/2020

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Office for Students:Contract for provision of support services for TRAC and understanding academic and financial sustainability of the UK Education Sector

UK-Bristol: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
       Office for Students
       Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SR, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1179317023, Fax. +44 1179317317, Email: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk
       Contact: Sarah Phillips
       Main Address: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk, Address of the buyer profile: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk
       NUTS Code: UKK1

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement
   
   II.1.1) Title: Office for Students:Contract for provision of support services for TRAC and understanding academic and financial sustainability of the UK Education Sector      Reference number: PRN1242      
   II.1.2) Main CPV code:
      71600000 - Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services.
   
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES   
   II.1.4) Short Description: The OfS is looking to select a provider capable of delivering support services to the OfS and other UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies; the Regulators and Funders Financial Sustainability Group; the TRAC Development Group and UK higher education sector stakeholders, including providing a central support function for the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC).

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 01/05/2020

VI.6) Original notice reference:

   Notice Reference:    2020 - 235380   
   Notice number in OJ S: Not Provided
   Date of dispatch of the original notice: 07/04/2020

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

      VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority    
      
      VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1
                                    
         Section Number: IV.2.2          
         Place of text to be modified: Not provided          
         Instead of:
         Date: 07/05/2020         
         Local Time: 15:00          
         Read:
         Date: 28/05/2020         
         Local Time: 15:00                   
   
VII.2) Other additional information: For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Technical-testing%2C-analysis-and-consultancy-services./85P673T7W2

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/85P673T7W2



Office for Students:Contract for provision of support services for TRAC and understanding academic and financial sustainability of the UK Education Sector

UK-Bristol: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services.

Section I: Contracting authority/entity (as stated in the original notice)

I.1) Name and addresses
       Office for Students
       Nicholson House, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SR, United Kingdom
       Tel. +44 1179317023, Fax. +44 1179317317, Email: procurement@officeforstudents.org.uk
       Contact: Sarah Phillips
       Main Address: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk, Address of the buyer profile: https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk
       NUTS Code: UKK1

Section II: Object (as stated in the original notice)

II.1) Scope of the procurement
   
   II.1.1) Title: Office for Students:Contract for provision of support services for TRAC and understanding academic and financial sustainability of the UK Education Sector      Reference number: PRN1242      
   II.1.2) Main CPV code:
      71600000 - Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services.
   
   II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES   
   II.1.4) Short Description: The OfS is looking to select a provider capable of delivering support services to the OfS and other UK higher education funding and regulatory bodies; the Regulators and Funders Financial Sustainability Group; the TRAC Development Group and UK higher education sector stakeholders, including providing a central support function for the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC).

Section VI: Complementary information

V1.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 11/05/2020

VI.6) Original notice reference:

   Notice Reference:    2020 - 235380   
   Notice number in OJ S: Not Provided
   Date of dispatch of the original notice: 07/04/2020

Section VII: Changes

VII.1) Information to be changed or added

      VII.1.1) Reason for change: Modification of original information submitted by the contracting authority    
      
      VII.1.2) Text to be corrected in original notice No: 1
                                    
         Section Number: IV.2.7          
         Place of text to be modified: Not provided          
         Instead of:
         Date: 07/05/2020         
         Local Time: 15:30          
         Read:
         Date: 28/05/2020         
         Local Time: 15:30                   
   
VII.2) Other additional information: For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Technical-testing%2C-analysis-and-consultancy-services./85P673T7W2

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/85P673T7W2


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