The Student Loans Company Limited: ATSP Equipment & Training

  The Student Loans Company Limited is using Delta eSourcing to run this tender exercise

Notice Summary
Title: ATSP Equipment & Training
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: The Student Loans Company Limited
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Open
Short Description: Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) are awarded to students when undertaking a course of higher education to help pay the extra costs they may incur because of a disability (including a long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia). SLC wishes to develop a framework to deliver Assistive Technology (AT) Equipment and Training for Student Finance England (SFE) and Student Finance Wales (SFW) to support students that are in receipt of DSA grants. The requirements will include the delivery of hardware, software, training and ergonomic equipment and furniture directly to the student.
Published: 09/01/2020 15:31
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UK-Glasgow: Computer equipment and supplies.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             Student Loans Company
             100 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7JD, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 1412433198, Email: susan_ayre@slc.co.uk
             Contact: Susan Ayre
             Main Address: https://www.gov.uk/slc
             NUTS Code: UKM82
      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/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=461614899
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=461614899 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
            Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: ATSP Equipment & Training       
      Reference Number: 2019-SLC-002
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      30200000 - Computer equipment and supplies.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.4) Short description: Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) are awarded to students when undertaking a course of higher education to help pay the extra costs they may incur because of a disability (including a long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia).

SLC wishes to develop a framework to deliver Assistive Technology (AT) Equipment and Training for Student Finance England (SFE) and Student Finance Wales (SFW) to support students that are in receipt of DSA grants.

The requirements will include the delivery of hardware, software, training and ergonomic equipment and furniture directly to the student.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 100,000,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      30213100 - Portable computers.
      30237000 - Parts, accessories and supplies for computers.
      50300000 - Repair, maintenance and associated services related to personal computers, office equipment, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment.
      39000000 - Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products.
      CA69-7 - Ergonomic
      48000000 - Software package and information systems.
      30213000 - Personal computers.
      80510000 - Specialist training services.
      RC05-3 - In information technology
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKM82 Glasgow City
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: SLC wishes to develop a framework to deliver Assistive Technology Equipment and Training for Student Finance England (SFE) and Student Finance Wales (SFW), to be paid from Disabled Students Allowances (DSAs). DSA are awarded to students when undertaking a course of higher education to help pay the extra costs they may incur because of a disability (including a long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia). The allowances can cover the cost to computers, software, and training,in addition to items of specialist equipment, and general expenses. Suppliers will be expected to provide a range of other equipment such as computer peripherals (printers and scanners), voice recorders, and other more specialist items such as Braille readers as well as training on specialist software.

SLC is looking to deliver an improved service to students through a one-stop shop approach. To this end SLC is looking for a minimum of 3 suppliers to deliver all Assistive Technology Equipment and Training through a framework agreement. There will be a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of 5 (at SLC's discretion) providers on the framework and work will be awarded using a rotational method whereby for each order SLC will utilise the next supplier on the list. Suppliers will be subject to quarterly performance monitoring based on agreed key performance indicators which will be agreed with the successful bidders. Examples of measures might be delivery, service quality, response times and turnaround times.
      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: 100,000,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 48       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      
      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: Not provided       


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.2.2) Contract performance conditions       
      As stated within the procurement documents          
      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    
         Framework agreement with several operators       
         Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5           
         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: 2019/S 33 - 73553       
      IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
       Date: 10/02/2020 Time: 12:00
            
      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:
         Duration in month(s): 6
      
      IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
         Date: 10/02/2020
         Time: 12:00
         Place:
         Electronic
      

Section VI: Complementary Information
   VI.1) Information about recurrence
   This is a recurrent procurement: Yes    
   Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 01/04/2023
   VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
   Electronic ordering will be used No       
   Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes       
   Electronic payment will be used Yes       
   VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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   VI.4) Procedures for review
   VI.4.1) Review body:
             High Court
       Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL, United Kingdom
   VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
   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:
Not provided
   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 09/01/2020

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