NIHR: Finance Tool for NIHR

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Notice Summary
Title: Finance Tool for NIHR
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: NIHR
Nature of contract: Not applicable
Procedure: Negotiated
Short Description: The Clinical Research Network (CRN) is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and provides the infrastructure that allows high quality clinical research funded by charities, research funders and life-sciences industry to be undertaken in the National Health Service (NHS). The CRN comprises the Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (CRNCC) and the 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs), which cover the whole of England. This document outlines the requirements for a CRN Online Finance Tool, the purpose of which is to: 1.to enable the CRNCC to provide assurance to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), confirming that the LCRNs annual funding allocation has been spent appropriately and according to good financial management; 2.to enable the CRNCC Finance Team to provide robust analysis and reporting of the financial performance of the LCRNs to optimise LCRN efficiency and value for money.
Published: 25/06/2018 15:52
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UK-Leeds: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support.
Section I: Contracting Authority
      I.1) Name and addresses
             University of Leeds
             Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
             Tel. +44 11334341528, Email: a.b.waters@leeds.ac.uk
             Contact: Ben Waters
             Main Address: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/, Address of the buyer profile: https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/members/university-of-leeds/
             NUTS Code: UKE42
      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: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-IT-services:-consulting%2C-software-development%2C-Internet-and-support./779CCS4443
      Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically via https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/members/university-of-leeds/ 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
            Education

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
      II.1.1) Title: Finance Tool for NIHR       
      Reference Number: 3290
      II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
      72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support.

      II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
      II.1.4) Short description: The Clinical Research Network (CRN) is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and provides the infrastructure that allows high quality clinical research funded by charities, research funders and life-sciences industry to be undertaken in the National Health Service (NHS). The CRN comprises the Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (CRNCC) and the 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs), which cover the whole of England.

This document outlines the requirements for a CRN Online Finance Tool, the purpose of which is to:

1.to enable the CRNCC to provide assurance to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), confirming that the LCRNs annual funding allocation has been spent appropriately and according to good financial management;
2.to enable the CRNCC Finance Team to provide robust analysis and reporting of the financial performance of the LCRNs to optimise LCRN efficiency and value for money.       
      II.1.5) Estimated total value:
      Value excluding VAT: 150,000       
      Currency: GBP
      II.1.6) Information about lots:
      This contract is divided into lots: No       
   
II.2) Description
      
      II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
      48000000 - Software package and information systems.
      
      II.2.3) Place of performance:
      UKE42 Leeds
      
      II.2.4) Description of procurement: The Clinical Research Network (CRN) is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and provides the infrastructure that allows high quality clinical research funded by charities, research funders and life-sciences industry to be undertaken in the National Health Service (NHS). The CRN comprises the Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (CRNCC) and the 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs), which cover the whole of England.

This document outlines the requirements for a CRN Online Finance Tool, the purpose of which is to:

1.to enable the CRNCC to provide assurance to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), confirming that the LCRNs annual funding allocation has been spent appropriately and according to good financial management;
2.to enable the CRNCC Finance Team to provide robust analysis and reporting of the financial performance of the LCRNs to optimise LCRN efficiency and value for money.

The existing system was implemented in 2012 and a number of changes and enhancements have been made to the system since then. However, the Finance Tool needs further development to meet the requirements laid out in this document and the CRN is looking for a provider that can meet these requirements.
      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: 150,000       
      Currency: GBP       
      II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
      Duration in months: 36       
      This contract is subject to renewal: No       
      Description of renewals: Not provided
      II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited:
             Envisaged minimum number: 3
             
      Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 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.2.1) 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 NEGOTIATED
      IV.1.1) Type of procedure:   
   
   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.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue: Yes.
   IV.1.5) Information about negotiation: Yes.
   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: 30/07/2018 Time: 12:00
      IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: 13/08/2018       
      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): 4
      
      

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: 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:
             University of Leeds
       Leeds, 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: 25/06/2018

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