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International Student Enquiry Service.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Contact person: Helen Baker
Telephone: +44 1173282239
Fax: +44 1173283985
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

International Student Enquiry Service.

Reference number: UWE/030/2013E
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

International Student Enquiry Service.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 268 664.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol and surrounding areas. The primary customer of this contract is the University of the West of England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We have an existing contract with a recruitment partner, giving them responsibility for international enquiries and applicant management throughout the student recruitment cycle. We wish to extend this existing contract for a further 12 months due to internal reorganization.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Enquiry Management Service / Offers Made Conversion / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion - Name: Reporting Requirements / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Capability / Weighting: 10
Price - Weighting: 40
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
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

Due to internal reorganization, we have decided to delay the retendering of this contract for another 12 months until June 2018.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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: 2014/S 070-121244

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: UWE/030/2013E

International Student Enquiry Service

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Uni-Quest Limited
145-157 St John Street
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKI


The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 268 664.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 268 664.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
University of the West of England
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
University of the West of England
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
University of the West of England
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: