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The provison of an online solution to support grants and fees in relation to applications.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2009/81/EC

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Education Authority NI
1 Hospital Road
Omagh
Bt79 0aw
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mike Reid
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Computer Sytems For Student Fees and Grants.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
48190000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The provison of an online solution to support grants and fees in relation to applications.

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: 750 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

To cover Education Authority students in Nortern Ireland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Procurement of software package to allow student applications to be processed and grants applied.

II.2.5)Award criteria
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)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without publication of a contract notice
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons
Explanation:

"It is considred that this contract can be placed using the negoated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Article 31(1) (B) of the Directive 2004/18/ec (Regulation 14(1)(a)(iii) of the Public Contract Regulations 2006. This is for technical reasons in that this contract may not be awarded to any other particular economic operator as this is the only company that holds the necessary license to operate and install the required software that will manage the online system.

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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
08/08/2017
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
Kainos Software Ltd
4 -6 Upper Cresent
Belfast
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKN0
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: 750 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 750 000.00 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
Education Authority
Omagh
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/08/2017