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Subscription to IEEE/IET Electronic Library.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
University of the West of England
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ollie Whittle
Telephone: +44 1173283959
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1173283985
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.uwe.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/departmentsandservices/professionalservices/financeandplanningservice/forsuppliers/buyerprofile.aspx

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:

Electronic Information System.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
64216200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Subscription to IEEE/IET Electronic Library.

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: 270 500.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
92511000
79970000
79980000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University is extending it's subscription to the IEEE/IET Electronic Library for a further 3 years to 2020. IEEE has appointed Content Online Limited as the sole authorized agent for all IEEE online products in the United Kingdom.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price
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
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
Explanation:

IEEE has only 1 authorized UK sales agent therefore no other options are available in the marketplace, this renewal is an extension of an existing 6 year arrangement with IEEE and Content Online. The University benefits from its membership of a consortium of other educational establishments which guarantees a significant discount for its members.

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: no
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:
16/08/2017
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
Content Online Ltd
PO Box 344
Carlisle
CA1 9DB
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKD11

Internet address:http://www.contentonline.co.uk/publishers/ieee/

The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 270 500.00 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
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
University of the West of England
Bristol
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
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
16/08/2017