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The University has opted to extend its use of the online learning portal Lynda.com for a further three years.

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:

Lynda.com Subscription Renewal.

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

The University has opted to extend its use of the online learning portal Lynda.com for a further three years.

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: 264 700.00 EUR
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
92511000
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 has opted to renew its subscription to Lynda.com, an online platform offering thousands of video courses in range of subjects. We have been using the service for 4 years and its content has been successfully integrated into the delivery of many of our courses. There are currently around 10,000 active users of the service at the organization, the majority of which are students seeking support with specialist applications and processes, however the content is also helpful for staff learning and development.

There are no suitable alternative services that are capable of offering the range, depth and quality of courses currently available through Lynda.com. As such, we have decided to extend our use of the service for a further three years to 2020. We have secured value for money by negotiating directly with the service provider to obtain the best annual renewal price.

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:

There are no suitable alternative services that are capable of offering the range, depth and quality of courses currently available through Lynda.com. As such, we have decided to extend our use of the service for a further three years to 2020. We have secured value for money by negotiating directly with the service provider to obtain the best annual renewal price.

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:
18/08/2017
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
Linkedin Ireland Unlimited
Wilton Place
Dublin
Ireland
NUTS code: IE061

Internet address:https://www.linkedin.com

The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 264 700.00 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:
18/08/2017