UK-Edinburgh: miscellaneous software development services and computer systems

Organisation text: 
University of Edinburgh
Main activities: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
Supply contract
Bid type: 
Not applicable
Awarding procedure: 
Open procedure
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tender cycle: 
Tender ID: 
2012/S 70-115460

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

  • I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)

    For the attention of: George Reid
    Contact: Procurement
    University of Edinburgh
    Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
    EH1 1HT
    Tel: +44 1316508035
    Fax: +44 1316502154

    Internet address(es):

    General address of the contracting authority:

    Address of the buyer profile:

  • I.2) Type of the contracting authority

    Other: University

  • I.3) Main activity


  • I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

    The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

  • II.1) Description

    • II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract

      EC/0526/Virtual classroom system.

    • II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance



      Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Edinburgh.

      NUTS code UK

    • II.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

      Not provided

    • II.1.4) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

      A virtual classroom is an online teaching and learning space in which seminars/lectures and tutorials can be conducted in real time and with students attending from multiple geographic locations, multiple time zones and using a variety of technical platforms and connection methods.

      The University is looking for a Hosted Service. That is, a virtual classroom will be provided as a service to the University by the Supplier, hosting the product underpinning the service on their own infrastructure, and integrating with the University systems for Data and Authentication as specified in the tender.

    • II.1.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


    • II.1.6) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

      The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

  • II.2) Total final value of contract(s)

    • II.2.1) Total final value of contract(s)

      Value: 370 000 GBP

      Including VAT. VAT rate (%) 20

Section IV: Procedure

  • IV.1) Type of procedure

    • IV.1.1) Type of procedure


  • IV.2) Award criteria

    • IV.2.1) Award criteria

      The most economically advantageous tender in terms of

      1. Price. Weighting 20

      2. Quality. Weighting 80

      3. Businerss requirements. Weighting 60

      4. Technical requirements. Weighting 20

      5. Service requirements. Weighting 20

    • IV.2.2) Information about electronic auction

      Not provided

  • IV.3) Administrative information

    • IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority

      EC/0526/Virtual Classroom System

    • IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

      Contract notice

      Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 213-347812 of 5.11.2011

Section V: Award of contract

  • Contract No: EC/0526/Virtual Classroom

    • Lot title: Virtual classroom system.

  • V.1) Date of contract award decision:


  • V.2) Information about offers

    Number of offers received: 1

  • V.3) Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

    Internet address: Blackboard Inc
    Wellington House East Road
    CB1 1BA Cambridge
  • V.4) Information on value of contract

    Initial estimated total value of the contract:

    Value: 370 000 GBP

    Including VAT. VAT rate (%) 20

    If annual or monthly value:

    Number of years: 5

  • V.5) Information about subcontracting

    Not provided

Section VI: Complementary information

  • VI.1) Information about European Union funds

    Not provided

  • VI.2) Additional information:

    (SC Ref:224871).

  • VI.3) Procedures for appeal

    • VI.3.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

      Not provided

    • VI.3.2) Lodging of appeals

      Not provided

    • VI.3.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

      Not provided

  • VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice:


Low Value Tender: