United Kingdom - London: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Organisation: 
Main activities: 
Not specified
Type: 
Contract award notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Tender ID: 
2016/S 192-346660

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name, addresses and contact point(s)

British Council
10 Spring Gardens
SW1A 2BN London
United Kingdom
E-mail: asad.chaudary@britishcouncil.org

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.britishcouncil.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil

I.2)

Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

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
E-assessment Platform for the British Council (2016).

II.1.2)

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code

II.1.3)

Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

II.1.4)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The British Council are looking for a flexible and robust e-assessment platform to deliver their current and future testing needs across the globe.

The organisation has been involved in the field of English language testing for 65 years, working with a number of UK partners to develop and deliver testing products. The British Council launched its first wholly owned computer-based assessment product, Aptis, in August 2012, which has since been followed by a number of variants for different audience segments. The British Council also has a variant developed in partnership with another organisation, and plans further partnerships of this type. In addition, the British Council has developed other CB assessment products and plans to expand their assessment business by developing the product portfolio further and increasing the number of markets in which their tests are available. Partnership is key to that expansion and the British Council would like to offer services in test publishing and CB delivery to UK organisations with whom it already works in a pen and paper capacity and other new partners.

This expansion needs to be underpinned by robust quality assurance, and the need to have a test platform that supports them in demonstrating the statistical validity and reliability of their products.

The British Council is looking as looking for solutions that can support its paper-based testing.

More information about the solution is available on their website:

http://www.britishcouncil.org/aptis

II.1.5)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

II.1.6)

Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.2)

Total final value of contract(s)

II.2.1)

Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)

Type of procedure

IV.1.1)

Type of procedure
Open

IV.2)

Award criteria

IV.2.1)

Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of

IV.2.2)

Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no

IV.3)

Administrative information

IV.3.1)

File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
BC/00197

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 096-172664 of 20.5.2016

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)

Date of contract award decision:
31.8.2016

V.2)

Information about offers
Number of offers received: 7

V.3)

Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Civica UK Ltd
2 Burston Road
SW15 6AR London
United Kingdom

V.4)

Information on value of contract

V.5)

Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Proportion: 70 %

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)

Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.2)

Additional information:

VI.3)

Procedures for appeal

VI.3.1)

Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.3.2)

Lodging of appeals

VI.3.3)

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.4)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
3.10.2016