Tender for the Provision of a DPS for Innovation Products and Services Published by Tenders Electronic Daily

Tender for the Provision of a DPS for Innovation Products and Services

Application deadline

09.09.2024, 12:00 hour

Procedure

Restricted procedure

Order type

Provision of services.

Main CPV code
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5
Language

English

Contracting authority / owner

Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints
M15 6BH Manchester

Tel.: +44 1612471873
E-Mail: s.anderton@mmu.ac.uk
Website: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk

assignment

Information systems and digital services work in partnership with our academic and professional services colleagues to deliver digital and IT services that help the University achieve its strategic objectives in teaching and research. We help to create the University of the future by co-designing new ways of working, enhancing productivity, reducing complexity, supporting innovation and providing the insights to drive continuous improvement. More recently, information systems and digital services has considered the potential ways in which a range of new technologies, including machine learning, natural language processing and extended reality may impact upon higher education. The purpose of this DPS is to establish a panel of vendors to enable the University to explore and exploit these technologies in key areas.
Information systems and digital services work in partnership with our academic and professional services colleagues to deliver digital and IT services that help the University achieve its strategic objectives in teaching and research. We help to create the University of the future by co-designing new...
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Lots 1

Job / name

Extended Reality

Description of procurement /scope of services

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are increasingly combined as ‘Extended Reality’. Augmented reality can be described as experiencing the real world with an overlay of additional computer generated content. In contrast, virtual reality immerses a user in an entirely simulated environment, while mixed or merged reality blends real and virtual worlds in ways through which the physical and the digital can interact.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are increasingly combined as ‘Extended Reality’. Augmented reality can be described as experiencing the real world with an overlay of additional computer generated content. In contrast, virtual reality immerses a user in an entirely simulated environment,...
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Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 2

Job / name

High Performance Computing

Description of procurement /scope of services

Is the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently and quickly.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 3

Job / name

Blockchain

Description of procurement /scope of services

Blockchain is a transaction ledger stored in blocks, where new information can be added but the previous information, stored in a chain of encrypted digital blocks, cannot be edited or adjusted.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 4

Job / name

Machine Learning

Description of procurement /scope of services

In simple terms, machine learning deals with computer programs that learn from experience for a specific purpose, typically prediction.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 5

Job / name

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Description of procurement /scope of services

NLP is more accurately understood as a branch of machine learning rather than a completely separate type of AI that uses large data sets to attempt to both recognise natural human language, both in written and spoken form, and to generate a meaningful response.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 6

Job / name

Quantum Computing

Description of procurement /scope of services

Quantum computing is an emergent technology with the theoretical potential to solve computational problems at a far greater scale and much more rapidly than traditional electronic computers.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 7

Job / name

Robotic Process Automation

Description of procurement /scope of services

RPA refers to the execution of repetitive, defined tasks within a workflow at a speed and consistency greater than that of a human operator. It draws data from multiple systems and processes this data in accordance with a defined set of workflow rules.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 8

Job / name

Advanced Data Analytics

Description of procurement /scope of services

This area of technology involves the autonomous or semi-autonomous analysis and interpretation of massive volumes of structured and unstructured data using advanced techniques and tools, typically beyond those of traditional business intelligence (BI), to discover deep insights, make predictions, and generate recommendations for actions.
This area of technology involves the autonomous or semi-autonomous analysis and interpretation of massive volumes of structured and unstructured data using advanced techniques and tools, typically beyond those of traditional business intelligence (BI), to discover deep insights, make predictions, and...
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Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 9

Job / name

Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles

Description of procurement /scope of services

This category of technology includes self-driving vehicles that utilise machine learning and deep neural nets to navigate the physical world, and industrial robots that must be programmed in detail to follow a set of defined instructions as part of a manufacturing process.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 10

Job / name

5G

Description of procurement /scope of services

5G represents that latest development of cellular/mobile radio communications networks supporting the delivery of data and voice services to mobile devices.

Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

Lots 11

Job / name

Internet of Things (IoT)

Description of procurement /scope of services

The internet of things describes the inter-networking of previously non-networked devices, including building sensors, vehicles, household appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software and sensors that enables these devices to collect and exchange data. There is a close relationship with 5G (see above) as it is anticipated that 5G will provide much of the bandwidth and connectivity to connect these devices.
The internet of things describes the inter-networking of previously non-networked devices, including building sensors, vehicles, household appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software and sensors that enables these devices to collect and exchange data. There is a close relationship...
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Others CPV Codes
  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
    72000000-5

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

2019/S 176-428626

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stacey Anderton
Telephone: +44 1612471873
E-mail: s.anderton@mmu.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKD33

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/mmu/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/mmu/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/mmu/aspx/Home
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

Tender for the Provision of a DPS for Innovation Products and Services

Reference number: MMU714
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Information systems and digital services work in partnership with our academic and professional services colleagues to deliver digital and IT services that help the University achieve its strategic objectives in teaching and research. We help to create the University of the future by co-designing new ways of working, enhancing productivity, reducing complexity, supporting innovation and providing the insights to drive continuous improvement. More recently, information systems and digital services has considered the potential ways in which a range of new technologies, including machine learning, natural language processing and extended reality may impact upon higher education. The purpose of this DPS is to establish a panel of vendors to enable the University to explore and exploit these technologies in key areas.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 200 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Extended Reality

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are increasingly combined as ‘Extended Reality’. Augmented reality can be described as experiencing the real world with an overlay of additional computer generated content. In contrast, virtual reality immerses a user in an entirely simulated environment, while mixed or merged reality blends real and virtual worlds in ways through which the physical and the digital can interact.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

High Performance Computing

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Is the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently and quickly.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Blockchain

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Blockchain is a transaction ledger stored in blocks, where new information can be added but the previous information, stored in a chain of encrypted digital blocks, cannot be edited or adjusted.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Machine Learning

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In simple terms, machine learning deals with computer programs that learn from experience for a specific purpose, typically prediction.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NLP is more accurately understood as a branch of machine learning rather than a completely separate type of AI that uses large data sets to attempt to both recognise natural human language, both in written and spoken form, and to generate a meaningful response.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Quantum Computing

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Quantum computing is an emergent technology with the theoretical potential to solve computational problems at a far greater scale and much more rapidly than traditional electronic computers.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Robotic Process Automation

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

RPA refers to the execution of repetitive, defined tasks within a workflow at a speed and consistency greater than that of a human operator. It draws data from multiple systems and processes this data in accordance with a defined set of workflow rules.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Advanced Data Analytics

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This area of technology involves the autonomous or semi-autonomous analysis and interpretation of massive volumes of structured and unstructured data using advanced techniques and tools, typically beyond those of traditional business intelligence (BI), to discover deep insights, make predictions, and generate recommendations for actions.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles

Lot No: 9
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This category of technology includes self-driving vehicles that utilise machine learning and deep neural nets to navigate the physical world, and industrial robots that must be programmed in detail to follow a set of defined instructions as part of a manufacturing process.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

5G

Lot No: 10
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

5G represents that latest development of cellular/mobile radio communications networks supporting the delivery of data and voice services to mobile devices.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Internet of Things (IoT)

Lot No: 11
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD33
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The internet of things describes the inter-networking of previously non-networked devices, including building sensors, vehicles, household appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software and sensors that enables these devices to collect and exchange data. There is a close relationship with 5G (see above) as it is anticipated that 5G will provide much of the bandwidth and connectivity to connect these devices.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Please see DPS tender pack.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please see DPS tender pack.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 09/09/2024
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Manchester Metropolitan University
Finance Office, All Saints Building
Manchester
M15 6BH
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@mmu.ac.uk

Internet address: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/09/2019