The University of Nottingham - Digital Partner

A Tender Notice

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Framework (Services)
4 year
16 Jul 2021
To 26 Jul 2025 (est.)
16 Aug 2021 09:00




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The University of Nottingham is seeking to engage a service provider, described as a "Digital Partner" on a framework agreement to provide strategic advice and guidance and support the delivery and modernisation of its foundational IT services across the university. Initial services to be delivered under the framework agreement include Strategic Advice and Guidance, Managed Network Services, Managed Print Services and Integration. Following the delivery of the initial services, the university will then work with the Digital Partner to prioritise and deliver the modernisation of further foundational IT services. Further information on the full scope of all the services is available in the tender documentation.

Total Quantity or Scope

The University of Nottingham is a world class teaching and research institution with campuses in the UK, China, and Malaysia. We are home to tens of thousands of students, academics, and staff. Our vision is to be a university without borders, where we embrace the opportunities presented by a changing world, and where ambitious people and a creative culture will enable us to change the world for the better. The university recognises the need for agile, reliable and robust technology services. They underpin everything the university does from delivering excellent, digitally enabled education, research, and professional services, to providing an exemplar user experience both on and off campus. The university intends to award a framework agreement to a single supplier with a term of four years. At the same time as awarding the framework the university intends to award call off contracts for Strategic Advice and Guidance, Network Services, Managed Print Services and Integration. These call off contracts are each expected to have a term of five years with the option to extend by two years. Draft terms and conditions for the framework agreement and call-off contracts will be provided with the invitation to tender documents. Additional information: The award of this contract will be on the basis of the ‘Most Economically Advantageous Tender’ (MEAT).

Award Criteria

Weighting for the quality evaluation (marks) 60
Weighting for the price evaluation (marks) 40

CPV Codes

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are not available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.
  • Technical restrictions apply.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** In order to respond to this Notice Applicants will need to register and / or login to registering, applicants should only register their company once. If you have any difficulty in uploading a response please contact the university via . Please note that all communication regarding this opportunity must be conducted via the university’s In-Tend portal. Following registration applicants will be able to download the selection questionnaire (SQ) for this procurement. The SQ response should be completed and uploaded via the In-Tend portal no later than 10.00am on 16/08/2021.The university shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any applicant or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this contract notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender. The university reserves the right to change without notice the procedure for awarding the contract, to reject all or any bids for the contract; to terminate discussions with any or all interested parties and /or to stop the process and not award a contract at any time without liability on its part. The university also reserves the right to award a contract for only part of the advertised scope.IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedureNotice number in the OJ S:Notice number: 2021/S 000-013338