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UK-Leicester: Operation of an educational centre.

Section I: Contracting Authority

I.1) Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
University of Leicester
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1162522058, Email:
Contact: Anthony Midgley
Main Address:

I.2) Joint procurement:
The contract involves joint procurement: No
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not Provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No

I.4)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity:

Section II: Object Of The Contract

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title: The provision of a Global Study Centre to the University of Leicester
Reference number: LUV00717

II.1.2) Main CPV code:
80490000 - Operation of an educational centre.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES

II.1.4) Short description: The University seeks a supplier to recruit appropriately qualified students from a diversity of countries and to deliver high quality programmes and student support services which will result in strong progression rates to meet the University's ambitious targets for international student recruitment through this channel.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value: 9,300,000


II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s):
80300000 - Higher education services.

II.2.3) Place of performance
Nuts code:
UKF2 - Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

Main site or place of performance:
Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

II.2.4) Description of the procurement: The University has ambitious plans for growth in both home and international student numbers, and the University of Leicester Global Study (GSC) will play a significant part in delivering new international student numbers.
The contract for the provision of a similar service (the International Study Centre) comes to an end in August 2019 and this procurement is to appoint a provider of foundation year programmes (for international students who do not meet direct entry requirements for the University┐s undergraduate degree programmes), the International Year 1 (IY1) programme, and in future years a pre-masters programme.
Tenderers will be expected to demonstrate, given competitive market conditions, that they have the marketing experience, extensive outreach and agent networks to reach the global market for pathway programmes and recruit appropriately-qualified students from a diversity of source countries, and the capacity to deliver high-quality programmes and student support services which will result in strong progression rates which will meet the University┐s ambitious targets for international student recruitment through this channel.
Tendering organisations will also be expected to address the issue of managing similar relationships with other UK and overseas universities and their capacity and strategies to manage competing demands from their portfolio of partner universities.
The University seeks proposals and projections for recruitment targets of 2,000 students by 2028 across the programme portfolio offered, with minimum progression rates to University Bachelor┐s degree programmes in the region of 95%.

To support the successful tenderer in achieving recruitment targets, the University will provide support, the level of which is to be agreed, in the area of marketing and recruitment planning and activity, including in-country support in selected target markets, as well as incentives linked to recruitment/progression performance.
Contract period:
The successful tenderer will be expected to recruit and support a first intake to the designated programmes in September 2019. The initial agreement will be for a period of 5 years, renewable after a satisfactory performance review in September 2021 for a further period of up to 5 years.

II.2.5) Award criteria:
Quality criterion - Name: Response to contract specification Section 3.2-3.9 / Weighting: 45
Quality criterion - Name: Student Recruitment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Education / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Facility and Location / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery Team / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Relevant Experience and Contract Examples / Weighting: 5

Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30

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: Not Provided

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement: No

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: No

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
Notice number in the OJEU: 2018/S 169-384937

IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice
The contracting authority will not award any further contracts based on the above prior information notice: No

Section V: Award of contract

Award Of Contract (No.1)

Contract No: 1
Lot Number: Not Provided
Title: Not Provided

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2) Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract: 21/02/2019

V.2.2) Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0 (SME - as defined in Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC)
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

Contractor (No.1)
Leicester Global Study Centre Ltd
Littlemore Park, Armstrong Road, Oxford, OX4 4FY, United Kingdom
NUTS Code: UKJ14
The contractor is an SME: No

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: Not Provided
Total value of the contract/lot: 9,300,000
Currency: GBP

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body
University of Leicester
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1162522058

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
See VI.4.3 below
Leicester, United Kingdom

VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: In accordance with Regulations 86 and 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the University will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period starting from the day information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Regulations provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
See V1.4.3 above
Leicester, United Kingdom

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice: 25/02/2019

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