Corporate software is defined as any software or set of computer programs used by organisations in order to perform back-office business functions. In the Education sector this specifically covers financial management, human resource system, payroll system, academy learner MI system, and FE college learner MI system softwares.
Institutions should allow a minimum of four weeks to allow suppliers time to bid for your requirement, ideally six weeks is recommended.
|Lot 1: Financial Management Software||5||View Suppliers|
|Lot 2: Human Resource Management System Software||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 3: Payroll System Software||4||View Suppliers|
|Lot 4: Academy Learner Management Information System Software||2||View Suppliers|
|Lot 5: FE College Learner Management Information System Software||4||View Suppliers|
Mini-competition – This is the only call-off method available for this framework. You should invite all suppliers capable of meeting your requirements (e.g. they are on the Lot you require) to bid for your opportunity. Where your requirement covers more than one Lot, bids from suppliers on both Lots only should be accepted. Suppliers outside of the framework cannot be a part of your competition. You should draw up an ITT and evaluate on an MEAT basis (most economically advantageous tender).
Further information can be obtained the framework User Guide & Further Competition Tempate below.
If you require support in running a further competition via this framework, Tenet Services can help. Tenet offer a nationwide service specialising in assisting education establishments to complete further competitions.
Tenet are part of the Crescent Purchasing Group of Companies and operate on a not-for-profit basis.
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The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.
|User Guide||This is required reading if you are considering using this framework. It tells you everything you need to know about the panel of providers, eligibility, running the mini-competition process, and evaluating bids.||Yes||Download|
|Further Competition Document||The attached template document should assist you with running your further competition and once completed should be sent to all suppliers on the relevant framework lot.||Yes||Download|
|Mini Competition Checklist||It is recommended that members utilise this checklist when undertaking a mini-competition process to maximise the likelihood of obtaining a satisfactory quantity and quality of bid responses from suppliers||Yes||Download|