Our service enables you to purchase a research repository from pre-qualified suppliers who conform to sector standards around the management of digital research outputs.
Our stringent processes comply with EU procurement rules so you can also rest assured that the suppliers chosen will provide you with the best value and quality of service.
The service is an OJEU-compliant1 route to market (Official Journal of the European Union. Contact email@example.com to see the OJEU contract notice.)
Save procurement time
We pre-qualify all suppliers on the dynamic purchasing system (DPS) to ensure they can meet your requirements and free up your time in the process. Depending on the requirements, your procurement could be completed in around four weeks
Access expert advice and guidance
By purchasing through our service, you gain access to our in-house technical experts who will provide impartial advice on all aspects of research outputs repositories.
Get the best value
We can help you identify your specific repository needs, and to identify any unnecessary requirements
A dynamic purchasing system
We ensure that you have access to the latest technology and suppliers
Access to the framework is freely available to Jisc member institutions.
Full information on eligibility is available in the buyer's guide (pdf).
Whether you know your requirements or are just starting out, get in touch and we'll help you with next steps.
When you're ready to begin your procurement, you'll need to complete an invitation to tender (ITT) by populating the mini-competition template (or using your own), then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We've created a mini-competition template (Word docx), which you can download then customise for your own use.
We'll help ensure your requirements are technically sound, phrased appropriately and ready for publication on our e-tendering portal, which is where all communication with potential bidders takes place.
A mini-competition must be live for at least ten days. If the requirements are complex, we would advise allowing three to four weeks.
Making a decision
Once the deadline passes, we'll download all the bids and return them to you for review. On reaching a decision, you'll need to advise us of the outcome and provide feedback for unsuccessful bidders, who we will notify via the portal. Once the contract is signed, you confirm the contract value and we report quarterly to OJEU.
Remember to let us know if the procurement is terminated.