NALA wishes to undertake a market sounding exercise to ascertain the nature and capabilities of existing and potential elearning platform providers and trends in elearning. It is envisaged that feedback gained from this exercise will feed into the development of a procurement strategy, and may lead to one or more procurements.
In order for NALA to gain the necessary information from the marketplace, we request that interested parties provide information on the following areas:
- Current trends and future developments in elearning that best fit NALA’s needs and requirements as outlined in Appendix A.
- Experience in designing an interface that incorporates the best of universal design approaches and supports users with low levels of literacy.
- The opportunity to contribute criteria not previously considered.
- The experiences of providers in achieving a streamlined approach in migrating content from an existing platform to a new platform.
This information can be provided using the questionnaire in Appendix B and also reinforced at a subsequent meeting with NALA where appropriate.
Please note that this market sounding exercise is not an invitation to tender. NALA as the contracting authority is issuing this request for information only in order to assess the marketplace. The publication of this market soundings exercise does not commit NALA to any particular procurement process. This information gathering exercise does not formally begin a procurement process and taking part in this exercise will not place you in a more favourable position at the tender stage of this or any other project.
Any competitive process will be advertised via the Irish government’s procurement portal www.etenders.gov.ie and the Official Journal of the European Union website www.ted.europa.eu, where relevant and applicable.