Request for information for the ANATOLIA EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM
Call for Expression of Interest
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM
OPENING DATE: 01/08/2015
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 01/10/2015
1. Anatolia overview:
Founded in Asia Minor in 1886 by American educators, Anatolia College has a rich history of perseverance. Overcoming the challenges of multiple world wars and relocations, Anatolia College now stands as one of Greece’s premiere educational institutions, leading the educational landscape in Greece in terms of innovation and academic excellence. Under the Anatolia College umbrella thrives Anatolia Elementary (pre-K-6), Anatolia High School (grades 7-12) and IBDP, and the American College of Thessaloniki, a US and OU accredited university, offering undergraduate and MBA degrees. Over 2,500 students from throughout Greece and the Balkans are enrolled at Anatolia and benefit from a unique learning system inspired by American educational philosophies and methods.
2. Objectives of the rfi
The purpose of this RFI is to receive feedback in order to make a first assessment of different market options at an early stage and to understand supplier perspectives on the requirements for a system solution of such scope. It is intended to refine and further clarify the requirements and production specification and to enable a better understanding of project related risks and common issues. In order to obtain a comprehensive overview, the RFI distinguishes between system vendors and integrators. A vendor is defined as a software developer that offers his own system and may or may not offer implementation and system integration related services. A system integrator is specialised in the provision of system implementation services and does not necessarily offer a self-developed product. However, integrators are requested to present their preferred solution and demonstrate its suitability in the outlined project context.
3. Description OF the RFI PROCEDURE:
This request for information is informal; it is not a part of a tender procedure and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. It is noted however, that the results of this RFI will be taken into account to decide whether suitable market solutions are available and a tender process should be initiated. The RFI does not imply any commitment to contract for any supply or service. In addition, it is stressed that it is not intended to request for proposals and any unsolicited proposals will not be accepted.
Interested parties are advised that there will be no compensation for any information provided or administrative costs incurred during the whole RFI. All costs associated with responding to this RFI will be at the interested parties’ expense. It is noted however that this is an informal procedure and the lack of response from any economic operator does not preclude participation in any future tender procedure. The information provided by Anatolia during the RFI is subject to change and is not binding.
This RFI is issued only for information regarding available products and services. In order to develop a comprehensive overview about existing system software as well as potential integration approaches, ERP system vendors and software integrators are invited to participate in this procedure. Both are asked to provide their input as described in the related document, preferably independent from each other. The differentiation between them serves the purpose of obtaining an unbiased and comprehensive view about available products and services.
All information included in this RFI is confidential and only for the recipient’s knowledge. Therefore all rights thereon belong to Anatolia. The information provided by the participants will be treated confidentially and used only for the purpose of obtaining detailed information about the requirements as these have been set out and to refine estimates of possible life-time costs of an implementation programme.