BBC Network Cabling Contract Cardiff
The design and installation of a structured cabling infrastructure including UTP and fibre optic cable.
United Kingdom-London: Network cabling
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Broadcasting House, Portland Place
Telephone: +44 1234567890
Fax: +44 1234567890
NUTS code: UKL22
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Wales Central Square — Structured Cabling.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The BBC has a major building project currently underway, at Central Square in Cardiff. This building requires the design and installation of a structured cabling infrastructure including UTP and fibre optic cable.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The BBC has a major building project currently underway, at Central Square in Cardiff, known within the BBC and referred to hereafter as CSq. This building requires the design and installation of a structured cabling infrastructure including UTP and fibre optic cable
The following items are in scope:
— Installation, termination and testing of UTP (unshielded twisted pair) structured cabling between apparatus rooms and general offices, selected parts will be dual homed. Includes apparatus room distribution frame panels, patching cables and cables to equipment in the apparatus room. Includes termination faceplates and cable connectors in general offices e.g. at user workstations, meeting rooms, corridors, reception areas, high level points and high level wi-fi access points. Includes some termination in production areas such as control rooms and studios, on 19” mounting panels.
— Installation, termination and testing of fibre optic structured cabling between apparatus rooms. Includes apparatus room distribution frame shelves and tielines between apparatus rooms.
— Provision of termination boxes
The successful supplier will be responsible for designing the structured cabling system to BBC specifications.
The following items are out of scope:
— Procurement and installation of data switches.
— Procurement and installation of RF head end system and local splitters.
— Procurement and installation of fibre transmission equipment.
— Provision of electrical power to apparatus room equipment bays.
— Bulk Provision of ductwork and cable trays.
— Racks and patching frames (these will provided as part of the base build).
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
The BBC will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Articles 57-65 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57-65 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and detailed explanations of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the Tender Information Pack.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Where there is more than one economic operator, the BBC reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
Please register your interest in this project by taking the following steps: 1 — Register your company on the BravoSolution e-Tendering portal (this is only required once): 1.1 — Go to https://bbc.bravosolution.co.uk. 1.2 — Click the link on the login page to Register. 1.3 — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘Continue’. 1.4 — Enter your correct business and user details. 1.5 — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete. 1.6 — You will shortly receive an email with your temporary password. 2 — Express an Interest in the tender: 2.1 — Login to the portal with the username/password. 2.2 — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier). 2.3 — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. 2.4 — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only. 2.5 — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender: 3.1 — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining). 3.2 — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. 3.3 — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). 3.4 — You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the Bravo e-Tendering help desk.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
The BBC may carry out a Reverse Electronic Auction if appropriate.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
In the case of technology requirements, the BBC may involve its technology partner (Atos IT Solutions and Services Limited) to assist in the scoping and drafting of invitations to tender and/or the evaluation of tenders.However, the final decision as to which is the most economically advantageous (by reference to the award criteria) will be made by the BBC. The awarding authority reserves the right not to award a contract and to annul the procurement process at any stage. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in sterling and all payments will be made in sterling. The contract shall be subject to English law. The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest, or any tender and reserves the right to accept part of a tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise in the tender document.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: