City of London Wireless Concession

City of London Wireless Concession

The City invites Tenders for the appointment of a Partner for a City Wireless Concession Contract.

United Kingdom-London: Wireless telecommunications system

2015/S 128-235562

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

City Of London Corporation
Guildhall North Wing
For the attention of: Lord Victoria
EC2P 2EJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073321673
E-mail: victoria.lord@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

City of London Wireless Concession.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services

NUTS code UKI1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The City invites Tenders for the appointment of a Partner for a City Wireless Concession Contract
The Corporation will grant a concession to the Applicant (the Concessionaire) for use of the Corporations assets for an agreed period of time for the supply of wireless services with all infrastructure owned and operated by the Concessionaire and its mobile service provider clients.
The key requirement of the wireless concession network is to:
— Enhance the cellular/next generation wireless infrastructure as widely as is commercially feasible across the City of London which will, in turn, offer a world class wholesale network to wireless services providers and operators. This should be achieved by a concessionaire utilising the City of London Corporation asset base.
— Extend and improve cellular capacity to ensure the provision of optimum coverage across the Square Mile (see map in Annex 7.5) to meet increasing data needs.
It should be noted that:
— The coverage of the network will be driven solely by commercial considerations. However information provided within the PQQ and at the Open Day demonstrates a ubiquitous level of demand across all areas of the Square Mile and the Corporation is seeking concessionaires to deploy infrastructure accordingly. However the Corporation will assist Applicants by highlighting key areas of employment, visitor locations and residential areas.
— Whilst the Corporation is not seeking to define the technology and services to be deployed, seeks the installation of state of the art, technology leading solutions and services to ensure that the City has the world class infrastructure required to serve its business, residential and visitor population.
— The option for the Concessionaire to provide a Wi-Fi network in the City of London may become available in 2017, subject to ordinary procurement due diligence. The Cloud’s contract with the Corporation for provision of Wi-Fi services runs until 2017, with a five year extension option to 2022 based upon the Corporation being satisfied with current service levels.
— Wholesale access in a non-discriminatory manner is mandatory in order to allow a range of retail mobile operators/service providers to offer services to end customers and enhance competition and ensure future proofing.
— The solution should provide for an improvement in mobile performance (both signal strength and data capability) throughout the Square Mile.
— The solution should seek to minimise costs to.
— The solution should be provided at low risk to; and.
— The solution must be State Aid compliant.
Whilst the key driver for this project is the delivery of next generation wholesale cellular services to the City, a Applicant that is also able to provide an innovative Wi-Fi or other wireless solutions (to coincide with the end of The Cloud concession) is welcome along with a partnership approach to drive marketing and adoption.
The duration of the contract is 15 years, subject to the right of The Corporation (subject to contract) to exercise breaks.
The Corporation is seeking the appointment of a Partner for a City Wireless Concession Contract to deliver wholesale cellular services and, following the completion of existing contract, a public Wi-Fi service.
A public service concession contract will be used.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32510000, 32200000, 64227000, 64200000, 32510000, 32412100, 32522000, 32570000, 32561000, 32260000, 32524000, 45314000, 32521000,64212000, 32571000, 32424000, 32270000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The City Of London Corporation will grant a concession to the Applicant (the Concessionaire) for use of the Corporations assets for an agreed period of time for the supply of wireless services with all infrastructure owned and operated by the Concessionaire and its mobile service provider clients.
The key requirement of the wireless concession network is to:
— enhance the cellular/next generation wireless infrastructure as widely as is commercially feasible across the City of London which will, in turn, offer a world class wholesale network to wireless services providers and operators. This should be achieved by a concessionaire utilising the City of London Corporation asset base.
— extend and improve cellular capacity to ensure the provision of optimum coverage across the Square Mile to meet increasing data needs.
It should be noted that:
— The coverage of the network will be driven solely by commercial considerations. However information provided within this PQQ and at the Open Day demonstrates a ubiquitous level of demand across all areas of the Square Mile and the Corporation is seeking concessionaires to deploy infrastructure accordingly. However the Corporation will assist Applicants by highlighting key areas of employment, visitor locations and residential areas.
— Whilst the Corporation is not seeking to define the technology and services to be deployed, seeks the installation of state of the art, technology leading solutions and services to ensure that the City has the world class infrastructure required to serve its business, residential and visitor population.
— The option for the Concessionaire to provide a Wi-Fi network in the City of London may be-come available in 2017, subject to ordinary procurement due diligence. The Cloud’s contract with the Corporation for provision of Wi-Fi services runs until 2017, with a five year extension option to 2022 based upon the Corporation being satisfied with current service levels.
— Wholesale access in a non-discriminatory manner is mandatory in order to allow a range of retail mobile operators/service providers to offer services to end customers and enhance competition and ensure future proofing.
— The solution should provide for an improvement in mobile performance (both signal strength and data capability) throughout the Square Mile;
— The solution should seek to minimise costs to;
— The solution should be provided at low risk to; and,
— The solution must be State Aid compliant.
Whilst the key driver for this project is the delivery of next generation wholesale cellular services to the City, a Applicant that is also able to provide an innovative Wi-Fi or other wireless solutions (to coincide with the end of The Cloud concession) is welcome along with a partnership approach to drive marketing and adoption.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 7 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 180 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See PQQ.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability. Should the successful tenderer be a consortium of companies, the lead partner will be responsible for completing the commission on behalf of the consortium and all payments will be made to the lead partner for services rendered by the consortium. Support partners will be required to complete a collateral warranty agreement in favour of the Contracting Authority.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See PQQ.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Geographic Coverage. Weighting 30

2. Technical and Operations. Weighting 30

3. Financial and Commerical. Weighting 20

4. Plan and Speed of implementation. Weighting 15

5. Community Benefit. Weighting 5

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

PRJ_COL_3239

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.8.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.8.2015
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 15 years.

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalESourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate, and registration is free.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: As set out in the UK’s Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.7.2015

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