Concession Contract – Wireless Network for Watford

Concession Contract – Wireless Network for Watford

The contract will allow for the design, implementation, and operation of a high capacity innovative commercial wireless network.

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Deadline date:04/02/2015

This deadline is for…Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value: £1,000,000 – £5,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:HertfordshireHertfordshire,

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Watford Borough Council

Original source URLwww.watford.gov.uk

Description of the contract

A Concession Contract is to be advertised for a partner to Enable Wireless Next Generation Access for the Borough of Watford. The Invitation To Tender (ITT) is due to be published during w/c 4 February 2015.The contract will allow for the design, implementation, and operation of a high capacity innovative commercial wireless network which will potentially deliver open space wifi hotspot / coverage as well as enhancing 3G and future 4G coverage within the Borough.An Information Day entitled “Enabling Wireless Next Generation Access for the Borough of Watford” is being staged by Watford Borough Council between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 Noon on Wednesday 4th February 2015 in Committee Room 1, Watford Town Hall, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3EX. This Information Day will link to the launch of an ITT for this exciting opportunity.The purpose of the information day event is to inform interested parties of the vision of the Council and its partners for achieving a wireless digital platform within the Borough. A particular focus will be on the enabling role of the local authority in utilising the Council’s assets, attracting investment and supporting the delivery of a wireless network or networks. The presentation of this Vision and Opportunity is designed to encourage interested parties to consider the Borough of Watford as a place to invest, to work with the local authority and to respond to the ITT.

Documents

Classification of the contract

32510000Wireless telecommunications system

Additional information

Contract type:Services – 5

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:01/08/2015 – 31/07/2025

Who to contact

Contact nameHoward Hughes

Organisation nameWatford Borough Council

AddressTown Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX

Telephone01923278370

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Web address

How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.The Information Day being held between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 Noon on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at Watford Town Hall, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 3EX. This Information Day will link to the launch of an ITT for this exciting opportunity.Please contact Cherie.Norris@watford.gov.uk for further details.

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