Core Network Infrastructure Upgrade

Core Network Infrastructure Upgrade

West Yorkshire Police wish to update and upgrade the core Network Infrastructure.

United Kingdom-Wakefield: Computer network services

2016/S 011-014870

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
Ploughland House, 62 George Street
For the attention of: Lynne Allen
WF1 1DL Wakefield
Telephone: +44 1924294914

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety

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

Provision of a Core Network Infrastructure Upgrade.

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

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Yorkshire.

NUTS code UK

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)

West Yorkshire Police wish to update and upgrade the core Network
Infrastructure. This tender is to identify potential suppliers who could deliver the
required solution in upgrading the infrastructure to meet the increasing:
Capacity, Reliability and Resilience that is essential to support current and future
There are 2 main Data Centres at Bradford and Wakefield with a 3rd smaller
centre in another area of Wakefield. The Data Centres are inter-connected by 2
(diversely routed) 10Gbs fibre circuits, which terminate directly on each of the 4
core nodes. Both Data Centres run in an active/active or active/standby
scenario on numerous critical IT systems. Servers are load balanced by a
mixture of Kemp’s and Cisco ACE load balancers. Both Data Centres act as
a ‘Virtual Data Centre’ by means of stretching VLANs between the 2 sites.
WYP deployed an EMC Isilon storage solution and is in the process of rolling out
an ‘in force’ Elastic Cloud Storage solution (ECS) over 4 sites (3 x Data Centres
and 2 x Divisions). Isilon replication takes place across the forces Local Area
Network (LAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN) network between Bradford — Wakefield
(both ways) and Bradford (both ways). ECS is seen to operate in a similar way.
A critical area that is heavily dependent on the availability and reliability of WYPs
main LAN/WAN infrastructure is the force Command and Control system and the
Integrated Communications and Control System. These support the Customer
Contact Centre which is responsible for handling all 999 and Non-emergency
calls and the five District Control rooms that handle Emergency Radio dispatch
and local call handling. Any disruption to these has a major impact in both
service delivery and Officer / Public safety. In addition to above, there are
multiple systems that require 24 x 7 access to ensure both Officer and Public
safety, delivering Policing effectiveness utilising multiple systems such as: ANPR,
Crime recording, Forensics and Custody.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 15.6.2016. Completion 14.6.2026

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure


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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:


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


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

Payable documents: no

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

17.2.2016 – 14:00
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

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: no

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
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:

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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