Delivery of Centralised SIP Trunk Service

Delivery of Centralised SIP Trunk Service

Contract for the supply and delivery of a Centralised SIP Trunk service for IT Assist on behalf of its customers.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Telecommunications services

2016/S 210-381350

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Department of Finance — IT Assist
303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
Contact person: ICT.CPDfinance-ni.gov.uk
E-mail: ICT.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CFT 542108 DoF IT Assist PSTN Services Contract.

Reference number: 542108

II.1.2)Main CPV code

64200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Central Procurement Directorate. CPD, on behalf of its client, IT Assist, now wishes to establish a new contract for the supply and delivery of a Centralised SIP Trunk service for IT Assist on behalf of its customers. The Authority will award a contract to the successful contractor for an initial 3 year period with options to extend annually for a further 2 years i.e. a maximum of 5 years. Any pricing based on a customer commitment must reflect these periods.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 625 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

64210000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Central Procurement Directorate. CPD, on behalf of its client, IT Assist, now wishes to establish a new contract for the supply and delivery of a Centralised SIP Trunk service for IT Assist on behalf of its customers. The Authority will award a contract to the successful contractor for an initial 3 year period with options to extend annually for a further 2 years i.e. a maximum of 5 years. Any pricing based on a customer commitment must reflect these periods.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Price

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 625 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Option for two extensions of 12 months each at the end of the initial contract period.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

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

II.2.14)Additional information

The estimated value of this procurement ranges from 1 750 000 GBP to 2 625 000 GBP

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/12/2016
Local time: 15:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 02/03/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/12/2016
Local time: 15:30
Place:

Department of Finance Clare House, 303 Airport Road West,. Belfast,. BT3 9ED. Information about.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Only CPD Procurement Staff with access to the project on eTendersNI.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

This contract will not be subdivided into lots. The reason for this is that it would not be practical to subdivide into lots as this is for a single solution. The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is.. communicated to tenderers. This notification will provide full information on the award decision.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

27/10/2016

 

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