Design Build and Operation of Network Infrastructure

Design Build and Operation of Network Infrastructure

The Infrastructure is to be rolled out and fully bedded-in by 1.12.2015. The initial contract period is 10 years; the contract is estimated to commence on the 1.10.2015 and expire on the 30.9.2025.

United Kingdom-Derby: Telecommunications services

2015/S 142-262339

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Derby City Council
Procurement, The Council House, Corporation Street
For the attention of: Mr Andrew Grover
DE1 2FS Derby
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1332643270
E-mail: procurement@derby.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.derby.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eastmidstenders.org

Further information can be obtained from: Derby City Council

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Derby City Council

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Derby City Council

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:

Infinity Park Communications Infrastructure.

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

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Derby and Derbyshire.

NUTS code UKF

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)

Tenders are invited for the provision of a communications Infrastructure in respect of Infinity Park. The successful Service Provider(s) will be responsible for undertaking the Design, Build, Operation and Maintenance of a future proof network Infrastructure and delivering high availability voice and data services at the site.
The Infrastructure is to be rolled out and fully bedded-in by 1.12.2015. The initial contract period is 10 years; the contract is estimated to commence on the 1.10.2015 and expire on the 30.9.2025. There will be options to extend the contract for up to ten years in one or two year increments, subject to satisfactory performance and business needs. The maximum contract period is twenty years.
Set in the UK’s leading hi-tech city, Infinity Park Derby is a new 250-acre commercial and technology park which will accommodate up to 8 000 jobs focused around the hi-tech and knowledge intensive sectors. The infrastructure and development proposals here have been worked up over many years in partnership with landowners (Rolls-Royce and Harpur Crewe Estates) and developers (Wilson Bowden and Cedar House/Peveril Securities). Regional Growth Funding has been awarded for the new link road and for the first building on the site (the Innovation Centre).
The industries that Derby City Council will attract to Infinity Park (‘Tenants’) are dependent on world class connectivity and the ready availability of high-speed, high availability network infrastructure on-site will contribute towards ensuring that Infinity Park is recognised as a world class location for businesses involved in high-tech manufacturing. By investing in the provision of network infrastructure in advance of Tenants occupying the Site, Derby City Council need to ensure that Tenants have maximum choice when selecting their Service Provider and have readily available access to a broad range of competitively priced communications services from an infrastructure including, but not limited, to copper-based voice and data services, Super-Fast Broadband (24 Mbps+), Ultra-Fast Broadband (100 Mbps+) and FTTP capable of delivering multi-Gigabit services.
The Council has awarded a construction contract for a major new road (known as T12 in the City of Derby Local Plan) as primary access to the site, and open up the site for development, which includes the construction of 2,3 km single carriageway road, flood compensation measures, bridge crossings over existing watercourses water courses, alterations and ‘tie in’s to existing highways. The Council has also awarded provision of works in respect of Utility Services for Utility Services (Gas, Water, Electric, Installation of Virgin Media and BT Ducts).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Service Provider shall undertake the Design, Build, Operation and Maintenance of a future proof network Infrastructure and deliver high availability voice and data services to the Infinity Park Site. The infrastructure shall be designed to provide diverse, resilient services to the Site. To clarify, the Service Provider shall be responsible for all costs relating to the design, build/ installation, operation and maintenance of the Infrastructure, the service provision charges to tenants (Derby City Council will not be involved in addressing issues or problems with services provided by the Service Provider either directly or indirectly) and all costs associated with upgrading the Infrastructure should this be required to meet demands during the contract period. All costs associated with the removal of life-expired or redundant equipment, and all on-going electrical charges and any other utility charges associated with the operation of the Infrastructure, will be covered by the service provider.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be options to extend the contract for up to ten years in one or two year increments, subject to satisfactory performance and business needs.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 120 (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:

N.
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:

Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded: Joint and several liability to be assumed by all group bidders before acceptance.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Further information within the invitation to tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information within the invitation to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Further information within the invitation to tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Further information within the invitation to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Further information within the invitation to tender documentation.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

TD0908

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: 19.8.2015 – 10:00
Payable documents: no

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

20.8.2015 – 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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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: 2025 — or, if extensions taken, within 10 subsequent 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

Conditions relating to environmental and social requirements of the contracting authority may be included in this contract.

This tender is being managed electronically. To obtain documents please go to www.sourcederbyshire.co.uk and look for the contract advert under ‘latest or live contracts’. Then click on the link at the bottom right of the advert and ‘Apply online’ to take you to our e-tendering system. There, you will be able to register your details and request the documents. This is done by:-

— Registering with East Midlands Tenders, if not already registered; OR, if already registered;
— Click on ‘view opportunities’
— Find the tender that you are interested in;
— Click on the title hyperlink;
— Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on ‘login & register interest’
— Once you have registered your interest, the tender will be moved to, and can be found on, the ‘My Opportunities’ page on the EastMidsTenders page once you are logged in.
You will be able to view and download the documents for completion, along with instructions on how to make a submission.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Derby City Council
The Council House, Corporation Street
DE1 2FS Derby
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@derby.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Derby City Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill
period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to
tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further
debriefing. from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into.
Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to
request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum
of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional
information should be required from the contact details provided in section 1.1
of this notice. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been
successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No
5)provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by
a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and
Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3
months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the
setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any
document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court
may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above
is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision
before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.7.2015

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