E2BN Network Framework Tender
The East of England Broadband Network (E2BN) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced suppliers who wish to be considered for inclusion in a Framework Agreement(s) for the provision of Network associated equipment and services with the focus on last mile connectivity.
United Kingdom-Hinxworth: Communications network
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
East of England Broadband Network (Regional Broadband Consortium)
Unit 1 Saltmore Farm, New Inn Road, Hertfordshire
For the attention of: Chris Kastel
SG7 5EZ Hinxworth
Telephone: +44 1462834588
Fax: +44 1462834585
General address of the contracting authority: www.e2bn.org
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1747
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Primarily the East of England plus call-off use by other public sector users within the UK (United Kingdom).
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 9
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
E2BN was formed as part of the National Grid for Learning initiative and currently represents the local government authorities of Cambridgeshire County Council, , Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, and the unitary authorities of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea. Other public authority members may properly be admitted from time to time. E2BN aims are to: (a) provide high quality learning content to schools, other learners, learning institutions and the general public; and (b) provide links with public institutions, such as Local Authorities, libraries; and (c) secure best value high bandwidth connectivity and other associated services for schools and other relevant bodies.
E2BN are currently connecting many schools directly throughout the UK.
Much of E2BNs existing provision is through existing contracted provision which expires in autumn 2014. E2BN are now seeking to refresh that contracted position with the award of a new framework contract which is expected to be for a period of up to 3 years with the option to extend by a further 1 year.
The replacement of Framework Agreement arrangements for the following:
1. Network routing and switching equipment (including wireless transmission equipment and antenna);
2. Software for operating and managing network equipment;
3. Other network associated equipment and services such as servers, firewall, cabling, caching equipment, content delivery mechanisms, telephony equipment, video communication, etc;
4. Carrier services providing data, voice, video and other multi media services;
5. Hosting, co-location and other services such as offsite backup;
6. Installation, maintenance and support services for such equipment and services;
7. Associated consultancy services such as network design, analysis, security, and project management.
The framework is expected to enable not only E2BN but its members and their associated public partners and other educational users within the UK having a character similar to E2BN’s members or their associated partners to benefit from competed best value call off of relevant services. It is also expected the framework will enable service users to expand, upgrade and replace network based services.
E2BN will seek from suppliers the most appropriate, economically advantageous solution to the services and supplies referred to in the Descriptive Document and above. Contracts may be let for one or more of the requirements above or any part or parts thereof.
Any company bidding should be adequately experienced in managing and administering contracts and services of this size. Financial and other information need not be supplied initially as a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and a Descriptive Document will be issued to all companies expressing an interest.
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32412000, 32412110, 32412120, 32421000, 32420000, 50312300, 64227000, 72222300, 72224000, 72246000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Network Services — Carrier Services
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
3)Quantity or scope
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Network Services — Hardware
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32412000, 32412110, 32412120, 32421000, 32422000, 50312300, 64227000
3)Quantity or scope
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Section IV: 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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Most economical advantageous tender.
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Unit 1 Saltmore Farm Hinxworth
Telephone: +44 7974568826
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: