GEANT Connectivity Tender – Africa
This notice is being placed to invite tenders in respect of capacity for a new research and education networking project called AfricaConnect2 (AC2). GÉANT is contracted by the European Commission to connect West and Central Africa (Cluster 2) and North African (Cluster 3).
United Kingdom-Cambridge: Telecommunications services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
City House, 126-130 Hills Road
Contact point(s): firstname.lastname@example.org
For the attention of: Procurement Manager
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
Telephone: +44 1223371300
Fax: +44 1223371371
General address of the contracting authority: www.geant.org
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 5: Telecommunications services
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
In undertaking this work GÉANT (www.geant.org) is partnered by regional R&E networking organisations WACREN (www.wacren.net) and ASREN (www.asrenorg.net). South and South Eastern Africa form Cluster 1 and are served by a sister project contracted between the UbuntuNet Alliance and the EC.AC2 runs from June 2015 to end November 2018 and it will connect the participating national research and education network (NREN) partners.
This call for tenders is in respect of capacity services for an initial 1 year term at 1 GBPS between the Tunisian National Research and Education Network in Tunis and GEANT in Europe at either Marseille, Amsterdam or London.
All connectivity will be used for non-commercial purposes only, duration of contract terms will be set out in the tender documents and long term arrangements will be considered.
This procurement will be managed electronically via GEANT’s e-Procurement platform (www.geant-procurement.net) where all tender documents can be found. Please log to down load them.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
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: Candidates’ personal situation will be assessed on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender (ITT).This procurement will be managed electronically via GEANT’s e-Procurement platform where all tender documents can be found. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on www.geant-procurement.net
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS numbers (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at www.geant-procurement.net
Once you have registered at www.geant-procurement.net a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates’ economic and financial capacity will be assessed according to the criteria set out within the ITT. The ITT can be assessed at www.dante-procurement.net using the instructions detailed in III.2.1).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates’ technical capacity will be assessed according to the criteria set out within the ITT The ITT can be assessed at www.geant-procurement.net using the instructions detailed in III.2.1).
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 144-266148 of 29.7.2015
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Africa Connect DCI-PANAF/2015/362-307.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: