Higher Education Networking Equipment and Services Framework

Higher Education Networking Equipment and Services Framework

NEUPC wishes to develop a national Framework agreement to service the requirements of UK Higher Education Institutions and Associate members for the supply of Networking Equipment and Services.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Networks

2017/S 205-423410

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NEUPC Ltd
Leeds Innovation Centre, 103 Clarendon Rd
Leeds
LS2 9DF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Paul Eagleton
E-mail: p.eagleton@leeds.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://neupc.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/

I.1)Name and addresses

APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges)
APUC Limited, Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: enquiries@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKMInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

HEPCW (Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales)
8th Floor, 30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0DE
United Kingdom
E-mail: h.allaway@wales.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKLInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

LUPC (London Universities Purchasing Consortium)
Shropshire House, 179 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7NZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: enquiries@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.lupc.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

NWUPC (North West Universities Purchasing Consortium)
Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
Manchester
M1 3HZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: David.Lamb@liverpool.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

SUPC (Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium)
Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road
Reading
RG6 6BZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: supc@reading.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.supc.ac.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves 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: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Networks./F49N9V5F9D
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

HE Networking — Supply and Services Framework Agreement (HENSS).

Reference number: ITS 2004 NE

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd (NEUPC) is one of 6 UK Higher Education purchasing consortia established to deliver and manage a wide range of collaborative framework agreements designed to maximise third party expenditure within the higher education sector. NEUPC wishes to develop a national framework agreement to service the requirements of UK Higher Education Institutions and Associate members for the supply of Networking Equipment and Services through a framework for Higher Education Networking equipment and services, for the supply, installation, storage, maintenance, and repair of Networking Equipment and Networking Consultancy provision. This framework will consist of 4 lots to provide a complete provision of network equipment (lot 1), network services (lots 2 and 3) and Consultancy (lot 4).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 50 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 3
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Potential providers can apply for as many lots as they choose, however Lot 4 (Consultancy Only) is not open to suppliers on lots 1-3 to avoid any conflicts of interest.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Networking Equipment only

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32420000
30237110
30237135
32400000
32410000
32412110
32412120
32413100
32415000
32421000
32422000
32423000
32424000
32427000
32428000
32430000
48219000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Networking Equipment only including Gateways, Routers, Switches, Bridges, Hubs, Repeaters, Multilayer switches, Bridge Routers, Proxy Servers, Firewalls, Network address translator, ISDN terminal adapter, network interface controller, wireless network interface controller, network monitoring systems, CWDM optical platforms, DWDM optical platforms, IP Video Products, IP Security Systems, Wireless Client Adapters and Protocol Converters and Ethernet adaptors. This list is not exhaustive, all wired and wireless networking equipment is included within the remit.

This agreement will be open to universities and their partners regardless of whether or not they are to be defined as contracting authorities for the purpose of the PCR 2015.

It is anticipated that some of the future call off contracts under this framework may be part funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding and (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding assessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 22 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 14
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Objective criteria is Included within the tender documentation. It is envisaged that a maximum of 9 suppliers will be awarded to each lot (1-4). A maximum of 14 suppliers will be invited to tender for each lot. Refer to Tender documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will operate for an initial 24 month duration from Contract award, at which time NEUPC reserves the right to invoke the first of 2 available extension periods of 12 months each, subject to satisfactory framework performance. Should the Contract be extended for an initial period of 12 months, an additional 12 month extension option is also available at the end of that first extended term subject to satisfactory performance. The maximum framework period is 48 months (24 plus 12 plus 12 months). Contract award is expected in February 2018.

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

NEUPC is one of 6 UK Higher Education purchasing consortia. NEUPC reserves the right, subject to the Regulations, to change without notice the basis of, or the procedures for, the competitive sourcing process or to terminate the process at any time. Under no circumstances shall NEUPC incur any liability in respect of this SQ or subsequent ITT or any supporting documentation.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Small to Medium Networking Projects — Up to 1 000 000 GBP in value

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72700000
32420000
30237110
30237135
32400000
32410000
32412110
32412120
32413100
32415000
32421000
32422000
32423000
32424000
32427000
32428000
32430000
48219000
50312300
50312320
72710000
72720000
72000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Small to Medium Networking Projects — Up to 1 000 000 GBP in value. Covering any or all aspects of Networking, including equipment, design, storage, implementation, maintenance, training, through to final disposal. This list is not exhaustive.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 16 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 14
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Objective criteria is Included within the tender documentation. It is envisaged that a maximum of 9 suppliers will be awarded to each lot (1-4). A maximum of 14 suppliers will be invited to tender for each lot. Refer to ITT documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will operate for an initial 24 month duration from Contract award, at which time NEUPC reserves the right to invoke the first of 2 available extension periods of 12 months each, subject to satisfactory framework performance. Should the Contract be extended for an initial period of 12 months, an additional 12 month extension option is also available at the end of that first extended term subject to satisfactory performance. The maximum framework period is 48 months (24 plus 12 plus 12 months). Contract award is expected in February 2018.

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

NEUPC is one of 6 UK Higher Education purchasing consortia. NEUPC reserves the right, subject to the Regulations, to change without notice the basis of, or the procedures for, the competitive sourcing process or to terminate the process at any time. Under no circumstances shall NEUPC incur any liability in respect of this SQ or subsequent ITT or any supporting documentation.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Large Networking Projects — In excess of 1 000 000 GBP in value

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72700000
32420000
30237110
30237135
32400000
32410000
32412110
32412120
32413100
32415000
32421000
32422000
32423000
32424000
32427000
32428000
32430000
48219000
50312300
50312320
72710000
72720000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Large Networking Projects — In excess of 1 000 000 GBP in value. Covering any or all aspects of Networking, including equipment, design, storage, implementation, maintenance, training, through to final disposal. This list is not exhaustive.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 8
Maximum number: 14
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Objective criteria is Included within the tender documentation. It is envisaged that a maximum of 9 suppliers will be awarded to each lot (1-4). A maximum of 14 suppliers will be invited to tender for each lot. Refer to ITT documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will operate for an initial 24 month duration from Contract award, at which time NEUPC reserves the right to invoke the first of 2 available extension periods of 12 months each, subject to satisfactory framework performance. Should the Contract be extended for an initial period of 12 months, an additional 12 month extension option is also available at the end of that first extended term subject to satisfactory performance. The maximum framework period is 48 months (24 plus 12 plus 12 months). Contract award is expected in February 2018.

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

NEUPC is one of 6 UK Higher Education purchasing consortia. NEUPC reserves the right, subject to the Regulations, to change without notice the basis of, or the procedures for, the competitive sourcing process or to terminate the process at any time. Under no circumstances shall NEUPC incur any liability in respect of this SQ or subsequent ITT or any supporting documentation.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Networking Consultancy Only

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000
32400000
32427000
72220000
72246000
72600000
32410000
32412110
32412120
32415000
32424000
32430000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of all aspects of networking consultancy from an independent perspective. This lot is not open to suppliers awarded on lots 1-3 to avoid any conflicts of interest.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 8
Maximum number: 14
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Objective criteria is Included within the tender documentation. It is envisaged that a maximum of 9 suppliers will be awarded to each lot (1-4). A maximum of 14 suppliers will be invited to tender for each lot. Refer to ITT documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will operate for an initial 24 month duration from Contract award, at which time NEUPC reserves the right to invoke the first of 2 available extension periods of 12 months each, subject to satisfactory framework performance. Should the Contract be extended for an initial period of 12 months, an additional 12 month extension option is also available at the end of that first extended term subject to satisfactory performance. The maximum framework period is 48 months (24 plus 12 plus 12 months). Contract award is expected in February 2018.

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

NEUPC is one of 6 UK Higher Education purchasing consortia. NEUPC reserves the right, subject to the Regulations, to change without notice the basis of, or the procedures for, the competitive sourcing process or to terminate the process at any time. Under no circumstances shall NEUPC incur any liability in respect of this SQ or subsequent ITT or any supporting documentation.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

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

Restricted procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: N/a.
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: 24/11/2017
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 11/12/2017

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Networks./F49N9V5F9D

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/F49N9V5F9D

GO Reference: GO-20171023-PRO-11251593.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

NEUPC Ltd
103 Clarendon Road
Leeds
LS2 9DF
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/10/2017

 

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