ICT Infrastructure Tender for Swansea University

ICT Infrastructure Tender for Swansea University

The University will enter into a three year contract with the option to extend for a further period of two years (3 (+2) years). The contract will require the Service Provider to achieve the ICT infrastructure solution for the Science & Innovation Bay Campus against a programme of set timescales to be identified at the ITT stage. 

United Kingdom-Swansea: Network infrastructure

2014/S 086-149786

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Swansea University
The Purchasing Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park
For the attention of: Owen Cullen, Senior Purchasing Officer
SA2 8PP Swansea
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1792606268
Fax: +44 1792295874

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.swansea.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0345

Electronic access to information: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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:

ICT Infrastructure for Swansea University.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Swansea University.

NUTS code UKL

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)

Swansea University wishes to appoint a single Service Provider for the provision of ICT Infrastructure for Swansea University.
The University will enter into a three year contract with the option to extend for a further period of two years (3 (+2) years). The contract will require the Service Provider to achieve the ICT infrastructure solution for the Science & Innovation Bay Campus against a programme of set timescales to be identified at the ITT stage. The scope of contract will also encompass the ongoing provision of ICT infrastructure to existing Swansea University premises.
The successful service provider shall also offer support services for any proposed equipment, demonstrating a proven ability in providing a high level of support for that equipment. They must also have a direct relationship with any proposed manufacturer, for example, via a channel partnership arrangement. Support services will include where necessary maintenance of both existing and future equipment purchased under the supply contracts; and technical support for initial configuration and/or installation of equipment as may be required.
The University wishes to appoint a single Service Provider for the provision of this Contract. However the University welcomes the opportunity for the Service Provider to subcontract to other trusted and vetted organisations in order to achieve the solution which best meets the University’s requirements. Tenderers should note that the Service Provider will be the only point of contact for the University in the undertaking of the contract and that the Service Provider will solely be responsible for the management of subcontractors, as well as ensuring that all services are fully integrated as required.
NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code pqq_31380 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

324240003242700032400000488220004880000030233100

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Contract shall include the provision of a new ICT infrastructure for Swansea University’s Science & Innovation Bay Campus, as well as ongoing provision (to include replacement and upgrade) of ICT infrastructure to existing Swansea University premises.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 60 (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:
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

Restricted

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Following evaluation, the total score of each Tenderer will be used to identify up to eight Tenderers to progress to the Invitation To Tender stage.
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:

T33 (14)
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

2.6.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

4.8.2014

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The Science & Innovation Bay Campus’ ICT infrastructure shall be subject to EU funding.

VI.3)Additional information

(WA Ref:9369)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.4.2014

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