IP Transit Services for the GEANT World Service
This tender seeks to establish a range of non committed framework agreements, under which call off contracts for upstream services can be placed.
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): www.geant-procurement.net
For the attention of: Procurement Manager
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
Telephone: +44 1223371300
Fax: +44 1223371371
General address of the contracting authority: www.geant.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.geant-procurement.net
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Europe wide.
NUTS code UK,DE,DK,ES,EE,CH,BE,AT,FR,GR,HU,IE,HR,IT,LU,LV,MT,NL,NO,PL,PT,RO,SE,SI,SK,TR
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: 15
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 10 000 000 EUR
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This tender seeks to establish a range of non committed framework agreements, under which call off contracts for upstream services can be placed, at various points of presence as detailed in the tender documents.
The maximum envisaged number of Frameworks awarded on a per PoP basis is no more than 5 although GEANT reserves the right to award to less than 5 providers in a specific PoP location if minimum standards in respect of Technical requirements are not met, in accordance with the Invitation to Tender documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The 5 providers at one access point (eg Telvent in Madrid) may not be the same as the 5 providers on a framework at another access point (eg, PSNC, Poznan).
The framework agreement can have a total term of up to four years (although we reserve the right to terminate Frameworks earlier if they do not represent value for money) and specific contracts (call off orders) would be placed between any number of providers and the contracting party (either GEANT or the NRENs), with 12 month terms for each call off contract awarded during the term of the overarching framework agreement.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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.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: 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) or other tender documentation as referred to within this notice. 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 or other tender documentation as referred to within this notice. The ITT can be accessed at www.geantprocurement.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 or other tender documentation as referred to within this notice. The ITT can be accessed at www.geantprocurement.net using the instructions detailed in III.2.1).
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
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
National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) are specialised internet service providers dedicated to supporting the needs of their national research and education communities. The primary focus is to provide high-quality network connectivity and related services to higher education and research institutions within their countries. NRENs offer national backbones and international connectivity of exceptional quality. In most GEANT partner countries, the typical core capacity is now 10Gbps, and reaches 100Gbps in some NRENs. Some NRENs deploy several paths in their backbone, effectively increasing its capacity even further. Further information on NRENs may be found at:
GEANT Ltd is putting in place Framework Agreements which will be accessible for use by GEANT and the NRENs located in the countries listed within the tender documents and any future successors to said organisations, (except PSNC in Poland), full details for which can be found at:http://www.geant.org/About/Membership/Pages/MAandGAreps.aspx and http://www.geant.org/About/Membership/Pages/Membership_map.aspx
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: