Jisc Network Equipment Framework 2019

Jisc Network Equipment Framework 2019

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to replace the existing multi-supplier Framework.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Network equipment

2019/S 010-018219

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Jisc Services Ltd
One Castlepark, Tower Hill
Bristol
BS2 0JA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235822140
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKK11
Internet address(es):Main address: www.jisc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://tenders.jisc.ac.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: National Education and Research Network Provider

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Network Equipment Framework Agreement

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32420000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to replace the existing multi-supplier framework for routing and switching equipment to enable JSL and other scoped organisations to purchase network equipment plus any required support services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Arista Equipment or Equivalent

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The Framework Agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end customer premises equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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 number of candidates: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Ciena Equipment or Equivalent

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The Framework Agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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 number of candidates: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Cisco Equipment or Equivalent

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The Framework Agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end customer premises equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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 number of candidates: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Extreme Equipment or Equivalent

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The Framework Agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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 number of candidates: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

HPE Equipment (Including Aruba) or Equivalent

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The Framework Agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end customer premises equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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 number of candidates: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Juniper Equipment or Equivalent

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The Framework Agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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 number of candidates: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Palo Alto Equipment or Equivalent

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier Framework Agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The framework agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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 number of candidates: 8

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Other Network Equipment

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413100
50312310
32420000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

JSL wishes to establish a multi-supplier framework agreement to supply, install, support and maintain network equipment from a number of different manufacturers. The Framework Agreement will be for the supply and support of a broad range of wired and Wi-Fi network equipment including devices with firewall capabilities, low-end Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), mid-range enterprise, and high-end carrier-class type equipment supporting up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet and above. It also covers converged network adapters, interface modules, transceivers, access points, VoIP products, etc; and associated ancillary goods and services including, but not limited to software, cabling and installation.

The scope of the framework covers purchases by JSL, Jisc and its members. It also covers purchases by higher education institutions, further education and specialist colleges and research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other organisations connected to the Janet network, including Local Authorities, Regional Broadband Consortia, or other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.

Many of the above organisations are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These consortia are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this framework by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the framework.

Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

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

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: 7
Maximum number: 56

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

JSL wishes to set up a Framework Agreement for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension for up to a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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

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.2.2)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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 70
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: 11/02/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 22/03/2019

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: 6 (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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Jisc Services Ltd
Bristol
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Jisc Services Ltd will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 article 91 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/01/2019

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