Juniper Support and Supply Framework

Juniper Support and Supply Framework

This procurement to establish a series of Framework Agreements is split into 3 Lots as follows:
1. Lot 1 — Reseller of Juniper Hardware and Support Services.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Data-transmission equipment

2015/S 213-389120

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

GEANT Limited (formerly Delivery of Advanced Technology to Europe Limited)
City House, 126-130 Hills Road
Contact point(s): procurement@geant.org
For the attention of: Procurement Manager
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1223371300
E-mail: procurement@geant.org
Fax: +44 1223371371

Internet address(es):

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: research and education networks

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:

Juniper Support and Supply Framework.

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

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

GÉANT’s backbone IP network is entirely made up of Juniper MX series routers. These routers were procured in 2012 as part of a contract which included 4 years of on-site support and a framework for upgrades and expansion. That 4 year contract expires on 5.9.2016, and accordingly GÉANT is looking to secure 1 or more Preferred Tenderers to deliver a number of services both to support the current set of routers and also allow for their ongoing enhancement.
This procurement to establish a series of Framework Agreements is split into 3 Lots as follows:
1. Lot 1 — Reseller of Juniper Hardware and Support Services — a list of Juniper hardware, software subscription and support services is referred to in the ITSOP. Bidders should accept that the estate is a live, changing environment and changes to hardware requirements may be notified during the tender process.
2. Lot 2 — Hardware Spares Management — Ability to delivery hardware to our European, and potentially EMEA and US sites, in a timely manner.
3. Lot 3 — First Line Maintenance (FLM) — Suitably qualified and experienced field engineers to perform hardware replacement in our European, and potentially EMEA and US sites, in a timely manner.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32260000, 64200000, 64220000, 32400000, 32500000, 32420000, 50330000, 50332000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

See Section II.1.5)
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 8 000 000 EUR

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: GEANT Limited will consider a range of configurations of potential Lot awards when determining which Bidders will be invited into dialogue.
Please see the relevant tender documentation for further details.

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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Reseller of Juniper Hardware and Support Services

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32260000, 64200000, 32400000, 32500000, 32420000, 50332000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Hardware Spares Management

1)Short description

Deliver hardware to European, and potentially EMEA and US sites.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 32400000, 32500000, 50332000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: First Line Management (FLM)

1)Short description

Qualified and experienced field engineers to perform support and hardware replacement services in European, and potentially EMEA and US sites.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 32400000, 32500000, 50330000, 50332000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial stability may be required by GEANT Ltd or proposed by participants if considered appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

No specific legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, GEANT Ltd may require the consortium to form a separate legal entity before entering into any Framework Agreement.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No specific legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium, GEANT Ltd may require the consortium to form a separate legal entity before entering into Framework Agreement.

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: 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: 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.geant-procurement.net using the instructions detailed in III.2.1)

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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.geant-procurement.net using the instructions detailed in III.2.1)

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 9

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Bidders who have successfully passed the PQQ assessment will have their Outline Proposals evaluated and scored on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender, on a per Lot basis. GEANT Limited recognises that Bidders may wish to submit Outline Proposals for multiple Lots and that by delivering a more integrated end-to-end solution a more efficient or greater value service may be offered. Therefore, GEANT Limited have set out the method for determining how bidders will be invited to participate in dialogue within the tender documents that can be found at www.geant-procurement.net

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

JUNIPER011015SP

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

no
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

30.11.2015 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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): GN4-1 691567.
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: GEANT 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 shall 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 (SI 2015 No 102) provide 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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30.10.2015

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