Kent County Council Mobile Solutions Tender

Kent County Council Mobile Solutions Tender

The Council requires the provision of mobile voice and data services, including the provision of: (a) a wide range of handsets (both basic feature phones and smartphones, which must be provided unlocked).

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Mobile-telephone services

2016/S 100-179212

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.kent.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Kent County Council
County Hall
For the attention of: Miss Hayley Bradbury
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3000415566
E-mail: procurement.cli@kent.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

SS15 140 — Mobile Solutions.

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 UKJ42

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)

Background:
Kent County Council (the council) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 square kilometres. It has an annual expenditure of over 900 000 000 GBP on goods and services and a population of 1 300 000. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 289 parish/town councils. This requirement is for ICT Support Services within the Strategic and Corporate Services Directorate. The Council requires the provision of mobile voice and data services, including the provision of: (a) a wide range of handsets (both basic feature phones and smartphones, which must be provided unlocked); (b) voice and text unlimited tariffs; (c) data allowance in bands up to unlimited; (d) tethering allowances/tariffs; (e) overseas usage voice and data; (f) the ability to send and receive short message service (SMS); (g) voice-mail services; (h) mobile data connectivity via Dongles and SIMS (iPads); (i) mobile e-mail services (push and pull); (j) mobile data applications and value added mobile services; (k) accessories, including chargers, cases, screen protectors, etc.; (l) bar short code text services and premium text and other services; (m) the prevention of SIMS working in other devices; (n) a staff discount scheme; (o) adequate coverage throughout the UK including 4G; (p) dedicated telephone and email based help-desk to provide day to day support; and (q) an online portal for detailed billing.
The Council also requires a managed text service (SMS bulk texting) with the provision to send bulk SMS text messages to groups of numbers either via email or an external web portal. The supplier must be an authorised DEP reseller and provide Apple Inc. products with the DEP. The contract is anticipated to commence upon 29.8.2016 and will continue for a period of 24 months, with an option to extend for a further period of up to 24 months, unless terminated in accordance with the Conditions of Contract on the Kent Business Portal. Further background and technical information can be found within the tender documentation.
Expression of Interest and Tender Process:
Expressions of interest will only be accepted via the Kent Business Portal. In order to submit your interest in this opportunity please select the ‘Login and Express an Interest’ button located at the bottom of this page. Note that in order to successfully submit your interest you will first need to register for an account. After registration is complete and you’ve received your login details you should return to the advert for the opportunity and express your interest. You will then be emailed an invitation to submit a tender. Further guidance regarding how to use this portal can be found attached to the bottom of this advert.
Indicative Procurement Timetable: · Publication of ITT Documentation on the Kent Business Portal: Monday 23.5.2016; · Deadline to submit requests for clarification via the ProContract Discussion facility: 12:00 (noon) on Thursday, 16.6.2016; · Deadline for Tender Responses: 12:00 (noon) on Thursday 23.6.2016; · Commencement of Tender Evaluation Period (including Post-Tender Clarification): Thursday 23.6.2016; · Reverse eAuction: Thursday 7.7.2016; · Pre-Award Clarification Meeting/s: Monday 25.7.2016; · Decision to Award: Friday 29.7.2016; · Standstill Period: 10 Calendar Days; · Contract Award Notice: Tuesday 9.8.2016; · Contract Commencement Date: 29.8.2016.
Contract Access:

This contract may be accessed by any public Council, any Local Authority or any other public authority (e.g. Police, Ambulance Service, NHS Trusts and third sector organisations) located within Kent, including Kent Connects Partners: http://www.kentconn ects.gov.uk/about/partners/

Questions and Communication:
Please direct all questions and communication through the Kent Business Portal via the discussions facility.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64212000, 32250000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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 ITT documentation.

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: 24 (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:

See ITT documentation.

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

See ITT documentation.

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

See ITT documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See ITT documentation.
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: See ITT documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See ITT documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See ITT documentation.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

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 no
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: See ITT documentation.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

SS15 140
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.6.2016 – 12:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 23.6.2016 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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: no

VI.3)Additional information

See ITT documentation.
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:

23.5.2016

 

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