Managed Services and Wide Area Networking Tender

Managed Services and Wide Area Networking Tender

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is seeking to appoint one or more suppliers to provide three key elements of its ICT Infrastructure. These elements are Wide Area Networking (WAN) communications, Data Centre, and Managed Services and the contract will be divided into three corresponding Lots.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Servers

2014/S 125-222770

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

English Institute of Sport Ltd
Sportcity, Gate 13, Rowsley St
For the attention of: Mark Richards
M11 3FF Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: mark.richards@eis2win.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.eis2win.co.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.eis2win.co.uk/Pages/EISICT3PQQ.aspx

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: English Institute of Sport Ltd
Sportcity, Gate 13, Rowsley St
For the attention of: Mark Richards
M11 3FF Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: mark.richards@eis2win.co.uk
Internet address: http://www.eis2win.co.uk

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: High Performance athlete and sport science, medicine, technology and engineering 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:

Information Communications and Technology Infrastructure.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK-Wide.
NUTS code UKD3,UK

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)

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is seeking to appoint one or more suppliers to provide three key elements of its ICT Infrastructure. These elements are Wide Area Networking (WAN) communications, Data Centre, and Managed Services and the contract will be divided into three corresponding Lots. The EIS may appoint one contractor for all three Lots, or sub-divide the infrastructure among more than one contractor. The contractor providing the Managed Services will be the primary support contact for the EIS services delivered through the WAN and Data Centre.
We intend to invite tenders only from suppliers who can provide evidence of experience of supplying effective systems to organizations.
In order to identify suppliers to take part in this important process, a pre-qualifying questionnaire (PQQ) should be submitted by interested parties in the first instance. The PQQ can be found at (URL)

http://www.eis2win.co.uk/Pages/EISICT3PQQ.aspx

Please send the completed PQQ by email to mark.richards@eis2win.co.uk by 16:00 (BST), 4th August 2014.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

Lot 1 – Wide Area Network (WAN); Lot 2 Data Centre services; Lot 3: Managed Services
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 900 000 and 1 500 000 GBP

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: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: LOT 1 WAN

1)Short description

Wide Area Networking. To give high speed internet access to the nine major high performance centres in England

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

Fast telecommunications channels to up to nine of the main EIS high performance centres
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 240 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 Data Centre Services

1)Short description

Provision of a secure data centre environment for the servers for the core IT services for the EIS.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 600 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 Managed Services

1)Short description

Provision of user and infrastructure support including servers, WAN and client devices (excluding mobile phone)

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 250 000 GBP
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:
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
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: Suppliers must complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ); see Annex A.II

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers must complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ); see Annex A.II

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers must complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ); see Annex A.II
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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: strict compliance with questions in the PQQ
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:

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.7.2014 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

4.8.2014 – 16:00

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

11.8.2014

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

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

1.Invitations to tender will be sent only to qualifying organisations that provide satisfactory answers relating to the Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). The PQQ is accessed from http://www.eis2win.co.uk/Pages/EISICT3PQQ.aspx

2. The EIS reserves the option to extend any contract awarded.
3. The EIS undertakes to use its best endeavours to hold confidential any information provided in any proposal submitted, subject to EIS’s obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any information submitted in any proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason(s) for considering it sensitive.
4. Evaluation criteria and weightings will be included in the Invitation to Tender.

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:

28.6.2014

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