Managed Wide Area Network Tender

Managed Wide Area Network Tender

ACHA and AHFA requires a Managed Wide Area Network installing that connects all their office locations and an Internet service that is either managed or not.

United Kingdom-Lochgilphead: Wide area network services

2015/S 057-100247

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Argyll Community Housing Association Limited
Dalriada House, Lochnell Street
Contact point(s): IT
For the attention of: Chris Shaw
PA31 8ST Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7722067596
E-mail: chris.shaw@shawc.co.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10562

Electronic access to information: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: Argyll Community Housing Association Limited
Dalriada House, Lochnell Street
For the attention of: Chris Shaw
PA31 8ST Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7722067596
Internet address: http://www.acha.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Argyll Community Housing Association Limited
Dalriada House, Lochnell Street
For the attention of: Chris Shaw
PA31 8ST Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7722067596
Internet address: http://www.acha.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Argyll Community Housing Association Limited
Dalriada House, Lochnell Street
For the attention of: Chris Shaw
PA31 8ST Lochgilphead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7722067596
Internet address: http://www.acha.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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:

Managed Wide Area Network.

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: Dalriada House, Lochgilphead, PA31 8JL.

NUTS code UKM63

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)

ACHA and AHFA requires a Managed Wide Area Network installing that connects all their office locations and an Internet service that is either managed or not.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=341651

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72720000, 72400000

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: no

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:

Managed WAN connectivity for 7 office locations across Argyll and Bute with access speeds ranging from 10 Mbps up to 50 Mbps.
3 circuits will require pricing options for resilient connectivity.
11 locations require the best available Business broadband service installing.
Options for managed and unmanaged resilient internet connectivity with speeds of 50 Mbps, 75 Mbps and 100 Mbps.

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: 66 (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:

Dependent on the suppliers status, a performance bond or guarantee may be required.

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

An agreement as to how the project is funded will be covered as part of the contract negotiations with the preferred supplier. Any payment made to the supplier will be in pounds sterling and will be normally made by electronic funds transfer.

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

ACHA & AHFA specific requirements are yet to be determined; however it does require that the contract awarded be entered into by a single legal entity on the part of the successful supplier(s). Any legal entity which has a group of entities will be required to provide an undertaking to be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the project.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The contract will be for up to 66 months. 6 months for transition from the current environment to the new service.
The costs of responding to the tender will be borne by the respondent and ACHA & AHFA will not be liable for the suppliers costs.
ACHA & AHFA are not bound to accept any or all of the suppliers response.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(6) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years.
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(4) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided.
(5) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(6) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
These are detailed in the tender document in Section 4.2.
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

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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Technically meeting the requirements of the specification. Weighting 50

2. Full cost of the solution over 5 years. Weighting 50

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
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

5.5.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 6.5.2015 – 9:00

Place:

Dalriada House, Lochgilphead, PA31 8JL.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:341651).
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:

18.3.2015

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