National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service

National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service

A National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service is required to provide a single point of access for researchers to a high quality fibre network.

UK-Swindon: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2012/S 243-399983

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

RCUK SSC
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Geoff Bath
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1793867337
E-mail: geoff.bath@rcuk.ssc.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.rcuk.ssc.ac.uk

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
Other: UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
I.3)Main activity
Other: Scientific Research
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:
National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UKK14
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)
A National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service is required to provide a single point of access for researchers to a high quality fibre network.
This service will support a wide range of research programmes within the Engineering, Physical Sciences and any new or developing community.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73100000, 73110000

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: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
A National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service will provide user access to a high quality fibre network to support a range of research programmes within Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 500 000 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: 60 (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:
None.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Refer to tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Refer to tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer to tender 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: Refer to tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to tender 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 below

1. Technical requirements. Weighting 20

2. Useability of equipment. Weighting 10

3. Service levels. Weighting 15

4. People and management. Weighting 20

5. Service justifcation. Weighting 10

6. Financial. Weighting 10

7. Scientific engagement. Weighting 15

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:
RE-12-0015-EPSRC-DF.
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: 5.2.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.2.2013 – 15:00
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: 22.2.2013 – 12:00
Place:

RCUK SSC, Swindon.

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
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:13.12.2012

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