Network Cabling Tender Staffordshire
Voice and Data Cabling and Minor Telephony Works.
UK-Stafford: Network cabling
Section I: Contracting authority
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Procurement, Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street
For the attention of: Laura Kendall
ST16 2DH Stafford
Telephone: +44 1785854656
Fax: +44 1785854660
General address of the contracting authority: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/purchasing
Electronic access to information: www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.staffordshire.alito.co.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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Any other body as named within the procurement documentation
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UKG
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
The participation and process for this tender will be via the electronic tendering portal located at www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk
Please ensure you also refer to section VI.3 of this notice.
Supply, installation and maintenance of voice and data cabling systems. Current standards are Tyco/AMP Associated ICT electrical work and security services for example Supply, Installation and Maintenance of UPSs.
Electrical work associated in connecting ICT equipment and Supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV equipment.
As part of the Goverments National Procurement.
Strategy and the West Midlands Centre of Excellence Procurement Hub, collaborative working and supporting other authorities now forms part of this Councils procurement remit.
This framework agreement may be available to other Councils and Public Bodies (e.g. Police, Fire and Rescue Services) within this (or other regions) if it provides best value for another West Midlands Authority. The Councils within the West Midlands area, a list of all the regions/LAs can be found on www.rce.gov.uk
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 400 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: The inital period is 1.6.2013 – 31.5.2016. (with a 1 x 12 month option to extend) – Therefore the option may be taken up for the period 1.6.2016 – 31.5.2017.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 30 (from the award of the contract)
Number of possible renewals: 1
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: The requirements for minimum economic, financial and technical capacity will be included in the tender documents. Any tender may be rejected from a company/organisation who interalia.
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1997 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money.
Laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering. Please refer to Regulation no 23 of the Public Procurement Regulations 2006 (SI No 5) for additional rejection criteria (see link) http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/20060005.htm
Financial checks will be undertaken for economic operators using one or more of the Councils current financial assessors, n2check (www.n2check.com), Dun & Bradstreet (www.dnb.co.uk), Experian (www.experian.co.uk). Economic operators will be assessed according to the level of risk stipulated by the financial assessors used. Any economic operator being given an ABOVE AVERAGE/HIGHER THAN AVERAGE RISK rating or poorer, by one or more of the assessors used, may be rejected.
1. It is the responsibility of the economic operator to ensure that the appropriate accounts have been filed and that the credit information held is correct.
2. Should economic operators wish other financial information to be taken into account to support the economic and financial check this should be submitted with the response to the PQQ. SCC reserves the right to request further financial information and to take this into account where necessary in addition to the level of risk stipulated by the financial assessors.
3. For sole traders/partnerships where third party financial assessments are not available the assessment will be undertaken using a financial spreadsheet detailing trading account data for the last 3 years.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The organisation should hold as a minimum the following insurance levels or be able to provide with their response, a written statement advising that should they be awarded the contract they will have the required levels of insurance in place for the commencement of the contract.
Public Liability GBP 5 million.
Employers Liability GBP 10 million.
Professional Indemnity GBP 2 million.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: SCC personnel in attendance only.
Section VI: Complementary information
How to register:
1. Instructions at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/etendering/
2. Follow the link to Proactis E-Tendering (http://www.staffordshire.alito.co.uk). On the main page click SUPPLIERS then (new user) REGISTER links.
3. Complete the self-registration questions and click the Register button.
4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with an authentication link (this email may find its way to your trash/junk email account, so please check).
5. Confirm the authentication and then login into Proactis SUPPLIERS-side.
6. Search the bulletin board for the tender(s) using key words, search criteria etc.
7. Once found, click on the (blue) contract title to register interest against an active tender.
8. Click the REGISTER button and then CONTINUE.
9. The tender will now be in the MY TENDERS profile area on the main menu.
10. Find the READ ME FIRST document and continue with managing the tender.
If you require urgent assistance regarding the initial usage of the eTendering package please contact the Contracting Authority point-of-contact in Section I.1 of this notice. On failure to reach this contact, please immediately email the nature of the difficulty to firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +44 1785854657
Fax: +44 1785854660
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.1.2013