NWUPC Framework Agreement for Supply of Telecommunications Equipment
The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi provider Framework Agreement for the supply and delivery of Telecommunications Equipment. The NWUPC is acting as lead consortia.
United Kingdom-Manchester: Cordless telephones
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
For the attention of: David Lamb
M1 3HZ Manchester
Telephone: +44 1612348003
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
NWUPC APUC NEUPC HEPCW SUPC LUPC CPC
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 544 500 and 2 178 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Lot 1: Telephony and Unified Comms.
Lot 2: Telephony and Licencing
Lot 3: Infrastructure
Starting on the 1.4.2015 until the 31.3.2018 plus the option to extend for a 12 month period until the 31.3.2019.
There no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement; the competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the chosen suppliers will be a large factor in determining how many institutions support the Agreement. The Authority are looking for Providers who will actively promote and market the Agreement and it is anticipated that multiple Providers will be appointed under the Framework Agreement.
The Framework Agreement is to be open to the current and future member institutions and affiliated Public Sector bodies including FE colleges as defined by the Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the NWUPC. The membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate and affiliate members, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not members of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the coordinating body in respect of their use of the agreement. These fees are individually agreed up front with each institution and may be waived at the discretion of the NWUPC. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating institutions spin off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating institution or group of participating institutions.
Please see the lists of consortia members. All Agreements resulting from this tender process should be made available to and apply to all current and future members of the participating consortia. It should also apply, with the express written permission of the Authority, to any member of any other Higher or Further Education regional purchasing consortium or any other Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom as well as the Research Councils, providing that they formally commit to participate in and support this Agreement. The Authority will only grant permission at the request of the consortium; or an institution if it is not a member of a Consortium. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating consortia may already have in place.
This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.
Returns must be uploaded and submitted via the In-Tend system found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc by 12:00 noon on the 2.2.2015. Late returns may not be considered.
Documents can be accessed online via Intend following registration: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc/aspx/Home
Additional information is available in the tender documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32552110, 32551300, 32551500, 32552600, 32552120, 32551000, 31224810, 32552130, 31224400, 32236000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The scope of the framework agreement will include but not be limited to:
Telephony and unified comms., Telephony, Licencing, and Infrastructure including cables and accessories.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: See documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Pricing. Weighting 70
2. Customer requirements. Weighting 30
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
Payable documents: yes
Price: 120 GBP
Terms and method of payment: A non-refundable Cheque, Postal Order or Money Order for 120 GBP inclusive of VAT made payable to the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium must be received prior to the closing date for the return of the ITT documentation. Details will be outlined in the ITT documents — this is to help ameliorate the Evaluation Team tender related costs in undertaking the procurement. A VAT invoice will be sent to the address given.
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
NWUPC Ltd, Albert House, 17 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3HZ.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: