Project Prism Tender
This procurement is designed to enable European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to purchase optical transmission equipment and services that will allow them to build and deploy 100G transmission networks within their respective countries. For Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited.UK-Cambridge: Telecommunications equipment and supplies
Section I: Contracting authority
Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited
City House, 126-130 Hills Road
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Telephone: +44 1223371300
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General address of the contracting authority: www.dante.net
Electronic access to information: http://www.dante.net/server/show/nav.2551
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
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Mesogeion Av. 56
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Computation Center, Tel Aviv University Campus, Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Via dei Tizi
K Donelaicio 73
6 Rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
Bul. Krste Misirkov BB
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Hoog Catharijne, Radboudburcht Radboudkwartier 273
DTU, Kemitorvet 1
2800 Kgs Lyngb
PO Box 405
University of Iceland
Abels Gate 5
SE-SE-113 53 Stockholm
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Strada Mendeleev 21-25
Studentski Trg 1
Edificio Bronce Plaza Manuel Gomes Moreno S/N
HEC Building, Bilkent
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9, F. Agaev str.
AZ 1141 Baku
10 Chovelidze St.
University of Malta
University Campus, Tal-Qroqq
NTUU KPI, Building 2, Of. 105 Politekhnichna Str. 33
Universitat Wien, Dr Karl Lueger-Ring 1
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 8
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The justification for a framework greater than four years lies in the capital intense nature of the requirement for investment in equipment and the subsequent need to have access to the supplier to buy incremental proprietary components over the envisaged service life of the contract.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 100 000 000 EUR
The requirements listed below represent the general range of requirements for the NRENs and include:
— The solution shall have an easy-to-use Network Management System (NMS) with an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows integration with third-party provisioning, alarming and monitoring tools.
— The solution shall be operationally stable with a long Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).
— The solution shall have a road map that ensures continued development and support for the full duration of the framework and any call off contract.
— The solution shall be based on coherent DWDM technology, although non-coherent solutions are of interest as long as there is an upgrade path to coherent technology.
— The solution shall support 10G, 40G and 100G client interfaces.
— The solution shall have a method to limit manual intervention on intermediate nodes, e.g. an Optical Transport Network (OTN) switching layer or optical switching using Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs).
— The solution shall accept injection of alien wavelengths.
— The solution shall support generation of wavelengths that can be injected into other DWDM systems as alien wavelengths.
— Each service should be easily configurable for robust protection providing intermediated and high-end protection schemas.
— The Applicant shall be able to handle the migration from the existing solution in an efficient manner.
— The Applicant shall offer an operational support service with regard to software, spare parts and on-site support, with guaranteed repair times.
— Elective professional services throughout the life of the agreement shall be provided, for example, but not limited to, decommissioning and consultancy.
— The Applicant should be able to deliver the equipment and professional services in the countries in which the NRENs listed in this OJEU notice operate.
— The solution should be able to integrate with external systems, for example, for reporting, inventory and provisioning using a well-defined API / northbound interface.
— The commercial proposal should recognise the potential economies of scales for purchases by NRENS through the frameworks and ensure the implications of international trade are considered. The framework should have a fair balance of risk.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: These will be set out in the Pre-Qualification documentation.
These will be set out in the Pre-Qualification documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
These will be set out in the Pre-Qualification documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: These will be set out in the Pre-Qualification documentation.
Section VI: Complementary information
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): GN3 – 238875.
Organisations wishing to apply to be considered for the award of the contract for Prism will need to download and complete the Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
A copy of the PQQ can be downloaded from http://www.dante.net/server/show/nav.2551 and the password to unlock the document can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (stating “Prism password” in the subject heading) so that the request is received before 14.1.2013.
There are specific requirements for the return of the PQQ and these are set out within the PQQ itself. The deadline for return of a completed PQQ is
Following evaluation of returned completd PQQs a maximum of 7 applicants will be invited to participate in dialogue.