Provide Network Services to Metropolitan Police

Provide Network Services to Metropolitan Police

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime as the contracting authority is seeking tenders for the supply of Network Services to the Digital Policing function of the Metropolitan Police Service.

United Kingdom-London: Networks

2015/S 182-329970

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service
Procurement Services, 8th Floor West, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
For the attention of: Mr Martin Farncombe
SW6 1TR London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070915070
E-mail: martin.farncombe@met.pnn.police.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.met.police.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: www.bluelight.gov.uk (for electronic access to information, and electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate at this address — please see part VI.3 for further details)
Further information can be obtained from: Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service
Procurement Services, 8th Floor West, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
For the attention of: Mr Martin Farncombe
SW61TR London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070915070
E-mail: martin.farncombe@met.pnn.police.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service
Procurement Services, 8th Floor West, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
For the attention of: Mr Martin Farncombe
SW61TR London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070915070
E-mail: martin.farncombe@met.pnn.police.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service
Procurement Services, 8th Floor West, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
For the attention of: Mr Martin Farncombe
SW61TR London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070915070
E-mail: martin.farncombe@met.pnn.police.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety

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:

TTPi Network Communications Services.

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

NUTS code UKI

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)

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) as the contracting authority (Contracting Authority) is seeking tenders for the supply of Network Services to the Digital Policing function of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
The Total Technology Programme Infrastructure (TTPi) has been established to implement a Service Integrator and Management (SIAM) and Service Tower operating model for the delivery of ICT services across the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and to procure replacement contracts that align with and support this model.
This contract notice covers the procurement of MPS’ Network Tower (other than provision of mobile voice and data services and certain specialist circuits, which are outside the scope for this procurement). This procurement in structured into two lots: Lot A covers WAN, LAN, telephony, inter-network gateways and co-ordination of other suppliers in the network tower; including suppliers for the services that are not the subject of this procurement. Lot B covers provision and management of a call routeing system to support emergency and non-emergency calls
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award a separate contract in respect of each Lot or alternatively award a contract which covers a combination of both of the Lots.
Acting on MPS’ behalf, the MPS’ new SIAM supplier will integrate, manage and monitor the business as usual ICT Services from each of the other Tower suppliers into a portfolio of end-to-end business services, assuring their delivery to agreed standards. The SIAM supplier will also co-ordinate the introduction and delivery of change across the Towers to ensure integrated deployment services. Should the bidder for any of the Lots have bid for and ultimately won the competition for the SIAM services (either as a prime contractor or sub-contractor), in order to minimise any conflict of interest the successful bidder of the relevant Lot will need to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Contracting Authority that acting in this capacity (as SIAM supplier) will not prevent it from maintaining independence and neutrality in its provision of both the Network and SIAM services.
It is envisaged that both supplier to supplier and Contracting Authority to supplier TUPE will apply to this contract.
The Authority will use the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation for the purposes of this procurement and, in accordance with Regulation 29(15) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Authority reserves the right to award a contract on the basis of the initial tenders without negotiation. However, should a contract not be awarded at initial tender stage, the Authority also reserves the right to use successive negotiation stages in order to reduce the number of tenders to be negotiated by applying the Award Criteria contained in the procurement documentation.
Further details can be found in the procurement documentation and Descriptive Document.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32400000, 79512000, 48200000, 32411000, 32412000, 32413000, 32415000, 32420000, 32430000, 64211000, 64215000, 64221000, 64224000,72410000, 72700000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 000 and 240 000 000 GBP depending on the growth of bandwidth consumption during the term of the contract.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: It is the Contracting Authority’s intent that the Network Communications Services contracts will be let for an initial period of 5 years (plus any transitional period) with options to extend for up to a further 2 years. The Contracting Authority may include an option to include additional services and/or supplies within the scope of the contracts relating to each Lot.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in days: 0 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 1 and 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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:

A Parent Company Guarantee (in the form of a performance and financial guarantee) may be required on the terms set out in the contract which will be issued with the procurement documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Where there is more than one economic operator, the Authority requires a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require a single economic operator to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: It is expected that the supplier of services under Lot A will enter into a collaboration agreement with the Contracting Authority and the other Tower Suppliers. The Contracting Authority may also require the supplier for Lot B to enter into a similar form of collaboration agreement with the Contracting Authority and the other Tower Suppliers and suppliers of other Lots in this procurement.
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: The Authority will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Regulations 56 to 65 (to the extent that those specific Regulations are in force) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and a detailed explanation of the selection methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the PQQ Document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Regulations 56 to 65 (to the extent that those specific Regulations are in force) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and a detailed explanation of the selection methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the PQQ Document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The Authority will evaluate technical ability/financial standing of the bidders in accordance with Regulations 56 to 65 (to the extent that those specific Regulations are in force) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, and a detailed explanation of the selection methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the PQQ Document.
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As described in the PQQ documentation (which candidates can access via the Bluelight website in accordance with the instructions set out in section VI.3 Additional information. Envisaged minimum and maximum numbers are per Lot.

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 yes
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

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:

SS2/15/21

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 203-359490 of 22.10.2014

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.10.2015 – 16:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

7.12.2015

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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Economic operators wishing to express an interest in this tender opportunity, and obtain tender documentation, should go towww.bluelight.gov.uk/opportunities and enter the following reference number in the search criteria ‘contains:’ box: 9KZJ — 8HZGMQ then click on the tender opportunity Title and select the ‘Login and Register Interest’ button, and enter their user-name and password. If not already registered on the Bluelight ProContracte-Tendering system, economic operators will need to do so by going to www.bluelight.gov.uk and clicking on the ‘Register Company’ link in the Supplier menu, and filling in the company registration form. It is free to register on the system and there are no subscription charges or additional costs for using the system. Once the registration has been processed (which can take up to 48 hours), two separate emails containing the user-name and password will be sent to the email address registered with. Economic operators will need to return to the tender opportunity on Bluelight to express their interest electronically. URL: www.bluelight.gov.uk Economic operators wishing to be considered for appointment as a provider of these services must submit a completed PQQ in compliance with the instructions and within the prescribed deadline as set out in this contract notice. The Authority reserves the right to:(i) withdraw from the procurement process; and/or(ii) not to award any contract as a result of the competition called for by this notice; and/or(iii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the structure, timing, dates and content of the competition; and/or(iv) to procure the whole or any part of the requirements covered by this contract notice by any other means they may see fit (including by way of a new procurement process).The Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidates in considering and/or responding to the procurement process. All discussions and meetings will be conducted in English. Tenders and supporting documents must be priced in Pounds Sterling and all payments under the contract will be made in Pounds Sterling. The Authority will issue the ITT to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 candidates per lot who submitted PQQ responses and pass all selection criteria. If more than 3–6 candidates pass all criteria, the Authority reserves the right to take only the 3–6 highest scoring candidates through to the next stage of the competition for that Lot. Even if a candidate has passed all criteria the Authority reserves the right not to invite a candidate to participate in the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation process if they have not adequately demonstrated, within their completed PQQ response, a capability to meet in full the requirements for the provision of the relevant Services. Economic operators which alter their composition after submitting a response to the PQQ may be the subject of re-evaluation.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Metropolitan Police Service
Procurement Services, 8th Floor West, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
SW6 1TR London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the point that information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the contact details provided in Section I.1. The purpose of the standstill period is to allow aggrieved parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before any contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Any such action must be brought in accordance with the relevant time periods in Part 3 (Remedies) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Court may make any order to include but which is not limited to a declaration that a signed contract is ineffective, interim orders, shortening of the contract term, setting aside of the award decision, ordering the Authority to amend any document and/or awarding damages in favour of the claimant.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Metropolitan Police
Procurement Services, 8th Floor West, Empress State Building, Lillie Road
SW6 1TR London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.9.2015

Enjoyed this post? Share it!