Provide Telephone Services to Shropshire Council

Provide Telephone Services to Shropshire Council

Public-telephone services. Shropshire Council is looking for an organisation to tender for our Fixed Voice telephony provision to cover supply, rental and calls.

United Kingdom-Shrewsbury: Public-telephone services

2015/S 072-127828

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Nigel Denton
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1743252993
E-mail: procurement@shropshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1743253910

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Shropshire Council is purchasing on behalf of itself and any wholly owned local authority company or other entity that is deemed to be a contracting authority by virtue of the Council’s involvement
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

IMC 169 — The Provision of Direct Public Telephone Services to Shropshire Council.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services

NUTS code UKG22

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)

Public-telephone services. Shropshire Council is looking for an organisation to tender for our Fixed Voice telephony provision to cover supply, rental and calls. Currently the estate is a mixture of ISDN30e, ISDN2e, PSTN and SIP connectivity. The desire is to move to provide all Shropshire Council buildings with IP telephony contact system which is provided across existing SIP trunks. We also have other connections which are a mix of those listed above, these are installed into varying locations i.e. schools, libraries, etc.
The successful contractor will take over ownership of existing connections and provide back to us a suitable platform on which we can access and submit online orders, accessing and reporting on billing information and fault reporting/monitoring, with direct access to individual bills by our customers to reduce Shropshire Council’s input on administration provision.
This contract will be to cover our fixed voice telephony for a period of 3 years with an option to extend the contract for a further 2 year period. On the understanding that the estate will be shifting from old technology to newer SIP type connections.
It is intended that the contract will commence on the 1.7.2015 or as soon after that date as is possible.
Our current network is provided over 18 ISDN2e, 34 ISDN30e, 1126 PSTN and 2 SIP connections all with varying channels. The successful company would assist in reducing this overall rental cost plus call charges and advising on ways in which to do so.
As a public authority, in line with the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Council has due regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in Shropshire. Accordingly the council is looking, in relation to the delivery of this contract, for proposals from contractors that could help provide social value benefits within Shropshire where practicable and to maximise the social and economic impact of the proposed contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64211000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 750 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.7.2015. Completion 30.6.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See tender documentation.

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

Joint and severable liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See 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: See tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See 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: yes

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
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:

IMC 169

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: 8.5.2015

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

11.5.2015 – 12:00
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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.5.2015 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2020.

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Shrewsbury:-Public-telephone-services./C8ASDA2HQG

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/C8ASDA2HQG

GO Reference: GO-2015410-PRO-6513340.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
SY2 6ND Shrewsbury
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@shropshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1743252992

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day calendar day standstill period at the point of 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. Additional information should be requested from the contact in Section 1.1. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S1 2006 No 5) 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 (England and Wales).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.4.2015

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