Purchase of ICT Software and Hardware

Purchase of ICT Software and Hardware

Hardware to include but not limited to the provision and configuration of mainframe, mid-range, mini computers, PC’s, laptops, netbooks and peripheral equipment.

United Kingdom-Uxbridge: Computer equipment and supplies

2016/S 153-277888

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
For the attention of: David Overthrow
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
United Kingdom
E-mail: david.overthrow@brunel.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bruneluniversity

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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

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

Brunel University London is requesting tenders for the supply of ICT Products and Associated Services for use by or on behalf of public sector bodies(and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes) located in the UK

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Purchase of ICT Software and Equipment.

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 UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 150 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Brunel University London is requesting tenders for the Purchase of ICT Software and Equipment for use by or on behalf of public sector bodies(and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes) located in the UK. The Public Sector Bodies have a need for a ‘one-stop-shop’ to provide a range of ICT related purchases and services.
Hardware to include but not limited to the provision and configuration of mainframe, mid-range, mini computers, PC’s, laptops, netbooks and peripheral equipment, audio-visual equipment and associated consumables and related services. Also to include consumables and hardware disposal and recycle..
Software to include but not limited to Software Applications, Software Licences, Software Upgrade, Software-related Services, Software Support Services, Software Development Services, Software Maintenance Services, Software Implementation Services, Software Reproduction Services, Software Configuration Services, Hosted Services, Software as a Service (SaaS), Data Services, ESCROW and Managed Services.
Networks to include but not limited to provision and management of voice, data and combined (IP) and VOIP equipment and link provision across all transmission methods, e.g. wire, fibre, satellite and radio. To include local, campus and wide area networks and all equipment and services supporting and facilitating the network.
Services to include but not limited to installation, maintenance and management of any of the above mentioned items. To include same for infrastructure required to maintain central or remote ICT provision,. To include on-site management or remote hosting of web accessed services, including their development and maintenance.
To provide additional services in support of purchases to include but not limited to conducting mini competitions on behalf of customers, to identify and highlight sustainable options.
The supplier will be required to manage the supply chain and any sub-contractors on behalf of the purchasing customer. They will be required to provide product innovation, identify avoidable costs and facilitate cost reductions. If required, to also undertake contract and asset management (including asset tagging) for the customer.
The provision of regular (i.e. monthly) Management Information (MI) will be an important requirement for some customers and should include warranty information, asset information, stock delivery reports, product specifications (including energy information).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30200000, 64200000, 32000000, 72000000, 48000000, 51600000, 35710000, 44300000, 50300000, 42500000, 38600000, 79000000, 45300000, 51300000,80000000

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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/A.

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

N/A.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As contained in the PQQ.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As contained in the PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As contained in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As contained in the PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As contained in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As contained in the PQQ.
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

Restricted

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 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As contained in the PQQ.
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:

BUL – 1624

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

no

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

5.9.2016 – 10:00

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

7.9.2016

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: 23.9.2016

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

Suppliers are required to register and express interest via the University’s electronic tendering site at the following URL https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bruneluniversity. Registration and use of the e-tendering portal is free of charge and places suppliers under no obligation to participate. The University reserves the right to amend, suspend or cancel the process at any stage. The University does not accept any liability for any costs incurred in the procurement process. Please note all final submissions must be made electronically via the In-tend portal.

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the placing of orders.
The Framework term will be 4 years.
The envisaged number of operators stated at Section IV.1.2:
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this framework agreement.
Brunel University London wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
Local Government that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/na-classification/national-accounts-sector-classification/index.html

Local Authorities

http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

www.ubico.co.uk Agent acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council.

NDPBs

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

Educational Establishments in England and Wales, maintained by the Department
for Children, Schools and Families including Schools and Colleges but not Universities unless listed here individually

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.html

Brunel University London
Buckinghamshire New University
Police Forces in the United Kingdom

http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

http://apccs.police.uk/about-the-apcc/

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/

http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspx

NHS Bodies England

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom

http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/find-charities/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/search-charity-register/

https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ShowCharity/RegisterOfCharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/index/getadvice.htm

www.cas.org.uk

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/

Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
Scottish Public Bodies
Welsh Public Bodies
National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

Housing Associations — Registered Social Landlords Wales
Any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and
(i) financed wholly or mainly by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice;
(ii) subject to management supervision by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice; or
(iii) more than half of the board of directors or members of which, or, in the case of a group of individuals, more than half of those individuals, are appointed by another contracting authority listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice
(iv) an association of or formed by one or more of the Contracting Authorities listed above in this section VI.3 of this notice.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
The University will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to contractors. This period allows unsuccessful contractors to seek further debriefing from the University before the contract is entered into and to start proceedings where such action is necessary. Such additional information should be requested from the person stated in the contact details in section I.1 of this document. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within the time limits as defined in the above regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

5.8.2016

 

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