Student Wireless Network Tender

Student Wireless Network Tender

Student Wireless Network – Required to install equipment, cabling and software that will provide secure wireless access to the Internet from key areas at the three main Campus sites.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Wireless telecommunications system

2015/S 100-182884

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

CPD — Supplies and Services Division
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland
303 Airport Road West
For the attention of: Stephen McCann
BT3 9ED Belfast
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: As above

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As above

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract


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

DARD College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) — Student Wireless Network.

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

Service category No 7: Computer and related services


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)

Student Wireless Network – Required to install equipment, cabling and software that will provide secure wireless access to the Internet from key areas at the three main Campus sites (Greenmount, Loughry and Enniskillen). The Contracting Authority is Department of Agriculture and Rural Development NI The Project Reference is 27003.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32510000, 32421000, 32424000, 32520000

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

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


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:

5 Years plus two One Year Extension Periods.
Lots have not been used as it is required to have a single supplier as the management of the service is to take place at one central location.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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:


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

As per Tender Documents.

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

Joint and Several Liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the Tender Documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the Tender Documents.
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

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:


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


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: 29.6.2015 – 15:00
Payable documents: no

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

29.6.2015 – 15:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29.6.2015


Central Procurement Directorate — Clare House.

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

Please note the Official Name of the Contracting Authority should read Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland.
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: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into 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 general be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary reason to tenders, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any documents and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstance, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract to be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

See above process

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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