Supply and Maintenance of a Managed Wide Area Network
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority wish to engage with an ICT network provider to deliver and manage a resilient Wide Area Network, Centralised Firewall and Internet Provision.
United Kingdom-Durham: Wide area network services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Service HQ, Belmont Business Park
Contact person: Janice Alderslade
Telephone: +44 1913755560
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: https://www.ddfire.gov.uk/Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/33150
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Supply,Delivery and Maintenance of a Managed Wide Area Network.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority (CDDFRA) wish to
engage with an ICT network provider to deliver and manage a resilient Wide Area
Network (WAN), Centralised Firewall and Internet Provision to support all the
Authority’s business needs. The Authority has 19 sites, which need to be
interconnected via a resilient core network.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority (CDDFRA) wish to engage with an ICT network provider to deliver and manage a resilient Wide Area Network (WAN), Centralised Firewall and Internet Provision to support all the Authority’s business needs. The Authority has 19 sites, which need to be interconnected via a resilient core network. There are, however two fire stations that have separate accommodation blocks (included in the existing provision) which are serviced via independent ADSL links direct to the internet which do not transverse the WAN. The types of data carried by the WAN varies, but includes but is not limited to: Voice, Video, Mobilisation and Citrix. End users and third party suppliers access the WAN via a VPN solution provided by the existing Managed Service. CDDFRA utilise the existing WAN to deliver mobilisation messages (GD92) to the remote fire stations, although this traffic is small in size it is mission critical and must be prioritised over all other types of traffic, therefore the WAN needs to be highly available. Some other types of traffic that transverse the WAN are: Data, Citrix, Voice, Video, and Mapping Updates. CDDFRA also use the WAN for the telephony system and Quality of Service (QoS) is applied to all voice traffic to ensure audible speech.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
2 x 12 months.
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Bidders failing to pass all identified criteria, will be rejected from the process. For those which do pass the identified criteria, the Authority will then rank Bidders according to the total score. The 5 highest scoring Bidders will be invited for further competition subject to exceeding a minimum of 50 % of the score available.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Article 57 of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulations 57 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available on the portal.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available on the portal.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
As set out in the invitation to tender documentation available on the portal.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
This tender opportunity is being advertised on the blue light portal. Organisations can register electronically for the documents which are ready for download via the blue light portal.
Belmont Business Park
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information of the award of the Contract is communicated to bidders. 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 the unsuccessful bidders to EN Standard Form 02 Contract notice 12/16 challenge the award decision before the Contract’s entered into. The Public Regulations 2015 provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland).
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: