Supply and Maintenance of a Managed Wide Area Network

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

2016/S 087-153275

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
VAT 178178130
Service HQ, Belmont Business Park
Durham
DH1 1TW
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact person: Janice Alderslade
Telephone: +44 1913755560
E-mail: jalderslade@ddfire.gov.uk
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.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=15942&B=BLUELIGHT
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=15942&B=BLUELIGHT
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Supply,Delivery and Maintenance of a Managed Wide Area Network.

Reference number: 23885

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72720000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 637 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

50312600
50312610
72000000
72222300
72267100
72700000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 637 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 12 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

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

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As set out in the invitation to tender documentation available on the portal.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 31/05/2016
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 13/06/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 08/01/2017
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

7 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

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.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Authority
Belmont Business Park
Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/04/2016

 

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