Supply of fibre optic communications network

Supply of fibre optic communications network

Contract for the supply, maintenance, supply and installation services for a fibre optic communications network.

UK-Gateshead: communications system maintenance services

2012/S 167-277297

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Gateshead Council
Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, Regent Street
For the attention of: Mrs Sarah MacNab
NE8 1HH Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1914335957
E-mail: sarahmacnab@gateshead.gov.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract for the supply, maintenance, supply and installation services for a fibre optic communications network.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The Borough Council of Gateshead.
NUTS code UKC
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)
The contract is for the provision of services to support the Council’s open access fibre optic data communications network. The services required include a 24×7 network operations centre, network monitoring and management, technical support and maintenance, field support, equipment supply and installation, fibre optic installation and civil engineering works, and ad-hoc technical advice and other related services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50334400, 72000000

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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (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:
As per the tender document.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As per tender document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As per tender document.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender document.
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 number of operators: 5
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:
QTLE – 8WSKTV
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
5.10.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
23.11.2012
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 tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Representitive from Gateshead Procurement and Legal departments will be present at the opening of the tenders.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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
To express your interest please follow the instructions below:
1) Go to www.nepoportal.org;

2) Click current opportunities;
3) Click search latest opportunities;
4) Enter QTLE – 8WSKTV in the contains field and click search;
5) Click on the contract title;
6) Click to log in and register an interest – continue to register an interest following the on screen instructions.
If you are not already registered on the NEPO Portal, you will need to complete a free of charge registration to obtain a username and password for the system before you complete steps 1 – 6 above.
If you have any problems registering, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk on +44 1914335949 or e-mail to Info@nepo.org.

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

The Borough of Gateshead Council
Civic Centre Regent Street
NE8 1HH Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1914333000
Internet address: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

As above
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:29.8.2012

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