Supply of Network Infrastructure to Crescent Purchasing Consortium

Supply of Network Infrastructure to Crescent Purchasing Consortium

The CPC intends to put a framework agreement in place with suitable manufactures and resellers which will offer additional benefits through collaborative and innovative partnerships with our members.

United Kingdom-Salford: Network equipment

2016/S 135-243093

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Crescent Purchasing Consortium
Technology House, Lissadel Street
For the attention of: Yvonne Winskill
M6 6AP Salford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +00 441619470955
E-mail: Y.winskill@thecpc.ac.uk
Fax: +00 448000662188

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.thecpc.ac.uk/index.php?

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cpc/aspx/Home

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

CPC Member Institutions (Colleges, Academies and Schools) and Other Contracting Authorities (As Detailed in the Contract Notice)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

ICT Solutions and Supply of Network Infrastructure.

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

Supplies
Purchase

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: 10

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 10 000 000 and 150 000 000 GBP

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

The CPC intends to put a framework agreement in place with suitable manufactures and resellers which will offer additional benefits through collaborative and innovative partnerships with our members. The framework agreement will be for the supply of a wide range of networking equipment and the provision of support services, to be purchased continuously and in varying quantities during the contract period. All members heavily rely on having a robust ICT infrastructure/environment and the equipment required will be utilised for a variety of administrative, research and academic applications.
The CPC members spend on ICT through the current CPC framework agreements over the last 4 years was in excess of 180 000 000 GBP. This spend covers Desktops, Laptops, Notebooks, Networking Hardware and Services, Data Cabling and Telecommunications Equipment and Services and Software and Licences. Approx. 26 000 000 GBP of this spend has gone through the Network Hardware and Services including Servers and Data Storage. We anticipate use of the framework by members to increase as membership continues to grow.
The purpose of this framework agreement is to give full EU cover and allow CPC members to purchase at a substantial and demonstrable discount relative to the marketplace throughout the term of the framework agreement. The framework discounts should apply to all equipment, spares and ancillary equipment.
CPC members currently change ICT model types, including components or a regular basis. Due to the current financial climate and budget reductions many members are keen to reduce the refresh period but to still maintain the optimum balance between longevity cost and technical advantage.
The estimated total framework value is in the range 10 000 000 GBP to 150 000 000 GBP, net of VAT over the next 4 years.
The framework will be divided into 6 lots:
Lot 1 Servers and Associated Equipment (inc. server racking, cabinets and KCM, etc.);
Lot 2 Enterprise Storage (NAS, SAM, etc.);
Lot 3 Back up and Archiving;
Lot 4 Networking Equipment and Services (including but not exclusive of Routers, Hubs, Switches, Wireless Networking Systems, LAN, Virtualisation, Cloud, etc.);
Lot 5 Security Hardware (Inc. Internet/Email monitoring, firewall and network intrusion detection);
Lot 6 Maintenance, Installation and Support (As a standalone requirement, not alongside the purchase of equipment).

It is a requirement of the Tender that the selected supplier (s) extend the terms to all eligible Institutions and Consortia, as defined by the CPC including further education colleges/institutions, universities, 6th forms, academies, schools, museums and other similar organisations. CPC reserves the right during the period of this agreement to make additions to or subtractions from the list of participating Institutions and Consortia.

Current and future members of the CPC are from the education sector, the majority of whom will be on the open access EduBase public portal:http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

CPC will be using the In-Tend system to carry out this tender. In order to express your interest in this tender and obtain the tender documents please log on to:https://in-tendhost.co.uk/CPC /aspx/Home

Members have the right to utilise e-auctions during the further competition / call-off stage of supplier selection.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32420000, 48800000, 72100000, 32413100, 32423000, 72710000, 50312310, 72228000, 32427000, 32422000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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

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)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Servers and Associated Equipment

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48820000, 48822000, 48821000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Enterprise Storage

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30233100, 72212780, 72212782

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Backup and Archiving

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48710000, 72212710

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Networking Equipment and Services

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48200000, 72212215, 72212200, 72212210, 48215000, 72212219, 48219000, 48210000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5 Lot title: Security Hardware

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72212730, 72212732

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: Maintenance, Installation and Support

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50312600, 72267200, 72222300, 72267100, 50312610, 50312620

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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:

CPC/YW/02/2016

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

19.8.2016 – 12:00
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

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.7.2016

 

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