Supply VSAT Satellite Communications Systems
The purpose of the proposed procurement exercise is to appoint a provider who can supply, manage and maintain the satellite hardware and bandwidth and undertake hardware upgrade at all the sites.
United Kingdom-Swindon: Satellites
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Katarzyna Nawrotek
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867558
General address of the contracting authority: www.uksbs.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sso/jsp/login.jsp
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sso/jsp/login.jsp
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House, N Star Avenue
SN2 1ET Swindon
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
UK SBS on behalf of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) anticipates undertaking a procurement exercise for the Provision of VSAT Satellite Communications Systems (Space Segment) for BAS Stations, Ships and Cambridge HQ. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, and has, for the last 60 years, undertaken the majority of Britain’s scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent. For more information on BAS, visit: www.bas.ac.uk The purpose of the proposed procurement exercise is to appoint a provider who can supply, manage and maintain the satellite hardware and bandwidth and undertake hardware upgrade at all the sites.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
34712200, 32532000, 32533000, 32534000, 32531000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our customers improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. It is our vision to become the leading provider for our customers of shared business services in the UK public sector, continuously reducing cost and improving quality of business services for Government and the public sector. Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities: innovating and transforming their own organisations.
Core services include Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, ISS and Property Asset Management all underpinned by our Service Delivery and Contact Centre teams.
UK SBS is a people rather than task focused business. It’s what makes us different to the traditional transactional shared services centre. What is more, being a not-for-profit organisation owned by its customers, UK SBS’ goals are aligned with the public sector and delivering best value for the UK taxpayer.
If UK SBS is procuring the Contract or Framework as a central purchasing body for multiple Customers who are other contracting authorities. This means that other contracting authorities named in this OJEU Notice may use the Contract or Framework.
Detailed on the UK SBS Ltd website is a list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised Entities) that may also use any appropriately advertised Contract let by UK Shared Business Services Ltd The full list is detailed below:
UK SBS Pan Government list is available at: https://intranet.uksbs.co.uk/procurement/teamsite/Pages/SourcingContract.aspx
Document ‘Customer Profiles’.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Services contract will be awarded for 5 years with an optional extension period of 2 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.2.1)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: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall 1st be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.
If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.
Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at: http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing:ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Your email must clearly state:
The name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
Your organisations full name as a registered supplier;
The name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) help desk (Not UK SBS Ltd ): Freephone. 0345 010 3503.
Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx
Responses must be received by the date in IV.3.4)
Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).
The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1)
All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).
The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in III.2.1)
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: 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
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: During the Selection stage, the intention is to arrive at a short-list of between 5 and 7 qualified Bidders will be considered for award stage evaluation. UK SBS at its discretion may only take forward sufficient Bidders as the intended minimum to maximum stated above. In those circumstances only the minimum to maximum number of qualified Bidders responses at award stage will be considered. To achieve this stated number of qualified Bidders, the selection questionnaires will be ranked.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 090-161547 of 11.5.2016
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
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.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: