Telecommunications Network Services Cornwall

Telecommunications Network Services Cornwall

The contract will be to deliver Telecommunications Network Services to RCHT for its own benefit and to other end users in health and social care sector.

United Kingdom-Truro: Telecommunications services

2017/S 205-423414

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Treliske
Truro
TR1 3LJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Roach
Telephone: +44 1872255727
E-mail: michael.roach1@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKK30
Internet address(es):Main address: www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=UK

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/login.asp?B=UK
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=UK
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Cornwall Health and Social Care Network.

Reference number: NHS0945

II.1.2)Main CPV code

64200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This procurement seeks to award a five year services contract between Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and the successful bidder. The contract will be to deliver Telecommunications Network Services to RCHT for its own benefit and to other end users in health and social care sector that make up the Cornwall Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP). The contract will have a mechanism for increasing the volume of services to be delivered in the event of increased demand and/or new end users. The contract will only be awarded to a supplier who has been accredited at the point of award by NHS Digital as being HSCN Compliant to Stage 2. The appointed supplier will be required to Design and implement an integrated network to replace and transform the current services; perform the associated transition and migration with pace; provide a fully integrated voice and data network; provide the ongoing delivery and management of the solution.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 25 000 000.00 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)

32412100
32413100
32424000
32427000
32429000
32520000
32560000
32580000
64210000
64215000
72253000
72253200
72315000
72315200
72318000
72700000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK30

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This procurement seeks to award a five year services contract between Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (‘RCHT’) and the successful bidder. The contract will be to deliver Telecommunications Network and Voice Services to the Authority, who will be holding the contract on behalf of the Cornwall COIN stakeholders in addition to a number of other end users within the health and social care sector in Cornwall who shall be entitled to benefit from the services under the contract. As such, the contract will have a mechanism for increasing the volume of services to be delivered in the event of increased demand and/or new end users.The contract will only be awarded to a supplier who has been accredited at the point of award by NHS Digital as being HSCN Compliant to Stage 2.

The application process to become a HSCN Compliant supplier can be found at:

https://digital.nhs.uk/health-social-care-network/suppliers The appointed supplier will be required to, design and implement an integrated Data and Voice network to replace and transform the current services; perform the associated transition and migration from the existing provider(s) to the new solution with pace; and provide the ongoing delivery and management of the solution collectively known as the Network and Voice Services.

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: 25 000 000.00 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:

The Contracting Authority shall have the option to renew for one or more periods which shall not total more than 24 months in total.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The Contracting Authority intends to invite 5 candidates to tender on the basis of the order of the highest ranking candidates at the SQ stage, and as described in the SQ. The Contracting Authority reserves its right to extend this to up to 7 candidates if the scoring between 5th and 7th placed candidates is very close and/or to ensure a genuine competition or decrease this number to 4 where there is a clear difference between the scoring of the 4th and 5th placed candidate and/or in other circumstances at the Contracting Authority’s discretion. During the SQ stage submissions will be assessed and marked following which, and based on the order of ranking, the Contracting Authority will exercise its sole and absolute discretion to determine the number of candidates to be invited to negotiate.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contracting Authority shall have the option to renew for one or more periods which shall not total more than 24 months in total.

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

This is a single lot tender with the aim of appointing a partner for the Trust to deliver the services. Consortium and sub-contractor bid structures are allowable. The scope of the services resulting from this procurement are envisaged to be between 6 000 000 GBP and 25 000 000 GBP dependent on the Trust’s service delivery programme with its Health and Social Care partner organisations.

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:

See Selection Questionnaire.

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:
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

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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.1.5)Information about negotiation
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: 22/11/2017
Local time: 15:00
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

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:

Companies should register their interest and respond to the contract notice using the link to the e-tendering portal https://uk.eu-supply.com. Potential suppliers are required to click on the current opportunities button on the e-tendering site to view details of this procurement and then use the online registration link to enter their company details within the form to register company details, there is a ‘Test’ button to verify the identified e-mail address. It is strongly recommended that this is used, to ensure validity and effectiveness of the link registered for messages to/from the e-tendering site. Once the registration screen has been completed and an e-mail confirming successful registration of the company has been received from CTM, suppliers can continue to follow the on screen prompts to register an expression of interest in any particular tender. Details of the process to be followed are also available in ‘A Suppliers First Step Guide’ from the CTM login page. The guide will explain some of the requirements and procedures involved when responding to a tender. For more detailed information there is a second document ‘Suppliers User Guide’ that can be found on the CTM home page. It should be noted that publication of this notice does not provide any commercial guarantee that a contract will be concluded. It does not bind the Trust to accept any offer and reserves the right to accept an offer in either whole or part. The Contracting authority is not responsible for any costs incurred by bidders in relation to participation in this process. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs), however, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right: not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process; to make any changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; to award one or more public contract(s) in relation to part only of the requirements covered by this notice; and to award a contract(s) in stages. The Authority shall not be liable to any bidder for any costs incurred.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Treliske
Truro
TR1 3LJ
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of a contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within 30 days. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/10/2017

 

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