Telecommunications Network Services for Public Sector Organisations

Telecommunications Network Services for Public Sector Organisations

Provision of telecommunications network services across a range of public sector organisations including Health, Local Government, Police, Fire & Rescue and Transport.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Telecommunications services

2017/S 113-227875

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (known as NHS Digital)
1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 6AE
United Kingdom
E-mail: hscn.access@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKE
Internet address(es):Main address: http://digital.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Telecommunications Network Services (HCON01295 — YHPSN).

Reference number: HCON01295

II.1.2)Main CPV code

64200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The procurement seeks to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of telecommunications network services across a range of public sector organisations including Health, Local Government, Police, Fire & Rescue and Transport. The scope of which shall include the design, implementation (including migration and transition), provision and management of telecommunications network services.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 120 000 000.00 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)

45232332
32400000
32412100
32413100
32415000
32416000
32417000
32418000
32420000
32423000
32425000
32427000
32428000
32430000
32522000
32524000
32530000
32531000
32570000
32571000
32581000
32581100
45232300
45314000
48200000
48219500
50312300
50330000
50332000
51300000
64210000
64214400
64221000
72224100
72225000
72228000
72246000
72253000
72253100
72253200
72315000
72315100
72315200
72318000
72720000
79710000
32560000
32561000
32562000
32562100
32562200
32562300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE
Main site or place of performance:

YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The procurement seeks to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of telecommunications network services across a range of public sector organisations including Health, Local Government, Police, Fire & Rescue and Transport. The scope of which shall include the design, implementation (including migration and transition), provision and management of telecommunications network services which:

—Drives out duplication;

—Meets required transition and migration timelines;

—Meets technical requirements in terms of HSCN compliance and delivery of PSN compliant services;

—Enables integration of services and solutions delivered from shared locations;

—Are scalable and flexible allowing quick increase or decrease in bandwidth; and

—Maximises the use of existing infrastructure whilst being innovative in solution.

The requirements encompass the provision of:

—Core network infrastructure;

—Wide Area Network infrastructure;

—Services compliant with technical, cyber and information governance standards;

—Service delivery and customer management functions; and

—Services ancillary to the above.

For the purposes of this procurement the “Yorkshire and Humber Region” means any location within the following Sustainability and Transformation Plans (“STP”) Footprints as defined by NHS England (https://www.england.nhs.uk/stps/) as defined at the date of this Contract Notice:

—Humber, Coast and Vale;

—South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw;

—West Yorkshire and Harrogate; and

—Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby.

As at the publication of this Contract Notice the latest list of these Contracting Authorities can be found in the Office for National Statistics’ Public Sector Classification Guide (see the ‘Central Government’ and ‘Local Government’ worksheets in the ‘Public Sector Classification Guide) — January 2017 spreadsheet found at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/nationalaccounts/uksectoraccounts/datasets/publicsectorclassificationguide classification guide (updated from time to time).

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: 120 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 9
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The Contracting Authority intends to invite 6 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 9 candidates if the scoring between 6th and 9th placed candidates is very close and/or to ensure a genuine competition 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: 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

Note that, in accordance with Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish the Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) documents, and the text of any Contract awarded (to include the Framework Agreement, and any subsequent Call-Off Agreements entered into thereunder), subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Contracting Authority.

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Economic and financial standing will be evaluated and will result in a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ for each Tender as set out in the SQ. In order to progress to the next stage, a Tender must pass this hurdle.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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: no
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: 21/07/2017
Local time: 15:00

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

Date: 31/08/2017

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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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.To gain access you must first be registered with Delta eSourcing who can be contacted at https://www.delta-esourcing.com/.

An Access code of MM4AF48W3U will need to be entered at https://www.delta-esourcing.com/ to view the documents which shall include an Selection Questionnaire (SQ).

In the event of difficulty gaining access to the documents queries should first be directed to Delta eSourcing. If access can still not be gained contact should then be made via hscn.access@nhs.net quoting the procurement title in the subject of the email.

The Authority will be holding a supplier event to provide information relating to the HSCN YHPSN procurement. Following the event, this information will be made available on the Delta eSourcing web site details of which are provided above. Innopsis are facilitating the event. If any supplier wishes to attend the event then please register using the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yhpsn-hscn-procurement-supplier-day-tickets-35373753850

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 Framework Agreement will be accessible for use by all Public Sector bodies including their Arm’s Length Bodies and agencies; Non-Ministerial Department and Executive Agencies; and the Wider Public Sector (and any future successors to these organisations) located within, or providing services to individuals or other participating organisations located within the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

Entities which are not public sector bodies may also use the Framework Agreement if the Contracting Authority is satisfied that such entity is calling off goods or services directly, solely and exclusively in order to satisfy contractual obligations to 1 or more public sector bodies or such other entities as may be entitled to receive the benefit of goods or services under the terms of the Framework Agreement (‘End Users’), all of which are entitled to use the Framework Agreements on their own account; and all Services to be called-off by it are to be used directly, solely and exclusively by such End Users; and it will pass the benefit of the Call-Off Contract to such End Users directly in full. The Framework Agreement will also be accessible to charitable and other third sector organisations engaged in the provision of health and social care related services within the Yorkshire and Humber Region.

The Framework Agreement will also be accessible for use by any corporation established, or a group of individuals appointed to act together, for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest, not having an industrial or commercial character, and

(i) Financed wholly or mainly by another Contracting Authority listed above in section VI.3) of this notice;

(ii) Subject to management supervision by another Contracting Authority listed above in section VI.3) of this notice; or

(iii) An association of or formed by one (1) or more of the Contracting Authorities (listed above in section VI.3 of this notice).

It is currently envisaged that the Framework Agreement will be novated, at or following contract award, from NHS Digital to one of the public sector bodies listed above as being entitled to enter agreements pursuant to the Framework Agreement.

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.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=263239511

GO Reference: GO-2017613-PRO-10413452.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Health and Social Care Infromation Centre
1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 6AE
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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:

13/06/2017

 

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