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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane
NUTS code: UKE
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Telecommunications Network Services (HCON01295 — YHPSN).
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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.1.2)Economic and financial standing
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
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GO Reference: GO-2017613-PRO-10413452.
1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane
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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: