Tender for Global Internet Transit Service

Tender for Global Internet Transit Service

To extend the reach of facilities provided to its users, Janet (UK) has established access from Janet to the global Internet. Janet (UK) has implemented this by a fourfold approach,

UK-Didcot: Internet services

2013/S 003-003272

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Jisc Collections and Janet Limited
Lumen House, Library Avenue
For the attention of: Procurement Co-ordinator
OX11 0SG Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235822341
E-mail: procurement@ja.net
Fax: +44 1235822286

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ja.net

Electronic access to information: https://tenders.ja.net

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tenders.ja.net

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
Other: National education and research network provider
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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Global Internet Transit Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
NUTS code UKJ14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
To extend the reach of facilities provided to its users, Janet (UK) has established access from Janet to the global Internet. Janet (UK) has implemented this by a fourfold approach,
1.
peering with commercial Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the UK,
2.
establishing interconnectivity to networks operated by similar academic and research organisations in other European countries and around the world via GEANT,
3.
procuring transit in London through two ISPs to the global Internet, and
4.
procuring transit in Manchester through one ISP to the global Internet.
It is one of the suppliers for the third part of the provision which Janet(UK) is seeking to replace through Lot 1 of this procurement and it is the supplier for the fourth part Janet (UK) is seeking to replace through Lot 2 of this procurement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72400000, 72411000, 32000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
Janet currently interconnects and provides wide-area network services to all Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK. Connections are also provided to other organisations, including those in both the public and commercial sectors, which work in collaboration with these bodies in the areas of education, training or research.
In addition, Janet provides wide-area backbone and associated national services to each of the Regional Broadband Consortia and to a number of Local Authorities in England, particularly in the context of the schools National Education Network. Similar services are currently provided to the Glow schools network in Scotland. Janet provides services as well to the PSBA Network in Wales and the Classroom 2000 network in Northern Ireland. Janet services are also provided to a number of Local Authorities, Local Education Authorities and Unitary Authorities to serve the needs of personal and community development education, and for other activities of the Authorities which are of benefit to the public, primarily but not exclusively in the context of education and training.
The Janet Eligibility Policy defines the conditions under which any organisation is eligible for Janet services. The present Eligibility Policy is available at:
https://community.ja.net/library/janet-policies/eligibility-policy

The global Internet transit service to be procured will serve the needs of all classes of organisation and activity described in this policy, and with the potential to serve other classes of public-sector organisation or activity that may be identified as a result of local, central or devolved government initiatives during the lifetime of the resulting contract.

II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Janet (UK) is seeking an initial 2-year contract term, with the possibility of extension for up to a further year.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Global Transit Connectivity in London.

1)Short description
Current Global Transit Connectivity in London.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72400000, 72411000, 32000000

3)Quantity or scope
Janet currently interconnects and provides wide-area network services to all Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK. Connections are also provided to other organisations, including those in both the public and commercial sectors, which work in collaboration with these bodies in the areas of education, training or research.
In addition, Janet provides wide-area backbone and associated national services to each of the Regional Broadband Consortia and to a number of Local Authorities in England, particularly in the context of the schools National Education Network. Similar services are currently provided to the Glow schools network in Scotland. Janet provides services as well to the PSBA Network in Wales and the Classroom 2000 network in Northern Ireland. Janet services are also provided to a number of Local Authorities, Local Education Authorities and Unitary Authorities to serve the needs of personal and community development education, and for other activities of the Authorities which are of benefit to the public, primarily but not exclusively in the context of education and training.
The Janet Eligibility Policy defines the conditions under which any organisation is eligible for Janet services. The present Eligibility Policy is available at:
https://community.ja.net/library/janet-policies/eligibility-policy

The global Internet transit service to be procured will serve the needs of all classes of organisation and activity described in this policy, and with the potential to serve other classes of public-sector organisation or activity that may be identified as a result of local, central or devolved government initiatives during the lifetime of the resulting contract.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Global Transit Connectivity in Manchester.
1)Short description
Global Transit Connectivity in Manchester.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72400000, 72411000, 32000000

3)Quantity or scope
Janet currently interconnects and provides wide-area network services to all Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK. Connections are also provided to other organisations, including those in both the public and commercial sectors, which work in collaboration with these bodies in the areas of education, training or research.
In addition, Janet provides wide-area backbone and associated national services to each of the Regional Broadband Consortia and to a number of Local Authorities in England, particularly in the context of the schools National Education Network. Similar services are currently provided to the Glow schools network in Scotland. Janet provides services as well to the PSBA Network in Wales and the Classroom 2000 network in Northern Ireland. Janet services are also provided to a number of Local Authorities, Local Education Authorities and Unitary Authorities to serve the needs of personal and community development education, and for other activities of the Authorities which are of benefit to the public, primarily but not exclusively in the context of education and training.
The Janet Eligibility Policy defines the conditions under which any organisation is eligible for Janet services. The present Eligibility Policy is available at:
https://community.ja.net/library/janet-policies/eligibility-policy

The global Internet transit service to be procured will serve the needs of all classes of organisation and activity described in this policy, and with the potential to serve other classes of public-sector organisation or activity that may be identified as a result of local, central or devolved government initiatives during the lifetime of the resulting contract.

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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations,
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations,
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has he force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct,
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by ay means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate,
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information,
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA,
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively,
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities,
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Suppliers must provide evidence of financial and economic standing, as specified in article 47 of EU Directive2004/18/EC.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The suppliers total charges in any year (including installation charges) shall be 20% or less of the suppliers annual turnover (averaged over the last 3 years).
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the Operational Requirements MR5 and MR6.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.2.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.2.2013 – 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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 25.2.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Yearly
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

Each interested supplier is required to register its intention to submit a response to the operational requirement via the Janet e-tendering opportunities portal at https://tenders.ja.net

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:2.1.2013

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