Tender for Managed Internet Networking Service

Tender for Managed Internet Networking Service

Fully Managed Internet Networking Service to On-Campus Student Residence and Satellite Sites.

United Kingdom-Pontypridd: Internet network

2017/S 045-082473

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of South Wales
Procurement Manager, University of South Wales, Finance Dept, Llantwit Road
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sharon Jenkins
Telephone: +44 1443482385
E-mail: procurement@southwales.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1443482384
NUTS code: UKL

Internet address(es):Main address: www.southwales.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0315

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Fully Managed Internet Networking Service to On-Campus Student Residence and Satellite Sites.

Reference number: Tender No 1498

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32412110

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The University of South Wales is taking advantage of its unique position, building on the foundation of a new identity and striving for a new way of delivering its services to students. The University is looking to secure a provider for all the Internet Services for Halls of Residence — the current student residence internet provision contract is due for renewal in July 2017.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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)

72400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL15
Main site or place of performance:

Treforest.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of South Wales is taking advantage of its unique position, building on the foundation of a new identity and striving for a new way of delivering its services to students. The University has over 30 000 students, and, to that end Accommodation Services Vision is that ‘All students and halls users will easily be able to access a reliable, high speed, internet connection wherever and whenever they wish to, within the halls of residence boundary’. Accommodation Services Aims:

1. All students and conference guests will be able to use multiple devices without compromising speed or reliability of service.

2. All students and conference guests to have a seamless service while moving from area to area within the halls of residence boundary.

3. All students and conference guests to have a secure, high-speed network to enable our user to access academic resources, emails and social networking sites etc.

4. All students and conference guests to have access to Helpdesk support at 24/7.

5. To provide accommodation services with a communication platform to enable us to easily contact residents/users with any relevant information.

It is our intention to award a contract to 1 provider for all the internet services for halls of residence users. It is anticipated that any contract resulting from this process will include the installation and or upgrade and maintenance of new and existing equipment necessary to deliver the service (both wired and wireless) as well as provision of the service itself. The current internet provision contract is due for renewal in July 2017. A key requirement is that the proposed service can be implemented to provide a seamless continuation of service; internet provision must be available to the students and external guests at the Halls of Residence throughout the year. Implementation planning must take this into account.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Business Requirements / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

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

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

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

Restricted 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.1.6)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: 03/04/2017
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 13/04/2017

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

Tender must be valid until: 31/07/2017
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:

Please be advised there is a PQQ documentation requirement for completion which is attached to this notice.

Supplier Briefing / Clarification Meeting

— Suppliers are invited to attend the University of South Wales during the tender period for the purpose of clarifying their understanding of the needs of the University. This exercise will take the form of an open suppliers meeting of a maximum of 2 hours when the University’s Evaluation Panel will attempt to answer any points of clarification.

— Suppliers will be limited to a maximum of 2 representatives at the clarification meeting.

— Following the open suppliers meeting the University anticipates that any further clarifications of the requirements can be undertaken via email.

— Where issues of clarification arise, which are relevant to more than one supplier, University responses will be sent by e-mail to each and every supplier.

— The meeting is arranged for Thursday 16.3.2017 at Treforest Campus. Suppliers are requested to advise who will be attending the site visit by contacting via e-mail: procurement@southwales.ac.uk

— Confirmation of the site visit attendees should be received by Monday 13.3.2017.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at http://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=63399.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As part of the tendering process the University will be looking at ways that even more value may be obtained and would like to seek community benefits from this tender. Examples of the kind of benefits / opportunities that we would like to see are, for example, e.g. lectures, guest speaker slots, scholarships or perhaps student placements or internships.

When submitting your tender you will need to submit a plan in a separate sealed envelope of how you would anticipate delivering any benefits through this contract. The community benefits will not be scored or evaluated but will be included as a condition of contract with the successful supplier.

(WA Ref:63399).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

University of South Wales
Procurement Manager, University of South Wales, Finance Dept., Llantwit Road
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1443482385
Fax: +44 1443482384
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/03/2017

 

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