Tender for Mobile Broadband and Voice Performance Measurement Data
Ofcom has a requirement for mobile broadband and voice performance data, which will help us to understand and measure the consumer experience of 4G and 3G mobile services in the UK.
United Kingdom-London: Data services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road
Telephone: +44 2079813000
NUTS code: UK
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Mobile Broadband and Voice Performance Measurement
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Ofcom has a requirement for mobile broadband and voice performance data, which will help us to understand and measure the consumer experience of 4G and 3G mobile services in the UK (and potentially 5G services if they are commercially available in the contract period).
Our objectives are:
— To establish industry-standard testing methodologies and datasets which can be used to track the overall progress of mobile performance,
— To provide consumers with information they need to make informed purchase decisions and
— To incentivise operators to compete on service quality.
Tenderers must measure mobile broadband and voice performance on consumers’ own smartphones, to analyse their end-user experience. This will help OFCOM to understand the mobile broadband performance available for consumers in different parts of the UK and explore their experience of these services.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
UK mobile broadband and voice performance data.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
There are 2 options to extend the contract at OFCOM’s sole discretion, each option is for a 12 month extension.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
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
Ofcom will incorporate a standstill period of 10 days between the communication of the award decision to tenderers and entering into a contract with the successful tenderer.
Tenderers wishing to obtain further debriefing a minimum of 3 working days before the end of the standstill period must request it within 2 working days of the award decision being communicated to them.
This should be requested from the contact point indicated in Section I.1, where issues regarding the award cannot be resolved between OFCOM and the tenderer, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 allow for appeals to be brought before the High Court of England and Wales.
Any such appeal must be brought promptly and in any event within 3 months.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: