Tender for Superfast Broadband Programme in Essex

Tender for Superfast Broadband Programme in Essex

Essex County Council seeks to appoint one or several partners to deliver Phase 3 of its Superfast Essex broadband programme.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Telecommunications services

2016/S 219-400156

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Essex County Council
PO Box 4
For the attention of: Kayleigh Parkes
CM1 1LX Chelmsford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3330130673
E-mail: kayleigh.parkes@essex.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.essex.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com/ad/register/SSOActions?type=full

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Uttlesford District Council
Holloway Cres, Leaden Roding
CM6 1SB Dunmow
United Kingdom

Tendring District Council
Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE Clacton on Sea
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

0454 Superfast Essex Broadband Phase 3.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Essex UK.

NUTS code UKH3

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)

Essex County Council seeks to appoint one or several partners to deliver Phase 3 of its Superfast Essex broadband programme.
Superfast Essex is part of the UK national broadband initiative overseen by DCMS under its Broadband Delivery UK programme. The Essex programme has been in operation since 2013. It has successfully completed its Phase 1 rollout, delivered by BT, and is currently implementing Phase 2, which is being delivered by BT and Gigaclear. Phase 2 is expected to ensure that 95% premises in Essex can access superfast broadband (measured at 24Mb or above download speed) by 2019. Phase 3 is seeking to address the ‘final 5%’ , and the contract(s) being procured will require the installation of Next-Generation-Access (NGA) compliant broadband infrastructure to serve some or all of these remaining not-spots (NGA White areas) in the county of Essex.

Further information on Superfast Essex can be found on the programme website: www.superfastessex.org The procurement will be split into four lots. Suppliers may bid for one, several or all lots. The lots are:

LOT 1 – Uttlesford District
This lot largely comprises the administrative area of Uttlesford district. This area is one of the most poorly
served geographical areas in the county of Essex with regard to broadband, comprising mostly rural locations,
with some further coverage also required in the two market towns. This lot also includes London-Stansted
airport.
LOT 2 – Central North
This lot comprises large parts of Braintree district and sections of Colchester and Chelmsford districts. The premises requiring superfast connectivity are situated mainly in rural areas, but also some semi-rural locations.
LOT 3 – Tendring District
This lot largely comprises the administrative area of Tendring district, which is a rural district with a significant cost line where the remaining premises requiring superfast connectivity are situated in rural locations.
LOT 4 – South East
This lot comprises premises in some of the most rural and sparely populated areas of the county of Essex, situated along the coastline of Maldon and Rochford districts, and also includes a smaller proportion of semirural
and semi-urban locations in the districts of Castle Point and Basildon districts.
We will be holding a bidders day on Wednesday 7.12.2016, further details to follow
The current confirmed funding figure is up to 8 450 000 GBP, which is allocated between the above Lots as set out in the ITT documentation. In addition, it is possible that total additional funding of up to 1 550 000 GBP (to be allocated across one or more of the above Lots) may become available during the life of this deployment. The actual amount of additional funding applied to each of four Lots will be determined during the life of this deployment, at the sole discretion of the Local Body.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 72315000, 50334400, 50330000, 45232300, 32571000, 32562200, 32510000, 32412100, 32425000, 32420000, 32424000, 32412000, 32412110,32500000, 32570000, 45000000, 45231600, 45232332, 50332000, 51300000, 64227000, 72400000, 32530000, 45232340, 45314000, 64210000, 51000000,71316000, 72222000, 79340000, 79342000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32572000, 32562100, 32520000, 32562300, 65300000, 45314300,45314310, 72220000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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: 120 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 — Uttlesford District

1)Short description

This lot largely comprises the administrative area of Uttlesford district. This area is one of the most poorly served geographical areas in the county of Essex with regard to broadband, comprising mostly rural locations, with some further coverage also required in the two market towns. This lot also includes London-Stansted airport.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 72315000, 50334400, 50330000, 45232300, 32571000, 32562200, 32510000, 32412100, 32425000, 32420000, 32424000, 32412000, 32412110,32500000, 32570000, 45000000, 45231600, 45232332, 50332000, 51300000, 64227000, 72400000, 32530000, 45232340, 45314000, 64210000, 51000000,71316000, 72222000, 79340000, 79342000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32572000, 32562100, 32520000, 32562300, 65300000, 45314300,45314310, 72220000

3)Quantity or scope

This lot largely comprises the administrative area of Uttlesford district. This area is one of the most poorly served geographical areas in the county of Essex with regard to broadband, comprising mostly rural locations, with some further coverage also required in the two market towns. This lot also includes London-Stansted airport.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 — Central North

1)Short description

This lot comprises large parts of Braintree district and sections of Colchester and Chelmsford districts. The premises requiring superfast connectivity are situated mainly in rural areas, but also some semi-rural locations.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 72315000, 50334400, 50330000, 45232300, 32571000, 32562200, 32510000, 32412100, 32425000, 32420000, 32424000, 32412000, 32412110,32500000, 32570000, 45000000, 45231600, 45232332, 50332000, 51300000, 64227000, 72400000, 32530000, 45232340, 45314000, 64210000, 51000000,71316000, 72222000, 79340000, 79342000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32572000, 32562100, 32520000, 32562300, 65300000, 45314300,45314310, 72220000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lot 3 — Tendring District

1)Short description

This lot largely comprises the administrative area of Tendring district, which is a rural district with a significant cost line where the remaining premises requiring superfast connectivity are situated in rural locations.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 72315000, 50334400, 50330000, 45232300, 32571000, 32562200, 32510000, 32412100, 32425000, 32420000, 32424000, 32412000, 32412110,32500000, 32570000, 45000000, 45231600, 45232332, 50332000, 51300000, 64227000, 72400000, 32530000, 45232340, 45314000, 64210000, 51000000,71316000, 72222000, 79340000, 79342000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32572000, 32562100, 32520000, 32562300, 65300000, 45314300,45314310, 72220000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4 Lot title: Lot 4 — South East

1)Short description

This lot comprises premises in some of the most rural and sparely populated areas of the county of Essex, situated along the coastline of Maldon and Rochford districts, and also includes a smaller proportion of semi-rural and semi-urban locations in the districts of Castle Point and Basildon districts.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 72315000, 50334400, 50330000, 45232300, 32571000, 32562200, 32510000, 32412100, 32425000, 32420000, 32424000, 32412000, 32412110,32500000, 32570000, 45000000, 45231600, 45232332, 50332000, 51300000, 64227000, 72400000, 32530000, 45232340, 45314000, 64210000, 51000000,71316000, 72222000, 79340000, 79342000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32572000, 32562100, 32520000, 32562300, 65300000, 45314300,45314310, 72220000

3)Quantity or scope
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:

The Authority reserves the right to require guarantees (Which may include Parent Company Guarantee), bonds,collateral warranties and other forms of security as appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The payment arrangements will be covered by the Contract Terms and Conditions.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The legal form will be covered by the Contract terms and Conditions.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The legal form will be covered by the Contract terms and Conditions.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the ITT which is available to bidders via the supplier portal address shown in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the ITT which is available to bidders via the supplier portal address shown in section I.1.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the ITT which is available to bidders via the supplier portal address shown in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the ITT which is available to bidders via the supplier portal address shown in section I.1.
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

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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 70

2. Quality. Weighting 30

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:

0454

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: 15.12.2016 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.2.2017 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: no

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

1. Send an email with your organisation name in the subject title field to mail to: email2workspace-prod+ECC+WS791443206+kn7d@ansmtp.ariba.com asking to be invited to this event and providing your contact

name and
Supplier ID/User ANID from your Ariba registration details.
2. If you have more than one registered user who you want invited to the event, please provide the name(s) of
each registered user in your request as it may not be possible to include additional users at a later stage.

If you are not registered in Ariba at all, go to http://ecc.supplier.ariba.com/ad/register/SSOActions?type=full

and follow the instructions to register, and then follow steps 1 and 2 above. (PLEASE NOTE: 35 % completion
(i.e.mandatory fields only: organisation/user details, commodity, sales territory) is the minimum required for your
Ariba cloud registration, you do not need to reach 100 % completion.)
3. Once invited you can log back into the portal and access the information and attachments relating to the
opportunity. You will also be able to use the Message Board.
4. Further instructions, guides and assistance on how to take part in an event can be found on the Supplier
portal site under the help option on the top menu
All expressions must be received by 22.12.2016 12:00 Midday.
We will be holding a bidders day will be held on Wednesday 7th December, further details will follow.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000

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:

10.11.2016

 

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