Tender to Supply ICT Products and Services to the Public Sector

Tender to Supply ICT Products and Services to the Public Sector

E2BN is putting in place a Framework Agreement for use by public sector bodie. ICT products, software and services.

United Kingdom-Hinxworth: Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages

2019/S 157-387932

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

East of England Broadband Network (Regional Broadband Consortium)
Unit 1 Saltmore Farm, New Inn Road
Hinxworth
SG7 5EZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462834588
E-mail: tender@e2bn.org
Fax: +44 1462834585
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):Main address: www.e2bn.org

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1747

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.e2bn.org/Everything-ICT
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.e2bn.org/Everything-ICT

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

‘Everything ICT’ — Full Range of ICT Products, Solutions, Services and Support for the Public Sector

II.1.2)Main CPV code

30000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

E2BN is putting in place a framework agreement for use by public sector bodies identified at II.2.4) (and any successors to these organisations) which include Schools, Academies, Academy Trusts, RBCs, Colleges, Universities, Central Government Departments and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and local authorities, devolved administrations, fire service, police service, buying consortiums and charities. The above public sector bodies have a need for a compliant procurement vehicle to access a range of ICT products, solutions, services and support including connectivity, equipment, hardware, software, services including cloud, consultancy, maintenance, support and infrastructure to meet the diverse needs of education and other Public Sector and associated organisations. The successful bidder will be expected to manage, deliver, maintain and integrate competing sub-contractors to ensure choice, best value and seamless inter-operability in each category.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000 000.00 GBP

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)

31000000
32000000
48000000
50000000
51000000
64000000
72000000
79000000
80000000
09300000
32412000
32412110
32412120
32420000
50300000
50312300
51600000
64200000
64227000
72222300
72224000
72246000
66000000
66114000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The East of England Broadband Network (E2BN), as the contracting authority, is putting in place a framework agreement for use by UK public sector bodies, identified in detail in the URLs below (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Schools, Academies, Multi Academy Trusts, RBCs, Colleges, Universities, Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities (County, Unitary, District, Borough, Parish, Town), Devolved Administrations, Fire Service, Police Service, Transport services, buying consortiums and charities.

Links to the identities of the organisations:

https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/

http://www.colleges-uk.co.uk/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/register/search/Browse/

https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/about/Pages/member-institutions.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

https://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/thenhs/about/pages/authoritiesandtrusts.aspx

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/find-data-and-publications/supplementary-information/2018-supplementary-information-files/nhs-trusts-and-ccgs-in-england-by-health-education-england-hee-region-in-september-2017

https://www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

http://online.hscni.net/other-hsc-organisations/hsc-service-finder/

https://librarytechnology.org/libraries/ukpublic/

https://www.artfund.org/whats-on/museums-and-galleries

https://www.local.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/devolution-of-powers-to-scotland-wales-and-northern-ireland

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs/

https://www.ukfirestations.co.uk/brigades

https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Collaborative_procurement_List_of_professional_buying_organisations.pdf

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

https://www.police.uk/forces/

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/body/list/all

The above public sector bodies have a need for a compliant procurement vehicle to access a range of information communications technology, cloud and related services including connectivity, telecommunications, equipment, hardware, software, services, consultancy and change management, maintenance, support and infrastructure to meet the diverse needs of Education, Central and Local Government and other Public Sector and associated organisations.

This framework will be a single lot sole supplier framework. The contract will be let on a 4 year term. The successful bidder will be expected to demonstrate they can control, manage and deliver against the full range of required areas within the ITT and to maintain and integrate such competing sub-contractors as necessary to ensure choice and flexibility in each category, best value and seamless interoperability. At all times choice, service and cost is paramount. Sustainability and continuity of supply is important, as too is the need to ensure innovation of products and service as well as the need to manage both small enterprises and large corporations. Full instructions and all documents for this procurement and details that suppliers need to take can be found at: https://www.e2bn.org/Everything-ICT

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 800 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 16/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 23/09/2019

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
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:

The authority reserves the right not to award the contract as a result of this procurement process. No guarantee of business is made or implied. The authority will not be liable for any of the bidders costs associated with this procurement.

All instructions on how to register for this tender can be found at https://www.e2bn.org/Everything-ICT which will also provide access to bidder instructions and all the relevant documentation.

In the event of any issue please contact admin@e2bn.org

The contracting authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. All information received will be dealt with in accordance with the Act and information to which the Environmental Information Regulations apply will be dealt with in accordance with these regulations.

(MT Ref:216831)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

East of England Broadband Network (Regional Broadband Consortium)
Unit 1 Saltmore Farm, New Inn Road
Hinxworth
SG7 5EZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462834588
E-mail: admin@e2bn.org
Fax: +44 1462834585Internet address: www.e2bn.org
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the contracting authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. Any appeals against the decision should be made FAO — E2BN CEO tender@e2bn.org

If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation periods (in general 30 days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or ought to have known that the grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen). The Court may extend the time limit for starting the proceedings where the Court considers that there is a good reason for doing so but not so as to permit proceedings to be started more than 3 months after that date.

Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting 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 or make a declaration of ineffectiveness.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/08/2019

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