Third Party Call Traffic and Line Rental Provider for Schools in County Durham

Third Party Call Traffic and Line Rental Provider for Schools in County Durham

Third Party Call Traffic and Line Rental Provider for Schools and Academies in County Durham.

United Kingdom-Durham: Telecommunications equipment and supplies

2015/S 010-012944

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Ian Wilson
DH1 5UL Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ian.wilson@durham.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Framework for the appointment of a Third Party Call Traffic and Line Rental Provider for Schools and academies in County Durham.

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: County Durham.

NUTS code UKC14

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)

Third Party Call Traffic and Line Rental Provider for Schools and Academies in County Durham.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32500000, 32551400

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. Further details will be set out in the tender documents, if relevant.

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

To be set out in the tender documents.

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

The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Council has undertaken a commitment to ensure wider social and community benefits are achieved in the course of all its commissioning and procurement activities. In accordance with this, Bidders may be required to work with the Council towards achieving such aims.
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: In accordance with Articles 45-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23-29 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in VI.3).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/ EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section VI.3).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1. Public Liability — 5 000 000 GBP.
2. Employers Liability — 10 000 000 GBP.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO portal as detailed in section VI.3).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must successfully pass parts B-F of the business questionnaire, in line with the evaluation criteria listed. Parts B-F of the tender documents include; grounds for exclusion; insurance; health and safety and equality and diversity and essential criteria.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Council intends to invite 6 Bidders to Tender on condition that each of the Bidders pass Sections B to F and have a final score of 50 % or more for Section G (Technical Questions).
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 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:

9SPE-RWCMGH

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: 4.2.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

11.2.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

16.2.2015

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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

The tender documents is available for download via www.nepoportal.org Access the Supplier area, select Durham and input 9SPE-RWCMGH. The contract is for a 2 year period with an option to extend for a further 2 years.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a standstill period when award of this contract is communicated to bidders. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 5) (as amended) provide the 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.1.2015

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