Ultrafast Broadband Services Tender
To procure an Ultrafast Broadband solution for as many of the premises which are as yet unreached in parts of the Forest of Dean as possible.
United Kingdom-Hereford: Telecommunications services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
For the attention of: Carrie Deeley
HR4 0LE Hereford
Telephone: +44 1432383565
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/
Electronic access to information: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate St
GL1 2TG Gloucester
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the County of Gloucestershire and primarily within the Forest of Dean and in the County of Herefordshire and solely along the Golden Valley.
NUTS code UKG11,UKK13
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This contract forms an integral part of the Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2015-18 in which the strategic partnership between Herefordshire Council and Gloucestershire County Council are seeking to extend the reach of Next Generation Access Broadband (‘NGA’) to rural parts of both counties which have yet to benefit from such services.
The contract relates to stage 3 of the strategy which can be obtained from the Fastershire website:www.fastershire.com Its aim is to procure an Ultrafast Broadband solution for as many of the premises which are as yet unreached in parts of the Forest of Dean as possible. Additionally, a minimum of NGA standard services are being sought within parts of the Golden Valley.
Specifically, the contract will seek to build a broadband network that will provide a wholesale broadband service open to all Communication Providers on a non-discriminatory basis; with the capability to access Ultrafast Broadband (NGA in the Golden Valley) by the greatest number of the circa. 7 750 eligible premises as possible.
The contractor will be expected to provide substantial investment into the broadband network and own and manage the risks associated with developing and operating the broadband network on a wholesale basis including, but not limited to, take-up risks.
An indicative public subsidy of circa. 4 540 000 GBP has been allocated to this contract and it is anticipated that this subsidy will provide the gap funding required by the selected supplier to deliver NGA coverage to a significant number of the eligible premises in the Lot 2 area. This subsidy has been allocated by BDUK and Gloucestershire County Council.
In order to comply with the State aid requirement of providing the minimum public subsidy necessary to overcome the market failure to provide the required services to the eligible premises, the actual amount of subsidy will be dependent upon the chosen solution. This said, the estimated level of public subsidy is not anticipated to exceed 4 540 000 GBP.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
64200000, 32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32420000, 32424000, 32425000, 32500000, 32510000, 32562200,32570000, 32571000, 45000000, 45232300, 45232332, 50330000, 50333200, 50334400, 51300000, 64227000,72315000, 72400000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 540 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Candidates will be assessed using the Crown Commercial Services PQQ (see above) and evaluated in accordance with the criteria within the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Please see the Process Documents for further details. Link attached below:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/524353/New_PQQ_requirements.pdf
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: Candidates will be assessed using the Crown Commercial Services PQQ (see above) and evaluated in accordance with the criteria within the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Please see the Process Documents for further details. Link attached below:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/524353/New_PQQ_requirements.pdf
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Candidates will be assessed using the Crown Commercial Services PQQ (see above) and evaluated in accordance with the criteria within the Public Contract Regulations 2015. Please see the Process Documents for further details.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Price, commercial compliance and coverage. Weighting 67
2. Quality, deliverability and solution design. Weighting 33
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 5.10.2016 – 12:00
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: