Ultrafast Broadband Services Tender

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

2016/S 151-274458

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane
For the attention of: Carrie Deeley
HR4 0LE Hereford
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1432383565
E-mail: procurement@herefordshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Westgate St
GL1 2TG Gloucester
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2015-18 Stage 3 Lot 2 Forest of Dean and Golden Valley.

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: 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.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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)

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:

FBS 2015 — 18 Stage 3 Lot 2 Forest of Dean and Golden Valley.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 540 000 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: 109 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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)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: 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

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.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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, commercial compliance and coverage. Weighting 67

2. Quality, deliverability and solution design. Weighting 33

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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

5.10.2016 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 5.10.2016 – 12:00

Place:

Plough Lane.

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

Tender documents can be obtained from: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk If you have any difficulty in obtaining information from the above contact points, please try the following routes: email:procurement@herefordshire.gov.uk

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

2.8.2016

 

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