United Utilities Network Redesign Tender

United Utilities Network Redesign Tender

The transformed networks shall re-architect data centre and campus LAN environment to an optimised, scalable and future proof infrastructure. 2 Lots.

United Kingdom-Warrington: Network upgrade

2018/S 050-111569

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

United Utilities Water Limited
02366678
Lingley Mere Business Park
Warrington
WA5 3LP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jaime Sheldon
Telephone: +44 1925678021
E-mail: jaime.sheldon@uuplc.co.uk
NUTS code: UKDInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.unitedutilities.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/43984

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=23482&B=UNITEDUTILITIES
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=23482&B=UNITEDUTILITIES
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Services-Framework-Network Redesign

Reference number: PRO004074

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32428000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

United Utilities (UU) is embarking on a key strategic initiative to simplify and transform its data centre and campus LANs at initially four primary locations, with the potential to transform firewalls, load balancers and LANs /Wi-Fi, services at non-campus locations at other sites during UU’s next capital funding cycle post 2020. The transformed networks shall re-architect data centre and campus LAN environment to an optimised, scalable and future proof infrastructure, taking advantage of best in class solutions to support UU needs of the private cloud environment.

The redesign will seek to rationalise the volume of physical ports and optimise existing network segregation, whilst enabling traffic segmentation for support of virtual workloads and enhance network access control capabilities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 17 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1 — Maintenance Service

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32410000
32413000
32420000
32421000
32422000
32424000
50312300
72315000
72511000
72710000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Call off contract #1 – Campus LAN Design, build and transform.

Call off contract #2 – Data Centre LAN Design, build and transform.

Call off contract #3 – Maintenance service.

Requirements and services covering:

— campus access layer LAN’s and Wi-Fi

— data centre LAN’s /virtualisation,

— data centre and Campus cabling specifications,

— wired LAN port and Wi-Fi user network access control,

— IP address management,

— network to application security functionality /network access control,

— centrally controlled and virtual/software defined network overlay,

— supplementary network management toolset for the transformed DC and Campus network technology, to interface and operate with the company’s overarching network management platform,

— technical design services.

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: 12 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 96
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: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Detailed in the procurement documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Initial agreement for 4 years, with the provision to extend services up to an additional 4 years (4 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

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

The highest ranking bidder in the Lot that offers the overall most economically advantageous solution to the Company will receive an award. The procurement process for the Lot which doesn’t offer the overall most economically advantageous solution will be discontinued. Only one Lot will be awarded.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2 — Managed Service

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32410000
32413000
32420000
32421000
32422000
32424000
50312300
72315000
72511000
72710000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Call off contract #1 – Campus LAN Design, build and transform.

Call off contract #2 – Data Centre LAN Design, build and transform.

Call Off Contract #3 – Managed Service.

Requirements and services covering:

— campus access layer LAN’s and Wi-Fi,

— data centre LAN’s/virtualisation/load balancers,

— data centre and Campus cabling specifications,

— firewalls, Load Balancers and network device management,

— wired LAN port and Wi-Fi user network access control,

— IP address management,

— network to application security functionality /network access control,

— centrally controlled and virtual/software defined network overlay,

— managed service offering supporting network operations (Campus LANs/Wi-Fi, Data Centre LANs, all other network locations) ITIL services, network tooling, service level management and associated third party management and support,

— technical design services.

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: 17 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 96
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: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Initial agreement for 4 years, with the provision to extend services up to an additional 4 years (4 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

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

The highest ranking bidder in the lot that offers the overall most economically advantageous solution to the company will receive an award. The procurement process for the Lot which doesn’t offer the overall most economically advantageous solution will be discontinued. Only one Lot will be awarded.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Please refer to procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to procurement documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please refer to procurement documents.

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 213-443464

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/04/2018
Local time: 11:00

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

Date: 19/04/2018

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: 12 (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

Electronic ordering will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Upon finalising the tender scoring the highest ranking bidder in each Lot will be established.

The company will compare the highest ranking offer in each of the 2 Lots in order to establish the overall most economically advantageous solution. In doing this, the company will assess the operational benefits, efficiencies, total cost of ownership and organisational change advantages and disadvantages of Lot 1 supported by an in house managed service as compared to Lot 2.

The highest ranking bidder in the Lot that offers the overall most economically advantageous solution to the company will receive an award. The procurement process for the Lot which doesn’t offer the overall most economically advantageous solution will be discontinued.

Only one Lot will be awarded.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England & Wales
City of Westminster
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/03/2018

 

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