WAN and LAN Contract

WAN and LAN Contract

Contract for the Provision of WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and Unified Communications.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Local area network services

2016/S 242-442581

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northern Gas Networks
1100 Century Way, Thorpe Park Business Park
For the attention of: Harriet Wilkes
Leeds
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1133975432
E-mail: hwilkes@northerngas.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Contract for the Provision of WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi and Unified Communications.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
NUTS code

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

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 500 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are currently reviewing and improving the core technologies that are used across the organisation, including IT infrastructure, applications support, network (WAN, LAN and WiFi) and telephony services, both mobile and fixed line.
This procurement event is for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi support services to NGN’s offices and depots and for unified communications.
The tender will include:
— The delivery, support and provision of the WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi services;
— Provision of a managed WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi service, including agreed service levels for availability and issue response and resolve times;
— Usage reports enabling bandwidth flexing in line with agreed service levels;
— The monthly billing for usage of the lines, including reporting on usage and billing;
— Establishing and supporting a Unified Communications solution for NGN, utilising the investments already made in Office 365 and the Mitel platform;
— Clear and competitive commercial rates for the use and optimisation of the lines.
NGN have 3 major office locations, 9 depots and have 4 major data centres. In addition this service will include network links to other organisations that NGN work with. Further details of these will be shared at the RFI stage.
During the procurement event, suppliers will be required to demonstrate their billing and reporting solutions to NGN as well as the proposed approach for service transition and operational support.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72710000, 72720000

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

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

II.1.8)Information about 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:

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are currently reviewing and improving the core technologies that are used across the organisation, including IT infrastructure, applications support, network (WAN, LAN and WiFi) and telephony services, both mobile and fixed line.
This procurement event is for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi support services to NGN’s offices and depots and for unified communications.
The tender will include:
— The delivery, support and provision of the WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi services.
— Provision of a managed WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi service, including agreed service levels for availability and issue response and resolve times.
— Usage reports enabling bandwidth flexing in line with agreed service levels.
— The monthly billing for usage of the lines, including reporting on usage and billing.
— Establishing and supporting a Unified Communications solution for NGN, utilising the investments already made in Office 365 and the Mitel platform.
— Clear and competitive commercial rates for the use and optimisation of the lines.
NGN have 3 major office locations, 9 depots and have 4 major data centres. In addition this service will include network links to other organisations that NGN work with. Further details of these will be shared at the RFI stage.
During the procurement event, suppliers will be required to demonstrate their billing and reporting solutions to NGN as well as the proposed approach for service transition and operational support.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 500 000 GBP

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

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: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

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 entity:

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents(except for a DPS)

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.1.2017 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

17.1.2017 – 00:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information:

If you are interested in tendering for the works please email Harriet Wilkes (hwilkes@northerngas.co.uk) requesting a copy of the Request For Information (RFI) document for this service.

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:

13.12.2016

 

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