Wide Area Broadband Network for Hertfordshire Schools

Wide Area Broadband Network for Hertfordshire Schools

Herts for Learning Limited are currently out to procurement for the provision of Wide Area Broadband Network for Hertfordshire Schools.

United Kingdom-Stevenage: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 215-392394

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Herts for Learning Limited
Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Contact point(s): Herts for Learning Limited UKH23
For the attention of: Kevin Crawley
SG1 2FQ Stevenage
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 01438844809
E-mail: Kevin.Crawley@Hertsforlearning.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hertsforlearning.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.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

Other: Herts for learning Limited is a not for profit company owned by Hertfordshire schools and Hertfordshire County Council

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:

HCC (HfL) — 11/16- The provision of Wide Area Broadband Network for Hertfordshire Schools.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services

NUTS code UKH23

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

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

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:
Range: between 1 300 000 and 19 600 000 GBP

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

Herts for Learning Limited are currently out to procurement for the provision of Wide Area Broadband Network for Hertfordshire Schools
This procurement is an Open (one stage process). Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system.
To be considered as a Tenderer you must complete and submit a Tender by the deadline of 12:00 noon on 6.12.2016.
Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72700000, 72720000, 72400000, 72300000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is between 1 300 000 GBP and 19 600 000 GBP. This figure is based on the minimum network requirement of 100 sites and maximum take up of 700.
It should be noted for the avoidance of doubt as per the background section of the Technical Specification, in the event that there is a final network requirement of less than 100 sites, HfL will not Call Off from the Framework Agreement.
The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a period of four (4) years. The minimum Call Off term of any Call Off Contract is expected to be three (3) years. HfL also retains the right to extend this period for up to a further 2 years.
Please note that the requirements of the Framework Agreement will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. In addition, there will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Company will be entitled to enter into other Contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.
Tenderers should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Call Off Contract formed asa result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Tenderers should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their Tender, where appropriate.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 300 000 and 19 600 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 300 000 and 1 960 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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:

Please refer to the procurement documents.

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

Please refer to the procurement documents.

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

Please refer to the procurement documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Please refer to the procurement documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the procurement documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the procurement documents.
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

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 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:

HFL161002

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

6.12.2016
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

Please note:
Herts for Learning Limited (the Company) will be using Hertfordshire County Council’s (HCC) eTendering system (In-Tend) to manage this procurement.

To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance.

The Tender Process
This tender is a one stage process. If you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a Tender Bid by the Closing date and time. Tender Bids cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system.

If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email support@in-tend.com or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website /technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30 — 17:30

The Company reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Company takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Company undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Company’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Company will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Company reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Company’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.

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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum ten calendar day (when using electronic means) stand still period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed(as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits specified in the Regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract to be ineffective.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.11.2016

 

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