Wide Area Network Contract
The current infrastructure provides insufficient bandwidth and variable levels of service.
United Kingdom-Shipley: Wide area network services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Charlestown House, Acorn Park Industrial Estate, Charlestown
Contact person: Chris Cuthell
Telephone: +44 3456780555
NUTS code: UKE41
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.accentgroup.org
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Accent Wide Area Network.
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Accent Group, a social landlord with over 21 000 homes across the length and breadth of England is seeking to procure a fully managed replacement to their existing WAN. The main drivers for this project are:
a) the current WAN contract is now out of term and and OJEU compliant re-procurement process is necessary to ensure statutory and corporate governance compliance.
b) the current infrastructure provides insufficient bandwidth and variable levels of service.
c) a redesigned foundation layer is required to support our new unified communications infrastructure. Without a fit for purpose WAN enabling a modern innovative communications system our ability to provide a good service would be compromised.
It should be noted that both this and our unified communications tenders will proceed within the same timeframe with the same award date, and our unequivocal objective is to complete both projects by 30 June 2017.
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
A fully managed wide area network with cloud based internet break out and a range of MPLS connections ranging from 400MBPS to ADSL 2+.
For a full description please see the ITT which can be downloaded from the webpage detailed above.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Renewable for a further 12 months at the end of year 3 and again at the end of year 4.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Charlestown House, Shipley, BD17 7SW.
ICT Project Manager & ICT Development Manager plus witness.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The Strand, London
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: