Wide Area Network Contract

Wide Area Network Contract

The current infrastructure provides insufficient bandwidth and variable levels of service.

United Kingdom-Shipley: Wide area network services

2016/S 231-421052

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Accent Corporate Services Ltd
Charlestown House, Acorn Park Industrial Estate, Charlestown
BD17 7SW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Chris Cuthell
Telephone: +44 3456780555
E-mail: wan.procurement@accentgroup.org
NUTS code: UKE41

Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.accentgroup.org

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.accentgroup.org/wan-procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.accentgroup.org/wan-procurement

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Accent Wide Area Network.

Reference number: 12399

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

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.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE41

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.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

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

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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

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

Date: 12/01/2017
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 2 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/01/2017
Local time: 09:30

Charlestown House, Shipley, BD17 7SW.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

ICT Project Manager & ICT Development Manager plus witness.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Strand, London
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
United Kingdom
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:



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