Wide Area Network Contract

Wide Area Network Contract

WAN connectivity to all specified sites (approx. 700 sites with a large concentration in the South and East Midlands), with resilience for critical sites.

United Kingdom-London: Wide area network services

2016/S 045-074855

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Go Ahead Group
Friars Bridge Court, 41-45 Blackfiars Road
For the attention of: Reginald Vanderpuije
SE1 8PG London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: reginald.vanderpuije@go-ahead.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.go-ahead.com

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

Railway services

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:

Provision of Wide Area Network (WAN) Services.

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 UKC,UKG,UKH,UKJ,UKI

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 months: 60

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

Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

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

Go-Ahead Group requires network connectivity services for a 5-year contract term. At a minimum the services required are as follows:
— WAN connectivity to all specified sites (approx. 700 sites with a large concentration in the South and East Midlands), with resilience for critical sites;
— Resilient managed Internet access for all sites (provided centrally across the WAN);
— Suitable customer premises equipment (CPE) to interface the WAN service to local-area networks (LANs) on each site;
— Support, maintenance and configuration services for all components of the solution, including network security and protection services;
— Integration with monitoring and service desk services operated by Go-Ahead Group;
— Comprehensive project management services for migration planning, implementation and solution execution;
— Effective account management and performance reporting (as specified by Go-Ahead Group) for the solution during the life of the contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72720000

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

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

II.1.8)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

An MPLS wide area network covering approx. 700 connections across the UK of variable bandwidth with the majority of sites in the South and South-east of England but sites ranging from Plymouth to Newcastle.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated
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)

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

16.3.2016 – 17:00

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information:
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:

1.3.2016

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