Wide Area Network Services Wiltshire

Wide Area Network Services Wiltshire

The solution should provide a secure and scalable network and support the main office locations on resilient Ethernet circuits in addition to smaller satellite offices using FTTC or ADSL MPLS connections.


United Kingdom-Devizes: Wide area network services

2014/S 161-289180

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Aster Group Limited
Sarsen Court, Horton Avenue, Cannings Hill
Contact point(s): WAN Administrator
SN10 2AZ Devizes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1264405658
E-mail: wantender@aster.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.aster.co.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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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:

Wide Area Network Services.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South and South West of England, UK.

NUTS code UKK

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

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

The Aster Group Ltd requires a replacement wide area network to improve network performance and manageability, providing a stable platform for future growth. The solution should provide a secure and scalable network and support the main office locations on resilient Ethernet circuits in addition to smaller satellite offices using FTTC or ADSL MPLS connections.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

7272000032430000

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 value range below represents the potential growth of the Aster Group. The lower range figure is based upon the existing numbers. The higher range figure allows for possible growth of Aster Group Limited.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Any deposits, bonds or guarantees required by the Contracting Authority will be set out in the Tender Documents.

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

As detailed in the Tender Documents.

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

Groupings of Economic Operators may be required to form a single legal entity for the Contracting Authority to contract with. Economic Operators forming a consortium will be expected to have joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details of any conditions will be set out in the Tender Documents.
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: Bidders will be required to complete the Contracting Authority’s pre-qualification questionnaire (“PQQ”) which can be obtained from the contact point in section I.1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information and formalities set out in Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 Public Contracts Regulations 2006. These requirements are set out in the PQQ referred to in III.2.1) above, which can be obtained from the address in Section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: These are set out in the PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The information and formalities set out in Article 48 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 Public Contracts Regulations 2006. These requirements are set out in the PQQ referred to in III.2.1) above, which can be obtained from the address in Section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
These are set out in the PQQ.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: These are set out in the PQQ, see section III.2 above.
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:

PQQ TEN77/14AGL

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

no

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.9.2014 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

23.9.2014 – 12:00
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
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

All expressions of interest and requests for the PQQ must be made by emailing the contact point in Section I.1 quoting reference ‘PQQ TEN77/14AGL’ is 10.9.2014 at 16:00.
All enquiries relating to the PQQ or the pre-qualification process generally shall also be made via email to the contact point in Section I.1. Requests for further information or clarification of the PQQ documentation or the pre-qualification process is 12.9.2014, must be received no later than 17:00 (BST) on 12.9.2014 . It will not be possible to respond to any enquiries received after that date and time.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to withdraw from this procurement procedure at anytime without awarding a contract. Economic Operators shall be responsible for the costs and expenses they incur as a result of participating in this procurement process. The Authority and or its advisors shall not be liable for and will not pay any costs in respect of the preparation of any pre-qualification or subsequent tender submission of any applicant or bidder whether they are successful or unsuccessful. This shall equally apply in the event that the procurement process is postponed, cancelled or abandoned by the Contracting Authority at any stage and for whatever reason. Economic Operators shall be deemed to have unequivocally accepted this as a condition precedent to participation in this procurement process.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See section VI.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No5) provide for the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months or in the case of an ineffectiveness claim within 30 days subject to notification of the conclusion of the contract). Where a contract has not been entered into the Contracting Authority is obliged to suspend the contract-making and 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 may award damages and order the ineffectiveness of the contract or alternative subject to the time limits mentioned above.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.8.2014

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