Wide Area Network Tender Scottish Agricultural College

Wide Area Network Tender Scottish Agricultural College

Scottish agricultural college WAN 2012.

UK-Edinburgh: telecommunications services

2012/S 101-168511

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Agricultural College
West Mains Road
Contact point(s): Information Systems Group
For the attention of: Ronnie McIntyre
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315354106
E-mail: ronnie.mcintyre@sac.co.uk
Fax: +44 1315354314

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00021

Further information can be obtained from: Scottish Agricultural College
West Mains Road
Contact point(s): information Systems Group
For the attention of: David Marr
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315354105
E-mail: david.marr@sac.co.uk
Fax: +44 1315354314
Internet address: http://www.sac.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Scottish Agricultural College
West Mains Road
Contact point(s): Information Systems Group
For the attention of: Alan Young
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315354179
E-mail: alan.young@sac.co.uk
Fax: +44 1315354314
Internet address: http://www.sac.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Scottish Agricultural College
West Mains Road
Contact point(s): Information Systems Group
For the attention of: Alan Young
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315354179
E-mail: alan.young@sac.co.uk
Fax: +44 1315354314
Internet address: http://www.sac.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Other: Higher Education Institute
I.3)Main activity
Education
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:
Scottish agricultural college WAN 2012.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland and the North of England.
NUTS code UK
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)
SAC seek to appoint a supplier to provide a regional office wide area network (WAN) as a platform to support our client / server model using terminal services. SAC are also running a project to provide a SAC wide IPT system and the WAN solution will need to support this development.
The current SAC regional office wide area network (WAN) is a managed service with a mix of fixed MPLS circuits, ADSL 2+ and ADSL MAX connection’s. This solution has provided challenges for SAC due to the unpredictability of ADSL connections and variability of the bandwidth available through ADSL.
SAC strategy for the development of the regional office WAN will be to tier the offices and provide WAN services to the sites based on their tier.
Tier 1 main campus.
Tier 2 regional hub office.
Tier 3 regional office.
Tier 4 small regional office and farm.
The solution will provide SAC with a private network with site to site connectivity and the connections to the SAC core network will be resilient through the SAC Edinburgh Bush Estate and Edinburgh Kings Buildings sites. SAC will consider splitting the service over multiple suppliers if this offers an advantage to SAC in terms of resilience and performance.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=229176.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 50330000, 50332000, 64227000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
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

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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank;
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice;
(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
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
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Most economically advantageous.
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:
Scottish Agricultural College WAN 2012
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
9.7.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
27.7.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(SC Ref:229176).
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:24.5.2012

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