100 Gbps Transatlantic Connectivity

100 Gbps Transatlantic Connectivity

It is expected that responses to this PIN may result in the award of Contracts for the provision of 100G transatlantic connectivity (subject to compliance with Procurement Regulations) and/or information to be used by DANTE to progress a business case with the European Commission.

UK-Cambridge: Telecommunications services

2013/S 042-067221

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited
City House, 126-130 Hills Road
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1223371300
E-mail: procurement@dante.net
Fax: +44 1223371371

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dante.net

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: UK Limited Company
I.3)Main activity

Other: Research & Education Networks
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

100 Gbps Transatlantic Connectivity
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

DANTE, representing the GN3 and GN3plus projects, and the America Connects to Europe project (ACE), supported by Indiana University, have issued this Prior Information Notice (PIN) to progress the implementation of 100G coherent transatlantic connectivity. DANTE is the main contact for this PIN.
It is expected that responses to this PIN may result in the award of Contracts for the provision of 100G transatlantic connectivity (subject to compliance with Procurement Regulations) and/or information to be used by DANTE to progress a business case with the European Commission (EC) and separately by the ACE project to progress a business case with the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Economic operators interested in this opportunity are invited to respond to a number of questions available at www.dante-procurement.net

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): 238875.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.2.2013