Citizen Wi-Fi Services – Worthing

Citizen Wi-Fi Services – Worthing

Suppliers interested in this opportunity must complete and return the Supplier Selection Questionnaire by uploading it through In-Tend before 21 October 2020.

United Kingdom-Worthing: Information technology services

2020/S 185-447962

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Adur District Council
Postal address: Town Hall, Chapel Road
Town: Worthing
NUTS code: UKJ27 West Sussex (South West)
Postal code: BN11 1HA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@adur-worthing.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1903221499
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Worthing Borough Council
Postal address: Adur District Council, Town Hall, Chapel Road
Town: Worthing
NUTS code: UKJ27 West Sussex (South West)
Postal code: BN11 1HA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@adur-worthing.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1903221499
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

 

 

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/adur-worthing/aspx/Tenders/Current

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Citizen WI-Fi Services

 

Reference number: P0029-2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72222300 Information technology services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority proposes to engage in a competitive process to appoint a contractor for the provision of Citizen Wi-Fi services; free-to-use public Wi-Fi services in external and internal public spaces, including landing platform(s) to support social, economic and environmental value through physical features, functionality, and content. AWC intends to name other West Sussex authorities that are on a similar ‘fibre/digital infrastructure’ journey to enable the option for named authorities to join the agreement to adopt services in their areas at a later date. AWC is considering the inclusion of existing corporate Wi-Fi services, resulting in a single supplier delivering and supporting Citizen and corporate Wi-Fi. AWC has not defined whether existing corporate Wi-Fi services will be included in the scope yet. AWC anticipate an agreement in duration of 7 years (5 + 2). The value for AWC estimated at GBP 1.04 million. The value, including options for AWC and other named authorities, increases to ca GBP 10 million.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ27 West Sussex (South West)
Main site or place of performance:

Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham, Southwick (Sussex).

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

AWC contracted with CityFibre to deliver dark fibre to 83 sites across Adur and Worthing by November 22, and entered into contract with MLL Telecom to light and manage the network for a period of 5 yrs. The fibre network will supply connectivity services for Citizen Wi-Fi (this project). AWC is commencing procurement for a supplier to design, implement and manage public and corporate wi-fi services across the Adur and Worthing area with potential to expand the services to other Sussex districts and boroughs. AWC is reviewing its strategy for corporate Wi-Fi — the inclusion of corporate Wi-Fi in the scope of this procurement may be subject to change. AWC intends to procure, design and implement free-to-use Wi-Fi services in key external areas of its towns and internally at designated community sites, using up to 83 fibre sites as connectivity hubs. Potential zones to receive Wi-Fi coverage have been identified and categorised as primary, secondary, and community premises zones. Potential zones are defined in Appendix A, but AWC does not necessarily expect bidders to deliver all zones within the defined AWC-contract value (GBP 1.04 million). The scale of coverage, approach to landing platforms/functionality is expected to be used to assess the value proposition at the ITT stage. Zones have been included in this PIN to ensure suppliers have knowledge of the types of areas involved, and the potential for expanding services to additional zones at a later date. AWC anticipates procurement to run to the end of January 21 and would like to see early physical deployment within 2-3 months of the award, limited to ‘fibre-ready’ sites. The timescales for the rollout of services thereafter is expected to follow dark fibre delivery. The service goes beyond basic connectivity. AWC commissioned a user-centred design lab to identify how public Wi-Fi can drive social, economic, and environmental value. It is envisioned that value will arrive from: Suitable connectivity in appropriate locations, Landing/activity platform(s) promoting activities, services, local info, Connected street furniture aligned with facilities and services, devolved content promoting inclusivity and community engagement. In addition, AWC is considering subsuming existing corporate Wi-Fi services under the same service management umbrella, with a single managed service provider. AWC works closely with other Sussex districts and boroughs. When the vision for public Wi-Fi services was defined, it included capability to expand or extend service to other districts and boroughs. The intention is therefore to present options for other districts and boroughs to adopt public Wi-Fi on the back of this procurement; enabling users registered from different districts or boroughs to use neighbouring Wi-Fi services. Suppliers interested in this opportunity must complete and return the Supplier Selection Questionnaire (SSQ) by uploading it through In-Tend before 21 October 2020. To enable suppliers to gauge the relevance of the opportunity, a Market Information Day will be held in advance of the deadline for SSQ submissions — information about this will be communicated via the AWC procurement platform, In-Tend: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/adur-worthing/aspx/Tenders/Current

 

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

Start: 01/02/2021
End: 31/01/2026
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Information available in the supplier selection questionnaire.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 21/10/2020
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

02/11/2020

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Adur and Worthing Councils
Postal address: Town Hall, Chapel Road
Town: Worthing
Postal code: BN11 1HA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Adur and Worthing Councils
Postal address: BN11 1HA
Town: Worthing
Postal code: BN11 1HA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Adur and Worthing Councils
Postal address: Town Hall, Chapel Road
Town: Worthing
Postal code: BN11 1HA
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18/09/2020