Communities Broadband Tender for Worcestershire

Communities Broadband Tender for Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council (WCC) has funding available for improvements to broadband in rural areas which is outside of the local broadband plan (LBP) through the green infrastructure fund.

UK-Worcester: telecommunications services

2012/S 143-239598

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Worcestershire County Council (on behalf of itself and the contracting authorities identified in Section VI.3)
County Hall, Spetchley Road
For the attention of: Mr Robert Stepniewski
WR5 2NP Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1905766432
E-mail: Broadband@worcestershire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/tendering

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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

As detailed in IV.3 additional information
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Communities broadband.
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 UKG12

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)

Worcestershire County Council (WCC) has funding available for improvements to broadband in rural areas which is outside of the local broadband plan (LBP) through the green infrastructure fund. The communities which will receive this funding have been selected through an expressions of interest (EoI) and business case process.
Suppliers appointed will need to be capable of delivering a range of broadband and related requirements, including (but not limited to):
— The design, build, implementation and operation of wholesale broadband networks,
— Broadband solutions that meet outcomes-based specifications rather than being tied to specific technologies and platforms,
— Open access wholesale services including those that can be made available by retail service providers (e.g. Internet service Providers) as part of their retail broadband packages for business and residential customers,
— Related services including (but not limited to) marketing services, demand stimulation and ancillary services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32424000, 32420000, 32500000, 72315000, 50330000, 45231600, 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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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 3 lots have a combined fixed price limit of 585 000 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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Appointment of a supplier to provide enhanced broadband infrastructure to the Parish of Little Witley

1)Short description

Little Witley is a small rural Parish only 9 miles outside of Worcester, with 132 houses, and 3 businesses spread approximately over 4km.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32424000, 32420000, 32500000, 72315000, 50330000, 45231600, 64227000

3)Quantity or scope

The Council will not accept tenders that are above a maximum price of 80 000 GBP.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Appointment of a supplier to provide enhanced broadband infrastructure to the North West Malvern Consortium

1)Short description

The participants in the Consortium comprise a group of parishes in the North West of Worcestershire, straddling the Teme Valley. Specifically, the Consortium comprises part of the parishes of Bayton, Mamble and Lindridge, including part of the village of Menith Wood which extends out of Lindridge over the parish border of Pensax, together with the whole of the parishes of Eastham, Rochford, Hanley, Kyre and Bockleton – a total of approximately 65km. Pensax parish met the criteria for inclusion but chose not to participate.
A detailed analysis of the premises contained within the Consortium area has been carried out. It shows a total of 794 premises, comprising 601 domestic residences, 74 farms and 119 businesses. The residential figure excludes home-workers who are included in the business category.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32424000, 32420000, 32500000, 72315000, 50330000, 45231600, 64227000

3)Quantity or scope

The Council will not accept tenders that are above a maximum price of 255 000 GBP.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Appointment of a supplier to provide enhanced broadband infrastructure to the Redditch Travel Consortium (Redditch Arc)

1)Short description

The Parishes of Crowle, Feckenham, the southern part of Hanbury, Stock and Bradley Green, and Tibberton have come together to form the Redditch Travel Consortium to try to reduce the volume of traffic travelling to and from Redditch by encouraging home working through the provision of high-speed broadband.
There are 1,248 premises in the Redditch Arc area – a total of 42 km, which includes 27 non-residential premises. It is estimated that 833 of these premises are receiving broadband speeds of well below 2Mbps. This limits the ability of many small businesses to keep up with those in areas with faster broadband, and will mean that many of those currently working from home will be unable to do so adequately, causing them to abandon home-working, thus adding to the number of vehicles on the roads.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32424000, 32420000, 32500000, 72315000, 50330000, 45231600, 64227000

3)Quantity or scope

The Council will not accept tenders that are above a maximum price of 250 000 GBP.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

It is anticipated that broadband projects will be funded by an appropriate mix of public subsidy and supplier investment. The level of anticipated public subsidy will involve the granting of State aid.
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
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

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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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:
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: 7.9.2012 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.9.2012 – 16:00
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 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

Applicants do not need to contact the Council to request to participate – simply register on our eTendering portal and the invitation to tender documents are available for download, at: http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/etendering/ the document is in the category “ICT”.

The invitation to tender documents will be available through our eTendering portal within a week of the date of despatch of this contract notice and will remain available until the date and time specified in Section IV.3.3.
Worcestershire County Council is procuring on behalf of itself and the following bodies:
— Little Witley Parish Council,
— Crowle Parish Council,
— Feckenham Parish Council,
— Hanbury Parish Council,
— Stock and Bradley Green Parish Council,
— Tibberton Parish Council,
— Bayton Parish Council,
— Mamble Parish Council,
— Lindridge Parish Council,
— Eastham Parish Council,
— Rochford Parish Council,
— Hanley Parish Council,
— Kyre Parish Council,
— Bockleton Parish Council.
The Council reserves the right to cancel this procurement at any stage and not to award.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) the contracting authorities will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the framework agreement award decision is communicated to tenderers. Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provides for economic operators who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the Regulations to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow an economic operator to apply to the Court to set aside the award decision before the framework agreement is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:25.7.2012