Community Broadband Yorkshire

Community Broadband Yorkshire

Supply framework for the provision of next-generation Community Broadband Services for rural areas. UK-Boroughbridge: telecommunications services

2012/S 40-065221

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NYnet on Behalf of North Yorkshire County Council
Douris House, Roecliffe Business Centre, Roecliffe
Contact point(s): NYnet Limited
For the attention of: Garry Raisbeck
Y051 9NE Boroughbridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1609533447
E-mail: Garry.raisbeck@northyorks.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.nynet.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://scms.alito.co.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://scms.alito.co.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: SCMS Alito, as stated in Section VI.3
SCMS Alito
Contact point(s): https://scms.alito.co.uk/
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://scms.alito.co.uk/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: SCMS Alito, as stated in Section VI.3
SCMS
Contact point(s): https://scms.alito.co.uk/
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://scms.alito.co.uk/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: SCMS Alito, as stated in Section VI.3
SCMS
Contact point(s): https://scms.alito.co.uk/
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://scms.alito.co.uk/

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

General public services
Other: Provision of next-generation Community Broadband Services to citizens and public sector bodies in rural areas
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Detailed in full in the tender documents
Detailed in full in the tender documents
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Supply framework for the provision of next-generation Community Broadband Services for rural areas.
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: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 40
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 400 000,00 and 5 000 000,00 GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded: Not known, based on community business case.

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

NYnet working on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) wishes to develop a framework agreement consisting of several service providers for the provision of Community Broadband Services. Throughout this document NYnet and NYCC will be referred to as the authorities.
The framework will provide awarded service providers the opportunity to be on a closed list of Service providers who have been assessed as capable of providing Community Broadband Services. This procurement provides the route to get on the closed list.
The authorities (or other local authority as appropriate) will work with local partners and communities to establish discrete projects to provide Community Broadband Services to a defined ‘cluster’ of communities. This work will be facilitated by Connecting North Yorkshire. Connecting North Yorkshire (CNY) is a strategic partnership with a vision to bring access to high quality broadband to all premises in the North Yorkshire sub region.
Each project will be offered to all framework service providers via a further competition which will identify the most suitable Service provider for that project.
The framework will be reviewed on an annual basis to be extended by a period of 1 year to a maximum of 4 years (1 year +1 year +1 year +1 year). This will enable the authorities to review the suitability of the framework to the current market environment and the performance of framework Service providers.
The framework is separated into 2 lots:
— Lot 1, North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services,
— Lot 2, UK Community Broadband Services.
Service providers may bid for lot 1, lot 2 or both lots.
Lot 1 of the framework is solely for use in the North Yorkshire sub region.
Lot 2 of the framework is for all other areas of the UK.
Important note: if your organisation wishes to be considered for any projects in the North Yorkshire Sub region you must at least bid for lot 1 North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services.
The delivery of high speed connectivity to every rural village and town is required in order to keep rural economies competitive. Universal availability of a high standard of connectivity is required to support business growth, enable key public services to be delivered online and permit a quality home working experience from anywhere in the UK.
The following text explains the situation in the North Yorkshire sub region. This may not be identical in scope to other local authority areas wishing to use the framework under lot 2.
CNY has confirmed two key broadband objectives:
1) The procurement of a wholesale next generation broadband infrastructure across the majority of the North Yorkshire sub region, this procurement is in progress and is entirely separate to this framework;
2) The setting up of a framework to attract and assess Community Internet Service providers who can design build and operate viable Community Broadband Services in small rural communities to business and residential customers. This procurement is in respect of this second objective.
Broadband objective 2 (as above), combined with an existing public sector network (for the North Yorkshire sub region the NYnet network) will provide the opportunity for access to high quality broadband Backhaul service in rural locations. These are referred to as digital community hubs and will generally provide symmetrical low latency back-haul with very low contention. The bandwidths available should generally be between 20Mbps and 100Mbps although it is envisaged these may grow to 1Gbps over time.
Service providers awarded on to the framework will be invited to compete for specific projects on a cluster by cluster basis.
In respect of lot 1 funding is available to a framework Service provider for up to 75 % of the capital element of a project’s costs. For lot 2 the upper level of funding may be higher. Any funding will be dependent upon the production of an acceptable business case and will take the form of a grant or a loan or both. Service providers must demonstrate that a scheme is sustainable for a period of 5 years following commissioning of the project in order to receive these funds. Funding will be relative to the size of the scheme (generally within the range of 5 000 GBP to 50 000 GBP).
It is projected that the lot 1 requirement could potentially be up to 50 schemes, covering approximately 20 000 business and residential premises.
Currently there is no projection for the lot 2 requirement; the scope of lot 2 is entirely dependent on the uptake from individual local authorities and the performance of Service providers on the framework.
CNY has started the process of generating community interest, managing expectations and identifying clusters of communities with, typically, at least 100 premises within viable geographical areas. The intention of this is twofold, first to help ensure a critical mass of residential and business customers for potential Service providers, secondly to ensure no areas are left without high quality broadband.
The service provider will be asked to provide access network connectivity to the community from the Point of Presence (PoP) as well as internet connectivity to premises in the community. The required method of delivery is deliberately neutral and it is envisaged that wireless and fixed line solutions will be offered as appropriate to the communities, however this does not prevent the use of other technologies.
Technologies that are capable of providing services on an open-access basis are mandatory where public funds are applied. In respect of all Universal Service Commitment (USC) of at least 2 Mbps and higher speed broadband delivery arrangements, the authorities will remain Service provider and technology neutral and Service providers may need to collaborate and partner with each other to deliver complete and integrated solutions.
Framework service providers will be encouraged to reuse existing infrastructure (including incumbent and public sector networks) wherever possible. Third party access to new subsidised infrastructures and contractual ‘claw back’ mechanisms will be required to avoid overcompensation and to ensure compatibility with State Aid rules.
Further and more detailed information will be contained in the invitation to tender documentation, which will be issued subsequently to those applicants that have successfully passed this pre-qualification questionnaire.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 64210000, 64227000, 32412000, 32424000, 32425000, 32500000, 32510000, 32520000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32530000, 32532000, 32562100, 32562200, 32562300, 32570000, 32571000, 32572000, 32572200, 32572300, 45232300, 45232332, 45232340, 45231600, 45314300, 45314310, 50330000, 50332000

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:

It is projected that the Lot 1 requirement could potentially be up to 50 schemes, covering approximately 20 000 business and residential premises. CNY has started the process of generating community interest, managing expectations and identifying clusters of communities with, typically, at least 100 premises within viable geographical areas.
The total scope is dependent upon the adoption of the framework from separate communities throughout North Yorkshire and the UK. The total estimated value of the framework is between 1 400 000 GBP and 5 000 000 GBP, no guarantee of this value is given or implied.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 400 000,00 and 5 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework will have the option to extend by consecutive periods of 1 year each, to a total framework period of no more than 4 years (1+1+1+1).
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 2.7.2012. Completion 1.7.2016

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1, North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services

1)Short description

NYnet working on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) wishes to develop a framework agreement consisting of several Service providers for the provision of Community Broadband Services. Throughout this document NYnet and NYCC will be referred to as the authorities.
The framework will provide awarded service providers the opportunity to be on a closed list of Service providers who have been assessed as capable of providing Community Broadband Services. This procurement provides the route to get on the closed list.
The authorities (or other local authority as appropriate) will work with local partners and communities to establish discrete projects to provide Community Broadband Services to a defined ‘cluster’ of communities. This work will be facilitated by Connecting North Yorkshire. Connecting North Yorkshire (CNY) is a strategic partnership with a vision to bring access to high quality broadband to all premises in the North Yorkshire sub region.
Each project will be offered to all framework service providers via a further competition which will identify the most suitable Service provider for that project.
The framework will be reviewed on an annual basis to be extended by a period of 1 year to a maximum of 4 years (1 year +1 year +1 year +1 year). This will enable the authorities to review the suitability of the framework to the current market environment and the performance of framework Service providers.
The framework is separated into 2 lots:
— Lot 1, North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services,
— Lot 2, UK Community Broadband Services.
Service providers may bid for lot 1, lot 2 or both lots.
Lot 1 of the framework is solely for use in the North Yorkshire sub region.
Lot 2 of the framework is for all other areas of the UK.
Important note: if your organisation wishes to be considered for any projects in the North Yorkshire Sub region you must at least bid for lot 1 North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services.
The delivery of high speed connectivity to every rural village and town is required in order to keep rural economies competitive. Universal availability of a high standard of connectivity is required to support business growth, enable key public services to be delivered online and permit a quality home working experience from anywhere in the UK.
The following text explains the situation in the North Yorkshire sub region. This may not be identical in scope to other local authority areas wishing to use the framework under lot 2.
CNY has confirmed 2 key broadband objectives;
1) The procurement of a wholesale next generation broadband infrastructure across the majority of the North Yorkshire sub region, this procurement is in progress and is entirely separate to this framework;
2) The setting up of a framework to attract and assess Community Internet Service providers who can design build and operate viable Community Broadband Services in small rural communities to business and residential customers. This procurement is in respect of this second objective.
Broadband objective 2 (as above), combined with an existing public sector network (for the North Yorkshire sub region the NYnet network) will provide the opportunity for access to high quality broadband Backhaul service in rural locations. These are referred to as digital community hubs and will generally provide symmetrical low latency back-haul with very low contention. The bandwidths available should generally be between 20Mbps and 100Mbps although it is envisaged these may grow to 1Gbps over time.
Service providers awarded on to the framework will be invited to compete for specific projects on a cluster by cluster basis.
In respect of lot 1 funding is available to a framework Service provider for up to 75 % of the capital element of a project’s costs. For lot 2 the upper level of funding may be higher. Any funding will be dependent upon the production of an acceptable business case and will take the form of a grant or a loan or both. Service providers must demonstrate that a scheme is sustainable for a period of 5 years following commissioning of the project in order to receive these funds. Funding will be relative to the size of the scheme (generally within the range of 5 000 GBP to 50 000 GBP).
It is projected that the lot 1 requirement could potentially be up to 50 schemes, covering approximately 20 000 business and residential premises.
Currently there is no projection for the lot 2 requirement; the scope of Lot 2 is entirely dependent on the uptake from individual local authorities and the performance of Service providers on the framework.
CNY has started the process of generating community interest, managing expectations and identifying clusters of communities with, typically, at least 100 premises within viable geographical areas. The intention of this is twofold, first to help ensure a critical mass of residential and business customers for potential Service providers, secondly to ensure no areas are left without high quality broadband.
The service provider will be asked to provide access network connectivity to the community from the Point of Presence (PoP) as well as internet connectivity to premises in the community. The required method of delivery is deliberately neutral and it is envisaged that wireless and fixed line solutions will be offered as appropriate to the communities, however this does not prevent the use of other technologies.
Technologies that are capable of providing services on an open-access basis are mandatory where public funds are applied. In respect of all Universal Service Commitment (USC) of at least 2 Mbps and higher speed broadband delivery arrangements, the authorities will remain Service provider and technology neutral and Service providers may need to collaborate and partner with each other to deliver complete and integrated solutions.
Framework service providers will be encouraged to reuse existing infrastructure (including incumbent and public sector networks) wherever possible. Third party access to new subsidised infrastructures and contractual ‘claw back’ mechanisms will be required to avoid overcompensation and to ensure compatibility with State Aid rules.
Further and more detailed information will be contained in the invitation to tender documentation, which will be issued subsequently to those applicants that have successfully passed this pre-qualification questionnaire.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 64210000, 64227000, 32412000, 32424000, 32425000, 32500000, 32510000, 32520000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32530000, 32532000, 32562100, 32562200, 32562300, 32570000, 32571000, 32572000, 32572200, 32572300, 45232300, 45232332, 45232340, 45231600, 45314300, 45314310, 50330000, 50332000

3)Quantity or scope

It is projected that the lot 1 requirement could potentially be up to 50 schemes, covering approximately 20 000 business and residential premises. However these values and volumes are dependent upon the uptake from the framework, no guarantee of value or volume is given or implied.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 400 000,00 and 5 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 2.7.2012. Completion 1.6.2016
5)Additional information about lots

If your organisation wishes to be considered for any projects in the North Yorkshire Sub region you must at least bid for lot 1 North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2, UK Community Broadband Services

1)Short description

NYnet working on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) wishes to develop a framework agreement consisting of several service providers for the provision of Community Broadband Services. Throughout this document NYnet and NYCC will be referred to as the authorities.
The framework will provide awarded service providers the opportunity to be on a closed list of service providers who have been assessed as capable of providing Community Broadband Services. This procurement provides the route to get on the closed list.
The authorities (or other local authority as appropriate) will work with local partners and communities to establish discrete projects to provide Community Broadband Services to a defined ‘cluster’ of communities. This work will be facilitated by Connecting North Yorkshire. Connecting North Yorkshire (CNY) is a strategic partnership with a vision to bring access to high quality broadband to all premises in the North Yorkshire sub region.
Each project will be offered to all framework Service Providers via a further competition which will identify the most suitable service provider for that project.
The framework will be reviewed on an annual basis to be extended by a period of 1 year to a maximum of 4 years (1 year +1 year +1 year +1 year). This will enable the authorities to review the suitability of the framework to the current market environment and the performance of framework service providers.
The framework is separated into 2 lots;
— Lot 1, North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services,
— Lot 2, UK Community Broadband Services.
Service providers may bid for lot 1, lot 2 or both lots.
Lot 1 of the framework is solely for use in the North Yorkshire sub region.
Lot 2 of the framework is for all other areas of the UK.
Important note: if your organisation wishes to be considered for any projects in the North Yorkshire sub region you must at least bid for lot 1 North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services.
The delivery of high speed connectivity to every rural village and town is required in order to keep rural economies competitive. Universal availability of a high standard of connectivity is required to support business growth, enable key public services to be delivered online and permit a quality home working experience from anywhere in the UK.
The following text explains the situation in the North Yorkshire sub region. This may not be identical in scope to other local authority areas wishing to use the framework under lot 2.
CNY has confirmed two key broadband objectives;
1) The procurement of a wholesale next generation broadband infrastructure across the majority of the North Yorkshire sub region, this procurement is in progress and is entirely separate to this framework;
2) The setting up of a framework to attract and assess Community Internet service providers who can design build and operate viable Community Broadband Services in small rural communities to business and residential customers. This procurement is in respect of this second objective.
Broadband objective 2 (as above), combined with an existing public sector network (for the North Yorkshire sub region the NYnet network) will provide the opportunity for access to high quality broadband Backhaul service in rural locations. These are referred to as Digital Community Hubs and will generally provide symmetrical low latency back-haul with very low contention. The bandwidths available should generally be between 20Mbps and 100Mbps although it is envisaged these may grow to 1Gbps over time.
Service providers awarded on to the framework will be invited to compete for specific projects on a cluster by cluster basis.
In respect of lot 1 funding is available to a framework service provider for up to 75 % of the capital element of a project’s costs. For lot 2 the upper level of funding may be higher. Any funding will be dependent upon the production of an acceptable business case and will take the form of a grant or a loan or both. Service providers must demonstrate that a scheme is sustainable for a period of 5 years following commissioning of the project in order to receive these funds. Funding will be relative to the size of the scheme (generally within the range of 5 000 GBP to 50 000 GBP).
It is projected that the Lot 1 requirement could potentially be up to 50 schemes, covering approximately 20 000 business and residential premises.
Currently there is no projection for the lot 2 requirement; the scope of Lot 2 is entirely dependent on the uptake from individual local authorities and the performance of service providers on the framework.
CNY has started the process of generating community interest, managing expectations and identifying clusters of communities with, typically, at least 100 premises within viable geographical areas. The intention of this is twofold, first to help ensure a critical mass of residential and business customers for potential Service Providers, secondly to ensure no areas are left without high quality broadband.
The service provider will be asked to provide access network connectivity to the community from the Point of Presence (PoP) as well as internet connectivity to premises in the community. The required method of delivery is deliberately neutral and it is envisaged that wireless and fixed line solutions will be offered as appropriate to the communities, however this does not prevent the use of other technologies.
Technologies that are capable of providing services on an open-access basis are mandatory where public funds are applied. In respect of all Universal Service Commitment (USC) of at least 2 Mbps and higher speed broadband delivery arrangements, the authorities will remain Service provider and technology neutral and service providers may need to collaborate and partner with each other to deliver complete and integrated solutions.
Framework Service Providers will be encouraged to reuse existing infrastructure (including incumbent and public sector networks) wherever possible. Third party access to new subsidised infrastructures and contractual ‘claw back’ mechanisms will be required to avoid overcompensation and to ensure compatibility with State Aid rules.
Further and more detailed information will be contained in the invitation to tender documentation, which will be issued subsequently to those applicants that have successfully passed this pre-qualification questionnaire.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 64210000, 64227000, 32412000, 32424000, 32425000, 32500000, 32510000, 32520000, 32521000, 32522000, 32523000, 32524000, 32530000, 32532000, 32562100, 32562200, 32562300, 32570000, 32571000, 32572000, 32572200, 32572300, 45232300, 45232332, 45232340, 45231600, 45314300, 45314310, 50330000, 50332000

3)Quantity or scope

Currently there is no projection for the lot 2 requirement; the scope of lot 2 is entirely dependent on the uptake from individual local authorities and the performance of service providers on the framework.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 400 000,00 and 5 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

If your organisation wishes to be considered for any projects in the North Yorkshire sub region you must at least bid for lot 1 North Yorkshire sub region Community Broadband Services.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

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

As stated in the tender documentation.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the tender documentation.
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: and maximum number 80
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to the PQQ.
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:

NYCC/CEG/25319
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 245-398013 of 21.12.2011

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: 29.3.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.3.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.4.2012
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

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The current source of funding for the project is the UK Government Performance Reward Grant (PRG). It is anticipated that the framework will be open to future funding sources including but not limited to; DEFRA Rural Community Broadband Fund, Wider ERDF funding.
VI.3)Additional information

To access the tender documents you must register your organisation details on the supplier contract management system (SCMS) at https://scms.alito.co.uk by creating a username, password and company profile.

To view details of this contract, click on the Bulletin Board.
In the search criteria set.
— The contract ID to: NYCC/CEG/25319,
— Current/awarded to: Current,
— Display tenders to: All,
— Council to: North Yorkshire,
— Matching categories to: all.
Click search and the details of this contract should be displayed. Once you locate the tender you will need to express your interest in this tender by clicking the Register tab which will then allow you to download any documentation required, complete and reattach the documents to the system. This should be done in advance of the deadline date. You do not need to complete the Regional Application for Approved List Status for this tender. If you require further information, guidance or support using SCMS please visit the NYCC web site link http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2848, which contains an overview of the system as well as detailed guidance for registering and participating in procurement projects. If you have specific system issues please contact the SCMS helpdesk; tel: +44 1132474001 or -email scms@leeds.gov.uk.

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

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
DL7 8AD Northallerton
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

North Yorkshire County Council
DL7 8AD Northallerton
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NYnet on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council shall in accordance with the Public Contracts (amendment) Regulations 2009, incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period commencing at the point that information on the intention to award the contract is sent to tenderers. NYnet shall, as soon as possible after the decision has been made, inform the tenderers and candidates of its decision, and shall do so by notice in writing by the most rapid means of communication practicable. The information will include;
a) The criteria for the award of the contract;
b) The reasons for the decision;
c) The name of the economic operator to be awarded;
d) A precise statement when the standstill period is expected to end.
Should additional information be required, please contact the person cited in paragraph 1.1 of this form.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months).
Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. Following the 10 day standstill period, if no further debriefing has been requested, the court may only award damages once the contract has been entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

North Yorkshire County Council
DL7 8AD Northallerton
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.2.2012