Data Cabling Services at the Met Office

Data Cabling Services at the Met Office

The Met Office is heavily reliant on IT and requires a Supplier to: (a) support the existing data-cabling infrastructure.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Local area network services

2018/S 187-422867

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Met Office
Fitzroy Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Darren Ball
Telephone: +44 1392886997
Fax: +44 1134362431
NUTS code: UKKInternet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of Data Cabling Services at the Met Office Exeter, Devon.UK

Reference number: DN367521

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Met Office is heavily reliant on IT and requires a Supplier to:

(a) support the existing data-cabling infrastructure and

(b) perform an install, move, add and change “IMAC” service.

This is primarily for the data centres and network equipment rooms (NER) but will occasionally include other workspaces such as meeting rooms, conference rooms or training facilities across the Exeter estate.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK4

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of an “IMAC” service for our data centre IT and campus infrastructure (IT equipment, LAN and PABX data/signal cabling) across our Exeter estate. Routine activities associated with scheduling of IT infrastructure installation, de-installation, relocation and testing data/signal cabling

The Exeter estate consists of a headquarters (HQ) complex and a data centre with office building at Exeter Science Park.

— Met Office Headquarters, Fitzroy Road, Exeter, EX1 3PB

— Met Office Exeter Science Park, Upper Richardson Road, Exeter EX5 2FS

The Exeter HQ campus consists of a headquarters office, 2 data centres (IT Hall 1 and 2), 10 NERs, a training radar building, a satellite enclosure, an instrument enclosure, college training rooms and conference facilities.

At the Exeter Science Park, there is a data centre building (IT Hall 3 and 4) and the Collaboration Building. The Collaboration Building is used for accommodating teams of Met Office and partner organisations along with a conference facility.

The IT Halls accommodate a wide range of IT equipment from PCs, servers, network devices through to larger and more complex systems such as mainframe, storage systems and high performance computers (HPC).

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Upto 36 Months

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 25/10/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25/09/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Met Office
Commercial and Procurement, Alexandra 1
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: