Design and Build New Data Centre

Design and Build New Data Centre

Leicester City Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Specialist Data Centre Design and Build contractor for the proposed transformation of an existing Council property.

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Deadline date:24/10/2012

This deadline is for… Deadline for Expression of Interest

Contract value:£1,000,000 – £5,000,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Leicester

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Leicester City Council


Description of the contract

Leicester City Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Specialist Data Centre Design and Build contractor for the proposed transformation of an existing Council property (located on Anstey Lane area of Leicester) to a facility to house their primary Data Centre. Leicester City Council currently runs the ICT operations from one main Data Centre located within its Headquarters building in the Centre of Leicester. This building must be de-commissioned by 31st December 2013, presenting the Council with a need to establish a new data centre and then decant all current equipment and services to the new data centre. A building within the Council’s Property portfolio has been identified as the location for the new data centre. This building was decommissioned from its current usage at the end of April 2012. The building is still within the Leicester City Boundary, but further away from the City Centre than the current facility. It is Leicester City Council’s wish to refurbish this building as a modern, highly efficient and secure Data Centre. The data centre is required to be designed and built to regulatory standards and be fit for purpose with efficient mains power protection (UPS plus generator), renewable energy sources, ‘green’ fit for purpose cooling, fire detection and suppression, staff accommodation and ancillary services. There is outdoor space on the site which can be used to house the necessary plant for cooling, back-up generators and associated fuel tanks. The work required will also involve provision of civil works for new incoming mains feeds and communications links and a full maintenance package of all equipment- this will take into account the warranty period. The maintenance element will be minimum 3 years with a possibility to extend every year to a maximum of 10 years. Social, economic and environmental regeneration is important to the Council. Leicester City Council schemes propose to promote a stronger economy better able to meet the needs of the community and to develop measures to promote social inclusion. Therefore, successful applicants will be expected to assist the Council to fulfill these objectives through increasing the opportunities for employment and training. This tender seeks to procure a contractor with specialist experience in the Design & Build of Data Centres and to provide a maintenance service based upon a restricted tender process. The expected completion date for works covered by this tender is 1st August 2013, with an expected duration for the design and build phase of 6 months. Approx. Values: £1.5m for works of the Data Centre (12 months), £500k for maintenance over 10yrs. Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage. Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: PM5C592X5J. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here. The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 24/10/2012 15:00. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents. If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call 0845 270 7050 or email



Classification of the contract

45453100 Refurbishment work

51000000 Installation services (except software)

71311300 Infrastructure works consultancy services

72720000 Wide area network services

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

72710000 Local area network services

72317000 Data storage services

72700000 Computer network services

72222300 Information technology services

45210000 Building construction work


Additional information

Contract type: Works – ExecutionWork

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 01/02/2013 – 01/08/2013


Who to contact

Contact name

Organisation name Leicester City Council

Address New Walk Centre, Welford Place, LEICESTER, LE1 6ZG

Telephone 01162528919

Extension number:



Web address


How to apply

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Response Address: AS PER TENDERBOX: (see No 4 Description above)