Devon County Council Extreme Network Contract

Devon County Council Extreme Network Contract

The existing contract covers hardware and software support.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Computer network services

2019/S 119-291937

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Devon County Council
County Hall, Topsham Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Tracey White
Telephone: +44 1392383000
NUTS code: UKK
Internet 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

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


CP1765-19 Extreme Network Contract

Reference number: DN409402

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Devon County Council’s existing LAN maintenance support contract expires on 30.9.2019. The existing contract covers the hardware and software support for the Avaya VSP9000 units at County Hall, Exeter and the lifetime warranty of the remaining Avaya edge switches throughout the estate. The edge switch deployment consists mainly of ERS 4800’s, with around half a dozen ERS4500’s and a dozen 3500’s. In January 2019, we had a requirement for shared office space with our NHS partners, which meant running one infrastructure for both organisations. DCC’s solution was to deploy an Extreme X-Series switch solution, alongside their NAC and NMC servers. These will be covered in the new contract and will come into force, once that contract expires (January 2020).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 540 000.00 GBP

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: UKK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

DCC require access to Extreme’s firmware and software for all of our Extreme equipment, including the older Avaya product ranges in use. We would like email notifications when new releases are available and a brief explanation of what the release covers, be that software bug fixes or enhanced features.

DCC also require a formal contract for the purchasing of any new extreme hardware. For the avoidance of doubt, when we refer to extreme throughout this document, it also includes any of the formally named Avaya products.

The estimated contract value of 540 000 GBP is for the maximum term contract period of (7) seven years.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 540 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will be for an initial term of three (3) years with an option to extend the contract for a further 1 x two (2) years and 2 x one (1) years at the sole discretion of Devon County Council (maximum term seven (7) years).

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: yes
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: 30/07/2019
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: 30/07/2019
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

Devon County Council
County Hall, Topsham Road
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: