Birmingham: communications network
Digital Districts: Birmingham Next Generation Wireless Connectivity
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Birmingham City Council, Council House
For the attention of: Mrs Manjit Samrai
B1 1BB Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1213030349
Fax: +44 1213037322
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk; www.finditbirmingham.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Birmingham.
NUTS code UKG31
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
BCC seeks a partner who can provide a wholesale, open access digital wireless network which will enable increased broadband speeds compared to 3G, increased levels of accessibility to high speed mobile broadband services and a ubiquitous, high speed, innovative service and product proposition to help tackle digital exclusion.
The successful partner must be prepared to make a significant investment in equipment, systems and services to bring next generation connectivity to the city and to work with BCC to realise the appropriate vehicle for the implementation of a ubiquitous next generation network across the city and suburbs of Birmingham.
The council considers that a Joint Venture approach in partnership with Birmingham is likely to be the most suitable option for citywide, ubiquitous next generation wireless connectivity, and welcomes expressions of interest from organisations or consortia prepared to consider this approach. However, if an alternative solution would be more advantageous to this project, the council is also willing to consider this.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32412000, 32412100, 32412110, 32424000, 32510000, 32571000, 64200000, 64210000, 72300000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 100 000 000,00 and 125 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form is requiired but in the case of group bidders the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the code of practice for the elimination of Racial Discrimination and the promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment published by the Commission for Racial Equality.
The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement.
Accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ and tender documents.
As set out in the PQQ and tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ and tender documents.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2010/S 151-233229 of 2.8.2010
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
Organisations wishing to be considered for a tendering opportunity must notify the City Council of their interest by no later than Friday, 16.12.2011 at 17:00 hours, using the council’s e-tendering system In-Tend, https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/. Once registered on In-Tend organisations will then be able to access a pre-qualification document which must be completed and returned using the tendering system by no later than noon on Friday, 23.12.2011 at 12 noon. If you are unable to access or register with In-tend, please call Manjit Samrai on +44 1213030349. The questionnaire provided by the City Council will ask service providers to indicate their economic and financial standing, technical ability and appropriate skills, efficiency, experience, reliability and provide satisfactory responses to questions relating to race relations, health and safety and sustainability. The information provided in response to this questionnaire will be used as part of a pre-tender evaluation in order to select a long list of potential service providers to be invited to tender. Where consortia or group of organisations wish to express an interest in this project each organisation responding to the provision of services will be expected to complete a questionnaire. Organisations should note that if and when this requirement is offered to tender (ITPD stage onwards), this will also be done via electronic means using In-tend. When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the Code of Practice for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment published by the Commission for Racial Equality.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.11.2011