Edinburgh City Wireless Concession Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Edinburgh City Wireless Concession Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

The Council wishes to select a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor to design, deploy and operate city-wide wireless communication services in exchange for the right to use the Council’s street furniture and property assets in the coverage area.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Wireless telecommunications system

2013/S 170-294935

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Bob Cuthbert
EH8 8BG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1314693549
E-mail: bob.cuthbert@edinburgh.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290

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: City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Bob Cuthbert
EH8 8BG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1314693549
E-mail: bob.cuthbert@edinburgh.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

City Wireless Concession Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
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: Edinburgh, Scotland – UK.
NUTS code UK

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Council wishes to select a suitably qualified and experienced Contractor to design, deploy and operate city-wide wireless communication services in exchange for the right to use the Council’s street furniture and property assets in the coverage area. It is expected that the Contractor will select some of the available street furniture and other property assets to attach networking equipment to form a network capable of delivering wireless services throughout the coverage area. Upon completion of a successful procurement process, the Council intends to award a public services concession contract to the Contractor.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=276559

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32510000, 32412100, 64225000

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: no
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:

See documents specifying outline requirements and Schedules with coverage area maps.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Yet to be agreed & subject to CEC contractual terms.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
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:

To be agreed during contractual process.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: The PQQ document (Stage 1 – mandatory pass/fail section) must be completed by all bidders together with responses on scored criteria (Stage 2) questions.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: All Bidders must provide information within PQQ stage 1 (mandatory) and provide requested back-up information.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
All Bidders must provide information within PQQ Stage 1 (mandatory pass/fail criteria) and answer the Stage 2 (scored criteria) questions to support their submission.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Specified in documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

Connected City – Wireless (PQQ)
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 50-081853 of 12.3.2013

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: 18.9.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

19.9.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.10.2013
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 60 months, depending on extension options.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:276559).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.8.2013