Free Wireless Network Service in Southampton (Concession Agreement)

Free Wireless Network Service in Southampton (Concession Agreement)

The council will require an annual guaranteed fixed rental plus a share of the profits of the network from the successful bidder in exchange for granting 5 years exclusivity, with extension options of up to a further period of 5 years, of use by the network of council-owned structures and assets.

“Limited Free to User” Wireless Network Service in Southampton under a Services Concession Agreement

Reference number: EC09/01/2120

Deadline date:21/06/2013

This deadline is for… Expressions of Interest.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Southampton

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Southampton City Council

 

Description of the contract

Southampton City Council (“the council”) is seeking to let a services concession for the use of council-owned structures and assets to facilitate the installation and operation of infrastructure for a “limited free to user” and publicly accessible wireless network available in, but not limited to: Southampton City Centre, Southampton waterfront and the key transport corridors in and around the City of Southampton. (It is anticipated that “free to use” shall be time limited with charges applying for use after the initial “free to use” period). The council will require an annual guaranteed fixed rental plus a share of the profits of the network from the successful bidder in exchange for granting 5 years exclusivity, with extension options of up to a further period of 5 years, of use by the network of council-owned structures and assets. The successful bidder will be required to have commenced installation of the network within 3 months of contract award. Bidders must have a proven track record in the delivery of similar services to those specified by the council and be able to provide evidence of successful implementations achieving real benefit to local authorities and/or other similar organisations. Bidders shall also be required to evidence their relationships with the wholesale market, demonstrating how they can support the council to achieve its aims as set out within the supporting documentation. Please note that there is no funding available from the council, therefore all proposals must be commercially viable, self-financing and where possible maximise income streams to the council, whilst achieving the desired social and public benefit. This procurement activity will be managed via the council’s e-Tendering portal www.southampton.gov.uk/supplysouthampton. Following registration, bidders will be able to access all relevant documentation and submit their proposal and financial models using that portal. Any questions and/or clarifications will also be managed via the council’s e-Tendering portal. Firms/organisations interested in tendering should apply via https://southampton.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 21st June 2013 at 12:00 noon.

 

Documents

Classification of the contract

32510000 Wireless telecommunications system

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

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: 31/07/2013 – 30/07/2023

 

Who to contact

Contact name www.southampton.gov.uk/supplysouthampton

Organisation name Southampton City Council

Address One Guildhall Square, Southampton, SO14 7FP

Telephone

Extension number:

Fax

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://southampton.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml