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
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.
Classification of the contract
32510000 Wireless telecommunications system
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