Global Internet Transit Service

Global Internet Transit Service

1. peering with commercial Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the UK; 2. establishing interconnectivity to networks operated by similar academic and research organisations in other European countries and around the world via GÉANT; 3. procuring transit in London through two ISPs to the global Internet; and
4. procuring transit in Manchester through one ISP to the global Internet.

United Kingdom-Didcot: Internet services

2014/S 002-001689

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Jisc Collections and Janet Limited
Lumen House, Library Avenue
For the attention of: Procurement Co-ordinator
OX11 0SG Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235822341
E-mail: procurement@ja.net
Fax: +44 1235822286

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ja.net

Electronic access to information: https://tenders.ja.net

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://tenders.ja.net

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

Other: National education and research network provider
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

Global Internet Transit Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
NUTS code UKJ14

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)

To extend the reach of facilities provided to its users, Janet(UK) has established access from Janet to the global Internet. Janet(UK) has implemented this by a fourfold approach:
1. peering with commercial Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the UK;
2. establishing interconnectivity to networks operated by similar academic and research organisations in other European countries and around the world via GÉANT;
3. procuring transit in London through two ISPs to the global Internet; and
4. procuring transit in Manchester through one ISP to the global Internet.
It is one of the suppliers for the third part of the provision which Janet(UK) is seeking to replace through this procurement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72400000, 72411000, 32000000

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:

Janet currently interconnects and provides wide-area network services to all Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK. Connections are also provided to other organisations, including those in both the public and commercial sectors, which work in collaboration with these bodies in the areas of education, training or research.
In addition, Janet provides wide-area backbone and associated national services to each of the Regional Broadband Consortia and to a number of Local Authorities in England, particularly in the context of the schools’ National Education Network. Similar services are currently provided to the Glow schools’ network in Scotland. Janet provides services as well to the PSBA Network in Wales and the Classroom 2000 network in Northern Ireland. Janet services are also provided to a number of Local Authorities, Local Education Authorities and Unitary Authorities to serve the needs of personal and community development education, and for other activities of the Authorities which are of benefit to the public, primarily but not exclusively in the context of education and training.
The Janet Eligibility Policy defines the conditions under which any organisation is eligible for Janet services. The present Eligibility Policy is available at:
https://community.ja.net/library/janet-policies/eligibility-policy

The global Internet transit service to be procured will serve the needs of all classes of organisation and activity described in this policy, and with the potential to serve other classes of public-sector organisation or activity that may be identified as a result of local, central or devolved government initiatives during the lifetime of the resulting contract.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Janet(UK) is seeking an initial two-year contract term, with the possibility of extension for up to a further year.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

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:
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: Grounds for discretionary rejection as set out in Article 45 items 2(a), (b), (c), (d) and (g) of EU directive 2004/18/EC:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has he force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information
Grounds for mandatory rejection as set out in Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006:
(a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977 or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA
(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 where the offence relates to active corruption;
(c) the offence of bribery, where the offence relates to active corruption
(d) fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities, within the meaning of—
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue
(ii) the offence of conspiracy to defraud
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968, the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969, the Theft Act 1978 or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985, article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968 or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969
(viii) fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006; or
(ix) making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006
(e) money laundering within the meaning of section 340(11) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002;
(f) any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of the Public Sector Directive as defined by the national law of any relevant State.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The supplier shall provide evidence of financial and economic standing, as specified in Article 47 of EU directive 2004/18/EC.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

Open
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 21.2.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.2.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24.2.2014 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Each interested supplier is required to register its intention to submit a response to the operational requirementvia the Janet e-tendering opportunities portal at https://tenders.ja.net

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:

2.1.2014