ICT Infrastructure Tender – North Star Housing Group

ICT Infrastructure Tender – North Star Housing Group

To include server, storage and backup , data centre, cloud and internet provisions.

United Kingdom-Thornaby: Infrastructure works consultancy services

2020/S 044-105539

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: North Star Housing Group
Postal address: Endeavour House
Town: Thornaby
NUTS code: UKC11
Postal code: TS17 6QN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kerry Hunter
E-mail: kerry.hunter@northstarhg.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1642796327
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.northstarhg.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA30788

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/northstarhg/aspx/Tenders/Current
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/northstarhg/aspx/Tenders/Current

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

ICT Infrastructure

Reference number: NSTAR P/REF 0013

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71311300

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This tender is for a high level solution to provide North Star with:

— server, storage and backup

— data centre, cloud and internet provisions

— network security

— hosting and support of telecommunications

— professional services

— third line support.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72222300
32412100
48800000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC11
Main site or place of performance:

Thornaby.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

North Star needs to update it’s IT infrastructure to ensure that it has a reliable, robust and scalable platforms which will meet increased technology demands from the business and which will support it’s business transformation and digital strategies.

In the short term, the solution will require the capacity and resilience to reliably continue the delivery of the applications to all office based and mobile workers and support digital services which are delivered to customers.

In the medium to long term, it is likely that as the business application portfolio is reviewed and renewed, applications which are currently hosted may move to cloud, e.g. SaaS

North Star is looking to appoint one single supplier to provide and support the full scope of requirements as defined in the TSoR, including core infrastructure, end-user device provisioning (e.g. thin client server farm and associated storage), connectivity and security. This shall include hosting or provision of the telephony services including SIP trunks.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Up to an additional 4 years.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 4
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Ability to demonstrate a high level of expertise and knowledge in all areas of the brief.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

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

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 01/04/2020
Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 13/04/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

(MT Ref:219140)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Public Procurement Review Service
Postal address: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: publicprocurementreview@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3450103503Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-procurement-review-service-scope-and-remit
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/02/2020