Internet Service Provider – Commercial Link Tender
The University is looking for a supplier to provide a 10mb symmetrical circuit, 1:1 contention ratio with cost options for higher bandwidth, preferably on a 1gigabit bearer, listing options of 10mb increments.
United Kingdom-Middlesbrough: Internet service providers ISP
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
For the attention of: Director of Finance
TS1 3BA Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642218121
Fax: +44 1642342175
General address of the contracting authority: www.tees.ac.uk
Electronic access to information: www.etendernetwork.com
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
Body governed by public law
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UKC1
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 University is looking for a supplier to provide a 10mb symmetrical circuit, 1:1 contention ratio with cost options for higher bandwidth, preferably on a 1gigabit bearer, listing options of 10mb increments. The University would like the ability to manage the amount of bandwidth allocated to each business unit, please provide a separate option for this in your proposal. The bandwidth management device should provide an easy to use interface. It is expected that this will be a web or Graphical User Interface (GUI) application based for most tasks, with Command Line Interface (CLI) possibly being used for uncommon procedures such as initial set up and failure recovery. A diagram of the current Commercial Network infrastructure is attached in Appendix B. The Firewall (ASA) units will be relocated to the Tower building as part of the change to the new connection.
The requirement is for the installation and provision of the link itself, NOT for the network infrastructure.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
The University is looking for a supplier to provide:
— Symmetrical circuit (same speed in/out)
— 1/1 contention ratio
— Speed and bearer, starting at 10mb on 1gigabit bearer with options for higher bandwidth in increments of 10mb, including details of the processes required to upgrade.
— Public IP addresses – minimum of 36, with details of what is required if the University needs to increase this number.
— The circuit is to be terminated at Teesside University, Middlesbrough Tower, 1st floor. TS1 3BA.
— Details of the circuit presentation to include options for fibre and copper termination.
— Service Level Agreement (SLA) (fault reporting, escalation procedure etc.)
— Contract period options for 1, 3 and 5 Years.
— Highest Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) on circuit
— Details of lead times from date of tender award to the completed go live service.
— Separate option for a bandwidth Management device
— Details of the transition programme between the incumbent to new service, including timescales.
— Confirm the ability to route a Provider Independent (PI) address blocks over the link, if the University purchased this address space.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 24.5.2014. Completion 23.5.2019
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:
See tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form is required but each provider will be required to be jointly or severally liable for the contract before acceptance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Tender documents can be downloaded from www.etendernetwork.com
. In order to do this you will have to register as a supplier.
Any supplier may be disqualified who a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national law 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 for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws or regulations, c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata, d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify, e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority, f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority, g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As tender documentation
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
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
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Pricing, Value for Money – evidenced by invitation to tender (ITT) response. Weighting 30
2. Evidence of supplier’s technical and support capabilities – (evidence of how the proposed solution meets the University’s needs,the implementation procedure and timetable) – evidenced by ITT response. Weighting 25
3. Evidence of a successful track record with references and existing customer satisfaction – evidenced by ITT response. Weighting 15
4. Experience of projects of similar type and complexity – evidenced by ITT response. Weighting 15
5. Quality Assurance Systems with evidence of robust customer service and after sales service provided – evidenced by ITT response. Weighting 10
6. Completion of tender documentation. Weighting 5
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.9.2013 – 17:00
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
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: 1.10.2013 – 09:30
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.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:6.8.2013