Durham: local area network
Local Area Network Tender for University of Durham.
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Durham
Procurement Service, Holly Wing, Mountjoy Centre, Stockton Road
For the attention of: Lyndsay Keane
DH1 3LE Durham
Telephone: +44 1913344530
Fax: +44 1913344539
General address of the contracting authority: www.durham.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: To register your interest in this procurement exercise please click on the following link: https://www.acquire.durham.ac.uk/Acquire/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=1912
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
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
NUTS code UKC1
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 350 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
To prepare for the increase in demand for anytime, anywhere services, and to support its strategic business objectives, the University plans to upgrade the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) infrastructures in its properties and adjacent spaces in Durham and Stockton-On-Tees.
The objectives of this project are to provide the University with a WLAN technology platform appropriate for delivering services to its members, guests and visitors, to further develop the availability of the wireless data services and improve the quality of the Wi-Fi experience offered to users.
The University is seeking to engage with a proactive partner organisation, demonstrating the necessary technical skills, management processes, and project experience, to supply equipment and provide comprehensive support and maintenance for its WLAN solution.
The key objectives of this procurement are to:
— provide a WLAN infrastructure design and equipment to minimise single points of failure,
— deliver service reliability for the new solution,
— meet business needs with commercially appropriate technical solutions,
— provide cost-effective, efficient, fast, reliable, secure, integrated, and resilient systems,
— offer solutions that are future-proofed, as far as possible, and receptive to future technology without disruption,
— support effective communication and knowledge transfer within the organisation,
— accommodate flexible modes of working.
To express an interest in this procurement exercise please click the following link: https://www.acquire.durham.ac.uk/Acquire/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=1912.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32410000, 32418000, 32420000, 32422000, 32424000, 32427000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Evaluation weightings and exclusion criteria can be found on the following website: https://www.acquire.durham.ac.uk/Acquire/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=1912
Estimated value excluding VAT: 350 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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
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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Requested in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Requested in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: 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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
Additional information about electronic auction: The University reserves the right to undertake an eAuction.
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Other previous publications
Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 169-278553 of 3.9.2011
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
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.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Place:As in 1 above.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised University personnel using the eSourcing system.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 01/05/2015
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The tender process will be undertaken through an electronic tendering system. To take part in the tender process you must express your interest at the following website: https://www.acquire.durham.ac.uk/Acquire/DisplayModules/TradeModules/Negotiations/Opportunities/ViewOpportunityEvent.aspx?EventID=1912
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
As in section V1.4.2 below
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.11.2011