Local Area Network Tender

Durham: local area network

Local Area Network Tender for University of Durham.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

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
E-mail: l.v.keane@durham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1913344539

Internet address(es):

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

Body governed by public law


I.3)Main activity

Other: Research


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:

OJEU11-090 Wireless Solution.


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)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement


II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
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)

Durham is a leading UK University, with 15 768 students and 3 854 staff in 25 academic departments or schools, across locations in Durham and Stockton-On-Tees.
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)

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: yes


II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

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

Options: no


II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:

Requested in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.


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:

Joint and Several Liability.


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: Requested in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.


III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Requested in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Requested in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.


III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Requested in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.


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

Envisaged minimum number 5


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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: The University reserves the right to undertake an eAuction.


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

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.1.2012
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.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 5.3.2012
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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 01/05/2015


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

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)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As in section V1.4.2 below


VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1.
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.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:22.11.2011