Managed wide area network tender

Managed wide area network tender

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFR&S) wishes to procure a managed wide area network service to support voice, data and video communications between a minimum of 32 sites, mainly in the Humberside region of England.

UK-Kingston upon Hull: telecommunications services

2012/S 20-032659

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service
Summergroves Way
For the attention of: Mr A Maltby
HU4 7BB Kingston upon Hull
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: amaltby@humbersidefire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk

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

Public order and safety
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:

Managed wide area network service project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations across the Humberside Region.
NUTS code UKE1

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)

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service (HFR&S) wishes to procure a managed wide area network service to support voice, data and video communications between a minimum of 32 sites, mainly in the Humberside region of England.
To summarise the overall requirement is likely to compirse of the following elements:
Provision of appropriate circuits mainly in HFR&S sites.
Provision of appropriate customer premise equipment (CPE) at HFR&S sites.
Provision of proactive management service.
Provision of a managed Internet service.
HFR&S may also require.
Local area network equipment and services.
Network security services.
Voice services (inbound and outbound).
Ancillary equipment.
Hosting services and facilities.
Network cabling services.
Consultancy and professional services.
The managed wide area network service will be required to conform to developing Cabinet Office Public Services (PSN) standards, where applicable, and be capable of security accreditation up to impact level 2 under HMG Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS).
The required supplier shall be responsible for the design, supply, installation, commissioning and ongoing support of the required service.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000, 32417000, 72720000, 72710000, 32428000, 32413000, 32551400, 64210000, 32421000, 32424000, 50332000, 72315000, 72200000, 72411000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:

The service is required to inter-link a minimum of 32 sites.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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: 36 (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 the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Specified in the invitation to tender (ITT).
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: yes
Description of particular conditions: These will be stated in the ITT.
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: Set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from the address in Section 1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from the address in Section 1.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) which can be obtained from the address in Section 1.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The number of operators will be reduced to a shortlist for further dialogue based upon stated evaluation criteria, 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.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

None
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: 26.2.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.3.2012
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

9.3.2012
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

Non compliant tenders may not be considered.
HFR&S reserves the right to cancel the tender at any stage.
HFR&S is not liable for any costs incurred by those companies expressing an interest in and/or tendering for this contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service
HU4 7BB Kingston Upon Hull
UNITED KINGDOM

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 the 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 the 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 in Section 1.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or 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:27.1.2012