Mesh Network Tender

Mesh Network Tender

To undertake the requirements analysis, design the technical solution for the mesh network.

United Kingdom-Plymouth: Networks

2020/S 233-576552

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Delt Shared Services
Postal address: Building 2A, Derriford Business Park
Town: Plymouth
NUTS code: UKK41 Plymouth
Postal code: PL6 5QZ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Fiona Shand
Telephone: +44 1752308888
Internet address(es):
Main address:


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Public Sector Business Support Services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Smart Sound Connect – MESH Network


Reference number: DELT20004

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32400000 Networks

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Delt Shared Services is acting on behalf of Plymouth City Council as their support services provider. Plymouth City Council, via the Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC) and in partnership with Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), has secured funding to support the procurement and installation of an advanced communications system across the Smart Sound Plymouth marine testing and proving ground. The proving area offers a range of marine environmental conditions from comparative shelter to offshore hostile marine environments. To further facilitate the operation of remotely operated and autonomous vessels and enhance the ability to conduct marine research there is a requirement to deliver reliable high-speed communications to a diverse array of assets and platforms using the Smart Sound facility.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 EUR

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32413000 Integrated network
32412000 Communications network
32418000 Radio network

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK41 Plymouth
Main site or place of performance:

Plymouth, Devon, UNITED KINGDOM.


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


Smart Sound Connect is a project that will deliver an advanced communications network across the entire smart sound to provide high speed communications to a diverse array of assets and platforms. Smart Sound Plymouth covers an approximate area of over 1 000 km2 and extends 20 nautical miles offshore.

The scope of the procurement is to undertake the requirements analysis, design the technical solution for the mesh network, deliver the equipment and any appropriate spectrum licences and permissions from Ofcom and/or MoD, support the deployment of that equipment to the existing ‘Smart Sound’ assets, identify a package of equipment to be held locally to support projects under test at Smart Sound and provide and facilitate training for the lead users within Smart Sound.


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

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 EUR

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

Start: 09/02/2021
End: 31/03/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The intended duration of the contract is from point of award to 31 March 2022 with the option to extend for a further 2-year period on a 1 + 1 basis.


II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.


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.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.


Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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

Date: 12/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 12/07/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

Responses to this opportunity are to be submitted via email to by the deadline specified within this notice and within the tender documents.


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Royal Court of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: