MPLS WAN System Tender

MPLS WAN System Tender

We are looking for a 100 Mbps connection in both of the main offices and FTTC connections in the schemes where possible.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Networking, Internet and intranet software development services

2016/S 175-314236

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Choice Housing Ireland Limited (and its subsidiaries)
37-41 May Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Manager — Kiara Dryden
Telephone: +44 2890441317
NUTS code: UKN
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement


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

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


MPLS WAN System.

Reference number: PRN636

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Choice Housing has 2 main offices — Leslie Morrell House (LMH), 37-41 May Street, Belfast, BT1 4DN and Maple House (MH) in Beechill Business Park, Beechill Road, Belfast, BT8 9QN and 67 Schemes. We require quick and reliable communications between the main offices and the scheme offices.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Scheme offices mainly have a single user, who will not be present in the office full time, but require access to our Citrix servers when they are in the office. In addition staff members who need to travel in the course of their work may also want to work in a scheme to make use of the network connection and printer. We are looking for a 100 Mbps connection in both of the main offices and FTTC connections in the schemes where possible. We need schemes to have access to the internet without generating traffic (other than DNS and management) on the links into the main offices, but there must be a unified threat management system in place between the scheme users and the internet. We require this solution to be managed for us, with replacement equipment configured and sent out as required. We are looking for an option to be able to provide internet access by Wi-Fi for tenants in the communal lounge which will not have any access to the corporate WAN. This must also have basic web filtering given that this internet will be used in a public location. The bandwidth should be able to be controlled so that this does not interfere with the usual use of the WAN. Further detail will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documents.

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: 420 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The Association wish to explore the Option of providing internet in communal areas — please see tender documentation for detail.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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:

To be detailed in the ITT Documentation.

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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

To be detailed in the ITT Documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 13/10/2016
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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/10/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The cost of responding to the invitation and participation in the procurement process generally will be borne solely by each economic operator participating. Economic operators should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this procurement process at any stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to the contract award is at the sole risk of the economic operator participating in this procurement process. All discussion and correspondence will be deemed strictly ‘subject to contract’ until a formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of the parties. Any date given in Section IV) above is a best estimate at the time despatch. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend any such date.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Courts of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Courts of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

High Courts of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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