Network Hardware Tender Nottingham

Network Hardware Tender Nottingham

Framework Agreement for Network Hardware.

UK-Nottingham: office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages

2012/S 126-208644

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
City Campus, Hucknall Road
For the attention of: Garry Pyne
NG5 1PB Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1159691169
E-mail: Garry.Pyne@nuh.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nuh.nhs.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: Please refer to earlier instruction to register interest

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Framework Agreement for Network Hardware.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Nottingham and the East Midlands. The framework is open to other NHS organisations located in the East Midlands.
NUTS code UK

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This document supports the provision of a framework agreement.
Goods and services may be called off directly from this framework without further competition if the user can determine, with the information provided, value for money. Alternatively the user may seek further mini-competition for goods or services where it is necessary to determine better value for money or there is insufficient information. In the instance of further competition all capable providers must be invited to participate.
Bidders should indicate in their price matrix where price breaks occur or volume discount applies. The tender is split into two Lots. Lot 1 Cisco Equipment and Lot 2 EMC Equipment. Bidders may bid for a single lot or both lots.
The contract includes both supply and installation and support where required by the trust.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

30000000, 32420000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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 supply of a range of specified network hardware to Nottingham University Hospital on a framework agreement in two lots for the period of 36 months with the option to extend for up to 12 months. The framework may alos be used by other NHS organisations in the East Midlands.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: To extend for up to 12 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Cisco Equipment

1)Short description

This document supports the provision of a framework agreement.
Goods and services may be called off directly from this framework without further competition if the user can determine, with the information provided, value for money. Alternatively the user may seek further mini-competition for goods or services where it is necessary to determine better value for money or there is insufficient information. In the instance of further competition all capable providers must be invited to participate.
Bidders should indicate in their price matrix where price breaks occur or volume discount applies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32420000

3)Quantity or scope

Please refer to tender document.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: EMC Hardware

1)Short description

This document supports the provision of a framework agreement.
Goods and services may be called off directly from this framework without further competition if the user can determine, with the information provided, value for money. Alternatively the user may seek further mini-competition for goods or services where it is necessary to determine better value for money or there is insufficient information. In the instance of further competition all capable providers must be invited to participate.
Bidders should indicate in their price matrix where price breaks occur or volume discount applies.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32420000

3)Quantity or scope

Refer to Invitation to Tender document.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As stated in the ITT.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As stated in the ITT.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in the ITT.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://www.nhssourcing.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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)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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NUH_1112_013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

24.8.2012 – 09:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

until: 31.12.2012
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 24.8.2012 – 09:00
Place:

By electronic means.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months
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 Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The High Court
The Strand
WC2 2AA London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Hucknall Road
NG5 1PB Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: renata.towlson@nuh.nhs.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the 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 breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting 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, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Hucknall Road
NG5 1PB Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: renata.towlson@nuh.nhs.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.6.2012