Network Products and Services Contract

Network Products and Services Contract

Fife College requires a Contract to allow the purchase and maintenance of network products and services for the College’s local, wireless and wide area networks.

United Kingdom-Dunfermline: Networks

2016/S 237-431395

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Fife College
Pittsburgh Road
KY11 8DY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1383845116
NUTS code: UKM22
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 electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Network Products and Services.

Reference number: FC-2016-0032

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Fife College requires a Contract to allow the purchase and maintenance of network products and services for the College’s local, wireless and wide area networks.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 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: UKM22
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Fife College requires a Contract to allow the purchase and maintenance of network products and services for the College’s local, wireless and wide area networks.

The purpose of this Contract is for the College to establish a best value, consistent method of purchasing and maintaining network products and relevant services. The network products can be hardware or software based. Such products include, but are not limited to, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Hyper-Converged Products, Wireless Controllers, Wireless Access Points, Network Virtual Appliances or Packaged Installers, Gateway Security, Network Access Control, Network Security, Logging and Reporting and Content Filtering etc. This also includes relevant cloud-based or otherwise hosted network products and subscription services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price – Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 700 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2x 1 year extensions at the sole discretion of Fife College.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

ESPD Question ref 4A.1: If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.

ESPD Question ref 4A.2: Where it is required, within a bidder’s country of establishment they must confirm which authorisation or memberships of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.

Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders must complete the European Single Procurement Document (Scotland). There are a number of conditions

for participation/minimum requirements which are set out in the procurement documents. Details of these conditions, as well as the evaluation

process and scoring methodology can be found in the procurement documents (Invitation To Tender), which can

be downloaded after you note your interest on Public Contracts Scotland.

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in

regulation 8 and 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD Question reference 4B.1.1: Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 300,000 GBP for the last 2 years.

ESPD Question reference 4B.3: Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.

ESPD Question reference 4B.5.1: It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 1 000 000 GBP

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

You must be able to attend Fife College sites, listed in Annex A of the Specification, within 4 hours for priority calls requiring an engineer service call-out.

Your submission will be excluded from further participation in this procurement if you/sub-contractor(s) cannot attend onsite to Fife College sites within 4 hours for priority calls requiring engineer service call-out.

Evaluation of criterion will be based on attendance at Halbeath Site (KY11 8DY).

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: yes
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: 17/01/2017
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/01/2017
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

5-7 years.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

ESPD Part IV Sections C-E are not applicable to this procurement exercise.

ESPD Part V is not applicable to this procurement exercise.

Award Criteria questions can be found in the ITT together with the weightings and evaluation criteria.

Fife College does not commit to letting a Contract for all or any of the requirements listed.

Fife College will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing interest in or tendering for this contract.

Any Contract awarded shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and both parties submit to the exclusive

jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts.

As part of Fife College’s responsibilities under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the College may be required to disclose information provided by you in relation to this requirement, to anyone who makes a request under the act.

Fife College provides no guarantee of the volume or value of business that will be procured from the Contract throughout its duration.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract.

(SC Ref:472549)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Fife College
Pittsburgh Road
KY11 8DY
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8442480115
E-mail: address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Fife College will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day Standstill Period after notification to unsuccessful applicants of the award decision.

The period allows unsuccessful suppliers to seek a debriefing from Fife College before the Contract is entered into and to provide an opportunity to seek to challenge the award decision before it is implemented.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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