Networking and Communications – Market Engagement

Networking and Communications – Market Engagement

Essex County Council seeks input from the market to inform the scoping of a potential procurement opportunity concerning networking and communications.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

2020/S 121-298041

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Essex County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Market Road
Town: Chelmsford
NUTS code: UKH3 Essex
Postal code: CM1 1QH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Felicity Shirley
E-mail: felicity.shirley@essex.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3330131626
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.essex.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Networking and Communications

Reference number: DN124

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Essex County Council (ECC) seeks input from the market to inform the scoping of a potential procurement opportunity concerning networking and communications. Our aim is to provide ECC with modern, flexible, cost-effective technology solutions for connectivity and voice and we are looking for potential suppliers to engage with us on market innovation, service delivery models and their service offering.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

32400000 Networks
32430000 Wide area network
32250000 Mobile telephones
32410000 Local area network
32570000 Communications equipment
32420000 Network equipment
72710000 Local area network services
72720000 Wide area network services
32428000 Network upgrade
32429000 Telephone network equipment
32424000 Network infrastructure
32524000 Telecommunications system
32413000 Integrated network
32425000 Network operating system
32427000 Network system
32522000 Telecommunications equipment
32581000 Data-communications equipment
32412000 Communications network
32421000 Network cabling
32422000 Network components
32571000 Communications infrastructure
48821000 Network servers
64212000 Mobile-telephone services
64227000 Integrated telecommunications services
48511000 Desktop communications software package
45314000 Installation of telecommunications equipment
50332000 Telecommunications-infrastructure maintenance services
32551400 Telephone network
32412110 Internet network
32412100 Telecommunications network
50334110 Telephone network maintenance services
72212510 Communication software development services
72212511 Desktop communications software development services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH3 Essex

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Essex County Council (ECC) seeks input from the market to inform the scoping of a potential procurement opportunity concerning networking and communications. Our aim is to provide ECC with modern, flexible, cost-effective technology solutions for connectivity and voice and we are looking for potential suppliers to engage with us on market innovation, service delivery models and their service offering.

Connectivity and voice are presently provided to ECC under a fully managed service for WAN, LAN and telephony (mobiles, contact centres, VOIP and some residual fixed line telephony), across an estate of ~160 Essex end sites, including core sites such as County Hall.

ECC seeks to engage with networking and communications suppliers to explore market innovation and service delivery models for its future requirements. Whilst current requirements are met under a single agreement, ECC recognises that different elements of the current service may be met by different delivery models and welcomes interest from suppliers that can provide all elements of the current service as well as cutting edge innovators and suppliers who specialise in one or more elements of ECC’s future requirements.

ECC is also keen to understand how innovation, market trends and delivery models will be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and what opportunities that presents.

ECC may also consider collaboration with partner authorities and other public sector bodies when bringing requirements to the market.

Market engagement sessions will take place remotely via MS Teams w/c 20 and 27 July 2020, in 1 hour sessions. ECC will engage with a maximum of 20 suppliers and, if supplier interest exceeds the number of sessions available, respondents will be selected to participate based on the range of relevant experience, ensuring representation from a range of networking and communications providers.

Please email felicity.shirley@essex.gov.uk with expressions of interest by no later than 12.00 noon on Monday 6 July 2020.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

31/01/2022

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/06/2020