NWUPC Framework Agreement for Supply of Telecommunications Equipment

NWUPC Framework Agreement for Supply of Telecommunications Equipment

The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi provider Framework Agreement for the supply and delivery of Telecommunications Equipment. The NWUPC is acting as lead consortia.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Cordless telephones

2014/S 245-431563

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
For the attention of: David Lamb
M1 3HZ Manchester
Telephone: +44 1612348003
E-mail: david.lamb@liverpool.ac.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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity


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

Telecommunications Equipment.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code

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: 30

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 544 500 and 2 178 000 GBP

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

The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi provider Framework Agreement for the supply and delivery of Telecommunications Equipment. The NWUPC is acting as lead consortia. The agreement put in place will be open to the consortia listed below.
Lot 1: Telephony and Unified Comms.
Lot 2: Telephony and Licencing
Lot 3: Infrastructure
Starting on the 1.4.2015 until the 31.3.2018 plus the option to extend for a 12 month period until the 31.3.2019.
There no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement; the competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the chosen suppliers will be a large factor in determining how many institutions support the Agreement. The Authority are looking for Providers who will actively promote and market the Agreement and it is anticipated that multiple Providers will be appointed under the Framework Agreement.
The Framework Agreement is to be open to the current and future member institutions and affiliated Public Sector bodies including FE colleges as defined by the Consortia. Any other HE or FE Institution within the UK wishing to participate in this agreement is only able to do so via a subsequent application that is accepted by the NWUPC. The membership of the Consortia may change in the future owing to strategic realignment or the inclusion of new full or associate and affiliate members, who could be outside the education/research sector, but within the public sector. Institutions that are not members of the Consortia may be subject to the payment of additional access fees on an annual basis to the coordinating body in respect of their use of the agreement. These fees are individually agreed up front with each institution and may be waived at the discretion of the NWUPC. The agreements will also be made available, during their incubation period, to those participating institutions spin off companies where 50 % or more of their equity is owned by a participating institution or group of participating institutions.
Please see the lists of consortia members. All Agreements resulting from this tender process should be made available to and apply to all current and future members of the participating consortia. It should also apply, with the express written permission of the Authority, to any member of any other Higher or Further Education regional purchasing consortium or any other Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom as well as the Research Councils, providing that they formally commit to participate in and support this Agreement. The Authority will only grant permission at the request of the consortium; or an institution if it is not a member of a Consortium. This Agreement is not intended to replace any current Agreements that either participating or non-participating consortia may already have in place.

NEUPC http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

SUPC http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/about-us

APUC http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

LUPC http://www.lupc.ac.uk/list-of-members.html

HEPCW http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

CPC http://www.cpc.salford.ac.uk/

NWUPC http://www,nwupc.ac.uk/

This framework agreement will be open for NWUPC and CPC members for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) projects.

Returns must be uploaded and submitted via the In-Tend system found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc by 12:00 noon on the 2.2.2015. Late returns may not be considered.

Documents can be accessed online via Intend following registration: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc/aspx/Home

Additional information is available in the tender documents.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32552110, 32551300, 32551500, 32552600, 32552120, 32551000, 31224810, 32552130, 31224400, 32236000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of telecommunications equipment. NWUPC will act as lead consortia.
The scope of the framework agreement will include but not be limited to:
Telephony and unified comms., Telephony, Licencing, and Infrastructure including cables and accessories.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.4.2015. Completion 31.3.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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 below

1. Pricing. Weighting 70

2. Customer requirements. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

TEL 3048 NW

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


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 2.2.2015
Payable documents: yes
Price: 120 GBP
Terms and method of payment: A non-refundable Cheque, Postal Order or Money Order for 120 GBP inclusive of VAT made payable to the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium must be received prior to the closing date for the return of the ITT documentation. Details will be outlined in the ITT documents — this is to help ameliorate the Evaluation Team tender related costs in undertaking the procurement. A VAT invoice will be sent to the address given.

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.2.2015 – 13:00
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

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders


NWUPC Ltd, Albert House, 17 Bloom St, Manchester, M1 3HZ.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The NWUPC will carry-out a 10 day standstill period before awarding and any resulting framework agreements.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: