ORIENTplus Tender for DANTE

ORIENTplus Tender for DANTE

Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited.

UK-Cambridge: telecommunications services

2012/S 69-114426

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited
City House, 126-130 Hills Road
For the attention of: orientplus-coordinator@dante.net
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1223371300
E-mail: orientplus-coordinator@dante.net
Fax: +44 1223371371

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dante.net

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: UK Limited Company
I.3)Main activity

Other: Research & education networks
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

ORIENTplus (Europe/China High Speed Bandwidth).
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

This voluntary notice has been placed for advertising purposes only to inform the market of the opportunity to provide point to point capacity on a leased basis for research and educational purposes between designated points in Europe on the GEANT network and in China at CNGI-6iX via a direct terrestrial cable (see additional information in II.8 for addresses). The bandwidth will be required to be operational for 2 years from 1 January 2013. The maximum budget over the 2 year period is 2.0M EUR. At least 10Gbps capacity will be preferred, though in Annex B of this PIN the lots set out a range of alternative capacity scenarios. Respondents are invited to provide quotes for all lots they are capable of offering.
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The ORIENTplus project is funded by the research and education networks of Europe and China with additional funding support from the European Commission’s FP7 programme. It currently provides 2.5 Gbps connectivity between Europe and China and high demands from co-operative research activities means this capacity needs to be increased.
DANTE plans to issue an open tender for this opportunity in June. In the meantime companies wishing to discuss the requirement with DANTE are invited to submit a brief response by e-mail to orientplus-coordinator@dante.net as soon as possible and in any case no later than 31 May 2012. The response should include:

i) 1 page description of the respondent and a weblink for its most recently published annual report.
ii) 1 page description and diagram of the respondents’ network in and between Europe and China and any major subcontractors necessary to deliver the bandwidth.
iii) Budgetary quotes for each lot in Annex B the respondent is interested to offer: distinguishing costs for 2013 and 2014, and recurring and non-recurring costs, and stating the circuit type offered (e.g. lambda, protected SDH, partly protected SDH, unprotected SDH). For each lot the total budget available is 2 000 000 EUR.
Addresses of circuit termination points are as follows:
European-side: termination at any of the following nodes on the GEANT network may be proposed.
Teliasonera.
Metrovej 1, BLDG2.
Örestad.
DK-2300 Copenhagen.
Denmark.
InterXion.
FRA3.
Weismüllerstrasse 21-23.
D-60314 Frankfurt am Main
Germany.
Russia Academy of Science.
32a Leninsky Prospekt
Joint Computer Centre.
Moscow.
Russia.
8-9 Harbour Exchange Square
London.
E14 9GE.
United Kingdom.
China-side: termination is at the following address only,
Rack 2E, Room 205 (CNGI-6IX), Main Building,
Tsinghua University, Hai Dian District,
Beijing, 100084, China.
Further information will be provided in the Contract notice.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: 2 x 10 Gbps

1)Short description:

2 x 10 Gbps during 2013 and 2014
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: 10 Gbps

1)Short description:

10Gbps during 2013 and 2014
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: 2.5 Gbps/10 Gbps

1)Short description:

2.5 Gbps during 2013, 10 Gbps during 2014
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 4 Lot title: 2 x 2.5 Gbps

1)Short description:

2 x 2.5 Gbps during 2013 and 2014
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 5 Lot title: 2.5 Gbps

1)Short description:

2.5 Gbps during 2012 and 2014
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000

5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): ORIENTplus – Grant Agreement No 283334.
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:5.4.2012