PSTN Connectivity for Outbound and Inbound voice calls

PSTN Connectivity for Outbound and Inbound voice calls

The University of Nottingham wishes to establish a Framework Agreement of 3 or more suppliers to enhance the University’s existing voice network and associated infrastructure across its campuses in the UK.

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Telephone network

2014/S 018-027865

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Nottingham
King’s Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
For the attention of: Jayson Tarr
NG7 2NR Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1158232230
E-mail: jayson.tarr@nottingham.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/procurement/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofnottingham

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

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

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

PSTN Connectivity for Outbound and Inbound voice calls.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Nottingham.
NUTS code UKF14

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: 6
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 400 000 GBP

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

The University of Nottingham wishes to establish a Framework Agreement of 3 or more suppliers to enhance the University’s existing voice network and associated infrastructure across its campuses in the UK. As part of this tender, the University will also award to the highest scoring tenderer an Initial Contract based on the services set out within this tender. Bids are welcome from suppliers who are able to provide the following voice service:
Outbound and inbound Voice Calls
Connectivity of the Universitys voice systems to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) for outbound and inbound voice calls.
Key Objectives:
— To provide reliable and robust connectivity to the Public Switched Telephone Network which can be flexed up and down appropriately to meet the seasonal demands of the business;
— To deliver a comprehensive range of call tariffs for outbound calls to UK and global geographic and non-geographic destinations which offers value for our internal customers;
— To provide a migration channel to allow consolidation of existing fixed voice lines, port existing direct-dial number ranges;
— To provide cost efficiencies above the current fixed line expenditure.
— To deliver a Value for Money solution to the University including:
— an efficient and competitively priced operational technology solution to the University;
— an effective billing, contract and supplier management efficiencies.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32551400, 64210000, 64211000

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: no
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The ability to extend the framework agreement upto a mximum of 48 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.6.2014.

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:

See tender documentation.
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 tender documentation.
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: Completion of Questionnaires and various other tender documents. Any supplier may be disqualified who is:
a) bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the Court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under National Laws and Regulations;
b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the Court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under National Laws or Regulations;
c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
e) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
g) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As contained in the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As contained in the tender documentation.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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
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:

PROC JT ITT/605
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 26.2.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.3.2014
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

in days: 30 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 5.3.2014
Place:

The University of Nottingham.

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

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

The University welcomes a range of solutions from tenderers to meet its needs.
All correspondence and requests for pre qualification documents relating to this project must be made through the University of Nottinghams e-tendering website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofnottingham

Non compliant expressions of interest will not be considered or acknowledged.
The University reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage.
The University does not accept any liability for costs incurred in tendering.

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 University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.1.2014