Requirement for Network Partner and Exchange Consultant

Requirement for Network Partner and Exchange Consultant

Framework Provision of a Network Partner and Consultant with Exchange Enablement Capabilities. The tender is intended to enable Blackpool Council to select a suitable partner to assist them with the design, development, delivery and management of a new and existing wide area network. UK-Blackpool: hardware consultancy services

2012/S 190-312767

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Blackpool Council
1 Clifton Street
For the attention of: Helen Thompson
FY1 1JD Blackpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1253478760
E-mail: helen.thompson@blackpool.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1253477329

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.blackpool.gov.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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
King William Street, Town Hall
BB1 7DY Blackburn
UNITED KINGDOM

Wyre Borough Council
Civic Centre, Breck Road
FY6 7PU Poulton-le-Fylde
UNITED KINGDOM

Fylde Borough Council
Town Hall, St Annes Road West
FY8 1LW Lytham St Annes
UNITED KINGDOM

Rossendale Borough Council
Town Centre Offices, Lord Street, Rawtenstall
BB4 7LZ Rossendale
UNITED KINGDOM

Burnley Borough Council
Town Hall, Manchester Road
BB11 9SA Burnley
UNITED KINGDOM

Pendle Borough Council
Market Street
BB9 7LG Nelson
UNITED KINGDOM

Hynburn Borough Council
Scait Cliffe House, Ormerod Street
BB5 0PF Accrington
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Framework Provision of a Network Partner and Consultant with Exchange Enablement Capabilities.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Blackpool.
NUTS code UKD42

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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: Due to the technical complexities of this contract it is not economically viable to have a period of less than 5 years.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000,00 and 6 000 000,00 GBP

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

Blackpool Council wishes to select a single partner to assist them in the implementation and maintenance of its network for the duration of 5 years.
It is envisaged that the network will be based on a solution using the most appropriate and suitable infrastructure for Blackpool Council and will need to include some or all of the following components:
Existing Council owned infrastructure,
Local loop unbundling (LLU) technology.
Private fibre infrastructure.
Radio communications technology.
Service from other telecommunications operator in the town such Virgin Media or BT.
The tender is intended to enable Blackpool Council to select a suitable partner to assist them with the design, development, delivery and management of a new and existing wide area network. It is the Councils preference that the successful solution will, where possible and where cost effective, be owned by Blackpool Council with minimal involvement of a partner who will provide designated Communications Provider functions, ongoing network management/billing support plus options for first, second and third line support (including training for Blackpool Council IT staff members).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72100000, 72720000, 32400000

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:

For illustrative purposes only the Council estimates that the total potential value of the contract (as described in section II1.5) is between 1 000 000 GBP and 6 000 000 GBP. This includes the option for the other named authorities to utilise the contract. However, there is currently no commitment from any of the named authorities to use this contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000,00 and 6 000 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Performance bonds, parent company guarantees, warranties, retantions and other forms of security is reserved.
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:

If applying on behalf of a consortium all names must be submitted. Any contract will be entered into with the nominated lead organisation and all members of the consortium, who will in these circumstances each be required to execute said contract together with all ancillary documentation, evidencing their joint and severally liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities of the contract. It will be for the members of the consortium to sort out their respective duties and liabilities amongst each other and noted before contract commencement. All associated documentation will be made to the nominated lead organisation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As stated in the Invitation to 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: Legal position – means of proof required:
(1) An extract from the ‘judicial record’ or equivalent issued by the legal or administrative authority of the country of origin, by a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent judicial or administrative authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, demonstrating that the bidder:
a) is not bankrupt or being wound up, its affairs are not being administered by the court, it has not entered into an arrangement with creditors, it has not suspended business activities or is not in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is not the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, or for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or for an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has not been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata (i.e. a matter which has already been conclusively decided by a court).
(2) A certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State concerned, or a declaration on oath or by a solemn declaration made before a competent authority, a notary or a competent professional or trade body, to the effect that the bidder has fulfilled its obligations relating to the payment of taxes and social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which the bidder is established.
(3) A certificate, declaration under oath, or solemn declaration providing proof that the bidder is enrolled on the professional or trade registers of his country of establishment, or where no such register exists a declaration under oath or solemn declaration that he exercises the particular profession or trade.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Tender Documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated 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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: There is a perceived economical advantage to be gained through rapid execution of the contract, in accordance with the EU’s fundamental aims of boosting the economy through shortened procurement timescales. It is anticipated that extensive planning will be required to ensure the continuation of IT services when the existing Virgin Media Contract expires at the end of March 2013, Walter Robinson Court that currently provides approximately 25 sites of connectivity is demolished and Blackpool Council moves to its new building in the New Central Business District of Blackpool Town Centre therefore the time available to implement the new contractual arrangement is short.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:

Framework Provision of a Network Partner and Consultant with Exchange Enablement Capabilities
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

16.10.2012 – 12:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

Please note:
This Tender will be run electronically via the North West’s Supplier Portal – ‘The Chest’. In order to express your interest in this Tender and to download/upload all documentation relating to this tender you must register (free of charge) on The Chest. https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk

You must then search for this opportunity and register your interest on The Chest.

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

The High Court Justice of England

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.9.2012