Strategic Technology Delivery Partner Services – City of York Council
The City of York Council, a unitary local municipal authority, seeks expressions of interest from suppliers capable of operating and managing its city-wide network infrastructure.
United Kingdom-York: Telecommunications services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: West Offices, Station Rise
NUTS code: UKE21
Postal code: YO1 6GA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Phill Monk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Strategic Technology Delivery Partner Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The City of York Council (‘CYC’), a unitary local municipal authority, seeks expressions of interest from suppliers capable of operating and managing its city-wide network infrastructure and in time developing such future-proofed services to benefit the council, city and citizens. The supplier will be the City of York’s Strategic Technology Delivery Partner. CYC has already established itself as a ‘Fibre City’ and is providing some unified services (CCTV, UTMC, education, corporate and public access) via the gigabit fibre infrastructure in the city. This has been possible because the city chose a joint approach to delivering connectivity for its corporate, education and UTMC networks via a single managed service delivery partner, for services that includes but is not restricted to the design, management and support of the corporate (and some local and regional partners) voice, data and wireless estate. The scope of the MSA includes the fibre backbone connectivity within the city.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
CYC anticipates that a strategic technology delivery partner is as a minimum:
(a) responsible in partnership with the council’s own technical authority for technical design and finding technical solutions to strategic developments or council priorities that require technology to help deliver them;
(b) responsible for bringing innovations in technology to the attention of the council so that if they are relevant and can help achieve an improvement to existing arrangements or to bring about a strategic priority for the Council they are deployed appropriately;
(c) a partner that can help ensure the council’s business as usual operates more effectively and demonstrates best value for money;
(d) an organisation that works with other innovators within the council to integrate technologies by providing as a minimum the delivery platform (e.g. connectivity) for that innovation to be deployed upon;
(e) an organisation with the appropriate standing in the technology world to be able to work with other organisations to find technical solutions for the council;
(f) an organisation that responds pro-actively as well as reactively to change;
(g) helps the council make smarter use of data to improve services for its citizens and companies.
A previous PIN was issued in December 2017. Following a review of the scope of the contract, CYC now seeks further pre-tender market engagement ahead of a procurement process starting in December 2019.
It is expected that the contract will be let using the competitive procedure with negotiation.
CYC has already established itself as a ‘Fibre City’ and is providing some unified services (CCTV, UTMC, education, corporate and public access) via the gigabit fibre infrastructure in the City. This has been possible because the City chose a joint approach to delivering connectivity for its corporate, education and UTMC networks via a single managed service delivery partner. CYC are currently in contract with this managed service provider, for services that includes but is not restricted to the design, management and support of the corporate (and some local and regional partners) voice, data and wireless estate. This is supported and managed by anon-site team with back up from their engineering and consultancy teams as required. The scope of the MSA includes the fibre backbone connectivity within the City.
In the light of the expiry of this contract and the current socio-economic, political and environmental challenges faced by all cities, CYC wishes to procure a partner that will not only work with CYC to maintain and operate the current systems and infrastructure, but do so by developing smarter and more citizen-centric services from development to the city delivery channels and thereby transform the local quality of life by improving:
(a) the economic opportunity;
(b) community engagement;
(c) integration, environmental management and reduction in environmental foot print.
CYC is actively investigating a number of funding streams for infrastructure and/or technology platform builds with a number of bodies. Any successful funding streams and their potential usage will be discussed at the information day.
CYC anticipates letting the contract for 10 to 20 years (subject to negotiation).
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Set out in the tender documents.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
See tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: