Telecommunications and IT Services London

Telecommunications and IT Services London

Transmission services, including (but not limited to) leased circuits, dark fibre, wide area Ethernet and xDSL. Leased circuits and wide area Ethernet services are typically required at bandwidths of 10Mbit/s and above.

UK-New Malden: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2013/S 097-165716

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Grid for Learning Trust
Floor 4, CI Tower, St Georges Square, Surrey
For the attention of: Ray Collins
KT3 4TE New Malden
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1323442425
E-mail: ray.collins@lgfl.org.uk
Fax: +44 2084086014

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: http://www.trustnet-pqq.pencompass.com

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

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

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

Educational establishments, Councils, libraries, public service organisations and charities
Many
UK-wide
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

TRUSTNET.
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: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The contract will be for:
— transmission services, including (but not limited to) leased circuits, dark fibre, wide area Ethernet and xDSL. Leased circuits and wide area Ethernet services are typically required at bandwidths of 10Mbit/s and above;
— management services of the Core national, regional and to the edge premises equipment; and
— supply of telecommunication and telephone services.
Additional object(s) [ 4 ][ 8 ] . [ 2 ][ 1 ] . [ 9 ][ 0 ] . [ 0 ][ 0 ] – [ 6 ]
[ 6 ][ 4 ] . [ 2 ][ 0 ] . [ 0 ][ 0 ] . [ 0 ][ 0 ] – [ 9 ]
[ 6 ][ 4 ] . [ 2 ][ 1 ] . [ 0 ][ 0 ] . [ 0][ 0] – [ 1 ]
[ 6 ][ 4 ] . [ 2 ][ 1] . [ 5 ][ 0 ] . [ 0 ][ 0] – [ 6 ]
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 450 000 and 1 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 108 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.1.2014. Completion 31.12.2026

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The contracting authority reserves the right to request a parent company and/or other relevant guarantee of performance and financial liability.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Acceptance of the Service Order Terms (made available at the time of publication of the Contract Notice and as subsequently amended by the LGfL) form part of the evaluation criteria.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium or other grouping of vendors submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with LGfL on all matters relating to the Contract. All consortium members or grouping will be required to be jointly and severally liable in respect to the obligations and liabilities relating to the Contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details have been made available at the time of publication of the Contract Notice and as subsequently amended by the LGfL.
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: Details have been made available at the time of publication of the Contract Notice and as subsequently amended by the LGfL.
The following are mandated:
VAT registered = Yes
Type of organisation = PLC or LTD or LLP
If Prime contractor then all sub-contractor details are supplied and shall be satisfactory.
If Consortia, all details are supplied and all parties shall be satisfactory.
IF non-UK then subsequent questions shall be suitably answered and satisfactory.
In addition to the above, Mandatory Grounds for rejection (Public Procurement Regulations (2006/5 (as amended) and Discretionary Grounds including prosecution for breaches of the Data Protection Act and prosecution or censored for employing staff for deployment in the various sectors covered by this procurement without carrying out the relevant DBS checks.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details have been made available at the time of publication of the Contract Notice and as subsequently amended by the LGfL.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: (if applicable)
The following are mandated:
— Finance documents supplied and stand scrutiny against the referenced contracts.
— Finance documents suggest a healthy status.
— Insurance is at least GBP 5 million.
Number of relevant contracts = 3+
Contract(s) duration = at least 1 contract >5 years
Contract(s) value = at least 2 > GBP 5 m
The supplied customer references for each contract have no equivocation.
Contract descriptions = Credible vendor (sector, scope, success).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details have been made available at the time of publication of the Contract Notice and as subsequently amended by the LGfL.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The following are mandatory requirements:
ITILv3 certification
ISO 20000 certification
ISO 27001 accreditation
ISO 27002 conformance
ISO 9001 certification
CAS(T) accreditation for network access services.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire published alongside this Contract Notice contains the details the mandatory requirements.Following the initial PQQ stage, shortlisted suppliers may be invited to complete an Invitation to Tender (ITT).
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 79-133080 of 23.4.2013

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: 12.7.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

19.7.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

6.8.2013
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

until: 31.12.2013
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 4.10.2013 – 12:00

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

The LGfL has voluntarily published the major documents which will be used during the ITT Phase.
This is intended to facilitate vendors in making their own assessment as to whether the effort behind submitting a credible PQQ, but subsequently failing to pass the mandatory ITT criteria, is cost-effective.
These ITT-related documents do NOT form part of the PQQ assessment.
No return of these documents is expected.
No consideration will be given to any ITT-related documents submitted during the PQQ Phase.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

London Grid for Learning
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

As above

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The LGfL will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows the unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that additional briefing information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.5.2013