Telephony Services Purchase

Telephony Services Purchase

Janet (UK) is establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System that will enable Janet (UK) and its customers to easily purchase value for money and technically sound Telephony services and associated equipment.

UK-Didcot: Telephone and data transmission services

2013/S 097-165694

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Jisc Collections and Janet Limited
Lumen House, Library Avenue
For the attention of: Procurement Co-ordinator
OX11 0SG Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235822341
E-mail: procurement@ja.net
Fax: +44 1235822286

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/janet

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/janet

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

Other: National education and research network provider
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

Information provided in section II.2.1

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Janet Telephony Purchasing Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
NUTS code UKJ14

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

The notice involves the setting up of a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Janet (UK) is establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System that will enable Janet (UK) and its customers to easily purchase value for money and technically sound Telephony services and associated equipment, that has been checked and tested in combination with the potential customers network.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64210000, 64211000, 64212000, 64215000, 64214200, 64214400, 32550000

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:

Janet (UK) is establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System that will enable Janet (UK) and its customers to easily purchase value for money and technically sound Telephony services and associated equipment, that has been checked and tested in combination with the potential customers network. The DPS will enable new suppliers with new technologies to enter the DPS throughout the lifetime of the DPS.
To ensure maximum benefit for its customers, Janet (UK) will enforce a number of financial and technical entry requirements that any supplier must fulfill before joining the DPS to ensure reliable and consistent integration with the Janet network.
The entry requirements will include but not be limited to:
— Direct connectivity to Janet to ensure maximum service quality.
— Diligent pre-install testing to ensure customers infrastructure is capable of delivering telephony services.
— Zero rated call costs between any telephony services purchased from a supplier, including any combination of mobile and fixed line devices.
— The ability to deliver telephony services over Janet without the need for network Quality of Service.
The new services will include but not be limited to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking connectivity, hosted Private Branch Exchange (PBX) solutions, fixed and mobile call charges, line rentals and ISDN connectivity.
The scope of the DPS will cover purchases by Janet(UK), Higher Education institutions, Further Education and Specialist Colleges and Research Council establishments in the UK, and by any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of further or higher education or of research.
Many of the above bodies are members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions through consensus and the common desire to maximise their purchasing power in the market place. Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to purchase from this DPS by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the DPS.
Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:
http://www.lupc.ac.uk/about/members-list.aspx

http://www.supc.ac.uk/aboutsupc/supc-members

www.nwupc.ac.uk/members/index.php

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

http://hepcw.procureweb.ac.uk/aboutus

www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/home.htm

www.wfepc.com

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 50 000 000 and 250 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The DPS will operate for a 2 year period from the date it is established with the option of a 2 year extension.
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: 48 (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:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or 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 of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has he force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by ay means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The supplier shall provide evidence of financial and economic standing, as specified in Article 47 of EU directive 2004/18/EC.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price

2. Quality

3. Delivery

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction:
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

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: 30.6.2017 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.7.2013 – 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 of tenders

Date: 1.7.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Details of other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing is provided in section II.2.1.
Bidders can access the tender documentation at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/janet

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.5.2013