Tender for Corporate Dark Fibre Wide Area Network

Tender for Corporate Dark Fibre Wide Area Network

The council expects any solution to be capable of delivering reliable, resilient and continuous ultra-fast and low latency fibre connectivity.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Local area network

2020/S 022-047499

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Leicester City Council
Postal address: Bosworth House, 9-15 Princess Road West
Town: Leicester
NUTS code: UKF21
Postal code: LE1 6TH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Rebecca Cowan
E-mail: rebecca.cowan@leicester.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1164541272
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.leicester.gov.ukAddress of the buyer profile: http://www.leicester.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=7be08c32-8b3b-ea11-80fc-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=7be08c32-8b3b-ea11-80fc-005056b64545

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Corporate Dark Fibre Wide Area Network

Reference number: DN458791

II.1.2)Main CPV code

32410000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Council seeks a suitably experienced organisation to supply Leicester City Council (LCC) with their own dark fibre circuits (‘infrastructure’) to provide connectivity between LCC sites rather than via a 3rd party network.

The purpose of the contract is to give LCC unilateral control and virtually unlimited network bandwidth scalability for the future to support the acceleration of the Councils digital vision.

As an absolute minimum, the Council expects any solution to be capable of delivering reliable, resilient and continuous ultra-fast and low latency fibre connectivity.

The planning, design and construction of the network will be the responsibility of the provider, who will further be responsible for all associated implementation and running costs.

The Council is not intending to have any responsibility for supporting the dark fibre network and thus the provider must provide its own maintenance programme to ensure the 24/7 operation of the network.

The Council seeks a supplier that has experience of similar deployments including designing and implementing demonstrably innovative dark fibre solutions in other large UK Cities.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF21

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council seeks a suitably experienced organisation to supply Leicester City Council (LCC) with their own dark fibre circuits (‘infrastructure’) to provide connectivity between LCC sites rather than via a 3rd party network.

The purpose of the contract is to give LCC unilateral control and virtually unlimited network bandwidth scalability for the future to support the acceleration of the Councils digital vision.

As an absolute minimum, the Council expects any solution to be capable of delivering reliable, resilient and continuous ultra-fast and low latency fibre connectivity.

The planning, design and construction of the network will be the responsibility of the provider, who will further be responsible for all associated implementation and running costs.

The Council is not intending to have any responsibility for supporting the dark fibre network and thus the provider must provide its own maintenance programme to ensure the 24/7 operation of the network.

The Council seeks a supplier that has experience of similar deployments including designing and implementing demonstrably innovative dark fibre solutions in other large UK Cities.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Five years with the option to extend for a further 5 years.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 28/02/2020
Local time: 10:00
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:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/02/2020
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Council offices.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Procurement lead through East Midlands portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Leicester City Council
Town: Leicester
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/01/2020