Tender for Fixed Lines Telephony Services – Northern Ireland

Tender for Fixed Lines Telephony Services – Northern Ireland

Framework Agreement for the provision of fixed lines telephony services.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Telecommunications services

2020/S 159-389210

Contract notice – utilities

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd
Postal address: 120 Malone Road
Town: Belfast
NUTS code: UKN NORTHERN IRELAND
Postal code: BT9 5HT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: noreen.magowan@nienetworks.co.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.nienetworks.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

S1110A (2021) Fixed Lines Telephony Services

Reference number: S1110A (2021)

II.1.2)Main CPV code

64200000 Telecommunications services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The contracting entity intends to establish a framework arrangement under which it shall appoint an economic operator to enter into a framework agreement for the provision of fixed lines telephony services. The framework agreement will be for a period of five (5) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional period of up to three (3) years, with a total potential duration of eight (8) years.

The estimated value of the overall eight (8) year framework agreement is between GBP 1.5 million-GBP 2.25 million excluding VAT.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 255 000.00 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)

64200000 Telecommunications services
64210000 Telephone and data transmission services
64211100 Local telephone services
64214400 Communication land-line rental
64215000 IP telephone services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The provision of a fixed line telephony services. NIE Networks require a solution capable of supporting NIE Network’s requirement to make and receive calls to and from the public telephone network over a range of technologies including ISDN30e, ISDN2e and PSTN lines.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 255 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

At the end of the framework term it may be subject to renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at section I.3) above with the reference S1110A (2021) fixed lines telephony services.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement will be for a period of five(5) years with an option, exercisable entirely at the discretion of the contracting entity and subject to the terms of the framework agreement, to extend by a further optional three(3) year period, with a total potential duration of eight (8) years.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3 above with the reference project S1110A (2021) fixed lines telephony services.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3 above with the reference project S1110A (2021) fixed lines telephony services.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As specified within the PQQ and/or tender documents available from the address specified at 1.3 above with the reference project S1110A (2021) Fixed Lines Telephony Services.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
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: 16/09/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 15/10/2020

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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd
Postal address: 120 Malone Road
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT9 5HT
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd
Postal address: 120 Malone Road
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT9 5HT
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Chicester Street
Town: Belfast
Postal code: BT1 3 JY
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12/08/2020