Tender for Resilient Internet Connectivity

Tender for Resilient Internet Connectivity

Exeter Science Park Ltd (ESPL) Resilient Internet Connectivity.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

2014/S 081-141618

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Devon County Council
CR Devon Procurement Service, County Hall Room 120, Topsham Road
For the attention of: Mr Iain Perkins
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: iain.perkins@devon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Supplying the South West
Internet address: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Supplying the South West
Internet address: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Supplying the South West
Internet address: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

CP967-13 Exeter Science Park Ltd (ESPL) Resilient Internet Connectivity.
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: Devon
NUTS code UKK

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)

Exeter Science Park occupies a prime position on the edge of the city at the junction of the M5 and A30. The park extends to 50 acres and will accommodate around 3 000 jobs in 850 000 sqft of buildings.
ESPL has been established by its shareholders (Devon County Council, University of Exeter, Exeter City Council, East Devon District Council) to manage the project which aims to attract science and research businesses from SMEs to multi-nationals. Accommodation on the park will range from hot desks in the Science Park Centre to stand-alone headquarters buildings. The GBP 8 m Science Park Centre is under construction and provides the hub service building for the park. The 30 000 sqft centre will include start-up and grow-on units, conference facilities and café and communal space.
Over GBP 40 m has been invested to date in high quality off-site and on-site infrastructure to service the science park and ESPL requires a world class internet infrastructure which can meet the demands of its occupiers
Exeter Science Park Ltd (ESPL) are to develop the Science Park Centre building using a modular approach which will form a natural, central service hub for the wider estate providing connectivity and additional value-added ICT services to all tenants including those outside the Centre itself should they request these.
As a Science Park, the need to exhibit and offer exemplary, high quality commercial grade Internet/network connectivity backed by robust Service Level Agreements and “five nines” (99.999 %) availability guarantees is paramount as the Centre shall be positioned as the primary and preferred provider of a range of ICT value added services both to its tenants and the wider estate. Enabling easy in-out tenancies, flexible and agile tenant growth (and contraction) and innovative technologies via high speed reliable connectivity is of primary focus.
The proposed operating company (appointed by ESPL) for the Science Park Centre currently partners with a remote, value added ICT service provider for the provision of managed VoIP telephony etc and other tenant facing online services. This provider hosts these services from within their own data centre(s) under existing contractual arrangements and as such the requirements of this tender are purely focussed on connectivity.
Exeter Science Park are also undertaking a programme for the new installation of blown fibre infrastructure to support current and future telecommunication and data communication applications (Lot 2). As the Exeter Science Park will be developed over a period of years the details of Clients and their building requirements is currently unknown. The Science Park has provided several Telecom Carrier companies with ducting systems to allow fibre to be installed to a future Clients building. At the same time the Science Park is building an Exeter Science Park Centre where they will also offer Clients broadband fibre services from the Exeter Science Park. Phase one of LOT 2 of this contract is to provide the initial phase of blown fibre ducting to strategic positions within the Park. The second phase of LOT 2 is to permit Exeter Science Park to extend this blown fibre infrastructure to a Clients building at a future date.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Incoming Internet Connectivity

1)Short description

The authorities preferred solution is Multi-Homed Internet Connectivity Via Separate Telcos to Separate ISPs
This solution will require the use of BGP multi-homing performed by the individual ISPs in order to achieve full routing resilience in the event of failover or when load balancing is deployed.
This is the authorities preferred solution, however the authority will consider alternative solutions and any such alternative solution will be assessed on its merits and respective cost:
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Period of Contract: 60 months Post completed installation with an option for ESPL to extend for further periods of 12 months on expiry of the Contract Period for a maximum total extension of 24 months.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Onward Connectivity to ESP Tenants outside of the Science Park Centre

1)Short description

Phase 1: Consists of the supply and installation of a series of blown fibre tubes and joint boxes along the main carriageway running from South to North through the Science Park and into the Exeter Science Park Centre. There shall be a total of 6 off 19 way direct install tubes installed into one of the 2 way PR Spare ducts.
The 5 off 19” direct install tubes will be brought into the Exeter Science Park Centre where they will be converted from external grade blown fibre ducting to LSOH grade blown fibre tubing. The 6 off 19 way LSOH tubes must be installed onto containment within the Exeter Science Park Centre and into the Main Telecoms Room. The ducts must be dressed into the fibre patching cabinet where a 3 m coil must be left.
At each access pit one of the 19 way direct install tube unit will be terminated into a joint enclosure i.e. the tube unit will not continue any further along the carriageway.
Phase 2: At a later date parcels of land will be developed and roads extended to service the buildings. At this stage the blown fibre tubing units will be extended from the main North to South carriageway access pits and into access pits along the service roads.
From the road access pits the ducting will be extended into the buildings and blown fibre blown into the customer premises. There will be multiple installations at phase 2 over the potential 5 year contract period and the schedule of rates will also act as a termed contract for this work.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Phase 1 – One off Supply – Installation only.
Phase 2 – 60 months Post completed installation of phase 1 with an option for ESPL to extend for further periods of 12 months on expiry of the Contract Period for a maximum total extension of 24 months.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

as set out in the tender document.
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:

The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
In accordance with articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
In accordance with articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As set out in the tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: yes

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
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:

CP967-13 Exeter Science Park Ltd (ESPL) Resilient Internet Connectivity.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

12.6.2014 – 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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): South West RDA.
VI.3)Additional information

See II.1.5).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.4.2014