Tender for Student WIFI and Wired Internet Access
The University of Bedfordshire is looking for a provider of WIFI and Wired internet access for the student accommodation buildings currently located in Luton and Bedford, but may require the service to be expanded into other locations during the lifetime of the contract.
United Kingdom-Luton: Wireless telecommunications system
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Bedfordshire
The Atrium, Park Street West
Contact point(s): University of Bedfordshire
For the attention of: Graham Rothwell
LU1 2BE Luton
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: Higher Education Establishment
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Student WIFI and Wired Internet Access.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within University of Bedforshire student accommodation establishments currently situated in Luton and Bedford but may be expanded to include other sites throughout the lifetime of the contract.
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 University of Bedfordshire is looking for a provider of WIFI and Wired internet access for the student accommodation buildings currently located in Luton and Bedford, but may require the service to be expanded into other locations during the lifetime of the contract. Similarly if the University should reduce its portfolio of student accommodation assets it will require any service provider to reflect such a reduction in service requirement by agreeing a flexible payment mechanism within any resulting contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
32510000, 32522000, 32581000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
The University of Bedfordshire possesses a number of premises which provide student accommodation for circa 950 students across the university’s campus sites at Bedford and Luton. Students currently enjoy internet access through a hard wired delivery model. The University wishes to offer, in addition to the current system, internet access through a wireless system to facilitate modern devices. It is anticipated that any contract resulting from this process will include the installation and or upgrade and maintenance of new and existing equipment necessary to deliver the service( both wired and wireless) as well as provision of the service itself.It is expected that a flexible payment mechanism will be agreed which will reflect changes in the university’s student accommodation portfolio.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 and 500 000 GBP
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: 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:
Will be identified in the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be identified in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The university will contract only with a single entity, therefore any group will need to identify a lead contractor with whom, if the tender is successful, the university will contract, or establish a single legal entity with whom, if successful, the university will enter into a contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Economic operators will need to demonstrate competency and experience in delivering the required services.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Will be established within the PQQ/Tender process.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Must have proven capability and experience of providing the services required.
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: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Established in PQQ documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 30.4.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.4.2014 – 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
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: no
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Royal Courts of Justice
WC2A 2LL London
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: A 10 day standstill period will be implemented from notification of the Contracting Authority’s award decision. This period will allow for unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulation 2006 and Public Contracts (Amendments) Regulations 2009 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm due to a breach of the Regulations to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within the time frames provided for in the Regulations and as a matter of law.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
Crown Commercial Services
The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
L3 9PP Liverpool
Telephone: +44 3454102222
Internet address: www.ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.3.2014