WAN and Network Services Contract

WAN and Network Services Contract

A contract for WAN, network services (managed Internet, firewalls, SPAM, SIP et al) and IT Disaster Recovery (co-location).

United Kingdom-Wembley: Wide area network services

2017/S 069-130428

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Network Homes
Olympic Office Centre, 8 Fulton Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2087824312
E-mail: procurement@networkhomes.org.uk
NUTS code: UKI
Internet address(es):Main address: www.networkhomes.org.uk

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Wembley:-Wide-area-network-services./JNZXRHPTM5
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


WAN, Network Services and Co-Location Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

A contract for WAN, network services (managed Internet, firewalls, SPAM, SIP et al) and IT Disaster Recovery (co-location).

This includes:

1.Managed Network;

a. WAN connectivity;

b. Internet Access break outs;

c. Remote Access VPN, inc Mobility access;

d. SIP trunks and DDI ranges to be ported;

e. Firewalls, including firewall policy definition and implementation;

f. Service operations and management, integrated with Network’s user support desk to include network management, hardware support and maintenance.

2. Data centre co-lo services to house Network’s current IT DR facilities.

a. Ship-to-site SUN hardware to support Network’s primary business application.

b. Remote hands for routine management tasks, including support for annual DR tests.

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.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI23
Main site or place of performance:

Outer London — West and North West.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A competitive process with negotiation to select a service provider to provide WAN, Network Services (managed Internet, firewalls, SPAM, SIP et al) and IT Disaster Recovery (co-location) through two components that are intrinsically linked in the provision of services to the business, the first is the managed WAN and Network Services, the second the provision of co-lo facilities to accommodate Network’s current IT Disaster Recovery service.

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: 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:

There will be an initial contract for 5 years which could be extended by up to 5 annual extensions.

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the documents.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As set out in the SLA matrix.

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: no
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: 08/05/2017
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 30/05/2017

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


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: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

Information about the process, the service requirements and the SQ documents to be returned are included in the SQ documents.

The ITT documents are included for information only at this stage.

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GO Reference: GO-201745-PRO-9943929.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will observe a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period from the day after communication to tenderers of the authority’s intended award decision. There is no right of appeal to the contracting authority and instead the UK Public Contract Regulations 2015 provide for an aggrieved party to apply to the High Court of England and Wales concerning any alleged breach unless an extension is granted by the courts. Full information regarding appeals can be obtained from the body responsible for the appeal procedure detailed in VI.4.1).

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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