Web Filtering and Monitoring Tender

Web Filtering and Monitoring Tender

Lot 1: Predominantly cloud-based service.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Internet services

2020/S 014-027690

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Jisc Services Ltd
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tony Claxton
E-mail: procurement@jisc.ac.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.jisc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://tenders.jisc.ac.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://tenders.jisc.ac.uk
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

Other type: National education and research network provider

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Web Filtering and Monitoring Framework

Reference number: Proc0781

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72400000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

This framework is to cover a wide range of potential requirements and to compliment current/future services. The lots have been designed to operate independently of each other. Suppliers are welcome to bid for both lots. The questions for each lot remain the same and separate responses should be provided should both lots be bid for.

Lot 1: Predominantly cloud-based service

A web monitoring and filtering solution where the architecture is predominantly cloud based i.e. local appliances do not provide the major elements of the service although an agent could be utilised.

Lot 2: Predominantly local appliance based service

A web monitoring and filtering solution where the architecture is predominantly local appliance based I.E. cloud based elements do not provide the major elements of the service although remote updates could be utilised.

This framework agreement is available to JSL’s members and other users/establishments in purchasing a web filtering and/or monitoring solution.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Predominantly Cloud-based Service

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework agreement is being established to support JSL’s customers and other users in purchasing a web filtering and/or monitoring solution for a maximum length of 4 years as a 2 + 1 + 1 term. These organisations will primarily be members of Jisc and/or those providing or supporting education, research or culture in the UK. The Janet Eligibility Policy outlines the types of organisation that are eligible to use the Janet network and its associated services. These can be summarised as:

— all institutions of higher or further education,

— all laboratories and other establishments of the Research Councils,

— the bodies funding higher and further education and research across the UK,

— local government authorities where these are providing broadband ICT services to schools, or commissioning these services from third parties,

— ‘Regional Broadband Consortia’ (RBCs)and any other vehicles created by local government authorities in England to aggregate the provision of broadband ICT services to schools,

— the equivalent bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland providing broadband ICT services to schools,

— individual schools, whether under local government control or with other governance,

— individual or groups of libraries, whether under local government control or with other governance,

— individual or groups of museums, whether under local government control or with other governance,

— any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of education or research.

Many of the above bodies are also members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions through consensus and the common desire to maximise their purchasing power in the market place. Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

— https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

— http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

— http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

— http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

— http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

— https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

— http://www.geant.net/About/Pages/home.aspx

— https://www.heanet.ie/about

Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to access many of JSL’s services by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the hosting arrangement.

These organisations may also at their own discretion use JSL services in support of their outreach, technology transfer and associated activities in support of their missions. These activities are commonly referred to as ‘business and community engagement’.

Under the Janet Eligibility Policy, services may also be provided to the wider public sector and associated bodies whom are providing public services other than those relating to education or research, e.g. blue light services, Courts, etc. At present these include local government authorities in England and Northern Ireland, Education Scotland, the Welsh Assembly Government and (to a limited extent) the NHS in England and Scotland.

The services are also available for use by any National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the community it serves where the NREN has either a direct connection to Janet or the NREN is a member at any time during the period of this framework of the consortium that operates GÉANT. GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s NRENs. A list of members of the GÉANT consortium (GÉANT Partners) may be found at the URL below. As HEAnet, the NREN of the Republic of Ireland, is connected both to Janet and is a member of the GÉANT consortium, the framework is available for use by HEAnet, its subsidiaries, member institutions and customers to include schools serviced by the HEAnet school’s network.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial term will be 2 years with 2 further years in annual increments.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Predominantly Local Appliance-based Service

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

72400000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This framework agreement is being established to support JSL’s customers and other users in purchasing a web filtering and/or monitoring solution for a maximum length of 4 years as a 2 + 1 + 1 term. These organisations will primarily be members of Jisc and/or those providing or supporting education, research or culture in the UK. The Janet Eligibility Policy outlines the types of organisation that are eligible to use the Janet network and its associated services. These can be summarised as:

— all institutions of higher or further education,

— all laboratories and other establishments of the Research Councils,

— the bodies funding higher and further education and research across the UK,

— local government authorities where these are providing broadband ICT services to schools, or commissioning these services from third parties,

— ‘Regional Broadband Consortia’ (RBCs)and any other vehicles created by local government authorities in England to aggregate the provision of broadband ICT services to schools,

— the equivalent bodies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland providing broadband ICT services to schools,

— individual schools, whether under local government control or with other governance,

— individual or groups of libraries, whether under local government control or with other governance,

— individual or groups of museums, whether under local government control or with other governance,

— any other bodies whose core purpose is the support or advancement of education or research.

Many of the above bodies are also members of higher and further education purchasing consortia. These are independent organisations that provide a wide range of collaborative purchase agreements to their member institutions through consensus and the common desire to maximise their purchasing power in the market place. Membership lists for existing higher and further education purchasing consortia may be found at:

— https://www.lupc.ac.uk/member-list

— http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/our-members

— http://www.neupc.ac.uk/our-members

— http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/members/

— http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

— https://www.supc.ac.uk/about-us/our-members/our-members

— http://www.geant.net/About/Pages/home.aspx

— https://www.heanet.ie/about

Any member of one of these consortia will be eligible to access many of JSL’s services by virtue of its membership, as will members of any other similar purchasing consortium in higher or further education that might be formed during the lifetime of the hosting arrangement.

These organisations may also at their own discretion use JSL services in support of their outreach, technology transfer and associated activities in support of their missions. These activities are commonly referred to as ‘business and community engagement’.

Under the Janet Eligibility Policy, services may also be provided to the wider public sector and associated bodies whom are providing public services other than those relating to education or research, e.g. blue light services, Courts, etc. At present these include local government authorities in England and Northern Ireland, Education Scotland, the Welsh Assembly Government and (to a limited extent) the NHS in England and Scotland.

The services are also available for use by any National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the community it serves where the NREN has either a direct connection to Janet or the NREN is a member at any time during the period of this framework of the consortium that operates GÉANT. GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s NRENs. A list of members of the GÉANT consortium (GÉANT Partners) may be found at the URL below. As HEAnet, the NREN of the Republic of Ireland, is connected both to Janet and is a member of the GÉANT consortium, the framework is available for use by HEAnet, its subsidiaries, member institutions and customers to include schools serviced by the HEAnet school’s network.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial term will be 2 years with 2 further years in annual increments.

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

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.2.2)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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
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: 13/03/2020
Local time: 12:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13/03/2020
Local time: 12:00

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: Jisc Services Ltd
Postal address: 4 Portwall Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS1 6NB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement@Jisc.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Jisc Services Ltd will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to suppliers. This notification provides information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for suppliers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 article 91 provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/01/2020