Wide Area Network Contract – Fife Council
Fife Council requires to renew its existing IP Wide Area Network contract.
United Kingdom-Glenrothes: Telecommunications network
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Fife House, North Street
Contact person: Billie Mitchell
Telephone: +44 3451550000
NUTS code: UKM72
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00187
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Wide Area Network
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Fife Council requires to renew its existing IP Wide Area Network (WAN) contract, as the current contract expires at the end of August 2019.
The new contract will run from 1.9.2019 to 30.8.2024 with an option to extend for a further 3 years and then a further 2 years. Therefore the potential contract length of 10 years.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
Whilst the basic requirement is maintain or re-provide service provision with a minimum of disruption during any handover process, our objectives also include identifying possible transformational enhancements to the existing service, particularly with regard to options for distributed Internet access and the potential for implementation of dark fibre for access links, whilst remaining within or reducing our current annual expenditure.
The successful tenderer shall provide management, installation, and maintenance of data connections. They will also be capable of delivering innovative structural and technical development to improve our service delivery capability and maximise return on investment in the network.
Fife Council currently operates a private WAN based on MPLS technology, managed by Updata/Capita. The network is extensive, currently comprising over 500 sites. Bandwidth supplied to end sites varies between 1Gbit and 2Mbits, depending on the size and specific requirements of each site.
CAS-T accreditation is a mandatory requirement.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
An option to extend for a further 3 years and then a further 2 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
The relevant selection criteria will be included in the ESPD
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
CAS-T Accreditation is mandatory
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 11592. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
See Tender documents in PCS-T
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Please see tender documents in PCS-T
Fife House, North Street
Telephone: +44 3451550000Internet address: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: