Wide Area Network Framework – Greater Manchester

Wide Area Network Framework – Greater Manchester

Framework for the provision of a range of Wide Area Network services.

United Kingdom-Eccles: Internet network

2019/S 104-252655

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

ForViva Group Ltd
52 Regent Street
M30 0BP
United Kingdom
Contact person: The Procurement Team
Telephone: +44 1616057606
E-mail: tender@forviva.co.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.forviva.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: www.forviva.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Eccles:-Internet-network./8J782BWH5Q
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


Wide Area Network Framework Agreement

Reference number: WAN/May2019/HC

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

ForViva is procuring a Framework Agreement pursuant to which it is envisaged that contracts will be let to suppliers within the Framework for the provision of a range of Wide Area Network services. Further details are set out in the tender documentation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 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: UK
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Framework Agreement is for the provision of Wide Area Network services.

Under this Framework Agreement the following entities will have the option to call-off contracts as and when services are required:

— ForViva and any entity within the ForViva group from time to time, which currently includes ForHousing, ForLiving and Liberty Group (a ‘ForViva Member’),

— any entity or joint venture company that ForViva or any other ForViva Member holds an interest in from time to time,

— other Social Housing Providers in the UK (both those that are in existence now and those that may be in existence in the future). ‘Social Housing Provider’ for this purpose means any provider of social housing and includes, without limitation, registered housing providers, local authorities and ALMOs. A list of the current Social Housing Providers can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housing

Such Social Housing Providers will only be entitled to call off under the Framework Agreement if ForViva consents.

ForViva intends to appoint no more than 5 suppliers to this Framework Agreement following this procurement process, subject to a receipt of a sufficient number of complete and compliant bids.

Once the Framework Agreement has been set up, ForHousing intends to award a contract to the supplier whose bid for a place on the Framework Agreement scored the highest following the evaluation of bids in accordance with Section 8 of the ITT (the ‘ForViva WAN Contract’) (note that this represents ForHousing’s current intention with respect to the award of the ForViva WAN contract. As an alternative, ForHousing reserves the right to hold a mini competition amongst the framework suppliers appointed to the framework to determine who to award the contract to, if it considers it appropriate to do so).

For further details of the scope of the ForViva WAN contract and the services to be carried out under it please refer to the technical specification attached at Appendix 4 of the ITT.

Other entities which are entitled to call-off under this lot of the Framework Agreement may award wide area network services contracts to framework suppliers appointed to the framework from time to time during the term of the framework by following the call-off procedures set out in the framework.

The current estimated value of the services to be called-off under the framework over its 4 year term is 1 400 000 GBP. This estimated value is based solely on the estimated value of the ForViva WAN contract. Accordingly, bidders should note that this value may increase if other entities decide to join and call-off contracts under the framework.

Bidders should note that, under the terms of the Framework Agreement, no entity will be under any obligation to call-off with framework suppliers.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 50

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 400 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8J782BWH5Q

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As set out in the tender documentation.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As set out in the tender documentation.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As set out in the tender documentation.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As set out in the tender documentation.

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

Section IV: Procedure


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
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: 08/07/2019
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:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/07/2019
Local time: 12:01

52 Regent Street.

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:

ForViva reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any time and not to proceed with all or part of the Framework Agreement. ForViva will not, under any circumstance, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their selection questionnaires or tender submissions.

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GO Reference: GO-2019528-PRO-14939057

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

The Cabinet Office
United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: