Wide Area Network Refresh – Request for Proposal

Wide Area Network Refresh – Request for Proposal

We are looking for a supplier approved to a CAS-T level or equivalent.

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Wide area network services

2020/S 092-221114

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Aberdeenshire Council
Postal address: Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Town: Aberdeen
NUTS code: UKM50
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: cameron.mckay@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1467530600
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Wide Area Network Refresh — Request for Proposal

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72720000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

In 2019 Aberdeenshire Council issued an RFI (Request for Information), which has informed the terms of this RFP. Aberdeenshire Council is now further engaging with the market prior to undertaking formal procurement for the provision of a Wide Area Network.

We are looking for a supplier approved to a CAS-T level or equivalent, who can provide, as a minimum, the expected bandwidth levels as specified in Appendices A or B which lists Aberdeenshire Council WAN Circuits. Appendix A gives the option of the Integrator specifying the topology completely. Appendix B gives the option of using the City Region Deal (CRD) dark fibre to be installed by SSE following a recent contract award. These fibre links cover only part of our geographical area.

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: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeenshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In 2019 Aberdeenshire Council issued an RFI (Request for Information), which has informed the terms of this RFP. Aberdeenshire Council is now further engaging with the market prior to undertaking formal procurement for the provision of a Wide Area Network.

We are looking for a supplier approved to a CAS-T level or equivalent, who can provide, as a minimum, the expected bandwidth levels as specified in Appendices A or B which list Aberdeenshire Council WAN Circuits. Appendix A gives the option of the Integrator specifying the topology completely. Appendix B gives the option of using the City Region Deal (CRD) dark fibre to be installed by SSE following a recent contract award. These fibre links cover only part of our geographical area.

II.2.14)Additional information

The Council has no preference as to the technologies to be proposed, the likely annual budget available for the supply of this service is currently in the region of GBP 1 m per annum revenue cost. In order to support our RFP, we are requesting suppliers to indicate their capability with regards to the provision of such services based on a five-year initial contract.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

01/09/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Deadline for returns for this proposal is Monday 8 June 2020. Please ensure your response is returned to cameron.mckay@aberdeenshire.gov.uk by this date

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=621192

(SC Ref:621192)

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/05/2020