Wireless Access Point and Network Switch Supply Tender

Wireless Access Point and Network Switch Supply Tender

Purchase of WAP and networking equipment for the Durham University Wifi Refresh Project.

United Kingdom-Durham: Network equipment

2020/S 036-086310

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: University of Durham
National registration number: RC000650
Postal address: Procurement Service, Mountjoy Centre, Hawthorn Wing
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC1
Postal code: DH1 3LE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: David Armstrong
E-mail: david.armstrong@durham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1913344529

Internet address(es):Main address: www.dur.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6810

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6810
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6810
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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Wireless Access Point and Network Switch Supply

Reference number: OJEU19-018

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Purchase of WAP and networking equipment for the Durham University Wifi Refresh Project.

This project will deliver a next-generation wireless refresh programme across the entire University estate.

Approximately 3 000 Wifi Access Points (APs) across campus are in scope for replacement.

We expect the total number of APs to significantly increase in order to provide desired coverage and capacity – the projected final number is circa 5 000.

The necessary upgrades in capacity to our switching infrastructure to support this is also part of the refresh.

The programme of works received approval in late 2019 and is expected to last until the end of September 2021.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 785 000.00 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: UKC1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Supply of Aruba WAP and Network Switching Equipment as part of a 2 year upgrade project.

The University infrastructure is Aruba based therefore this requirement is for Aruba WAP and network switching equipment.

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: 1 785 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 22/04/2020
End: 30/09/2021
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

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)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 a single operator
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: 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: 18/03/2020
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:


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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/03/2020
Local time: 12:00

Procurement Service, Durham University.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: University of Durham
Postal address: University Office
Town: Durham
Postal code: DH1 3LE
Country: United KingdomInternet address: www.dur.ac.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The communication will be in the form of a letter which will be issued electronically. The letter will provide a full debrief and contact details should a tenderer wish to appeal the decision. The timescale for appeals will be detailed in the letter. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: