Wireless Concessions Portsmouth – Soft Market Testing

Wireless Concessions Portsmouth – Soft Market Testing

PCC is conducting a soft market consultation regarding this contract, to assist in service design, and ensure the viability of our requirements in light of the market conditions.

United Kingdom-Portsmouth: Computer network services

2013/S 184-317777

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Services, Floor 2 Core3-4, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
Contact point(s): Procurement Professional
For the attention of: Alistair Little
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
Telephone: +44 2392688235
E-mail: procurement.service@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/procurement/index.html

Further information can be obtained from: Portsmouth City Council
Procurement Service Floor 2 Core 3/4, Civic Offices Guildhall Square
PO1 2BJ Portsmouth
Telephone: +44 02392834918
E-mail: Procurement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/aspx/Home

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Wireless Concessions
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
NUTS code UKJ31

II.3)Information on framework agreement

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) is in the process of considering a tender for a service concession for a Next Generation Wireless Network to cover the whole of Portsmouth.
As part of the Superconnected Cities programme, Funded through the Urban Broadband Fund (UBF), PCC is seeking a provider or providers to deliver a Next Generation Wireless Network across Portsmouth via a service concession contract(s). This will allow PCC to realise our vision to support the economic development of the local area and local businesses, and bring about a greater level of social and digital inclusion within the city, as well as supporting the wider national agenda. The University of Portsmouth has joined with PCC in partnership regarding this concession, with the intention that this network will allow Portsmouth to become the first UK city to offer access to the Eduroam network within the area of PO1 – PO6, as defined within the maps included in the market consultation pack on PCC’s e-Sourcing portal (link below)
https://in tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/
To support the establishment of the network, PCC will offer to the concession holder(s) our street furniture and public buildings in order to facilitate the embedding of a wireless network. Buildings belonging to the University will also be included within this offering.
At this stage, PCC has yet to decide the precise details regarding how the concession should operate – it is our intention that soft market testing help inform those decisions. Therefore, we may seek a single concession holder or a group, we may seek a variable level of revenue share and concession fees and we may seek to deliver a network that fully covers Portsmouth over the area of PO1 – PO6 or we may seek to target specific regions. These details will be defined prior to the point of any tender exercise and we will release specifics as they become available during any subsequent consultations.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72700000, 72720000, 72400000, 64212400, 32510000, 32562100, 32562300, 32580000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

PCC is conducting a soft market consultation regarding this contract, to assist in service design, and ensure the viability of our requirements in light of the market conditions. This will be available on PCC’s esourcing portal (link below – copy and paste into your browser) until the 16.10.2013. PCC would be glad to receive any and all responses to this soft market consultation.
https://in tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc/

Further, PCC will be holding a supplier soft market testing day at the Civic Offices in Portsmouth on the 22nd of October. Our intentions and current sourcing strategy will be described more fully there, and there will be an opportunity for discussion around issues highlighted by the results of the initial soft market consultation described above. There may also be the opportunity for individual discussions with PCC following the 22nd of October.
If you wish to attend either of these sessions you should indicate this within your response to the questionnaire in the portal.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.9.2013