Wireless Network Design Services Exeter

Wireless Network Design Services Exeter

The University requires a framework of service providers of up to 5 firms who can provide IT wireless consultancy and design services for its network as and when these services are required due to the expansion of the existing wireless network estate throughout the term of the framework agreement.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Networks

2013/S 249-436763

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Exeter
Procurement Services, Northcote House, The Queen’s Drive
Contact point(s): www.in-tendhost.co.uk/university of exeter
For the attention of: Kathy Duffie
EX4 4QJ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 392661000
E-mail: procurement@exeter.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.exeter.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofexeter

Electronic access to information: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofexeter

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofexeter

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Falmouth Exeter Plus (FX Plus)
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE Penryn
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

UOE/2013/026/KD WIRELESS NETWORK DESIGN SERVICES FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UKK4

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 400 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Networks. IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support. Computer support and consultancy services. The framework agreement is expected to be let for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for a further 2 year period [i.e. maximum 4 year term]. The University requires a framework of service providers of up to 5 firms who can provide IT wireless consultancy and design services for its network as and when these services are required due to the expansion of the existing wireless network estate throughout the term of the framework agreement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32400000, 72000000, 72600000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

A new wireless service encompassing the initial design & RF planning of a wireless provision, which may be a green field site or an addition to existing services and, or topology and the subsequent testing to show efficacy of the solution post installation. The successful service providers will be required to provide off-plan and physical wireless surveys, detailed plans showing indicative coverage & performance & subsequent post installation test results. The University will occasionally require other generic wireless based consultancy services for example, advice on emerging technologies & standards, in which case the service providers could act a wireless technical consultants. Ideally the University is looking for providers to have a certified wireless network professional [CWNP] or similar accreditation. The University is seeking to establish a framework agreement of up to 5 service providers for a period of 2 years with an option to extend the term for a further 2 years [i.e. 4 year term maximum]. The value range shown for this framework agreement is an estimate and the final total spend with all framework service providers may be less than, or greater than that stated in this notice.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee/bond may be required from service providers appointed to the framework agreement; please see tender document for details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Services provided under the framework are expected to be solely funded by the University however, works undertaken at the Penryn Campus, Cornwall may be funded in part/wholly through the ERDF Convergence Funding or such other European funding as may become available to the University/FX Plus in Cornwall.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Company, limited company, sole trader, partnership, limited partnership, joint & several responsibility, temporary association.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This is described in the Invitation to Tender document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This is described in the Invitation to Tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: This is described in the Invitation to Tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
This is described in the Invitation to Tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
This is described in the Invitation to Tender document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

UOE/2013/026/KD WIRELESS NETWORK DESIGN SERVICES FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 6.2.2014 – 23:59
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.2.2014 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 7.2.2014 – 13:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2017 or 2018
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Services provided under the framework agreement are expected to be funded solely by the University however, works undertaken at the Penryn Campus, Cornwall may be funded in part/wholly through ERDF Convergence funding or such other European funding as may become available to the University/FX Plus in Cornwall. No details of such funding is presently available.
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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GO Reference: GO-20131220-PRO-5349937

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Exeter
Procurement Services, Finance Services, Northcote House, The Queen’s Drive
EX44QJ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1392661000
Internet address: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/finance/procurement/

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:20.12.2013