Wireless Wide Area Network and Digital Inclusion Services

Wireless Wide Area Network and Digital Inclusion Services

WDH currently has a corporate Wide Area Network (WAN) using leased fibre lines to connect its 13 main offices located in Wakefield City and towns across the district, and a range of connection types to around 45 Independent Living Schemes.

United Kingdom-Castleford: Wide area network services

2014/S 057-095243

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wakefield and District Housing
Merefield House, Whistler Drive
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Team
WF10 5HX Castleford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1977788679
E-mail: procurement@wdh.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wdh.co.uk

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

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

Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Wireless Wide Area Network and Digital Inclusion Services.
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 UKE43

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Wide area network services. Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) is one of the UK’s leading housing providers, recognised by a series of awards including Inside Housing Social Landlord of the Year 2013, and being a EFQM European Excellence Award finalist. WDH own and manage 31,000 homes for rent, and also provide repairs services to other organisations and customers for a further 10,000 homes.
WDH currently has a corporate Wide Area Network (WAN) using leased fibre lines to connect its 13 main offices located in Wakefield City and towns across the district, and a range of connection types to around 45 Independent Living Schemes. WDH is now seeking to replace this WAN predominantly with a high speed, high capacity and highly reliable wireless infrastructure that generates substantial annual savings in comparison to the current solution by having minimal annual revenue costs. These projected savings are to be invested in creating a wireless network to cover our social housing stock, comprising c. 31,000 properties located across the 338 sq.km Wakefield District. This network is to provide free-of-charge internet access for our tenants, residents and small local businesses, and is to be supported by a comprehensive range of digital inclusion activities and end-user customer support. The public internet access and associated support services should be at no or minimal ongoing cost to WDH.
This tender is to provide both the corporate wireless WAN, the public WAN, and the associated digital inclusion and customer support services as a single, integrated solution. Ownership of the procured infrastructure is intended to be held by WDH with an initial period comprising 3 years maintenance and support of the network to be provided for within the agreed solution.. Innovative and sustainable commercial proposals for ensuring the ongoing provision of free internet and digital inclusion services are however welcomed as part of the competitive dialogue process.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72720000 – JA10

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

To be determined currently unknown.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (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:

As stated in tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As stated in tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As defined in the tender documentation.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
As stated in the Prequalification Documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the Prequalification Documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the Prequalification Documentation.
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

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As stated in the Prequalification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

WDH/KH/WirelessWAN/0319
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: 16.4.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.4.2014 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

21.5.2014
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

You should note that other contracting authorities within the Wakefield district area served by WDH may be entitled in due course to participate in the use of any infrastructure procured under this arrangement although any volumes or values stated within this or subsequent documents are unless otherwise indicated solely those of Wakefield and District Housing.
The list of potential participating authorities will be those covered by and outlined below :
Registered Providers as defined by the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 and who also act as Bodies Governed by Public Law within Regulation 3(w) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 SI2006/5 (as amended) and are currently registered on the Register of Providers of Social Housing http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/registrations-and-de-registrations and regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Local authorities as defined by the Government on the Gov.UK website Local Council Directory.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/index.htm

“Under this contract the contractor will be required to actively contribute to the achievement of social objectives. These include: skills development; employment and training opportunities within the locality of where the contract will be delivered; and other added value initiatives throughout the supply chain to support community programmes promoted by Wakefield and District Housing or its partners.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=92428224

GO Reference: GO-2014317-PRO-5533533

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

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

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

Government Procurement Service
Rosebery Court, St. Andrew’s Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8450004999

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.3.2014