Worcester City WiFi Contract

Worcester City WiFi Contract

Worcester City Council is inviting Tenders from Suppliers for the provision of free Wi-Fi and Footfall counting in Worcester city centre.

United Kingdom-Worcester: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2017/S 210-436320

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Worcester City Council
The Guildhall, High Street
United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@worcester.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKG12
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.worcester.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.worcester.gov.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

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


Worcester City WiFi and Footfall.

Reference number: DN305132

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Worcester City Council is inviting Tenders from Suppliers for the provision of free Wi-Fi and Footfall counting in Worcester city centre.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKG12

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is seeking the services of a private partner for an initial contract term of 3 years and an option to extend by a further 3 year period.

The following core objectives have been identified:


i. Free access for consumers visiting in the defined area within the city centre (see figure 2, page X). Unlimited in duration, but with daily limits in total data to a connected device. The service should ensure consumers in the city remain connected, but is not intended to be sufficient to replace broadband connections for homes or businesses.

ii. Business Grade Provision. The ability to deliver a higher speed service than is currently available to many businesses in the area who wish to subscribe to such a service (this subject to the level of interest from businesses).

Footfall data across the defined area

i. Ability to count devices, whether connected or not, and analyse movement around the defined area, including length of stay, and zonal dwell times.

ii. Capture additional information on visitors, such as gender and age group.

iii. Provide data that helps ‘sell’ the city to investors, and demonstrate the importance of the city centre.

iv. Generate data as yet unknown which may be useful to the Council.


i. Capture data of connecting consumers for use in future marketing projects, using variety of alternatives including e-mail and social media.

ii. Target with push notification offers on first connection and future visits to the city.

iii. Lead them to land on an agreed website page.

iv. Exploit viral marketing opportunities presented by social media to attract the friends of visitors into the city centre defined area too.

v. Build a database of consumers that can be used across multiple marketing platforms.

Future proofing

I. Hardware and Software with the ability to in future also carry:

— a. CCTV data,

— b. ANPR messaging,

— c. Interactive Parking signage data.

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

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

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The duration of the Contract will be for 3 years from the Commencement Date and the Council may, at its sole discretion, extend the Contract for a further 12 months up to a maximum of 3 years by giving 1 month’s written notice to the Appointed Supplier.

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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
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: 04/12/2017
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: 04/12/2017
Local time: 12:10

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Council is using the e-procurement portal known as the Due North Pro-Contract portal https://procontract.due-north.com to conduct this procurement exercise.

To gain access to the Invitation to Tender documents (ITT) suppliers will need to register their company details at the above website. Once registered, suppliers will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the tender documents. Tenderers will need to electronically submit an expression of interest and then follow the instructions on screen to get copies of the procurement documents. Tenderers must submit their completed ITT documents and accompanying documentation via the Pro-Contract on-line portal.

Any supplier questions will also need to be submitted via the Pro-Contract portal website.

Clarifications and further tender documents will be issued via the Pro-Contract portal.

If you have any problems or queries gaining access to the Pro-Contract portal please contact the online ProContract Service help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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