Services - 231832-2017

17/06/2017    S115    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Swindon: Telecommunications services

2017/S 115-231832

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
UK Shared Business Services
North Star House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.uksbs.co.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the following address:
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: public procurement

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

UK SBS PR17037 VSAT Satellite Communications Provision for Research Vessels.

Reference number: UK SBS PR17037
II.1.2)Main CPV code
64200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

UK Shared Business Services Ltd as the Contracting

Authority is putting in place a contract for the Natural

Environment Research Council, National Oceanographic Centre. The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton operates two research vessels RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook.

These vessels operate worldwide and require communication services which meet this challenge. Providing service at any longitude and at latitudes approaching the polar regions. The vessels provide a limited internet service to all staff. This service is managed on-board by the technical staff to optimise access to business systems and email.

The satellite connection also provides bandwidth supporting the telephone service from the vessel. Both vessels have a PABX exchange and the primary VSAT service allows four external lines to be served to any internal phone.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32412000
32510000
35631100
64200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Natural Environment Research Council

National Oceanographic Centre

University of Southampton Waterfront Campus

European Way

Southampton

SO14 3ZH.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

UK Shared Business Services Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a contract for the purchase of VSAT Satellite Communications Service for Research Vessels.

The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton operates two research vessels RRS Discovery and RRS James Cook.

These vessels operate worldwide and require communication services which meet this challenge. Providing service at any longitude and at latitudes approaching the polar regions.

The vessels provide a limited internet service to all staff. This service is managed on-board by the technical staff to optimise access to business systems and email.

The satellite connection also provides bandwidth supporting the telephone service from the vessel. Both vessels have a PABX exchange and the primary VSAT service allows four external lines to be served to any internal phone.

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts). This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If Bidders have not yet

registered on the eSourcing Suite this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris by following the link ‘Supplier eSourcing Registration’

Please note that to register Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some

time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers.Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing

ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for Your organisations full name as a registered supplier the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. As a user of the

e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk (Not UKSBS): Freephone:0345010 3503

email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk. Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx. Responses must be received by the date in IV.2.2.

Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered.

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: 750 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
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

This requirement cannot be divided into lots since it is for the procurement of a single service provision.

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
List and brief description of selection criteria:

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5

(Threshold amounts)

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in I.3.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5

(Threshold amounts) The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in I.3.

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)Description
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: yes
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: 25/07/2017
Local time: 14:00
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:
English
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: 25/07/2017
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Electronic.

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 Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may

see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any Supplier. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.

Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address:www.uksbs.co.uk

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
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address:www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/06/2017