Works - 53355-2015

14/02/2015    S32    - - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Communications network

2015/S 032-053355

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Welsh Government
Southgate House, Wood Street
Contact point(s): Economy Science and Transport
For the attention of: Gareth Colley
CF10 1EW Cardiff
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920826731
E-mail: gareth.colley@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0007

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Environment
Economic and financial affairs
Health
Housing and community amenities
Social protection
Recreation, culture and religion
Education
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:
Superfast Cymru Infill Project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wales.

NUTS code UK

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)
It is expected that the current Superfast Cymru contract with BT will not provide Superfast Broadband services to 100 % of premises in Wales by 30.6.2016 due to combinations of the following BT-reported issues in some locations:
a) Legacy network architecture, such as ‘exchange-only lines’ preventing standard product deployment.
b) Relatively low forecast revenue density for standard product development, such as business parks where investment may be more involved than in residential areas.
c) Relatively high-cost of deploying non-standard products, some of which may exceed cost per premise expectations.
The Welsh Government accepts these issues are real and to address the resulting gaps in service provision. To this end, the Welsh Government has decided to establish a project to procure a service/s that:
a) Provides Superfast Broadband services to these areas (as identified by the latest Open Market Review).
b) Meets the necessary and sufficient requirements for compliance with the EC State Aid Decision as interpreted by latest BDUK Guidance.
c) May use additional grant aid funding over and above that secured for Superfast Cymru.
d) Promotes maximum possible competition from across the market and the various technical solutions.
This procurement will cover infill requirements for business and industrial parks (not residential) only and will be divided into 2 by geography (South Wales and North Wales).

The Welsh Government, on behalf of the Welsh Ministers, will be conducting this procurement exercise through the etenderwales portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk Tender documents and other information must be downloaded from and returned through this portal. If you require any further assistance the BravoSolution help-desk is available on:

Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk Phone: +44 8003684850/Fax: +44 207060 0480

Full information in accessing the portal is found in Section VI.3.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code 44567 within the appropriate area.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=22430

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32412000, 32412110, 32413000, 32424000, 32430000, 32428000, 32500000, 32510000, 32523000, 32524000, 32570000, 32571000, 64200000, 32420000, 32521000, 32522000, 64227000, 45314300, 32531000, 45232300, 32425000, 32562200, 45232332, 50330000, 50332000, 45231600, 50334400, 51300000, 64210000, 72315000, 72400000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
Please refer to the published tender documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 84 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: North Wales
1)Short description
Please refer to tender documentation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32412100, 32412000, 32412110, 32413000, 32424000, 32430000, 32428000, 32500000, 32510000, 32523000, 32524000, 32570000, 32571000, 64200000, 32420000, 32521000, 32522000, 64227000, 45314300, 32531000, 45232300, 32425000, 32562200, 45232332, 50330000, 50332000, 45231600, 50334400, 51300000, 64210000, 72315000, 72400000

3)Quantity or scope
Please refer to tender documentation.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: South Wales
1)Short description
Please refer to tender documents.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32412100, 32412000, 32412110, 32413000, 32424000, 32430000, 32428000, 32500000, 32510000, 32523000, 32524000, 32570000, 32571000, 64200000, 32420000, 32521000, 32522000, 64227000, 45314300, 32531000, 45232300, 32425000, 32562200, 45232332, 50330000, 50332000, 45231600, 50334400, 51300000, 64210000, 72315000, 72400000

3)Quantity or scope
Please refer to tender documents.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As set out in the invitation to tender documents.
The awarding authority reserves the right to request parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As set out in the invitation to tender documents. Payment terms will be indicated in the contract documents. Tenders to be priced in Sterling. Payment to be made in Sterling only.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
None specified, save that in the case of a partnership or consortium or other group of more than 1 legal entity bidding together, the contract will be with either (1) all bidders on the basis of joint and several liability, or (2) with 1 or more of the parties acting as 'prime contractor' (and where more than 1, on a joint and several liability basis). Where the contract is with a special purpose company with separate legal personality established for the project, the contracting authority will require sufficient guarantees to be given by participants in that company or their parents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Please see information contained in the technical envelope of the etender at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk The references for this contract are: Project_28941 and ITT_44567.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see information contained in the technical envelope of the etender at www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk The references for this contract are: Project_28941 and ITT_44567.

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see information contained within the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see information contained within the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:
C298/2014/2015
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 140-250533 of 24.7.2014

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 23-037130 of 3.2.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
23.3.2015 - 12:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
E-Tender information:

— Go to https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— The first person from your Organisation to use the Platform will be required to register on behalf of the Organisation.
— Registration involves accepting a User Agreement, and providing basic information about your Organisation and about the User performing the Registration.
— The User who performs the Registration becomes the Super User for the Organisation.
— On registering on the Platform the Super User will select a User-name and will receive a password.
— The Password will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was specified in the User Details section of the Registration page.
— In order to log-in to the Platform please enter your User-name and Password.
— Note: If you forget your Password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’
— Registration should only be performed once for each Organisation.
— If you think that someone in your Organisation may have already registered on this Platform then you must not register again.
— Please contact the person who Registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the Platform.
— Contact the Help-desk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your Organisation).
— Note: If your Organisation is already registered on the Platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the Help-desk to gain access to the Platform.
— Tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 12:00 noon.
How to find the ITT:
— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITTs Open to all Suppliers'
— The etender references for this contract are: Project_28941 and ITT_44567. Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in expressing an interest, click the ‘Express an Interest button'. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers' area to the ‘My PQQ's' on the home page.
— You will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification, technical and commercial envelopes along with any relevant documents in the ‘Attachments' area.
— Should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages' area to contact the buyer directly.
(WA Ref: Superfast Cymru Infill Project).
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority's economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
The Welsh Government is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, the successful supplier will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train apprentices and long term economically inactive persons as part of their workforce to deliver this project and pursue initiatives to ensure the potential benefits to the community are realised by the project.
The Welsh Government will require any direct or indirect community benefit associated with the project to be recorded.
(WA Ref:22430).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:
11.2.2015