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Services - 389179-2018

06/09/2018    S171

United Kingdom-London: Auditing services

2018/S 171-389179

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Postal address: Floor 1, 100 Parliament Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2BQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Margaret Christensen
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Other: Telecommunications

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

DCMS National Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service

Reference number: 101063
II.1.2)Main CPV code
79212000 Auditing services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

DCMS launched the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (“the Scheme”) on 27.3.2018 across all postcode areas in the UK. As part of the Scheme’s value for money controls, there is a requirement to conduct audits of certain completed installations to confirm that the installations are compliant with the terms of the Scheme.

DCMS are seeking to appoint a Supplier to gather the specified information about certain broadband installations across the UK which have been funded (or part-funded) by the Scheme. Other programmes across the department requiring field force audits may be included during the contract period.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32522000 Telecommunications equipment
32412000 Communications network
32412100 Telecommunications network
32400000 Networks
35123000 Site-identification equipment
32420000 Network equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

DCMS Voucher Scheme: Field Force Audit Service

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the Contract for a further 12 months.

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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 101063

DCMS National Vocucher Scheme Field Force Services

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 6
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 6
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Campbell and Kennedy Limited
Postal address: Unit 11 Telford Court 9 South avenue, Clydebank Business Park
Town: Clydebank
Postal code: G81 2NR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 1 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Background: Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) Programme

Through Broadband Delivery UK's (BDUK's, part of DCMS) the LFFN Programme aims to stimulate commercial investment in full fibre networks across the whole of the UK landscape, including rural and urban locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, by demonstrating approaches that encourage additional private investment and by making sustainable commercial deployments viable.

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.

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GO Reference: GO-201895-PRO-13137415

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: