Works - 40781-2018

30/01/2018    S20    Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment

2018/S 020-040781

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: ICT Infrastructure Division, Southgate House
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL
Postal code: CF10 1EW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: gareth.colley@gov.wales

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

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

I.2)Information about 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: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
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
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Next Generation Access Broadband Wales — Phase 2

Reference number: C247/2017/2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Next generation access broadband Wales — Phase 2 (project) is a national project to bring high speed broadband to areas of Wales currently deemed commercially unviable by the market. The current superfast cymru programme is due to end in 2018.

Access to high speed broadband for the remaining underserved eligible premises (UE premises) will be addressed via the project. The project is the first phase of potential solutions being proposed by the Welsh Government to deliver high speed broadband to UE premises throughout Wales. In this phase, the Welsh Government is seeking to appoint suitably qualified suppliers to provide next generation access (NGA) broadband infrastructure to deliver superfast (30+Mbps) broadband services to as many UE premises as possible. The potential value of the project is up to GBP 200 000 000, of which GBP 62 000 000 of funding has been confirmed, and up to an additional GBP 138 000 000 of project funding may be available.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1 — North West Wales.

Lot 2 — East Wales.

Lot 3 — South West Wales.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North West Wales

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000
32412100
32500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Works within the North Wales area as detailed in the ITT documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following public consultation, an Intervention Area of 21,125 NGA white premises has been identified with an additional 29 820 premises potentially available pending further information. The solution must provide Next Generation Access (NGA) infrastructure using qualifying technologies capable of delivering broadband services with a download speed of greater than 30 Mbps to as many of these premises as possible.

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: 14 858 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 117
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract(s) awarded may be renewed in the event that the Authority requires an extension of the NGA deployed services whereby NGA coverage targets for the project have not been met in full.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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: yes
Identification of the project: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
II.2.14)Additional information

GBP 138 000 000 of further funding may be available to support an extension of NGA deployed services which may be allocated to some or all of the designated lots. Any further funding availability will be managed through the Contract Change Control Procedure.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

East Wales

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000
32412100
32500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Works within the East Wales area as detailed in the ITT documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following public consultation, an intervention Area of 30 862 NGA white premises has been identified with an additional 21 183 premises potentially available pending further information. The solution must provide next generation access (NGA) infrastructure using qualifying technologies capable of delivering broadband services with a download speed of greater than 30 Mbps to as many of these premises as possible.

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: 21 706 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 117
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract(s) awarded may be renewed in the event that the Authority requires an extension of the NGA deployed services whereby NGA coverage targets for the project have not been met in full.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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: yes
Identification of the project: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
II.2.14)Additional information

GBP 138 000 000 of further funding may be available to support an extension of NGA deployed services which may be allocated to some or all of the designated lots. Any further funding availability will be managed through the contract change control procedure.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

South West Wales

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000
32412100
32500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:

Works within the South Wales area as detailed in the ITT documents.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following public consultation, an Intervention Area of 36 166 NGA white premises has been identified with an additional 17 552 premises potentially available pending further information. The solution must provide next generation access (NGA) infrastructure using qualifying technologies capable of delivering broadband services with a download speed of greater than 30 Mbps to as many of these premises as possible.

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: 25 436 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 117
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract(s) awarded may be renewed in the event that the Authority requires an extension of the NGA deployed services whereby NGA coverage targets for the project have not been met in full.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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: yes
Identification of the project: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
II.2.14)Additional information

GBP 138 000 000 of further funding may be available to support an extension of NGA deployed services which may be allocated to some or all of the designated lots. Any further funding availability will be managed through the contract change control procedure.

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
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 232-422328
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/04/2018
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, Welsh
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23/04/2018
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Prior to beginning this procurement, the project team ran a public consultation informing interested bidders of its intentions. Details of the consultation can be found at https://consultations.gov.wales/consultations/next-generation-access-broadband

E-Tender Information:

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 Username 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 patform please enter your username 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 Helpdesk 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 Helpdesk to gain access to the platform.

— Tenders must be uploaded to the Bravo Solution portal by 2pm.

How to find the ITT:

— Once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all suppliers’,

— The e-tender references for this contract are: project_37605, itt_65153,

— Click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest Button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’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 – Please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Each Lot will be evaluated and awarded as a separate contract.

All documents to be priced in GBP and all payments made in GBP.

The Welsh Government will seek solutions that will deliver social, economic and environmental sustainability benefits.

In relation to section II.2.10 above — variants will be accepted only to the extent permitted in the tender documents (if at all).

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.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=73855

The contractor shall ensure that all contracts with subcontractors and suppliers which the contractor intends to procure following the award date, and which the contractor has not, before the date of this Contract, already planned to award to a particular Subcontractor or Supplier, are advertised through the Sell2Wales portal (www.sell2wales.gov.wales) and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

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:

Provided in the ITT documents.

(WA Ref:73855).

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: http://wales.gov.uk/?skip=1&lang=en

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:
26/01/2018