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United Kingdom-Cardiff: Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Next Generation Access Broadband Wales — Phase 2
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.
Lot 1 — North West Wales.
Lot 2 — East Wales.
Lot 3 — South West Wales.
North West Wales
Works within the North Wales area as detailed in the ITT documents.
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.
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.
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.
Works within the East Wales area as detailed in the ITT documents.
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.
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.
South West Wales
Works within the South Wales area as detailed in the ITT documents.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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
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— Registration involves accepting a user agreement, and providing basic information about your organisation and about the user.
Performing the registration.
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— Contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the super user (for example if they have left your organisation),
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— 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.
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— 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.
The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.