Works - 20732-2019

16/01/2019    S11    Works - Contract award notice - Open procedure 

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

2019/S 011-020732

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: Welsh Government
Postal address: ICT Infrastructure Division, Southgate House
Town: Cardiff
Postal code: CF10 1EW
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

Next Generation Access Broadband Wales — Phase 2 (Lot 2 only)

Reference number: C247/2017/2018
II.1.2)Main CPV code
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
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 200 000 000 GBP, of which 62 000 000 GBP of funding has been confirmed, and up to an additional 138 000 000 GBP of project funding may be available.

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: 9 256 012.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
32412100 Telecommunications network
32500000 Telecommunications equipment and supplies
II.2.3)Place of performance
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 32 356 NGA white premises has been identified with an additional 19 689 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
Quality criterion - Name: Solution design quality / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion - Name: Wholesale network design/wholesale and retail pricing / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Economic value add / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion - Name: Implementation plan / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Contract and stakeholder management / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Financial model / Weighting: 7.5
Cost criterion - Name: Commercial sustainability and viability / Weighting: 12.5
Cost criterion - Name: Solution coverage at NGA speeds / Weighting: 30
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

138 000 000 GBP 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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.6)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: 2018/S 020-040781
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: C247/2017/2018
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: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
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: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: British Telecommunications PLC
Postal address: British Telecommunications PLC, 81 Newgate St
Town: London
Postal code: EC1A 7AJ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 9 256 012.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 9 256 012.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note, this contract award notice relates to Lot 2 only. Lots 1 and 3 were previously awarded under contract notice 2018/S 216-493154

(WA Ref:88090).

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
Telephone: +44 3000623300

Internet address:

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: