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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Maintenance of data network equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO217 Framework Contract For the Provision of Winter Bureau and Road Weather Outstation Maintenance Services
The Association of the North East Councils Trading as North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) is seeking tenders for the Framework for the Provision of Winter Bureau and Road Weather Outstation Maintenance Services.
The purpose of the solution is to provide:
— the operation and maintenance to a network of existing weather station equipment,
— the collection and management of data from each outstation, with remote monitoring of weather conditions, a maintained bureau service, with helpdesk which enables users to view, download and monitor data and information or identify any faults to outstations,
— a forecasting service in which weather forecasting information is developed and made available to Member Authorities via uploading it to the bureau system and forecasters system.
The solution also includes the provision of the replacement of existing weather station equipment, where there is a requirement to upgrade the equipment.
Option A — Individual Supplier Lots:
Lot 1: Winter Bureau Services, Upgrade and Maintenance of Outstation Equipment;
Lot 2: Road Weather Forecasting Services.
Option B — Joint Lot (Lead supplier or consortium bid):
Lot 3: Includes:
Lot 3 (A): Winter Bureau Services, Upgrade and Maintenance of Outstation Equipment;
Lot 3 (B): Road Weather Forecasting Services.
Winter Bureau Services, Upgrade and Maintenance of Outstation Equipment
The operation, maintenance and upgrade to existing weather station equipment. The remote collection and management of data from weather station equipment. A maintained bureau service, with a helpdesk which enables users to view, download and monitor data and information or to identify any fauts to equipment. Ongoing maintenance service.
Upon expiry of this framework, a renewal process will take place.
Tender submissions will be accepted for one or both of the award options:
Option A: Individual tenderer submission for Lot 1 or Lot 2; and/or
Option B: Joint submission (lead supplier of consortium bid).
Road Weather Forecasting Services
A Forecasting Service in which weather forecasting information is developed and made available to Member Authorities via uploading it to the bureau system.
Option B: Joint submission (lead supplier or consortium bid).
Winter Bureau Services, Upgrade and Maintenance of Outstation Equipment and Road Weather Forecasting Services
This Lot allows tenderers to collaborate (1 as lead and 1 as subcontractor), to submit a tender for the requirements under both Lot 1 and Lot 2, which are all combined into Lot 3.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Details are contained within procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Legal representatives from Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council will be responsible for opening tender responses.
Section VI: Complementary information
NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of Contracting Authorities.
The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org
This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list
NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services.
Please see the following websites for further details:
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.
Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org