Services - 43124-2014

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07/02/2014    S27

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

2014/S 027-043124

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: The Secretary of State for Home Department
Postal address: Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1P 4DF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: ESMCP Supplier Relationship Manager
E-mail: esmcpsupplier@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Public order and safety
Health
Other: Fire and Rescue Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Emergency Services Network (ESN)
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 5: Telecommunications services
Great Britain.

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
This Prior Information Notice is to notify the market of the forthcoming procurement for the Emergency Services Network (ESN).
The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is a cross-government, multi-agency programme led by the Home Office to deliver ESN.
The ESN will deliver integrated national critical voice and broadband services to all three emergency services (3ES) and other users throughout Great Britain. We expect this to rely on commercial networks, enhanced to provide national coverage, resilience and security and possibly with public safety functionality.
The ESN will replace those services delivered under current service contract(s). A number of these service contracts operate across the 3ES. The expiration of the service contracts begins from 2016 through to 2020.
The procurement of the ESN is planned to commence in 2014 with new service contracts expected to be awarded during 2015 to facilitate service delivery as the existing service contracts expire.
The procurement will be divided into four lots.
Lot 1 - Delivery Partner (transition, integration and user services);
Lot 2 - User Services (provision of dedicated public safety functionality, provision and control user accounts, enable security and host user applications);
Lot 3 - Mobile Services (expected to be a resilient mobile network that supports public safety functionality); and
Lot 4 - Extension Services (neutral host to provide coverage beyond the mobile network).
ESMCP plans to host supplier events and market sounding meetings in the lead up to the release of an OJEU Contract Notice to further develop its understanding of the market and ensure procurement readiness.

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32000000 Radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment, 45314000 Installation of telecommunications equipment, 64200000 Telecommunications services, 72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, 79420000 Management-related services, 79421000 Project-management services other than for construction work

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Delivery Partner
1)Short description:
Transition, integration and user services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79420000 Management-related services, 79421000 Project-management services other than for construction work

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: User Services
1)Short description:
Provision of dedicated public safety functionality, provision and control user accounts, enable security and host user applications.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Mobile Services
1)Short description:
Expected to be a resilient mobile network that supports public safety functionality.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

64200000 Telecommunications services

5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 4 Lot title: Extension Services
1)Short description:
Neutral host to provide coverage beyond the mobile network.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45314000 Installation of telecommunications equipment

5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) supplier event on 12.2.2014 and market sounding meetings will be managed electronically via the Government Procurement Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate organisations must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite with a nominated primary contact for the ESMCP. This person's email address will receive all system generated notifications regarding the ESMCP.

If the primary contact and/or organisation is not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for GPS eSourcing'. Once the primary contact has been registered on the eSourcing Suite and signed a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA), the primary contact should then express an interest by emailing ESMCPSupplier@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Government Procurement Service Helpdesk:
Freephone: +44 3450103503

Email: supplier@gps.gsi.gov.uk

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
5.2.2014