Services - 119524-2019

14/03/2019    S52    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Liverpool: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2019/S 052-119524

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Crown Commercial Service
The Capital Building, Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9PP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3450103503
E-mail: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

Address of the buyer profile: https://crowncommercialservice.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
Crown Commercial Service
Liverpool
United Kingdom
E-mail: gcc@crowncommercial.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/ccs

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
Other activity: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

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

Gigabit Capable Connectivity

Reference number: RM6095
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a Pan Government Collaborative Agreement for the provision of Gigabit Capable Connectivity Services. These will be procured using 1 of 2 specifications:

Specification 1: Managed Connectivity Services;

Specification 2: Fibre Infrastructure Services.

The managed connectivity services will require a network connection to be made available between a specified location and services running on the World Wide Web. The services will be offered with flexible bandwidth options using infrastructure that offers download bandwidths of between a lower threshold of at least [100 Mbps] and an upper threshold of at least [1 Gbps].

The fibre infrastructure services will require the provision of the necessary duct, fibre and access infrastructure between two specific locations to allow third party integration into existing network services by the procuring authority or their agent.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
32000000
50330000
64200000
72000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as the Authority intends to put in place a pan government collaborative agreement for the provision of gigabit capable connectivity services. These will be procured using one of two specifications:

Specification 1: Managed Connectivity Services;

Specification 2: Fibre Infrastructure Services.

The managed connectivity services will require a network connection to be made available between a specified location and services running on the World Wide Web. The services will be offered with flexible bandwidth options using infrastructure that offers download bandwidths of between a lower threshold of at least [100 Mbps] and an upper threshold of at least [1 Gbps].

The fibre infrastructure services will require the provision of the necessary duct, fibre and access infrastructure between two specific locations to allow third party integration into existing network services by the procuring authority or their agent.

The commercial agreement is to be utilised by Central Government Departments and all other UK Public sector bodies, including but not limited to Central Government Departments and their agencies, Non departmental public bodies, Devolved administrations, NHS Bodies and providers of services to the NHS, Local authorities, Police, Voluntary sector, Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these public sector bodies.

Where the above bodies require at call-off contract, the agreement will be suitable for the provision of services that:

(i) are PSN-compliant https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/public-services-network and also for the provision of services at lower security levels; or that do not require PSN-compliance;

(ii) are HSCN compliant services https://digital.nhs.uk/health-social-care-network/suppliers;

(iii) comply with the technical requirements prescribed by Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus scheme https://www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk/

The proposed agreement is expected to be a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). This is to be confirmed within Government following market engagement. The Authority considers that this opportunity may be suitable for economic operators that are Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/09/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This prior information notice is to signal an intention to commence market engagement with those suppliers within the telecommunications market in order to gain feedback of the proposed format of the commercial agreement.

Supplier briefings will be held in the first two weeks of March 2019. Further details will be provided on request.

To participate in market engagement please email gcc@crowncommercial.gov.uk with the following details:

1) Organisation name;

2) Contact name;

3) Job title of contact (including responsibility within your organisation);

4) Contact phone number;

5) Contact email;

6) Organisation website link.

The DPS Platform will be launched in the Supplier Registration Service (SRS):

https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/dps

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, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

The date in II.3) is the estimated date of publication, please refer to the CCS pipeline page http://ccs-agreements.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/procurement-pipeline for updates and monitor Tenders Electronic Daily for the publication of the OJEU Contract Notice.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/03/2019