Services - 208997-2019

06/05/2019    S87

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

2019/S 087-208997

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
Official name: Newry Mourne and Down District Council
Postal address: Downshire Civic Centre
Town: Downpatrick
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT30 6GQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council
Postal address: Civic Centre, 50 Stiles Way
Town: Antrim
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT41 2UB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Ards and North Down Borough Council
Postal address: The Castle
Town: Bangor
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT20 4BT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Postal address: The Palace Demesne
Town: Armagh
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT60 4EL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Postal address: 66 Portstewart Road
Town: Coleraine
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT52 1EY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Derry City and Strabane District Council
Postal address: 98 Strand Road
Town: Derry
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT48 7NN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Postal address: 2 Townhall Street,
Town: Enniskillen,
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT74 7BA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Postal address: Lagan Valley Island
Town: Lisburn
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT27 4RL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Postal address: 1-29 Bridge Street
Town: Ballymena
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT43 5EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Mid Ulster District Council
Postal address: Burn Road
Town: Cookstown
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
Postal code: BT80 8DT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Forster
E-mail: michael.forster@nmandd.org
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newrymournedown.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.newrymournedown.org/procurement
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Pre Market Engagement for the Delivery of the Full Fibre Northern Ireland Full Fibre Programme — Anchor Tenancy

Reference number: 15-2019
II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Full Fibre Northern Ireland is a consortium of ten councils in Northern Ireland, hosted by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

The consortium has been conditionally awarded 15 000 000 GBP from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Local Full Fibre Network Programme (LLFN). It plans to supplement this grant with funding from other sources.

The Consortium and other public sector bodies recognise that the provision of high quality, reliable high-speed connectivity is a necessity for a 21st century economy and society. They seek to future proof their network connectivity requirements over a period of 20-30 years through the installation of gigabit capable network services through LFFN Public Sector Anchor Tenancy (PSAT) projects.

The consortium plans to run up to 5 separate procurements with very similar features to meet its requirements.

This PIN concerns the pre-market engagement for these procurements. Details of a market information day are given below.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
72720000 Wide area network services
32410000 Local area network
32400000 Networks
32420000 Network equipment
32430000 Wide area network
32500000 Telecommunications equipment and supplies
32510000 Wireless telecommunications system
32520000 Telecommunications cable and equipment
32560000 Fibre-optic materials
32570000 Communications equipment
32580000 Data equipment
51300000 Installation services of communications equipment
45000000 Construction work
50330000 Maintenance services of telecommunications equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN0 Northern Ireland
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This PIN concerns the pre market engagement for procurements for the Full Fibre Northern Ireland Consortium.

Full Fibre Northern Ireland is a consortium of ten councils in Northern Ireland, hosted by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council:

— Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council,

— Ards and North Down Borough Council,

— Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council,

— Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council,

— Derry City and Strabane District Council,

— Fermanagh and Omagh District Council,

— Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council,

— Mid and East Antrim Borough Council,

— Mid Ulster District Council,

— Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

The Consortium has been conditionally awarded 15 000 000 GBP from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Local Full Fibre Network Programme (LLFN). It plans to supplement this grant with funding from other sources.

The Consortium and other public sector bodies recognise that the provision of high quality, reliable high-speed connectivity is a necessity for a 21st century economy and society. They seek to future proof their network connectivity requirements over a period of 20-30 years through the installation of gigabit capable network services through LFFN Public Sector Anchor Tenancy (PSAT) projects.

Through the PSAT approach, the Consortium intends to procure the long-term use of flexible and future proofed gigabit capable fibre infrastructure for as much of the public sector estate as possible within budget constraints. The method of providing this long-term use is not defined. For example, bidders are free to propose an indefeasible right of use, or to propose an alternative approach that provides long-term availability in a different way.

The consortium wishes to procure replacement access circuits in the form of maintained Point-to-Point (P2P) dark fibre, or virtual equivalent circuits (tail circuit services) to more than 800 corporate locations across Northern Ireland.

These services will be procured over the long term, between 20 and 30 years. It is anticipated that through the potentially large number of connected sites, economies of scale may be realised through aggregation, leading to innovative and cost-effective solutions from the market.

The consortium requires the supplier to design, build and operate the services over the duration of the contract.

The consortium intends to separate the provision of these infrastructure services from the provision of its Wide Area Network (WAN) services. Its WAN managed services will be delivered through existing arrangements, or will be separately procured.

The supplier may provide all elements of the Solution itself or may combine commodity services and products from telecoms providers, services from subcontractors, and its own tools, services and expertise, to provide the solution.

The supplier will provide a service management function to proactively manage the availability of the solution to agreed service levels, and to provide prompt remedial action in the event of failure. All aspects of the service should be compliant with the relevant security, information management and regulatory requirements.

A market information day will be held on 20.5.2019 at Downshire Civic Centre, Ardglass Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6GQ. All potential suppliers are invited to attend to hear and discuss the consortium’s current plans, to ask questions, and to suggest improvements that could be made to the plans.

The market information day will also provide an opportunity for 1:1 sessions with the Consortium, so that commercially sensitive topics may be addressed privately. These private sessions will be conducted to the same agenda, with each organisation given equal access time to the consortium.

Organisations wishing to attend the market information day, and/or to participate in a 1:1 session are asked to register by emailing Michael Forster at michael.forster@nmandd.org as early as possible.

II.2.14)Additional information

A market information day will be held on 20.5.2019 at Downshire Civic Centre, Ardglass Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6GQ.

Organisations wishing to attend the market information day, and/or to participate in a 1:1 session are asked to register by emailing Michael Forster at michael.forster@nmandd.org as early as possible.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
31/05/2019

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: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The estimated date of publication of Contract Notice is subject to change.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/05/2019